Two Johnson County graduates had very impressive starts to their 2016 softball seasons.
Georgia’s Brittany Gray, a Greenwood graduate, pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Winthrop in her sophomore season debut and followed that with a five-inning two-hit shutout of the same team. The Bulldogs are 4-0.
Grace College’s Clarissa Knight, an Indian Creek graduate, had six singles, one triple, two home runs, 10 runs scored and nine RBIs in 13 at-bats (.692 batting average) in games played in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Lancers are 1-3.
Franklin’s Erica Christy was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after winning the shot put event at the DePauw Track and Field Invitational with a school record toss of 43-1. She was 12th of 19 in the weight throw (35-8 ¾). The Grizzlies finished third of 12 teams.
Purdue’s David Dalton was fourth of 14 in the 3,000 meters (8:37.27) at the Fred Wilt Track and Field Invitational.
First baseman Kelly Pevely had three singles, one double, one home run, five runs scored and two RBIs in 14 at-bats (.357) for the IPFW softball team (0-4) in games played in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Taylor softball team opened its season in Georgia with one win in four games. Alex Lovelace had two home runs, three singles, seven RBIs, five runs scored, and one stolen base in 16 at-bats (.313); and Davis Carter had one home run, one single and two RBIs in nine at-bats (.222).
Aaron Doughty pitched one inning for the Lindsey Wilson baseball team (5-2) in an 11-2 defeat of LSU-Shreveport and gave up three hits and no runs.
The Dayton women’s tennis team lost 5-2 to Duquesne and defeated George Mason 4-0. Jackie Kawamoto won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and lost 6-2 at No. 2 doubles against Duquesne and won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles against George Mason. Jade Kawamoto lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 7-5 at No. 3 doubles to Duquesne and won 6-2 at No. 3 doubles against George Mason.
Katie Walsh won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles and lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles in IU-Southeast’s 8-1 tennis loss to Bellarmine.
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (10-13, 3-9) defeated Miami (Ohio) 92-73 and lost 73-67 to Central Michigan. Ally Lehman fouled out after playing 29 minutes against Miami and had six points (3 for 7, 0 for 2, 0 for 0), two steals, and team highs in rebounds (8) and assists (7). In the CMU game, she had 13 points (6 for 9, 1 for 3, 0 for 0) and team highs in rebounds (7) and assists (8) in 38 minutes.
The Ancilla men’s basketball team (20-6) won 75-67 against Kellogg and 83-67 against Glen Oaks. Dylan Phair had a total of 13 points (5 for 12, 3 for 5, 0 for 0), four rebounds and three assists in the two wins.
The Marian baseball team (3-4) lost four times to Middle Georgia State. Brenden Smith was hit-less in four at-bats in the series and was the losing pitcher in a 6-3 loss, giving up two earned runs, one hit, and two walks, with one strikeout, in one inning.
The Asbury women finished third of 15 teams at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Kaitlyn Smith was 40th of 50 in the 50 freestyle (27.70), 23rd of 30 in the 100 backstroke (1:09.11) and 32nd of 42 in the 100 freestyle (1:02.88).
Kyle Wuest scored a team-high 24 points (7 for 12, 3 for 6, 7 for 8) and had five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes for the Elmhurst basketball team (20-4, 10-3) in an 89-84 defeat of North Park. The senior had eight points (4 for 16, 0 for 4, 0 for 1), seven rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes in a 79-64 loss to North Central.
Caleb Giles had three points (1 for 1, 1 for 1, 0 for 0) and one rebound in four minutes for the Franklin men’s basketball team (2-21, 2-14) in a 74-61 loss to Mount St. Joseph.
The Kenyon women were first in the nine team North Atlantic Conference Swimming Championships, snapping Denison’s seven year winning streak in the event. Prior to Denison’s domination, Kenyon had won 23 championships in 24 years. The Ladies’ Haley Townsend was second of 35 in the 100 butterfly (56.91), seventh of 34 in the 100 backstroke (58.36), sixth of 45 in the 100 freestyle (51.76), and a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team. DePauw finished in third place; and Abby Sheehan was 16th of 35 in the 100 butterfly (1:01.59), 18th of 34 in the 100 backstroke (1:02.76) and 25th of 45 in the 100 freestyle (55.31).
In Ball State’s swimming loss to Miami (Ohio), the Cardinals’ Jake Eckert was fifth of six in the 200 freestyle (1:50.37) and sixth of six in the 500 freestyle (5:10.47).
