Last season, Donnie Waters led the Rose-Hulman baseball team with a .390 batting average and was named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first team.
This year, in the Engineers’ first six games, the junior software engineering major had two hits in 20 at-bats (.100). Since then, the Franklin Community High School graduate has hit his stride and has 14 hits in 32 at-bats in his past nine games, a .438 batting average, to raise his average for the season to .308 (16 for 52).
The conference-leading Engineers (13-5, 6-1) won three games against Hanover and shut out Anderson in their most recent outings, and Waters was 5 for 9 in three of those games.
The Indiana State baseball team (18-11) won three games against Butler. Jeremy McKinney pitched five innings in a 14-inning 13-9 win and gave up one earned run, three hits and one walk and struck out seven. He has a 2-1 record and a 1.53 ERA in 231/3 innings while yielding only 15 hits and six walks and striking out 27.
Blake Thomas has played in 16 games for the Anderson softball team (11-6, 2-0) and is batting .295 (13 for 34).
Hannah White was second for the 11th-place Franklin golf team and 50th of 70 overall with scores of 93-90—183 at the 12-team Washington of St. Louis Spring Invitational.
The Franklin softball team (16-8, 3-3) lost twice to Transylvania and won two against Berea. Olivia Paszek gave up one earned run, four hits and one walk in six innings and struck out three in a 1-0 loss to Transylvania. The sophomore shut out Berea, giving up three hits and striking out three in a five-inning 8-0 win, and has a 10-3 record with a 1.78 ERA. Grace Paszek had two hits, one RBI and one run scored in 11 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .351 (26 for 74).
Pitcher Aaron Doughty gave up one walk and struck out two in one inning of relief for the Lindsey Wilson baseball team (26-14) in an 8-4 defeat of Brescia. In a 6-5 defeat by Campbellsville, the senior was charged with the loss after giving up five earned runs, four hits and three walks and striking out five in four innings. His record in 36 innings in 13 games is 3-4 with a 5.50 ERA.
The Indiana baseball team (13-13, 1-2), defeated Indiana State, lost to Cincinnati and won one of three against Rutgers. Alex Krupa had one hit and a stolen base in 10 at-bats and is hitting .257 (18 for 70).
The Hanover baseball team (5-15, 2-6) defeated Franklin and lost three times to Rose-Hulman. Sam Orem had three hits, two RBIs and one run scored in 15 at-bats in the four games and is batting .300 (15 for 50).
The Anderson baseball team (6-13, 3-4) lost three games against Mount St. Joseph and once to Anderson. Conner Morris had one hit in 13 at-bats in the four games and is batting .200 (13 for 65).
Mitchell Caster pitched five innings for the Franklin baseball team (8-12, 3-4) in two losses and one win against Earlham and gave up seven earned runs, eight hits, and four walks and struck out eight. He has an 0-1 record with a 7.20 ERA in 10 innings.
Kelly Pevely is batting .276 (32 for 116) for the IPFW softball team (10-26).
Brittany Gray was the losing pitcher for the Georgia softball team (31-7, 5-4) in a 5-1 loss to LSU, giving up five earned runs, six hits and eight walks in seven innings and striking out 11. She was credited with her fifth save when she pitched the final inning of a 3-1 win against LSU and retired all three batters, striking out one. Her record is 9-4 with a 2.49 ERA.
The Butler softball team (21-14, 4-2) won two of three against Providence. Chelsea Norwood had one hit and one RBI in four at-bats in two of the games and is hitting .300 (3 for 10).
The Franklin softball team (16-8, 3-3) lost twice to Transylvania and won twice against Berea. Katie Struewing had three singles, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored in 11 at-bats and is hitting .333 (27 for 81). Pitcher Danielle Speas gave up two hits and one earned run in 1/3 of an inning in an 8-2 loss to Transylvania and has a 1-1 record with a 7.00 ERA in five innings in five games.
The IU-Southeast women’s tennis team lost 5-4 to Martin Methodist and 8-1 to William Carey and won 7-2 against Spring Hill. Katie Walsh lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles against Methodist. She won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles and lost 6-0, 6-2 in singles against William Carey and won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and lost 6-3, 6-1 in singles against Spring Hill.
