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March 24, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: March 25, 2014

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brittany Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, New Albany graduate, So.)

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Brittany Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, New Albany graduate, So.) — top performance: first in the vault at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Philadelphia, 9.825; notes: third in the all-around, 38.775; fourth in the uneven parallel bars, 9.750; Stover scored 9.600 on both the balance beam and floor exercise; Stover was named the ECAC Gymnast of the Year on Saturday; she also earned a spot on the All-ECAC team; Stover earned ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors for the seventh time this season last Wednesday.



BORDEN

• Brian Eurton (St. Joseph’s men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 1,500-meter run at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational on Saturday in Rensselaer, Ind., 4:17.48.



CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 2 doubles win (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 victory at Brescia on Saturday; team records: 3-3 overall, 2-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Alli Webster (Wabash Valley softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 record, 11 innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), four hits, 11 strikeouts, no walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Warriors’ 9-0 home victory in six innings over John A. Logan College last Thursday in the nightcap of a doubleheader; team records: 20-5 overall, 10-0 Great Rivers Athletic Conference; Webster’s record: 6-2.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-16, three runs scored, two RBIs, one double; top performance: 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the Warhawks’ 14-1 victory in five innings at Martin Methodist last Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 17-12 overall, 6-3 Alabama Community College Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 4-for-9, four RBIs, two doubles; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Patriots’ 7-1 win at Bluefield (Va.) last Friday; team records: 13-14 overall, 7-5 Mid-South Conference.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-3, 6-0) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-2) in the Bisons’ 4-3 home victory over South Carolina-Upstate last Friday; team records: 8-6 overall, 2-2 Atlantic Sun Conference.



EASTERN

• Jocelyn Mousty (Sante Fe (Fla.) College women’s basketball, ) — notes: Mousty was recently named to the All-Mid-Florida Conference second team; season-ending stats: 9.4 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, 1.2 blocked shots per game; team records: 10-19 overall, 5-8 Mid-Florida Conference.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-14, two RBIs, one double; 0-1 record, 5 1/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (two earned), five hits, one walk, no strikeouts; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the Grenadiers’ 4-3 home win over Calumet College of St. Joseph on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 8-7 overall, 1-1 KIAC; Batliner’s record: 0-1.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 5 singles victory (6-2, 6-4) and No. 1 doubles loss (8-4) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 win at Brescia on Saturday; team records: 3-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 3 doubles loss (8-2) in the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss at Memphis last Friday; team records: 9-3 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference.

• Codie Hamsley (Louisville men’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the discus at the Alabama Relays last Thursday and Saturday, 163-2; it was Hamsley’s collegiate debut.

• Devin Jenkins (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 137th after the first round of the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., with a 16-over-par 86.

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles triumph (6-2, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 win at Brescia on Saturday; team records: 3-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-8, four runs scored, three stolen bases, one RBI, one double, one home run; top performance: 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base in the Skyhawks’ 11-7 win at Morehead State on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 13-15-1 overall, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: game-high nine assists, team-high two steals and one point in the Paladins’ 78-64 loss at Auburn last Thursday in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament; notes: Morrissey ended her Furman career ranked fourth on the program’s all-time assist list with 364; she set the Paladins’ single-season assist this year with 191; Morrissey ended up leading the Southern Conference in assists during the 2013-14 campaign; season-ending stats: 6.3 points per game, team-high 6.2 assists per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, team-high 42 steals; team records: 18-13 overall, 12-6 Southern.

• Katie Perkins (South Florida women’s track, So.) — notes: eighth in the 5,000 at the Bulls Invitational last Thursday and Friday in Tampa, Fla., 21:22.09.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 7-2 loss to Manchester last Friday in Westfield, Ind., two innings pitched, three runs allowed (one earned), five hits, one walk, no strikeouts; team records: 6-7 overall, 2-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference; Powers’ record: 0-1.

• Daniel Shepard (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 125th after the first round of the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., with a 13-over-par 83.

