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April 9, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 9, 2013

Mattingly's hot week earns Athlete of the Week honors

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Jeffersonville graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 8-for-18, seven runs scored, four RBIs, three doubles, two stolen bases, one home run; top performance: 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs, a double and a two-run homer in the Grenadiers’ 17-4 home victory over St. Francis on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 20-19 overall, 10-5 KIAC.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — notes: 16th in the 200-meter dash (21.81) and 23rd in the 100 (10.95) at the Auburn Tiger Classic last Friday and Saturday.

• Tyler Rhodes (Ancilla baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-19, two RBIs, one run scored; top performance: 2-for-3 with a run scored in one of the Chargers’ games last week; notes: Rhodes also picked up a save in a relief stint last week; team records: 7-12 overall, 3-5 Michigan Community College Athletic Association.



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-7; notes: 0-for-2 in the Quakers’ 8-0 home win over Franklin on Monday, April 1 in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 16-4 overall, 2-2 Ohio Athletic Conference.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — notes: 22nd in the discus (111-8) and 24th in the shot put (37-4 1/2) at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday.

• Tyler Farmer (Vincennes baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 4 1/3 innings pitched, one run allowed, three hits, five strikeouts; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trailblazers’ 11-1 victory on Saturday at the St. Joseph’s junior varsity team in Game 2 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, two strikeouts, no walks; team record: 20-14; Farmer’s record: 1-0.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 1,500 at the Bill Smith Open on Saturday in Vincennes, 4:49.42; notes: Wilson was named the GLVC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week last Wednesday. It is the first time in her career that Wilson has earned the award.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 7-for-12, nine RBIs, four doubles, three runs scored, one home run; 0-0 record, 2 1/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (three earned), five hits, three strikeouts, one walk; top performance: 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, five RBIs and a run scored in the Grenadiers’ 8-0 home victory over Brescia in six innings on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 21-5 overall, 11-1 KIAC; Batliner’s record: 2-1.

• Brad Baumann (Hanover men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 29th at the Hanover Spring Invitational last weekend in Seymour with a two-round score of 163, 19-over-par (78 in the first round, 85 in the final).

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles win (8-2) in the Screaming Eagles’ 6-3 triumph on Saturday at Lewis; team records: 12-4 overall, 4-0 GLVC.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: fifth in the 1,500 at the Bill Smith Open on Saturday in Vincennes, 4:11.82.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational, March 31-April 1, Columbus — 12th with a two-round score of 150, 6-over-par (74 in the first round, 76 in the final); The Jewell, last weekend, Georgetown, Ky. — 52nd with a two-round score of 154, 10-over-par (76 in the first round, 78 in the final).

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, So.) — notes: 24th at the Washington (Mo.) University Spring Invitational last weekend in St. Louis with a two-round score of 164, 20-over-par (83 in the first round, 81 in the final).

• Meghan Jones (Bellarmine women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: second in the 400 at the Austin Peay State University Invitational on Saturday, March 30, 57.99; notes: Austin Peay — second in the 1,600 relay, 3:55.49; Bellarmine Invitational, Saturday — second in the 400 relay (47.49, school record) and 1,600 relay (3:53.6) and ninth in the 200 (25.08).

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — weekly stats: 4-for-12, four runs scored, two RBIs, two stolen bases, one double; notes: 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs in the Skyhawks’ 9-1 victory in six innings on Saturday at Tennessee Tech in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 27-11 overall, 9-4 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Buckeyes’ 17-5 loss in five innings on Sunday at Michigan; team records: 21-14 overall, 3-6 Big Ten.

• Jimmy Nungester (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-1 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 5 singles win (6-3, 6-4) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 loss on Saturday at Asbury; team records: 7-4 overall, 2-1 KIAC.

• Katie Perkins (South Florida women’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 5,000 at the University of South Florida Collegiate last Friday, 20:49.54.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a relief role in the Panthers’ 8-1 victory at Transylvania last Tuesday, two innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), no hits, three walks, no strikeouts; notes: it was Powers’ first victory of his collegiate career; team records: 14-9 overall, 7-3 HCAC; Powers’ record: 1-0.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in the Cardinals’ 4-1 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday in the inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, seven innings pitched, no runs allowed, seven hits, nine strikeouts, one walk; team records: 25-6 overall, 7-2 Big East; Thompson’s record: 6-0.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-for-8, one run scored; 0-0 record, one save, 1 2/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts; top performance: save in her first pitching appearance of her collegiate career in the Sycamores’ 6-5 win last Wednesday at Illinois, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts; team records: 13-23 overall, 3-9 Missouri Valley Conference; Dickerson’s record: 0-0.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-3 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; notes: No. 3 doubles win (8-4) in the Pumas’ 6-3 loss on Saturday at McKendree; team records: 8-7 overall, 0-4 GLVC.

• Sarah Richey (Hanover softball, Fr.) — notes: Richey came in as a pinch-runner during the Panthers’ 5-0 victory at Franklin last Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 9-11 overall, 4-2 HCAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-13, six RBIs, three runs scored, one double; top performance: 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the Grenadiers’ 17-4 home win over St. Francis on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 20-19 overall, 10-5 KIAC.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-3 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; notes: No. 2 doubles win (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 7-2 loss on Saturday at Asbury; team records: 7-4 overall, 2-1 KIAC.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 5 singles victory (7-6(7-5), 7-5) and No. 3 doubles win (8-6) in the Cardinals’ 5-2 home loss against Notre Dame on Monday, April 1; notes: Elliott is currently on a six-match winning streak to singles action. He has a 15-3 singles record this season; team records: 13-7 overall, 2-0 MAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-11, four runs scored, three RBIs, two doubles, one homer; top performance: 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo homer, three runs scored and three RBIs in the Beavers’ 11-9 home win over Defiance last Thursday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 15-11 overall, 7-1 HCAC.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-7, one run scored, one RBI; notes: 1-for-1 with an RBI in the Knights’ 9-2 home victory against McKendree last Tuesday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 16-11 overall, 11-5 GLVC.

