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April 18, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 19, 2014

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jeffersonville graduate, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 1-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 singles win (6-2, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-6) in the Cardinals’ 6-1 home triumph over IUPUI on Wednesday; notes: Elliott was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Wednesday; it was the second time this season and the third time in his career that Elliott has won the honor; team records: 11-11 overall, 1-2 MAC.



BORDEN

• Brian Eurton (St. Joseph’s (Ind.) men’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 1,500-meter run at the Indiana Little State Championships April 11-12 in Marion, 4:09.



CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 6 singles victory (6-0, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles win (8-5) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home triumph over IU East last Saturday; team records: 6-6 overall, 4-1 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Alli Webster (Wabash Valley softball, Fr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Warriors’ 6-0 victory at Olney Central on April 11 in the first game of a doubleheader, 4 1-3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, three hits, five walks, four strikeouts; team records: 36-7 overall, 26-2 Great Rivers Athletic Conference; Webster’s record: 11-3.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun (Ala.) Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-19, three runs scored, two RBIs, one double; 0-0 record, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, no walks; top performance: 2-for-4 in an 8-5 home loss to Lawson State Community College last Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 22-19 overall, 10-8 Alabama Community College Conference; Willinger’s record: 0-0.



CLARKSVILLE

• Nathaniel Jones (Southeastern Illinois baseball, Fr.) — top performance: 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the Falcons’ 15-9 home loss to Rend Lake last Sunday; team records: 13-25 overall, 3-16 GRAC.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 2-for-11, one RBI; top performance: 2-for-3 in the Patriots’ 3-2 home victory over Lindsey Wilson last Saturday; team records: 20-22 overall, 11-10 Mid-South Conference.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-0, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-4) in the Bisons’ 7-0 loss at North Florida last Saturday; season-ending stats: 5-15 singles record, 5-14 doubles record; team records: 10-11 overall, 3-5 Atlantic Sun Conference.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 11th in shot put at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships last Saturday in Greencastle, 40-3/4; 12th in the hammer throw, 121-10; 13th in the discus, 118-11.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Andrew Archer (Vincennes men’s track, So.) — notes: 11th in the shot put at the Indiana Little State Championships April 11-12 in Marion, 13.48 meters; 13th in the discus, 42.61 meters; 21st in the hammer throw, 35.34 meters.

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 10-for-24, 10 RBIs, six runs scored, four doubles, three stolen bases, two home runs; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, three RBIs and a run scored in the Grenadiers’ 3-0 victory at Berea on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 29-10 overall, 17-3 KIAC.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 5 singles victory (1-6, 7-5, 6-3) and No. 3 doubles loss (8-2) in the Grenadiers’ 5-4 home setback last Sunday versus St. Joseph’s (Ind.) last Sunday; team records: 6-6 overall, 4-1 KIAC.

• Whitney Batliner (IU Southeast women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 1 doubles win (8-6) and No. 2 singles loss (6-2, 6-3) in the Grenadiers’ 6-3 victory over Taylor last Saturday at the Mark Richards Classic in Marion; team records: 14-6 overall, 8-0 KIAC.

• Brad Baumann (Hanover men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 30th at the Defiance (Ohio) Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 159, 19-over-par (75 in the first round, 84 in the final).

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 6 singles win (6-4, 6-3) and No. 3 doubles loss (8-3) in the Cardinals’ 4-2 home win over Marshall on April 11; team records: 12-4 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 18th at the NCAA Division II Purgatory Regional last Sunday and Monday in Noblesville with a two-round score of 151, 7-over-par (74 in the first round, 77 in the final).

• Codie Hamsley (Louisville men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: fourth in the discus at the Border Battle last Saturday in Louisville, 171-0.

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, Jr.) — top performance: second in the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA qualifying round on Wednesday in South Bend with a one-round score of 80, 8-over-par; notes: ninth at the Ohio Wesleyan Laura Bump Invitational last weekend in Ostrander, Ohio, with a two-round score of 162, 20-over-par (84 in the first round, 78 in the final); Heffernan was recently named St. Mary’s Athlete of the Week.

