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April 4, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 5, 2014

Athlete of the Week: David Frank

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Floyd Central graduate, Sr.) - top performance: first at the Wisconsin-Parkside Spring Invitational last Sunday and Monday in Columbus with a two-round score of 143, 1-under-par (72 in the first round, 71 in the final); notes: it was the first time in Frank’s collegiate career he has earned medalist honors in a tournament; his score of 143 is a personal-best; the Greyhounds won the invite with a team score of 586; 11th at the Butler Spring Invitational on March 24 in Avon with a one-round score of 75, 1-over; fifth in a home dual-meet loss to Ferris State on March 28 in Noblesville with a one-round score of 74, 2-over.



CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) - top performance: No. 1 doubles win (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home victory over Oakland City on Monday; team records: 4-3 overall, 2-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 6-for-18, five runs scored, four RBIs, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the Warhawks’ 8-3 home loss to Snead State Community College last Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 19-15 overall, 7-5 Alabama Community College Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Nathaniel Jones (Southeastern Illinois baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 9-for-17, three RBIs, one run scored, one double, one stolen base; top performance: 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the Falcons’ 12-6 home win over Morthland on March 26; team records: 11-18 overall, 1-9 Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, So.) - recent stats: 3-for-15, three RBIs; top performance: 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the Patriots’ 3-1 victory at Rio Grande last Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 18-14 overall, 10-5 Mid-South Conference.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) - weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 0-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles victory (6-1, 6-1) in the Bisons’ 6-0 win at Tennessee State on March 28; team record: 9-7.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) - notes: seventh in the discus at the Hanover Invitational last Saturday, 38.04 meters; ninth in the hammer throw, 36.82 meters; 22nd in the shot put, 10.41 meters.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Sr.) - top performance: third in the 5,000-meter run at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 17:18.87, NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Jr.) - recent stats: 12-for-33, 10 RBIs, six runs scored, four doubles, two home runs; 1-0 record, four innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, five strikeouts, three walks; top performance: 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, three runs scored and three RBIs in the Grenadiers’ 18-0 home win in six innings at Carlow last Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 18-7 overall, 7-1 KIAC; Batliner’s record: 1-1.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) - top performance: No. 4 singles win (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-0) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home triumph over Oakland City on Monday; team records: 4-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Whitney Batliner (IU Southeast women’s tennis, Fr.) - top performance: No. 3 singles victory (6-0, 6-0) and No. 1 doubles win (8-1) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 triumph at IU East last Sunday; team records: 13-2 overall, 8-0 KIAC.

• Brad Baumann (Hanover men’s golf, Sr.) - notes: 28th at the Rose-Hulman Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 164, 20-over-par (85 in the first round, 79 in the final).

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) - weekly stats: 0-1 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 6 singles loss (2-6, 6-3, 15-13) and No. 3 doubles setback (8-5) in the Cardinals’ 6-1 home win over Southern Illinois last Saturday; team records: 11-3 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference.

• Codie Hamsley (Louisville men’s track, Fr.) - top performance: fourth in the discus at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational last weekend in Louisville, 177-4, season-best.

• Jay Holderman (IUPUI men’s golf, So.) - top performance: ninth at the Butler Spring Invitational on March 24 in Avon with a one-round score of 74, even-par; notes: 51st at Beu/Mussatto Invitational Monday and Tuesday in Macomb, Ill., with a three-round score of 244, 28-over-par (85 in the first round, 80 in the second, 79 in the final).

• Devin Jenkins (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) - notes: 138th at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate March 23-25 in Williamsburg, Va., with a three-round score of 249, 39-over-par (86 in the first round, 86 in the second, 77 in the final).

