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April 1, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 2, 2013

USI's Boesing closing in on all-time wins record

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 3-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles win (6-0, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-1) in the Screaming Eagles’ 8-1 home victory over Bellarmine on Saturday; notes: Boesing needs five more singles victories to break the school record for career singles wins. He is currently on a 13-match winning streak in singles action; team records: 10-4 overall, 2-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the 400-meter relay at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic last Friday and Saturday in Carbondale, Ill., 40.9; notes: fourth in the 200, 21.85.



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-4, one run scored; notes: 0-for-1 with a run scored in the Quakers’ 6-3 victory last Friday at Heidelberg in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-4 overall, 2-2 Ohio Athletic Conference.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — notes: seventh in the hammer throw (41.37 meters), 11th in the discus (37.9 meters) and 15th in the shot put (11.85 meters) at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday.

• Tyler Farmer (Vincennes baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trailblazers’ 14-10 loss last Wednesday at Wabash Valley College, two innings pitched, one run allowed (unearned), two hits, two strikeouts, no walks; team record: 14-13 overall; Farmer’s record: 1-0.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 5,000 at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 17:10.17, NCAA Division II provisional time.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 4-for-11, four runs scored, one RBI, one stolen base; 1-0 record, five innings pitched, no runs allowed, five strikeouts, no walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 victory in five innings on Saturday at Alice Lloyd in Game 1 of a doubleheader, four innings pitched, no runs allowed, three hits, five strikeouts, no walks, 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI; notes: IU Southeast is currently on a 16-game winning streak; team records: 18-4 overall, 8-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Batliner’s record: 2-1.

• Garrett Blackman (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: eighth in the 10,000 at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 31:22.79.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: Cox competed in, but did not finish the 10,000 at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: seventh in a dual meet against Ferris State last Friday in Camby with a one-round score of 74, 2-over-par; Frank shot a 2-over-7 in the first round of the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational on Sunday in Columbus.

• Patrick Knight (Ancilla baseball, So.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Chargers’ 3-2 home victory over Lake Michigan College last Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader, 5 2/3 innings pitched, two runs allowed, five hits, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 5-8 overall, 1-1 Michigan Community College Athletic Association; Knight’s record: 1-0.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-for-5, one run scored, one stolen base; notes: 0-for-2 with a run scored and a stolen base in the Skyhawks’ 8-5 home win over Austin Peay last Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 23-9 overall, 7-2 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Buckeyes’ 8-7 home loss in nine innings to Purdue on Saturday; team records: 21-11 overall, 3-3 Big Ten.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision outing in a starting role in the Cardinals’ 2-1 home victory over Notre Dame last Friday, seven innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), four hits, seven strikeouts, two walks. Thompson’s career-best scoreless innings streak came to an end at 28; team records: 22-5 overall, 4-2 Big East; Thompson’s record: 5-0.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-for-3; notes: 0-for-1 in the Sycamores’ 2-0 loss in eight innings on Saturday at Bradley; team records: 11-20 overall, 2-7 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 4 singles loss (6-2, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles setback (8-5) in the Pumas’ 8-1 home loss last Friday to Lewis; team records: 8-4 overall, 0-1 GLVC.

• Sarah Richey (Hanover softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-5, two runs scored, one double; notes: 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Panthers’ 8-6 win last Thursday at Spalding in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 6-10 overall, 1-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — top performance: 2-for-3 in the Grenadiers’ 4-2 home win over Brescia on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 15-15 overall, 7-4 KIAC.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — top performance: No. 5 singles victory (6-4, 6-3) and No. 1 doubles win (9-8(7-2)) in the Cardinals’ 5-2 win on Saturday at Toledo; team records: 12-6 overall, 1-0 Mid-American Conference.

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-13, three runs scored, two doubles, one RBI, one stolen base; top performance: 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in the Grenadiers’ 5-4 home loss in eight innings to Brescia last Friday; team records: 15-15 overall, 7-4 KIAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-13, two runs scored, one double; notes: 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Beavers’ 6-4 home loss last Friday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 11-11 overall, 3-1 HCAC.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-9, three runs scored, one RBI; top performance: 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Knights’ 4-1 home victory over Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday in Game 2  of a doubleheader; team records: 12-9 overall, 7-3 GLVC.

• Trice Whaley (Rend Lake men’s basketball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: 5.8 points per game, team-high 2.6 assists per game; team records: 30-3 overall, 14-2 Great Rivers Athletic Conference.