Swimming at the Ohio State Winter Invitational, Miami’s Chase Bettner was sixth of 17 in the 100 butterfly (50.62), 13th of 30 in the 100 freestyle (46.57), and 14th of 29 in the 200 freestyle (1:43.69).
The Ball State men’s tennis team lost 5-2 to Xavier. Luke Andersen lost 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 1 singles and won 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Conner Andersen won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles and lost 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Marian’s Rachel Dever was 21st of 52 in the mile (5:26.45) and 49th of 70 in the 800 (21:28.09) at the Grand Valley Indoor Track and Field Big Meet.
Indiana’s Sydney Clute was second of 14 in the pole vault (13-5 ¾), and teammate Tyler Pennington was ninth of 11 in the high jump (5-0 1/2) at the Hoosier Hills Indoor Track and Field Invitational.
Hanover’s Mackenzie Dean was first of 22 in the mile (5:33.42) at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational. Franklin’s Jackie Rizzi was 23rd of 30 in the women’s 60-meter dash (8.91), 17th of 22 in the long jump (13-11), and 10th of 11 in the triple jump (28-7). The Grizzlies’ Max Bomber was 15th of 25 in the men’s 800 (2:08.32).
Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd was seventh of 74 in the mile (4:01.68) at the Iowa State Indoor Track and Field Classic.
Indianapolis’ Casey Wendorff was 21st of 23 in the 5,000 meters (17:18.22) at the UIndy Tom Hathaway Distance Track and Field Carnival.
Jay Prior pitched five innings for the Lincoln Trail baseball team (1-6) in an 8-7 loss to Northwest Mississippi and gave up six hits, four earned runs, and one walk, while striking out six. He did not get the decision.
Zeke Howie was the losing pitcher for the Marian baseball team (3-4) in a 10-0 loss to Middle Georgia State, giving up three earned runs, four hits and three walks, while striking out two in 2 2/3 innings.
Kimmy Sullivan has played in three games for the Notre Dame softball team (3-2) and has scored one run while going hitless in three at-bats.
Abbey Pratt pitched in two games for the Montevallo softball team (5-7) and gave up five hits, three earned runs, and one walk, with two strikeouts, in 42/3 innings in an 8-5 loss to Auburn-Montgomery and four hits and three earned runs in 2/3 of an inning in a 13-5 win against Tusculum.
Mallory Baker is one of five freshman who were in the starting lineup for the Purdue softball team, which opened its season with three wins and two losses in games played in Tucson, Arizona. Starting each game in right field, Baker had one home run, two doubles, one single, two RBIs and four runs scored in 10 at-bats.
Victoria Boyer has played in four games for the Palm Beach Atlantic softball team (3-7) and is batting 1.000 (3 for 3) with one RBI.
The Taylor softball team opened its season in Georgia with one win in four games. Anna Gunderson was 4 for 14 (.286) with three runs scored and one stolen base. Courtney Moriarity, playing in each game, was hit-less in two at-bats, and pitched 22/3 innings in two appearances, giving up three hits, five earned runs, and six walks, while striking out six. She took the loss in an 11-5 defeat at the hands of Reinhardt.
The Ancilla men’s basketball team (20-6) defeated Kellogg 75-67 and Glen Oaks 83-67. Anderson McCoy had six points (2 for 3, 0 for 1, 2 for 2), one rebound, two assists and one steal against Kellogg and 14 points (5 for 9, 4 for 7, 0 for 0), three assists and three steals against Glen Oaks.
The Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team (26-3, 14-3) defeated Grace 91-90 and Mount Vernon Nazarene 85-83. Jonny Marlin had 11 points (4 for 13, 2 for 6, 1 for 1) and two assists in 38 minutes against Grace and 12 points (5 for 11, 2 for 5, 0 for 0), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes against Nazarene.
The IPFW men’s basketball team (20-7, 9-3) won 88-84 against Denver. Joe Reed had 14 points (4 for 4, 1 for 1, 5 for 7) and three rebounds in 36 minutes.
The Anderson women’s basketball team (5-18, 4-12) defeated Manchester 50-41 and lost 68-47 to Bluffton. Shelby Shaffer had seven points (3 for 7, 0 for 4, 1 for 2), three rebounds, two steals, and a team-high five assists in 32 minutes in the win and seven points (3 for 9, 0 for 1, 1 for 2), four rebounds, one blocked shot, two steals and a team high six assists in 31 minutes in the loss.