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) - notes: No. 6 singles triumph by forfeit and No. 1 doubles victory (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home win over Oakland City on Monday; team records: 4-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) - recent stats: 4-for-14, four RBIs, two stolen bases, one run scored, one double; notes: 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a stolen base in the Skyhawks’ 9-2 home win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville last Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 17-16-1 overall, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, So.) - recent stats: 0-1 record, four innings pitched, four runs allowed (one earned), 10 hits, three strikeouts, two walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 11-8 triumph at Transylvania on Tuesday, two innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), six hits, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 7-10 overall, 3-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference; Powers’ record: 0-2.

• Daniel Shepard (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) - notes: 130th at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate March 23-25 in Williamsburg, Va., with a three-round score of 242, 32-over-par (83 in the first round, 80 in the second, 79 in the final).

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 5-for-19, three runs scored, two RBIs, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Blue Knights’ 10-4 victory at John A. Logan College last Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 20-7 overall, 7-6 GRAC.

• Cody Sunderhaus (Rose-Hulman baseball, Fr.) - notes: no-decision relief outing in the Engineers’ 11-5 home victory over Hanover last Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, two runs allowed (both unearned), one hit, one strikeout, no walks; it was Sunderhaus’ first appearance of his collegiate career; team records: 12-4 overall, 7-0 HCAC; Sunderhaus’ record: 0-0.

• Leah Wolf (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) - top performance: second in the discus at the Hanover Invitational last Saturday, 33.06 meters.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) - recent stats: 4-for-13, four RBIs, two runs scored, one home run, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and a run scored in the Sycamores’ 12-8 victory in eight innings at Illinois State in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday; team records: 18-15 overall, 2-6 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Sr.) - notes: No. 1 doubles loss (8-2) in the Pumas’ 5-0 home loss to McKendree last Saturday; team records: 7-9 overall, 0-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Sarah Richey (IU Southeast softball, So.) - notes: Richey came in as a pinch hitter in the Grenadiers’ 10-4 win at Midway on March 24 in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 18-7 overall, 7-1 KIAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) - notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Musketeers’ 9-6 loss at Kentucky on March 26, nine runs allowed (six earned), eight hits, three walks, one strikeout; team record: 13-13; Astle’s record: 1-2.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) - notes: No. 2 singles victory (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 doubles win by forfeit in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 home victory over Oakland City on Monday; team records: 4-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Katherine Clark (IU Southeast women’s tennis, Jr.) - top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 doubles win (8-0) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 triumph at IU East last Sunday; team records: 13-2 overall, 8-0 KIAC.

• Tyrell Dowdell (Indiana State men’s track, Fr.) - notes: fifth in the 1,600 relay at the Cornell Spring Classic Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Carbondale, Ill., 3:28.49; 10th in the 400, 51.51.

• Marley Edwards (Harding softball, Fr.) - weekly stats: 8-for-21, four RBIs, three doubles; top performance: 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in the Bisons’ 4-3 home victory over Arkansas Tech on March 25 in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 23-18 overall, 15-13 Great American Conference.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jr.) - weekly stats: 2-1 singles record, 3-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 singles victory (6-1, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles triumph (8-6) in the Cardinals’ 7-0 home win over Butler on March 27; team records: 9-10 overall, 1-1 Mid-American Conference.

• Mark Meyer (Parkland baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 0-0 record, 5 1/3 innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, three strikeouts, two walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Cobras’ 5-1 home loss to Illinois Central on Monday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, five innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, two strikeouts, two walks; team records: 13-9 overall, 6-2 Mid-West Athletic Conference; Meyer’s record: 0-1.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) - recent stats: 4-for-10, two runs scored, one RBI; top performance: 3-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI in the Knights’ 11-5 loss at Illinois-Springfield last Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 9-17 overall, 2-12 GLVC.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) - top performance: Reilly went 2-0 at No. 6 singles and 2-0 at No. 3 doubles in Evangel’s two victories last weekend at Bethel (Kan.) and at Baker (Kan.); team records: 8-3 overall, 3-0 Heart of America Athletic Conference.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern (La.) softball, Fr.) - recent stats: 1-2 record, 18 1/3 innings pitched, 15 runs allowed (11 earned), 25 hits, 15 strikeouts, three walks; top performance: winning pitcher in the Jaguars’ 6-2 victory at Grambling State on Monday, five innings pitched, two runs allowed (one earned), five hits, four strikeouts, no walks; team records: 3-30 overall, 3-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Thomas’ record: 1-15.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, So.) - notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-3, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-2) in the Braves’ 8-1 loss at Missouri Valley last Sunday; team record: 0-7.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Sr.) - notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 18-13 loss at Spalding on March 26 in the second game of a doubleheader, 3 2/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (all earned), seven hits, two walks, two strikeouts; team records: 10-8 overall, 1-1 HCAC; Cochran’s record: 1-1.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) - recent stats: 7-for-18, six runs scored, three RBIs, three stolen bases, one double, one home run; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a run scored and an RBI in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss in seven innings at Northern Kentucky on Wednesday; team records: 19-10 overall, 4-1 MAC.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) - notes: 23rd in the 5,000 at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 18:18.12.

