Rose-Hulman baseball player Donnie Waters had 12 hits in 14 at-bats, including a home run and a double, to lead the Engineers (22-12, 15-7) to four wins last week and to extend their winning streak to eight games.
The junior, a Franklin Community High School graduate, was hitting .265 two weeks ago, but this week’s performance, coupled with eight hits in 16 at-bats the previous week, raised his batting average to .372 (42 for 113).
The Hanover softball team (17-13, 9-7) defeated Transylvania twice and lost twice to Bluffton and St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Mackenzie Writt had eight singles, one double, two runs scored and five RBIs in 23 at-bats and is hitting .355 (33 for 93).
Morgan Peoni is batting .213 (20 for 94) in 37 games for the Ancilla softball team (16-21).
The Franklin softball team (21-13, 8-8) concluded its season with doubleheader sweeps of Transylvania and Defiance, leaving them in fifth place, one game behind Manchester, whom they had defeated earlier by eight and seven runs, for the last Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference playoff spot. Olivia Paszek had complete-game wins against both teams, raising her pitching record to 11-6 with a 2.52 ERA. Grace Paszek had one single, one double, one run scored, and one RBI in four at-bats and finished the season with a .233 batting average (7 for 30).
Competing at the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships, Franklin’s Clay Warner was sixth of 17 in the long jump (20-9) and fifth of 17 in the triple jump (42-1¼). Teammate Adam Shepherd was 18th of 23 in the 200-meter dash (24.49).
The Franklin men’s tennis team defeated Defiance 5-4 and Mount St. Joseph 8-1. Luke Snyder lost 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4 singles and 8-5 at No. 2 doubles to Defiance and won 6-2, 7-5 and 8-2 against Mount St. Joseph.
Marian freshman golfer Alexa West was named Crossroads League Player of the Year by a vote of the coaches; and her scores of 85-87-79—251, good for fifth place, helped the Knights to a one stroke win at the league championship tournament, qualifying them for the NAIA National Tournament in Pooler, Georgia, May 12 to 15.
The Southern Indiana softball team (37-7, 22-6) won twice against Oakland City and split doubleheaders with Maryville and Missouri-St. Louis. Brooke Harmening was 2-1 as the starting pitcher in three of the games and earned her fourth save of the year in relief in another. She has a 21-2 record with a 1.50 ERA. At the plate she was seven for 21 in the six games and is hitting .345 (50 for 145).
Jojo Settles hit .143 (3 for 21) for the Franklin softball team (21-13, 8-8).
Competing at the Bellarmine Track and Field Classic, Indianapolis’s Robert Geis won the 400-meter hurdles (54.78) and was seventh of 16 in the 110 hurdles (15.41). In the women’s events, the Greyhounds Farin Hickman won the hammer throw (189-6) and was sixth of 22 in the shot put (42-4); and Bellarmine’s Mariah Young was 25th of 33 in the 1500 (5:28.82).
The Danville baseball team (21-18) split six games. Pitcher Cody Stewart relieved in a 7-0 loss to Heartland and gave up six hits, six walks, and five earned runs in two innings. He has a 3-1 record with a 4.81 ERA in 241/3 innings.
The Franklin baseball team (16-19, 9-13) lost to Hanover and won one of three against Mount St. Joseph. Tyler Ison was five for 14, with one triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and is hitting .230 (20 for 87).
The Liberty baseball team (28-16) lost to Virginia and won three against Gardner Webb. Ashton Perritt had three hits in 15 at-bats and is hitting .305 (39 for 128).
The Taylor baseball team (28-18, 15-11) won two against Grace and lost two to Bethel. Jared Adkins had one double, three runs scored, and one RBI in nine at-bats and is hitting .207 (18 for 87).
Rose-Hulman’s Ryan Meyer was second of 23 in the 5,000 meters (15:32.90) and second of 13 in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:38.03) at the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships.
Taylor’s Noah Clayton was fifth of 14 in the 400-meter hurdles (59.13) at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships.
Indianapolis’ Kyle Schwartz was sixth of 29 in the 800 meters (1:58.43) at the Bellarmine Track and Field Classic. Teammate Casey Wendorff was 21st of 29 in the 5,000 (16:39.15). Bellarmine’s Shelbi Dishman was 17th of 33 in the women’s 1,500 (5:06.86).
Ball State’s Jordan Timmons was third of 32 in the 1,500 (4:52.99) at the Miami Red Hawk Track and Field Invitational. Xavier’s Delainey Burnett was eighth of 32 in the 5,000 (18:21.89).
Marian’s Grace Neathery won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles and lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles in a 7-2 tennis win against IU-Southeast.
The Taylor softball team (32-14, 26-8) won twice against Mount Vernon Nazarene and Bethel and lost two to Marian. Anna Gunderson had one double, two singles, and two runs scored 20 at-bats in the six games and is batting .279 (43 for 154).
Indianapolis’ Natalie Lalich had two home runs, one double, two singles, four RBIs and two runs scored in 12 at-bats as the Greyhounds (39-9, 24-4) defeated Quincy twice and split two games with Truman State. She is hitting .359 (52 for 145).
The Anderson softball team (25-7) swept doubleheaders against Rose-Hulman, Mount St. Joseph and Spalding. Shelby Shaffer had three triples, one double, three singles and nine runs scored in 13 at-bats for the Ravens and is hitting .400 (32 for 80).
Brandon Gridley won 18 of 27 faceoffs as the Purdue club lacrosse team defeated Illinois and Toledo.
