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May 16, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: May 17, 2014

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, New Albany graduate, So.)

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, New Albany graduate, So.) — top performance: fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Dr. Keeler Track and Field Meet on May 9 in Naperville, Ill., 9:10.99, season-best; notes: Togami is ranked 15th in NCAA Division III in the 3,000 steeplechase.

CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 2 doubles loss (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 setback against Northwestern (Ohio) in the first round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship tournament on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.; team records: 12-7 overall, 5-1 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-8, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Warhawks’ 9-1 loss at Southern Union State Community College on May 9 in the first round of the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament; season-ending stats: .312 batting average, 27 runs scored, 17 RBIs, nine doubles, five stolen bases; team records: 23-30-1 overall, 12-15-1 ACCC.

CLARKSVILLE

• Nathaniel Jones (Southeastern Illinois baseball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: .330 batting average, 17 RBIs, 15 runs scored, five doubles; team records: 17-30 overall, 3-21 Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-12, one RBI, one double; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 5-4 victory in eight innings against Houston-Victoria in the first round of the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round tournament on Monday in Montgomery, Ala.; season-ending stats: .350 batting average, team-high seven home runs, team-high 40 RBIs, 28 runs scored, team-high 15 doubles, .613 slugging percentage; team records: 42-12 overall, 25-3 KIAC.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-2, 6-2) and No. 3 doubles setback (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 loss against Northwestern (Ohio) in the first round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship tournament on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.; team records: 12-7 overall, 5-1 KIAC.

• Whitney Batliner (IU Southeast women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 3 singles loss (6-4, 6-4) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-0) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 loss versus Oklahoma Baptist in the first round of the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship tournament on Tuesday; team records: 14-7 overall, 8-0 KIAC.

• Connor Curry (Southern Indiana baseball, Fr.) — notes: Curry and the Screaming Eagles began NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on Thursday with a 5-3 home win over Indianapolis; team records: 42-11 overall, 29-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Codie Hamsley (Louisville men’s track, Fr.) — notes: sixth in the discus at the Georgia Invitational last Saturday, 161-5.

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 5 singles loss (6-1, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 loss against Northwestern (Ohio) in the opening round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship tournament on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.; team records: 12-7 overall, 5-1 KIAC.

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: .296 batting average, 20 runs scored, 16 RBIs, six doubles; team records: 29-17 overall, 12-12 GRAC.

• Cody Sunderhaus (Rose-Hulman baseball, Fr.) — notes: Sunderhaus and the Engineers won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 6-3 victory over host Manchester last Saturday, earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament; Rose-Hulman has split its first two contests in the NCAA Division III Central Regional this week; the Engineers suffered a 4-2 loss to sixth-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) in the first round on Wednesday in Moline, Ill.; on Thursday, they upset No. 1 Webster in an elimination game in the regional in 11 innings, 3-2; it was the first time in program history that Rose-Hulman has beaten the top-ranked team in the nation; team records: 27-17 overall, 16-9 HCAC.

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