The Dayton women’s tennis team defeated Butler 4-3 and St. Bonaventure 6-1. Jade Kawamoto won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 at No. 3 singles against Butler and 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 against St. Bonaventure, but lost both of her matches at No. 2 doubles. Jackie Kawamoto won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles against Butler and 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 against St. Bonaventure and split her two No. 3 doubles matches, losing to Butler.
The Ohio Northern women’s tennis team won 8-1 against Adrian and lost 7-2 to John Carroll. Brittany Toney won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles in the win and lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and 8-5 at No. 2 doubles in the loss.
Alex Hammer lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and 9-7 at No. 1 doubles in Franklin’s 9-0 tennis loss to Hanover.
Clarissa Knight is batting .446 (41 for 92) for the Grace softball team (15-13).
Taylor Kinney won 8-5 at No. 3 doubles in Marian’s 8-1 tennis win against Georgetown College and 6-2 at No. 3 doubles in a 4-3 loss to Butler.
The Marian baseball team (12-19, 2-6) won one of four against St. Francis. Brenden Smith had four hits in 10 at-bats and is hitting .250 (15 for 60). In a 3-1 loss to St. Francis, he pitched 22/3 innings and gave up no hits or runs while walking one and striking out four. The sophomore has pitched 102/3 innings and has a 1-1 record with a 1.69 ERA and has struck out 16 while walking only five.
The Taylor softball team (11-13, 2-6) lost twice to Huntington. Andi Stewart was 0 for 1 in her only at-bat and is hitting .250 (3 for 12).
Monica Collins played in two games for the Franklin softball team (16-8, 3-3), which lost twice to Transylvania and defeated Berea twice, and had one hit and two runs scored in three at-bats. She is hitting .333 (3 for 9) in 13 games.
The Ancilla softball team (8-12) lost twice to Muskegon. Lauren Sprohl was hit-less in five at-bats and is batting .273 (9 for 33). She pitched 42/3 innings and was the losing pitcher in a 9-4 loss, giving up six earned runs, nine hits and three walks and striking out one. In 642/3 innings in 12 games, she is 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA, giving up 12 walks and 92 hits and striking out 53.
Paige Lundy was fifth for 11th-place Franklin and 62nd of 70 overall with scores of 96-93—189 at the 12-team Washington of St. Louis Golf Invitational.
Competing at the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals, Eastern Michigan finished fourth of six teams, behind Auburn, Stanford and Michigan and ahead of Penn State and New Hampshire. Kim Ebeyer was 10th of 42 in the vault, 25th of 42 on the beam and 19th of 42 in the floor exercise.
Indiana State’s Danielle Muse was 56th of 65 in the 1,500 meters in 5:15.62 at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Track and Field Classic.
Indianapolis’ Melissa Rios was 10th of 36 in the women’s 200-meter dash (26.69) at the Knight Track and Field Invitational, hosted by Marian. The Greyhounds’ Brandon Benson was 14th of 33 in the men’s 100 (11.49) and 14th of 44 in the 200 (23.16).
The Notre Dame softball team (26-6) defeated IPFW and split two games with Florida State. Kimmy Sullivan pinch-hit against IPFW and played third base in the two games against the Seminoles. She had two hits, one RBI and three runs scored in eight at-bats and is hitting .379 (11 for 29).
The Purdue softball team (21-16, 3-5) won two of three against Iowa and split two games with Indiana. Mallory Baker had three hits and two RBIs in 10 at-bats against Iowa and was 0 for 6 against Indiana. She is batting .263 (25 for 95) in 35 games, all starts.
Victoria Boyer is batting .359 (23 for 64) for the Palm Beach Atlantic softball team (24-14).
The Taylor softball team (11-13, 2-6) lost twice to Huntington. Anna Gunderson was hitless in four at-bats and is hitting .240 (18 for 75). Courtney Moriarity was 2 for 6 and is batting .385 (15 for 39). Moriarity pitched two innings in relief in a 9-0 loss and gave up no runs, one hit and one walk. She has a 2-5 record with a 3.94 ERA in 262/3 innings in 10 games and has given up 21 walks and 19 hits while striking out 18.
Abbey Pratt has pitched 392/3 innings for the Montevallo softball team (17-26) and has a 3-2 record with a 5.29 ERA, giving up 20 walks and 61 hits and striking out 29.