Pitcher Mark Garrett gave up three hits, two walks, and one earned run and struck out four in six innings for the Anderson baseball team (23-11) in a 5-4 loss to Rose-Hulman and was not involved in the decision. He has a 2-0 record with a 5.76 ERA.
The Marian baseball team (15-16) split doubleheaders with both Mount Vernon Nazarene and Indiana Wesleyan. Brice Laigle had one single and one run scored in five at-bats in two of the games and is hitting .139 (5 for 36).
The IU-Southeast baseball team (33-16, 13-7) split two games with Oakland City, defeated Campbellsville, and won two against Cincinnati-Clermont. Brad Walker was 1 for 10 with one run scored and one RBI and is hitting .188 (9 for 48).
Grand Valley State pitcher Zach Anderson gave up 10 hits, seven earned runs, and three walks and struck out four in 41/3 innings in an 11-10 win against Hillsdale. He is 4-1 with a 5.02 ERA.
The Danville baseball team (21-18) split six games. Patrick Norris was five for 19 with one triple and one stolen base and is hitting .291 (37 for 127).
The Taylor softball team (32-14, 26-8) swept doubleheaders against Mount Vernon Nazarene and Bethel and lost twice to Marian. Taylor Murray played in two of the games and was two for seven at the plate, with one double, one grand slam home run on a 3-2 pitch, and five RBIs, and is batting .271 (26 for 96).
Franklin’s Ashley Myers was seventh of 24 in the 800 meters (2:27.81, 2:25.82 in the preliminaries), fourth of 25 in the 1500 (5:00.53), fourth of 11 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:08.95), eighth of 13 in the triple jump (32-5), and 11th of 20 in the javelin (91-1) at the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships.
Indiana State’s Katie Wise was second in the 100-meter dash (11.58) at the Drake Relays.
Franklin’s Anna Murdock won the 400 meters (1:00.01), the 800 meters (2:21.30), and the 1500 meters (4:54.28) at the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships.
Grace’s Clarissa Knight had one home run, one double, six singles, three runs scored, five RBIs, and one stolen base in 13 at-bats in two losses to Marian and two wins against Spring Arbor. She is batting .476 (68 for 143) for the Lancers (26-21).
The Taylor softball team (32-14, 26-8) won twice against Mount Vernon Nazarene and Bethel and lost two to Marian. Alex Lovelace had one double, 10 singles, four RBIs and six runs scored in 21 at-bats in the six games and is hitting .454 (74 for 163). Davis Carter had seven singles, one double, one run scored, and eight RBIs in 18 at-bats and is hitting .439 (58 for 132).
The Butler softball team (23-25, 8-10) won one of two against Miami and one of three against Seton Hall. Chelsea Norwood had one double, four singles and one run scored in 14 at-bats and is hitting (.262)38 for 145.
Georgia softball player Brittany Gray was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs (39-13, 14-9) in a 6-4 win against Kentucky, giving up four hits, three walks, and three earned runs and striking out two in 51/3 innings. The freshman relieved in an 8-4 win against Kentucky and retired all eight hitters she faced, striking out three, and has a 14-5 record with a 2.24 ERA.
Katie Struewing had seven singles, one double, three runs scored and five RBIs in 15 at-bats for the Franklin softball team (21-13, 8-8) in doubleheader sweeps against Transylvania and Defiance, and hit .407 for the season (44 for 108). Teammate Anna Schwomeyer was one for four in two games and hit .375 (12 for 32), and Steph Smith gave up one hit in one inning of relief pitching and finished with a 2-0 record and a 0.58 ERA.
The IPFW softball team (3-42) lost twice to Bowling Green and three times to South Dakota State. Kelly Pevely had six hits, two runs scored and one RBI in 14 at-bats and is hitting .224 (22 for 98).
Bridget Pepper had one hit, one RBI and one run scored in six at-bats for the Wabash Valley softball team (34-11, 21-7) in three games in two wins against Lincoln Trail and a doubleheader split with Kaskaskia and is hitting .300 (9 for 30).
Franklin’s Erica Christy won the shot put (42-6¾), was 14th of 20 in the discus (86-0) and was eighth of 16 in the hammer throw (118-11) at the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships.
Indiana State’s Amy Hicks was fourth of six in the 1,500 meters (5:24.83) at the 2015 Indiana State Midweek Track and Field Open.
Indianapolis’ Kailey Evans was 16th of 22 in the 200 meters (27.51) and sixth of 13 in the long jump (16-3¾) at the Bellarmine Track and Field Classic.
Taylor’s Eric Croft was 25th in the men’s javelin (96-1) at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships, and the Trojans’ Taylor Allen was 25th of 27 in the women’s 200 meters (29.17).
Aaron Doughty gave up one hit in one inning of relief pitching for the Lindsey Wilson baseball team (33-17, 14-6) in a 9-0 defeat of Milligan and has an 0-2 record with a 6.23 ERA.
Brittany Toney won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4 singles and 8-1 at No. 1 doubles in Ohio Northern’s 8-1 tennis win against Capital.
The Franklin tennis team defeated Defiance 5-4 and Mount St. Joseph 8-1. Ryan Hammer won 6-2, 7-6 at No. 1 singles against Defiance and lost 6-2, 7-6 to Mount St. Joseph. Alex Hammer lost 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to Defiance at No. 3 singles and won 6-3, 6-4 against Mount St. Joseph. The Hammers teamed to win 8-2 at No. 1 singles against Defiance and 8-1 against Mount St. Joseph.