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March 19, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: March 19, 2013

IU Southeast's Batliner has big week at plate

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Floyd Central graduate, So.) — weekly stats: 7-for-15, five RBIs, three runs scored, two doubles, one home run; 1-0 record, 10 innings pitched, six runs allowed (five earned), nine hits, six strikeouts, three walks; top performance: 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 5-2 win over West Virginia Institute of Technology on Saturday at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Preseason Invitational in Elizabethtown, Ky.; notes: Batliner was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for second week in a row on Monday; team records: 8-4 overall, 2-0 KIAC; Batliner’s record: 1-1.



BORDEN

• Andrea Rademacher (Indiana State women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Rademacher saw action in the Sycamores’ 71-60 loss to Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals last Friday in St. Charles, Mo.; team records: 18-12 overall, 10-8 Missouri Valley Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington (Ohio) softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-9, two doubles, one run scored, one RBI; notes: 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the Quakers’ 13-3 victory in five innings last Friday at Thomas More in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team record: 12-2.

• Billy Edelen (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: Edelen saw action in the Knights’ 78-55 victory over Southern Indiana in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on Sunday in Springfield, Mo.; team records: 24-7 overall, 12-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, Fr.) — notes: Kissel came in as a pinch hitter in the Patriots’ 17-2 win last Tuesday at Mid-Continent in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 20-7 overall, 5-1 Mid-South Conference.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — top performance: second in the discus at the Hanover-Franklin Rivalry Meet on Saturday at Hanover, 117-10; notes: third in the hammer throw, 116-7; fourth in the shot put, 38-2 1-4; seventh in the javelin, 95-0.

• Tyler Farmer (Vincennes baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trailblazers’ 10-1 home win over Lake Michigan College last Friday, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, two strikeouts, one walk; team record: 9-10; Farmer’s record: 0-0.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — top performance: No. 4 singles win (6-2, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-1) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 triumph last Thursday at Eckerd; team record: 5-3.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — top performance: fourth at the Illinois-Springfield Spring Invitational last weekend in St. Louis with a one-round score of 75, 4-over-par; notes: It was Frank’s third top-five finish of his collegiate career.

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, So.) — notes: 27th at the George Fox Phoenix Invitational last Thursday through Saturday in Peoria, Ariz., with a two-round score of 169, 27-over-par (90 in the first round, 79 in the final round).

• Jay Holderman (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 57th at the Benbow Invitational March 11-12 in Jacksonville, Fla., with a two-round score of 161, 19-over-par (83 in the first round, 78 in the final).

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — notes: 0-for-1 with a sacrifice in the Skyhawks’ 7-4 victory on Saturday at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 16-8 overall, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-1, two runs scored; notes: one run scored in both the Buckeyes’ 8-0 victory in six innings over Canisius on Saturday and their 9-0 win in five frames over Pittsburgh on Sunday at the Cherry Blossom Classic in Fairfax, Va.; team record: 18-8.

• Andrew Mitchell (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — season-ending stats: 1.5 rebounds per game, 1.1 points per game; team records: 27-4 overall, 10-0 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Jr.) — season-ending stats: 3.9 assists per game, 2.4 points per game; team records: 12-18 overall, 8-12 Southern Conference.

• Katie Perkins (South Florida women’s track, Fr.) — notes: fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bulls Invitational last Thursday and Friday in Tampa, Fla., 13:19.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, two innings pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, two walks, no strikeouts; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 12-3 home victory over Wilmington (Ohio) in Game 2 of a doubleheader, no runs allowed, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts; team record: 7-6; Powers’ record: 0-0.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Cardinals’ 7-0 home victory over Xavier on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, eight innings pitched, no runs allowed, five hits, four strikeouts, one walk; notes: Thompson threw a career-best eight shutout frames against the Musketeers. He extended his scoreless innings streak to a career-high 15 frames; team record: 16-2; Thompson’s record: 5-0.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two points and two rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 69-56 setback to Cardinal Stritch in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship on Monday, March 11 in Point Lookout, Mo.; season-ending stats: 2.1 rebounds per game; team records: 30-5 overall, 14-1 KIAC.