• Bailey Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Fr.) - notes: 46th in the 5,000 at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational last weekend, 18:46.07.

• Kyle Landrum (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Fr.) - notes: No. 6 singles victory by forfeit in the Screaming Eagles’ 6-3 win at Lewis last Saturday; team records: 12-6 overall, 2-1 GLVC.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, So.) - notes: fifth in the long jump at the Hanover Invitational last Saturday, 5.63 meters; eighth in the 100 dash, 11.68.

• Nathan Poff (Chicago State baseball, Sr.) - recent stats: 4-for-13, two runs scored, two RBIs, one double; top performance: 2-for-5 with a run scored in the Cougars’ 2-1 loss in 11 innings at Grand Canyon; team records: 9-14 overall, 0-3 Western Athletic Conference.

• Josh Rogers (Louisville baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 0-1 record, eight innings pitched, five runs allowed (all earned), seven hits, three walks, three strikeouts; notes: no-decision start in the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory at Western Kentucky on March 26, four innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, two strikeouts, one walk; it was Rogers’ first collegiate start; team records: 21-7 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference; Rogers’ record: 0-1.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, So.) - notes: 28th in the 3,000 at the Vanderbilt Invitational last weekend, 9:37.

• Garrett Sherrell (Arkansas-Little Rock baseball, Fr.) - notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trojans’ 5-4 loss in 11 innings at Central Arkansas on Wednesday, two runs allowed (both unearned), two hits, one walk, no strikeouts; Sherrell officially pitched zero innings; team records: 11-15 overall, 1-8 Sun Belt Conference; Sherrell’s record: 0-0.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) - top performance: No. 6 singles victory (6-3, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles win (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 5-2 loss at Murray State on Tuesday; team record: 3-7.

• Brittany Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, So.) - notes: Stover will compete in the NCAA regional on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

• Jordan Striegel (Louisville baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 0-for-2, RBI; notes: 0-for-1 with an RBI in the Cardinals’ 15-1 home win over Butler last Saturday; team records: 21-7 overall, 2-1 American Athletic Conference.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) - top performance: third in the 2,000 steeplechase at the Vanderbilt Invitational last weekend, 6:04.97.

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, So.) - notes: seventh in the high jump at the Cornell Spring Classic Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Carbondale, Ill., 6-2 ?; seventh in the 1,600 relay, 3:30.16; 11th in the 110 hurdles, 15.4; 17th in the long jump, 19-9 ?.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Jr.) - top performance: third in the 1,500 at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational last weekend in Louisville, 3:54.75.

• Tyler Cockerham (Hanover baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 1-for-2, one run scored, one double; notes: 1-for-1 with a double and a run scored in the Panthers’ 11-5 loss at Rose-Hulman last Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 7-10 overall, 3-4 HCAC.



PROVIDENCE

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Sr.) - notes: 10th in the 1,500 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Cincinnati, 4:05.33; the Bearcats won the meet with 150 ? points.