• Devin Jenkins (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 52nd at the NYX Hoosier Invitational last weekend in Bloomington with a three-round score of 227, 14-over-par (76 in the first round, 73 in the second, 78 in the final).

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 5 singles triumph (6-1, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-5) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home win over IU East last Saturday; team records: 6-6 overall, 4-1 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-6; notes: 0-for-2 in the Skyhawks’ 4-0 loss at Eastern Illinois last Sunday; team records: 22-19-1 overall, 9-6 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 8-1 home loss to Earlham last Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, one run allowed (unearned), one hit, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 8-16 overall, 4-10 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference; Powers’ record: 0-3.

• Daniel Shepard (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 63rd at the NYX Hoosier Invitational last weekend in Bloomington with a three-round score of 230, 17-over-par (74 in the first round, 78 in the second, 78 in the final).

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-6 in the Blue Knights’ 7-6 loss in 10 innings at Southwestern Illinois last Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 23-13 overall, 8-10 GRAC.

• Cody Sunderhaus (Rose-Hulman baseball, Fr.) — notes: Sunderhaus came off the bench to play left field in the Engineers’ 11-2 home victory over Mt. St. Joseph last Sunday; team records: 17-10 overall, 11-5 HCAC.

• Leah Wolf (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: sixth in the non-Division I discus at the Hilltopper Relays April 11-12 in Bowling Green, Ky., 123-10.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-13, three runs scored, one RBI; notes: 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Sycamores’ 5-3 home victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader; Dickerson has made ISU Athletics All-Academic Team; team records: 23-20 overall, 5-11 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s (Ind.) women’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 1-1 doubles record; notes: No. 1 doubles win (8-5) and No. 2 singles loss (6-3, 6-2) in the Pumas’ 6-3 home loss to Bellarmine on April 11; team records: 8-12 overall, 1-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Sarah Richey (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 5-for-6, three RBIs, two doubles, two stolen bases, one run scored; top performance: 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base in the Grenadiers’ 11-0 home win over Ohio Christian in five innings on Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 29-10 overall, 17-3 KIAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Musketeers’ 2-0 loss at Cincinnati on Tuesday, seven innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), eight hits, two strikeouts, two walks; team records: 20-17 overall, 6-2 Big East Conference; Astle’s record: 2-3.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 3 singles win (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 doubles victory (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home triumph over IU East last Saturday; team records: 6-6 overall, 4-1 KIAC.

• Katherine Clark (IU Southeast women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 3 singles victory (6-2, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles loss (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 6-3 win over Taylor last Saturday at the Mark Richards Classic in Marion; team records: 14-6 overall, 8-0 KIAC.

• Tyrell Dowdell (Indiana State men’s track, Fr.) — notes: ninth in the 400 at the Illinois Twilight last Saturday, 50.73.

• Marley Edwards (Harding (Ark.) softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-12, two RBIs, one run scored; top performance: 3-for-3 with an RBI in the Bisons’ 5-2 loss at Henderson State last Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 27-22 overall, 19-17 Great American Conference.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: one run scored as a pinch runner in the Knights’ 6-5 home victory against St. Joseph’s (Ind.) last Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 16-22 overall, 7-17 GLVC.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles win (6-1, 6-2) and No. 3 doubles victory (8-5) in the Crusaders’ 6-3 home triumph against Missouri Valley last Friday; notes: Reilly has a 10-1 singles record and an 8-4 doubles mark this season; team records: 10-4 overall, 4-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern (La.) softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 record, 12 innings pitched, six runs allowed (four earned), 14 hits, two strikeouts, one walk; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 9-0 home victory in five inning over Prairie View A&M last Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, five innings pitched, no runs allowed, four hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 8-31 overall, 8-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Thomas’ record: 5-16.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa (Kan.) women’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 3-0 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 singles win (6-1, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles victory (8-2) in the Braves’ 6-3 home triumph over Kansas Wesleyan last Saturday; team records: 4-8 overall, 4-1 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Sr.) — notes: Cochran entered as a pinch runner in the Panthers’ 4-3 victory in 10 innings at Rose-Hulman last Sunday; team records: 15-13 overall, 4-4 HCAC.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-19, four runs scored, three RBIs, three stolen bases, one home run; top performance: 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Cardinals’ 12-4 loss at Toledo on April 11; team records: 25-12 overall, 9-2 MAC.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fifth in the 5,000 at the Saint Louis University Billiken Invitational April 11-12, 17:58.13.