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-8, two RBIs, two runs scored; notes: 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI in the Blue Knights’ 10-4 home victory over Lake Land on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 18-3 overall, 6-2 GRAC.

• Cody Sunderhaus (Rose-Hulman baseball, Fr.) — notes: Sunderhaus came off the bench as a pinch runner and a left fielder in the Engineers’ 7-5 home victory over Bluffton (Ohio) on Saturday in the nightcap of a doubleheader; team records: 8-4 overall, 3-0 HCAC.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-2 in the Sycamores’ 3-2 home loss to Wichita State last Friday; team records: 16-12 overall, 1-4 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s (Ind.) women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-2, 6-0) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-2) in the Pumas’ 9-0 loss at Lewis on Saturday; team records: 7-8 overall, 0-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Sarah Richey (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 2-for-5, two RBIs, one stolen base, one double; notes: 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI in the Grenadiers‘ 5-4 home victory in nine innings over Calumet College of St. Joseph on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-7 overall, 1-1 KIAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Musketeers’ 10-3 loss at Ohio State last Wednesday, six innings pitched, six runs allowed (five earned), six hits, two strikeouts, two walks; team record: 12-10; Astle’s record: 1-1.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — top performance: No. 3 singles win (6-3, 5-7, 2-3 ret.) and No. 3 doubles victory (8-1) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 triumph at Brescia on Saturday; team records: 3-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Marley Edwards (Harding softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-12, one RBI; top performance: 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Bisons’ 4-3 home victory over Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 18-15 overall, 10-10 Great American Conference.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-2, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-4) in the Cardinals’ 4-0 loss to Illinois on Sunday in Indianapolis; team record: 7-9.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Maschmeyer came off the bench in the Hawks’ 89-81 overtime loss to Connecticut last Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Buffalo, N.Y.; season-ending stats: 1.1 points per game; team records: 24-10 overall, 11-5 Atlantic 10 Conference.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — notes: four points, two rebounds and two assists in the Hilltoppers’ 87-74 loss against Baylor in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Waco, Texas; season-ending stats: 4.2 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game; team records: 24-9 overall, 14-5 Sun Belt Conference.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: 0-for-3 in the Knights’ 6-1 home win over Rockhurst last Wednesday in the nightcap of a doubleheader; team records: 7-12 overall, 1-7 GLVC.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles win and No. 3 doubles victory in the Crusaders’ 8-1 home triumph over Missouri Baptist on Saturday; team records: 6-3 overall, 3-0 Heart of America Athletic Conference.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-4 record, 22 1/3 innings pitched, 31 runs allowed (24 earned), 38 hits, 18 strikeouts, four walks; notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 8-4 loss at Jackson State last Wednesday, six innings pitched, eight runs allowed (five earned), 10 hits, three strikeouts, one walk; team record: 1-22 overall, 1-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Thomas’ record: 0-11.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa (Kan.) women’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-0) in the Braves’ 9-0 loss to Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday in Grand Island, Neb.; team record: 0-6.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Sr.) — notes: Cochran came in as a pinch runner in both games of the Panthers’ doubleheader at IU Southeast last Tuesday; team record: 7-6.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-10, two stolen bases, one run scored, one RBI; top performance: 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the Cardinals‘ 3-2 home win over Bowling Green on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 16-8 overall, 3-0 Mid-American Conference.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, So.) — top performance: second in the 400 relay at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays on Saturday in Crawfordsville, 44.12; notes: third in the triple jump, 38-7 1/2; 10th in the long jump, 18-9 1/4.

• Nathan Poff (Chicago State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-5; notes: 2-for-4 in the Cougars‘ 7-5 home win over Holy Cross (Ind.) last Thursday; team record: 9-10.