• Cory Cahalan (Marian men’s golf, Fr.) - notes: 68th at the Battle at Primm March 24-25 in Primm Valley, Nev., with a three-round score of 232, 16-over-par (80 in the first round, 76 in the second, 76 in the final).

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, Jr.) - weekly stats: 0-1 record, 6 1/3 innings pitched, four runs allowed (three earned), two strikeouts, no walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 8-2 home loss to Southern Indiana on Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, four innings pitched, one run allowed (unearned), one hit, two strikeouts, no walks; team records: 9-17 overall, 2-12 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 1-2.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Sr.) - recent stats: 5-for-12, five runs scored, four RBIs; top performance: 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Golden Eagles’ 18-13 home win over Hanover on March 26 in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 10-11 overall, 2-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Patric Geary (Hanover men’s golf, Jr.) - notes: 22nd at the Rose-Hulman Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 163, 19-over-par (77 in the first round, 86 in the final).

• Andrew Hunt (Bellarmine baseball, Fr.) - notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 5-4 home victory over Oakland City on Wednesday, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, two walks, no strikeouts; team records: 9-17 overall, 2-12 GLVC; Hunt’s record: 0-0.

• Kori Siebert (Hanover women’s track, Fr.) - notes: fourth in the 1,600 relay at the Hanover Invitational last Saturday, 4:52.35; fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase, 12:59.48.

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, So.) - notes: 20th at the Butler Spring Invitational on March 24 in Avon with a one-round score of 77, 3-over.



SILVER CREEK

• Jacob Armstrong (UAB baseball, Fr.) - notes: 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role in the Blazers’ 7-2 home loss to Troy on Tuesday; team records: 19-10 overall, 6-3 Conference USA.

• Brooke Barnett (IU Southeast softball, Fr.) - recent stats: 7-for-14, four RBIs, three runs scored, two stolen bases; top performance: 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in the Grenadiers’ 5-3 home victory over Berea on Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 18-7 overall, 7-1 KIAC.

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Sr.) - notes: 41st in the 1,500 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Cincinnati, 4:30.68.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) - recent stats: 0-2 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-1, 6-0) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-5) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 loss at Indianapolis on March 28; team records: 5-11 overall, 0-3 GLVC.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Sr.) - notes: third in the javelin at the Arizona State Invitational last Friday and Saturday, 187-0; seventh in the 110 hurdles, 15.74; 13th in the long jump 20-1 ?.

• Isaak Haas (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Fr.) - notes: 37th in the 1,500 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Cincinnati, 4:16.12.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, Jr.) - notes: 1-for-4 with two runs scored in the Oaks’ 10-4 home win over Mid-Continent on Monday in Game 2 of a twinbill; team record: 10-10.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) - recent stats: 1-1 singles record; top performance: No. 3 singles win (6-0, 6-2) in the Cougars’ 5-2 loss at Austin Peay last Sunday; team records: 9-8 overall, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Jamie Valvano (Oakland City baseball, Fr.) - recent stats: 2-for-11, two RBIs, one run scored, one triple, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in the Oaks’ 5-4 home victory over Oakland City on Wednesday; team record: 3-13.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Sr.) - recent stats: 0-0 record, one save, 4 1/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, four hits, three strikeouts, one walk; notes: second save of the season in the Panthers’ 11-8 victory at Transylvania on Tuesday, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, one walk; team records: 7-10 overall, 3-4 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 1-1.

• Alex Wiseman (Hanover baseball, So.) - notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 11-8 win at Transylvania on Tuesday, three runs allowed (all earned), four hits, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 7-10 overall, 3-4 HCAC; Wiseman’s record: 0-0.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Sr.) - recent stats: 0-for-4, three runs scored; notes: 0-for-3 with two runs scored in the Golden Eagles’ 15-1 home win in five innings over Eureka last Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 10-11 overall, 2-3 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, So.) - notes: 26th in the 800 at the Hanover Invitational last Saturday, 2:31.45.

Recent stats are from Monday, March 24 to Thursday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.