• Bailey Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 12th in the 5,000 at the Saint Louis University Billiken Invitational April 11-12, 18:37.08.

• Kyle Landrum (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles win (6-2, 6-2) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 home victory over Illinois-Springfield last Saturday; team records: 16-6 overall, 5-1 GLVC.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, So.) — top performance: second in the 400 relay at the Anderson (Ind.) University Easter Invitational on Thursday, 43.46; notes: University of the Cumberlands Invitational, last Saturday — third in the 400 relay, 43.46; ninth in the triple jump, 11.95 meters; Anderson Invitational — third in the long jump, 6.34 meters; fifth in the 100, 11.61.

• Jermaine Parrish (Louisville men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 400 relay at the Border Battle last Saturday in Louisville, 41.37; notes: fourth in the 100, 10.63.

• Nathan Poff (Chicago State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-11, two RBIs; top performance: 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the Cougars’ 6-4 loss at Bakersfield (Calif.) on April 11; team records: 10-23 overall, 0-9 Western Athletic Conference.

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 20th in the 5,000 at the Illinois Twilight last Saturday, 15:47.

• Josh Rogers (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Cardinals’ 4-2 home loss to Kentucky on Tuesday, 3 1-3 innings pitched, three runs allowed (one earned), two hits, career-high six strikeouts, two walks; team records: 27-11 overall, 7-4 AAC; Rogers’ record: 0-2.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: seventh in the 10,000 at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships last Saturday in Greencastle, 36:03.73; the Little Giants won the meet with 281 points.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-4, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles win (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 4-3 home win over North Alabama last Sunday; team record: 6-7.

• Jordan Striegel (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — notes: Striegel came off the bench to play third base in the Cardinals’ 4-2 home loss to Kentucky on Tuesday; team records: 27-11 overall, 7-4 AAC.

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, So.) — notes: 14th in the 100 at the Illinois Twilight last Saturday, 11.18; 16th in the 200, 22.65.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 10th in the 10.000 invitational elite section at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday in Walnut, Calif., 29:30.62; Byrne competed in the 5,000 at the Border Battle last Saturday in Louisville, but he did not finish the race.

• Tyler Cockerham (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — notes: 1-for-5 in the Panthers’ 11-5 home loss to Earlham last Sunday; team records: 8-16 overall, 4-10 HCAC.



PROVIDENCE

• Maryashly Betz (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: third in the 400 hurdles non-Division I race at the Hilltopper Relays April 11-12 in Bowling Green, Ky., 1:14.38.

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Sr.) — notes: eighth in the 3,000 steeplechase at the All-Ohio Track and Field Championships April 11-12 in Cincinnati, 9:37.89.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-1 record, seven innings pitched, five runs allowed (all earned), nine hits, three strikeouts, three walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 8-4 home win last Saturday against St. Joseph’s (Ind.) in Game 1 of a doubleheader, two innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, two walks, no strikeouts; team records: 16-22 overall, 7-17 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 2-3.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-25, two runs scored, two RBIs, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 13-8 victory versus Iowa Wesleyan on April 11 in Jacksonville, Ill., in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 19-14 overall, 11-5 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Patric Geary (Hanover men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 13th at the Defiance (Ohio) Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 154, 14-over-par (76 in the first round, 78 in the final); the Panthers won the tournament with a team score of 592, which is a 36-hole school record.