• Erika Shepherd (Hanover women’s golf, Fr.) — top performance: third at the Hanover Spring Invitational on Monday, April 1 with a one-round score of 89, 17-over-par.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-2 singles record, 2-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles win (6-4, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles victory (8-5) in the Braves’ 7-2 loss on Monday, April 1 at Missouri Valley College; team records: 4-4 overall, 0-1 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Stephanie Cave (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: 10th in the 1,500 (4:55.07) and 30th in the 800 (2:32.61) at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday.

• Phil Forbis (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: no-decision outing in a starting role in the Knights’ 5-3 home loss to Lewis on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, four innings pitched, three runs allowed (all earned), six hits, four strikeouts, four walks; team records: 16-11 overall, 11-5 GLVC; Forbis’ record: 2-2.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 7-for-17, six runs scored, three RBIs, two stolen bases; top performance: 4-for-6 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Cardinals’ 12-11 loss in 11 innings at Western Michigan last Friday; team records: 14-14 overall, 4-5 MAC.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 42nd in the 800 at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday, 2:05.38.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, So.) — notes: ninth in the javelin at the Bill Smith Open on Saturday in Vincennes, 49-3.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: Austin Peay State University Invitational, Saturday, March 30 — sixth in the 1,600 relay (4:09.13) and 10th in both the 800 (2:28.95) and 1,500 (4:56.52); Bellarmine Invitational, Saturday — ninth in the 1,500 (4:53.7) and 1,600 relay (4:10.47) and 17th in the 800 (2:24.93).

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 25th in the 5,000 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational on Saturday, 15:31.57.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-2, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles loss (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 7-0 home loss against West Alabama on Saturday; team record: 5-11.

• Brandy Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, So.) — notes: 34th in the balance beam at the NCAA regional on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., 9.575.

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Fr.) — notes: 13th in the all-around at the NCAA regional on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., 38.925; 23rd in the vault, 9.825, career-high; 23rd in the uneven parallel bars, 9.775; 33rd in the balance beam, 9.600; 35th in the floor exercise, 9.725.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: third in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday, 10:00.



PROVIDENCE

• Devin Copple (Trine baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 2-for-4, two runs scored, one double; top performance: 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in the Thunder’s 5-4 home loss last Wednesday against Defiance; team records: 11-10 overall, 7-5 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-0 record, three innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, two strikeouts, one walk; top performance: winning pitcher in a relief role in the Knights’ 8-7 home win over Lewis in 11 innings on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, no runs allowed, one hit, no walks, no strikeouts; notes: it was Dixon’s first win of the season; team records: 16-11 overall, 11-5 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 1-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-19, seven RBIs, four runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, one stolen base; top performance: 4-for-4 with two doubles, five RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 11-5 victory last Friday at Greenville; team records: 12-10 overall, 6-2 SLIAC.

• Patric Geary (Hanover men’s golf, So.) — notes: 19th at the Hanover Spring Invitational last weekend in Seymour with a two-round score of 159, 15-over-par (80 in the first round, 79 in the final).

• Jennifer McCallister (Hanover women’s golf, So.) — notes: 11th at the Hanover Spring Invitational on Monday, April 1 with a one-round score of 97, 25-over-par.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 14th in the 1,500 at the Raven Invitational on Saturday in Anderson, 6:21.

• Amanda Schoenfelder (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: 19th in the long jump (15-9 1/2) and 25th in the high jump (4-9 3/4) at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 25th in the javelin (117-1) and 50th in the 1,500 (4:27.46) at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — notes: 13th in the 1,500 at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday, 4:02.93.

• Rachel Clemons (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: Austin Peay State University Invitational, Saturday, March 30 — 18th in the 3,000 at the Austin Peay State University, 11:08.28; Bellarmine Invitational, Saturday — 11th in the 3,000 steeplechase, 12:35.37.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-1 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 3 singles victory (6-2, 7-6) and No. 2 doubles win (8-3) in the Screaming Eagles’ 7-2 triumph on Sunday at St. Joseph’s; team records: 8-8 overall, 3-2 GLVC.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the decathlon at the Jim Click Shootout last weekend in Tucson, Ariz., 6,727 points; first in the 1,500 during the decathlon, 4:33.42.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-1 singles record, 0-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 3 singles victory (1-6, 6-3, 7-6) in the Cougars’ 5-2 home last Wednesday against Eastern Illinois; team records: 8-7 overall, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 45th in The Jewell last weekend in Georgetown, Ky., with a two-round score of 153, 9-over-par (78 in the first round, 75 in the final).

• Bailey Wilson (Kentucky Wesleyan women’s golf, Jr.) — notes: eighth at the Hanover Spring Invitational on Monday, April 1 with a one-round score of 95, 23-over-par.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, one save, three innings pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, three strikeouts, no walks; top performance: save in a relief role in the Panthers’ 2-1 home win against Rose-Hulman on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 14-9 overall, 7-3 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 0-1.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) -— top performance: fifth in the high jump at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday, 6-4 3/4.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-1; notes: 0-for-1 in the Golden Eagles’ 8-0 victory on Saturday at MacMurray in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 12-10 overall, 6-2 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, Fr.) — notes: seventh in the 800 (2:40.35) and 10th in the 1,500 (5:13.56) at the Raven Invitational on Saturday in Anderson.

Weekly stats are from Monday, April 1 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.