The Indianapolis softball team (34-1) won twice against both St. Joseph’s and Bellarmine, but Southern Indiana gave the Greyhounds their first loss of the season in the second game of a doubleheader. Natalie Lalich had three doubles, four singles, two RBIs and two runs scored in 19 at-bats in the six games and is hitting .413 (45 for 109) in 35 starts.
Shelby Shaffer is batting .364 (20 for 55) in 17 games for the Anderson softball team (11-6).
Mark Garrett has pitched 15 innings for the Anderson baseball team (6-12, 3-3) and has a 6.60 ERA with no decisions.
Patrick Norris is batting .307 (23 for 75), and Ethan Stephen is hitting .231 (6 for 21) for the Danville baseball team (11-10).
Zach Anderson (2-3) started and pitched four innings for the Grand Valley baseball team (13-9-1) in a 9-1 loss to Saginaw Valley and gave up eight hits, four earned runs and one walk while striking out one. He relieved for one inning in an 8-5 win against Ashland and gave up one earned run and two hits and struck out two.
Devon Hensley is batting .194 (12 for 63) for the Indianapolis baseball team (19-7).
Brad Walker has played in 14 games, starting six, for the IU-Southeast baseball team (18-11) and is batting .308 (4 for 13).
The Marian baseball team (12-19) lost three of four to St. Francis. Zeke Howie was the winning pitcher in a 16-5 win, giving up five earned runs, eight hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out five. He has a 3-3 record with a 4.54 ERA. Brice Laigle had two hits, two RBIs, one stolen base and two runs scored in the series and is hitting.286 (2 for 7).
Jay Prior pitched four innings for the Lincoln Trail baseball team (18-19) in an 8-7 win against Lakeland and gave up three earned runs, five hits and one walk and struck out five. He has a 5-0 record with a 4.01 ERA in 332/3 innings in 10 games.
Competing at the 25-team Jewell NCAA Division II Regional Golf Tournament, Chris Heck was fifth for the second-place Indianapolis men and 41st of 125 overall with scores of 79-78—157.
The IUPUI men’s golf team finished 14th of 15 teams at the IU-Hoosier Invitational. Austin Crowder was fifth for the Jaguars and 68th of 75 overall with scores of 82-79—161.
The Ball State tennis team defeated Northern Illinois 4-3 and lost 4-0 to Illinois. Luke Andersen won 7-6, 6-4 at No. 1 singles and 6-4 at No. 2 doubles against NIU and lost 7-6, 6-1 in singles and 6-4 at No. 1 doubles to Illinois. Conner Andersen lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and won 7-6 at No. 1 doubles against NIU and lost 6-1, 6-3 in singles and 6-1 at No. 2 doubles to the Illini.
Cameron Schoolcraft won 8-5 at No. 6 singles for the Lynn tennis team in a 9-0 win against Eckerd.
Marian’s Grace Neathery lost 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and 8-5 at No. 2 doubles in a 5-4 women’s tennis loss to Georgetown College.
Emily Jones won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in Wheaton’s 9-0 tennis defeat of Webster.
Ball State’s Jordan Timmons finished ninth of 29 in the women’s 1,500 meters (4:54.84) at the Miami of Ohio Track and Field Duals.
Davidson’s Tori Long was eighth of 65 in the women’s 400 meters and 62nd of 102 in the 200-meter dash at the High Point VertKlasse Track and Field Meeting.
Indiana’s Sydney Clute competed in the pole vault event at the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays but failed to make any of her attempts at her opening height of 13-3½.
Southern Indiana’s Jordan Jones was 16th of 47 in the shot put (34-9), 39th of 54 in the discus (87-4), 19th of 55 in the hammer (121-9), and 20th of 42 in the javelin (90-3) at the Washington of St. Louis Track and Field Invitational.
Marian’s Rachel Dever was 12th of 42 in the women’s 5,000 meters (18:33.98) at the Knights Track and Field Invitational at Marian. Teammate Erin Rosebrough was 37th of 39 in the 100-meter dash (14.17) and 34th of 36 in the 200 (29.95). Indianapolis’ Casey Wendorff was 29th of 46 in the men’s 5000 (16:19.87).