• Andrew Hunt (Bellarmine baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 11-1 loss at Southern Indiana on Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader, one-third of an inning pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), two hits, three walks, no strikeouts; team records: 16-22 overall, 7-17 GLVC; Hunt’s record: 0-0.

• Ben Katchur (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-11; notes: 1-for-4 in the Panthers’ 8-1 home loss to Earlham last Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-16 overall, 4-10 HCAC.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, So.) — notes: 20th in the 1,500 at the Anderson (Ind.) University Easter Invitational on Thursday, 6:30.77; 41st in the 1,500 at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Invitational last Saturday, 6:20.83.

• Murphy Sheets (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 18th in the 5,000 at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships last Saturday in Greencastle, 17:42.92.

• Kori Siebert (Hanover women’s track, Fr.) — notes: seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships last Saturday in Greencastle, 13:02.61.



SILVER CREEK

• Brooke Barnett (IU Southeast softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-11, four runs scored; top performance: 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Grenadiers’ 11-0 home victory in five innings over Ohio Christian on Wednesday; team records: 29-10 overall, 17-3 KIAC.

• Lucas Barnett (Lee (Tenn.) baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 15-1 home loss to North Alabama in the first game of a doubleheader last Saturday, 2 2/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (four earned), five hits, two strikeouts, two walks; team records: 26-17 overall, 12-12 Gulf South Conference; Barnett’s record: 0-0.

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Indiana Little State Championships April 11-12 in Marion, 9:56.75; notes: 29th in the 800, 2:05.74; the Greyhounds won the meet with 164 points.

• Rachel Clemons (Bellarmine women’s track, So.) — notes: fourth in the 1,500 non-Division I race at the Hilltopper Relays April 11-12 in Bowling Green, Ky., 5:18.81; sixth in the 800 non-Division I race, 2:46.98.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles victory (7-6(9-7), 4-6 (10-7)) and No. 1 doubles win (8-3) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 home triumph over Illinois-Springfield last Saturday; season-ending stats: 6-18 singles record, 10-15 doubles record; team records: 8-14 overall, 2-4 GLVC.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Sr.) — notes: seventh in the pole vault at the Illinois Twilight last Saturday, 15-8 1/4; seventh in the long jump, 20-6 1/2; 11th in the 110 hurdles, 15.56.

• Isaak Haas (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: third in the 5,000 at the University of Cumberlands (Ky.) Invitational last Saturday, 16:09.36; notes: Haas recently announced he is transferring to Marian University for the 2014-15 school year; he will compete for the Knights’ men’s track and cross country teams.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, Jr.) — top performance: 2-for-4 with two doubles in the Oaks’ 5-2 victory at Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) last Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; notes: 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in the nightcap as the Oaks lost 7-4; team record: 16-16.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record; top performance: No. 3 singles victory (6-4, 6-3) in the Cougars’ 4-0 home victory over Tennessee State last Sunday; season-ending stats: 12-17 singles record, 2-4 doubles record; team records: 11-10 overall, 5-5 OVC.

• Jamie Valvano (Oakland City baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-8, three runs scored, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in the Oaks’ 11-3 loss at Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) last Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader; team record: 4-18.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Sr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Panthers’ 8-2 home setback against Earlham last Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, six innings pitched, seven runs allowed (three earned), 11 hits, one strikeout, one walk; team records: 8-16 overall, 4-10 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 1-2.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brandy Orth Becker (Centre women’s track, New Albany native, Louisville Assumption graduate, Fr.) — top performance: sixth in the 400 relay at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Invitational last Saturday, 50.13, school record; notes: fifth in the triple jump, 10.64 meters; 10th in the long jump, 5 meters.

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-8, two runs scored, two RBIs; top performance: 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the Golden Eagles’ 5-4 home victory over Fontbonne on Thursday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 19-14 overall, 11-5 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, So.) — notes: 18th in the 1,500 at the Anderson (Ind.) University Easter Invitational on Thursday, 5:07.82; 37th in the 1,500 at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Invitational last Saturday, 5:03.97.

Weekly stats are from Friday, April 4 to this past Thursday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.