• Josh Rogers (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 1 2/3 innings pitched, three runs allowed (two earned), three hits, two strikeouts, no walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Cardinals’ 9-3 loss at Indiana last Wednesday, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, two strikeouts, no walks; it was Rogers’ collegiate debut; team records: 17-6 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference; Rogers’ record: 0-0.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — season-ending stats: 5.5 points per game, 2.8 assists per game, 1.7 rebounds per game; team records: 18-14 overall, 7-11 Mountain West Conference.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: third in the 3,200 relay at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays on Saturday in Crawfordsville, 8:15.22; 15th in the 800, 2:12.7.

• Brandy Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, Jr.) — top performance: fourth on the balance beam at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Philadelphia, 9.750; notes: Stover earned the ECAC Specialist of the Year award on Saturday; she also made the All-ECAC team.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) — top performance: second in the 3,200 relay at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays on Saturday in Crawfordsville, 8:14.57; notes: sixth in the 800, 2:03.8; the Little Giants won the meet with 196 points.



PROVIDENCE

• Cory Cahalan (Marian men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 52nd at the Eagle Invitational March 17-18 in Daytona Beach, Fla., with a two-round score of 151, 7-over-par (73 in the first round, 78 in the final).

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 record, 6 1/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (four earned), eight hits, three strikeouts, one walk; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Knights’ 6-1 home win over Rockhurst last Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader, four innings pitched, one run allowed (unearned), four hits, three strikeouts, no walks; team records: 7-12 overall, 1-7 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 1-1.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-24, five runs scored, two RBIs, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 13-5 loss versus the University of the Cumberlands last Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Tournament; team records: 6-9 overall, 1-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Andrew Hunt (Bellarmine baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 7-3 home loss to Rockhurst last Wednesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, two walks, no strikeouts; team record: 7-12 overall, 1-7 GLVC; Hunt’s record: 0-0.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, So.) — notes: 11th in the 1,500 at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays last Friday in Crawfordsville, 6:40.

• Murphy Sheets (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: first in the 3,200 relay at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays on Saturday in Crawfordsville, 8:06.66; notes: 14th in the 800, 2:09.8.

• Kori Siebert (Hanover women’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the mixed 6,400 relay in the Hanover/Franklin Rivalry Relays Meet last Tuesday at Franklin, 21:12.7; notes: third in the mixed 3,200 relay, 9:23.98; fourth in the mixed 1,600 relay, 4:17.4.



SILVER CREEK

• Brooke Barnett (IU Southeast softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-4, two runs scored, one RBI, one triple; top performance: 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 10-9 home setback in nine innings to Hanover last Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 8-7 overall, 1-1 KIAC.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 1 doubles victory (8-4) and No. 1 singles loss (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the Screaming Eagles’ 6-3 setback at Bellarmine on Saturday; team records: 5-9 overall, 0-1 GLVC.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, Jr.) — top performance: 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Oaks’ 6-0 win at Mid-Continent on March 17 in the first game of a doubleheader; team record: 8-10.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record; top performance: No. 3 singles victory (1-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the Cougars’ 4-3 home win over Tennessee Tech on Sunday; team records: 8-7 overall, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Sr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a relief role in the Panthers’ 6-4 win over Manchester on Saturday in Westfield, Ind., in the first game of a doubleheader, 2 2/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 6-7 overall, 2-1 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 1-1.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: second in the high jump at the Emory University Outdoor Invitational last Friday and Saturday, 1.95 meters.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brandy Orth Becker (Centre women’s track, New Albany native, Louisville Assumption graduate, Fr.) — top performance: second in the long jump at the Rhodes (Tenn.) Invitational on Saturday, 17-0, school record; notes: sixth in the triple jump, 33-7 1/2; 19th in the 200, 28.06; 20th in the 100, 13.54.

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-6, three RBIs, two runs scored, one triple; notes: 1-for-2 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 15-0 victory in five inning against New Rochelle last Thursday at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Tournament; team records: 6-9 overall, 1-3 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, So.) — notes: 22nd in the 800 at the J. Owen Huntsman Relays on Saturday in Crawfordsville, 2:43.5; 22nd in the 1,500, 5:10.



Weekly stats are from Monday, March 17 to Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.