The Indiana State women’s basketball team (10-13, 6-6) lost 61-45 to Northern Iowa and won 68-53 against Drake. Regan Wentland played a total of eight minutes in the two games and had one point (0 for 0, 0 for 0, 1 for 2).
The Oberlin women’s basketball team (10-13, 4-10) lost 61-49 to Allegheny and 53-50 to Hiram. Katie Lucaites played a total of 21 minutes in the two games and had 11 points (5 for 5, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), four rebounds, and one steal.
Sean Mappes won 16-3 at 174 pounds in Tennessee-Chattanooga’s 34-3 wrestling defeat of The Citadel and lost 7-3 in a 19-18 win against Virginia.
Marian’s Brett Schulthies pitched 22/3 innings for the Knights (3-4) in a 4-0 loss to Middle Georgia State and gave up no runs, one hit, and two walks and struck out two. He has now pitched 62/3 innings of scoreless ball this season.
Sarah Burns lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles for the Johnson University tennis team in a 9-0 loss to LaGrange.
Swimming at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, DePauw’s Alex Grissom was ninth of 39 in the 500 freestyle (4:38.02), 16th of 36 in the 200 freestyle (1:43.02), and 16th of 44 in the 100 freestyle (47.10).
D. J. Smith lost 6-3 at 125 pounds, and Luke Kriech lost 18-6 at 165 pounds for the Indianapolis wrestling team in a 30-18 loss to Maryville.
Competing at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational, Franklin’s J.T. Sargent was 35th of 37 in the men’s mile (5:11.49), and the Grizzlies’ Casey Tranter was seventh of seven in the women’s 5,000 (23:16.34).
The St. Mary-of-the-Woods basketball team (12-12) defeated Wilberforce 108-104 in overtime and Southern State Community College 106-41. Tara Parmer had 12 points (4 for 11, 1 for 5, 3 for 6), three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 20 minutes against Wilberforce and seven points (3 for 7, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), four rebounds, five steals, and a team high six assists in 19 minutes against Southern State. Shelby Parmer had 15 points (3 for 14, 1 for 4, 8 for 9) one rebound, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes against Wilberforce and 12 points (6 for 13, 0 for 3, 0 for 0), two rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes against Southern State.
The Tennessee-Martin women’s basketball team (18-8, 11-2) defeated Southeast Missouri 95-65, lost 80-70 to Austin Peay, and won 81-79 against Belmont. Haley Howard had six points (2 for 5, 2 for 4, 0 for 0), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes against SE-Missouri; 12 points (3 for 11, 1 for 6, 5 for 6), five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 34 minutes against Austin Peay; and 21 points (8 for 20, 4 for 12, 1 for 1), three rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes against Belmont.
The IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (12-13, 9-7) defeated Ohio Christian 51-48 and lost 68-58 to Rio Grande. Michaela Harris had five points (1 for 1, 0 for 0, 3 for 8), four rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one blocked shot in 40 minutes in the win and two points (1 for 4, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in 39 minutes in the loss.
Franklin diver Bri Gunning was 11th of 17 from the one meter board and 12th of 12 from three meters at the nine team Liberal Arts Championships in Illinois, won by the Grizzlies.
Indiana State’s Danielle Muse was fourth of seven in the mile (5:14.24) at the Hoosier Hills Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Indiana University.
Competing at the University of Indianapolis Tom Hathaway Track and Field Distance Carnival, the Greyhounds’ Brandon Benson was eighth of 31 in the 400 meters (52.62), and IUPUI’s Dejan Davis was fifth of 12 in the high jump (6-2).
Andi Stewart played in one game for the Taylor softball team (1-3) and had one hit, one run scored and one RBI in three at-bats.
Jared Adkins has played in each game for the Taylor baseball team (1-3) and has one triple and two runs scored in nine at-bats.
Sarah Ebert was 14th of 24 in the vault competition and third of 24 in the floor exercises for the Ball State gymnastics team in a four team meet with Lindenwood, Kent State, and Kentucky. Ball State defeated Lindenwood and lost to Kent State and Kentucky.
The Eastern Michigan gymnasts defeated Bowling Green and Southeast Missouri in a three team meet. Kim Ebeyer was in a three way tie for first of 18 gymnasts in the floor exercises and eighth of 18 both on the beam and in the vault competition.