• Chet Wernecke (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Wernecke saw action in IU Southeast’s 69-56 loss to Cardinal Stritch in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship on Monday, March 11 in Point Lookout, Mo.; season-ending stats: 2.2 rebounds per game, 1.5 points per game; team records: 30-5 overall, 14-1 KIAC.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 5-for-14, one double, one run scored; top performance: 2-for-2 with a double in the Sycamores’ 4-3 loss last Saturday at Wichita State in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team record: 10-15.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 4-2 singles record, 2-3 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles victory (7-5, 4-6, 13-11) and No. 3 doubles win (8-4) in the Pumas’ 5-4 triumph over Tiffin at the Spring Tennis Fest on Monday, March 11 in Hilton Head, S.C.; team record: 8-2.

• Sarah Richey (Hanover softball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-2 in the Panthers’ 7-0 home loss to Wilmington (Ohio) in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday; team record: 1-9.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Terence Billups (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — notes: six rebounds and five points in the Grenadiers’ 69-56 loss to Cardinal Stritch in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament on Monday, March 11 in Point Lookout, Mo.; season-ending stats: 9.8 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game; team records: 30-5 overall, 14-1 KIAC.

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-3; notes: 1-for-2 in the Grenadiers’ 11-0 win last Tuesday at Oakland City; team records: 10-10 overall, 2-1 KIAC.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — top performance: 13 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, in the Grenadiers’ 69-56 loss to Cardinal Stritch in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament on Monday, March 11 in Point Lookout, Mo.; season-ending stats: 10.8 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game; team records: 30-5 overall, 14-1 KIAC.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 6 singles win (6-4, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles loss (8-5) in the Cardinals’ 4-3 home win over Xavier on Sunday; team record: 9-6.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, So.) — notes: Maschmeyer saw action in the Hawks’ 82-79 loss to Virginia Commonwealth last Friday in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. St. Joseph’s will host St. John’s in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at 7 tonight; team records: 18-13 overall, 8-8 Atlantic 10.

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 7-for-14, four RBIs, three runs scored, two doubles; top performance: 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 11-0 victory last Tuesday at Oakland City; team records: 10-10 overall, 2-1 KIAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-3, two RBIs; notes: 1-for-1 with two RBIs in the Beavers’ 10-9 home win over Adrian last Friday in the second game of a doubleheader; team record: 8-4.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 1-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles victory (6-3, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles win (8-6) in the Braves’ 6-3 home triumph over Baker on Saturday; team record: 4-2.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Jr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a relief role in the Panthers’ 7-6 home loss to Wilmington (Ohio) in Game 2 of a home doubleheader on Saturday, one-third of an inning pitched, one run allowed (earned), three hits, no walks, no strikeouts; team record: 1-9; Cochran’s record: 0-3.

• Phil Forbis (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: no-decision in a starting role in the Knights’ 2-1 loss in 12 innings at Drury on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, five innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), four hits, two walks, one strikeout; team records: 5-7 overall, 1-1 GLVC; Forbis’ record: 1-1.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) - weekly stats: 4-for-13, four runs scored, one RBI, two doubles, two stolen bases; notes: 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over IPFW on Saturday in Upland; team record: 10-8.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: Hale saw action in the Boilermakers’ 57-55 loss to Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament last Thursday in Chicago; notes: Purdue has accepted a bid to the College Basketball Invitational. The Boilers will host Western Illinois in a first-round game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday; team records: 15-17 overall, 8-10 Big Ten.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: third in the mixed distance medley relay (12:40.64), fifth in the 1,600 relay (4:04.9) and eighth in the 3,000 (9:59.71) at the Hanover-Franklin Rivalry Meet on Saturday at Hanover.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: third in the 1,600 relay (3:39.79) and mixed distance medley relay (12:40.64) at the Hanover-Franklin Rivalry Meet on Saturday at Hanover.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, Fr.) — notes: second in the 400 relay (43.74) and 15th in the 100 dash (11.67) at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati.