NEW ALBANY

• Stephanie Cave (Indianapolis women’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 5,000 at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday, 18:25.27.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-0 record, four innings pitched, four runs allowed (three earned), seven hits, two walks, no strikeouts; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Panthers’ 11-4 victory last Thursday at Spalding in the second game of a doubleheader, three innings pitched, four runs allowed (three earned), six hits, one walk, no strikeouts; team records: 6-10 overall, 1-1 HCAC; Cochran’s record: 1-3.

• Phil Forbis (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Knights’ 10-1 win over Wisconsin-Parkside last Friday in the second game of a doubleheader, one run allowed (earned), five hits, eight strikeouts, no walks; team records: 12-9 overall, 7-3 GLVC; Forbis’ record: 2-2.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-12, three RBIs, two runs scored, one home run; top performance: 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home in the Cardinals’ 11-5 loss on Saturday at Kent State in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 12-12 overall, 2-4 MAC.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: 3.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game; team records: 16-18 overall, 8-10 Big Ten.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: second in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday, 10:36.62; notes: 28th in the 800, 2:10.81.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: fourth in the 1,600 relay (3:33.96) and 19th in the 800 (2:06.23) at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, So.) — notes: 25th in the javelin throw at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 69-8.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: first in the 400 relay at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday, 43.13; notes: second in the long jump, 6.22 meters; eighth in the 100, 11.49.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 22nd in the 5,000 (17:05.18) and 31st in the 1,500 (4:29.86) at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday; the Little Giants won the meet with 234 points.

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Fr.) — notes: Stover has been named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 5,000 (15:47.37) and 15th in the 1,500 (4:14.48) at Hanover Invitational on Saturday.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Georgetown native, So.) — top performance: second in the 10,000 at the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival last Friday, 29:47.14.



PROVIDENCE

• Kelsea Bedan (Spalding softball, Fr.) — notes: Bedan saw action in the Golden Eagles’ 14-3 home victory in five innings last Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Principia; team records: 8-8 overall, 2-2 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: second in the 3,000 steeplechase last Friday and Saturday at the Oliver Nikiloff Invitational in Cincinnati, 9:27.27.

• Devin Copple (Trine baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-for-6, one run scored; notes: 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Thunder’s 5-4 loss last Friday at Albion in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 7-7 overall, 3-3 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-11, four runs scored, three RBIs, two stolen bases; top performance: 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 9-4 home victory over Principia last Friday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-8 overall, 2-2 SLIAC.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 14th in the 1,500 at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday, 6:11.87.

• Trey Pfund (Marian men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 15th at the Battle at Prim March 25-26 in Primm Valley, Nev., with a three-round score of 216, even-par (69 in the first round, 70 in the second, 77 in the final).

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 55th at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Macomb, Ill., with a three-round score of 234, 18-over-par (79 in the first round, 75 in the second, 80 in the final).



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the 1,600 relay (3:36.93), 14th in the 800 (2:04.6) and 15th in the javelin throw (35.41 meters) at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 8-2 victory last Friday at Loyola (La.) in the first game of a doubleheader, no runs allowed, one hit, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 30-7 overall, 17-3 Southern States Athletic Conference; Briner’s record: 1-0.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 steeplechase at the last Friday and Saturday at the Oliver Nikiloff Invitational in Cincinnati, 9:17.08.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 3-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 3 singles win (6-3, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-5) in the Screaming Eagles’ 5-3 home win over McKendree last Friday; team records: 7-6 overall, 2-1 GLVC.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record; top performance: No. 2 singles win (6-0, 6-2) in the Cougars’ 4-0 victory last Friday at Tennessee State; team records: 7-5 overall, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 11th at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Macomb, Ill., with a three-round score of 222, 6-over-par (76 in the first round, 71 in the second, 75 in the third).



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, two innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one walk, one strikeout; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 9-1 victory last Friday at Mount St. Joseph in Game 1 of a doubleheader, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 11-8 overall, 4-2 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 0-1.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — top performance: 2-for-3 in the Golden Eagles’ 8-6 home loss to Hanover last Thursday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-8 overall, 2-2 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, Fr.) — notes: 32nd in the 800 (2:37.23) and 39th in the 1,500 (5:11.46) at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday.

Weekly stats are from Monday, March 25 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.