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — notes: ninth in the 3,000 (8:59.76) and 11th in the 5,000 (15:22.76) at the Shamrock Invitational last Thursday through Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Jr.) — top performance: 16 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the field, 3-of-7 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line, and four rebounds in the Aggies’ 83-78 loss to Texas-Arlington in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals last Thursday in Las Vegas; team records: 21-10 overall, 11-7 WAC.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-3 singles record, 2-2 doubles record; notes: No. 6 singles win (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) and No. 2 doubles loss (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 4-3 victory last Tuesday at North Alabama; team record: 8-6.

• Brandy Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, So.) — top performance: first in the balance beam in the Tribe’s home dual-meet victory over Temple on Sunday, 9.800; notes: 10th in the balance beam in the Tribe’s home dual-meet win over Yale last Friday, 8.950.

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Fr.) — top performance: first in the all-around in the Tribe’s home dual-meet win over Yale last Friday, 39.150; first in the vault, 9.825, career-high; second in the uneven parallel bars, 9.825, career-high; third in the balance beam, 9.725; fourth in the floor exercise, 9.775; notes: second in the all-around in the Tribe’s home dual-meet triumph on Sunday against Temple, 38.825; first in the vault, 9.825, career-high; first in the uneven parallel bars, 9.825, career-high; sixth in the balance beam, 9.625; ninth in the floor exercise, 9.550.

• Chris Whitehead (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — season-ending stats: 12.7 points per game, team-high 4.7 assists per game, 3.6 rebounds per game; team records: 27-4 overall, 10-0 Mid-West Athletic Conference.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Georgetown native, So.) — notes: eighth in the 3,200 relay (7:52.42) and the 1,500 (4:00.72) at the Shamrock Invitational last Thursday through Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.



PROVIDENCE

• Kelsea Bedan (Spalding softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-7, one run scored; notes: 1-for-2 with a run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 7-3 victory over Ohio Valley at the National Collegiate Sports Invitational on Monday, March 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; team record: 6-3.

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Jr.) — notes: fifth in the 1,500 (3:57.5) and the 400 hurdles (59.83) at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati. The Bearcats won the meet with 171 points.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 2-1 loss in 12 innings on Saturday at Drury, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, one walk and one strikeout; team records: 5-7 overall, 1-1 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 0-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 9-for-28, nine runs scored, six RBIs, two doubles, one home run; top performance: 2-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs scored and a two-run homer in the Golden Eagles’ 15-1 victory in five innings over Cairn at the National Collegiate Sports Invitational on Monday, March 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; team record: 6-3.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 32nd in the 1,500 at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati, 6:18.17.

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 67th at the Benbow Invitational March 11-12 in Jacksonville, Fla., with a two-round score of 164, 22-over-par (82 in the first round, 82 in the final).



SILVER CREEK

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, three innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), four hits, two strikeouts, no walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 6-5 home loss last Tuesday against Lindsey Wilson, no runs allowed, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts; team records: 23-6 overall, 11-3 Southern States Athletic Conference.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — notes: eighth in the 1,500 (4:00.85) and 1,600 relay (3:39.49) and 13th in the 800 (2:00) at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 0-3 doubles record; notes: No. 3 singles win (6-1, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles loss (9-8) in the Screaming Eagles’ 5-4 victory on Monday, March 11 at Webber International; team record: 5-4.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Sr.) — top performance: eighth at the Illinois-Springfield Spring Invitational last weekend in St. Louis with a one-round score of 76, 5-over-par.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 4-1 home win over Wilmington (Ohio) on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, one walk, no strikeouts; team record: 7-6; Hockenbury’s record: 0-0.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-4; notes: 1-for-3 in the Golden Eagles’ 5-4 loss to Glenville State last Thursday at the National Collegiate Sports Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; team record: 6-3.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeff native, Louisville Trinity graduate, Fr.) — notes: 43rd in the 800 at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati, 2:35.83.

Weekly stats are from Monday, March 11 to this past Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter at @NT_KevinHarris.