The Indiana University baseball team won two of three games against Minnesota and moved into first place in the Big Ten Conference with a 13-5 record. The Gophers are tied with Michigan for second place with a 12-5 record.
Alex Krupa had seven hits in 13 at-bats in the series to lead the Hoosiers, who have three games against Illinois and three against Nebraska remaining on the schedule, prior to the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
A Greenwood Community High School graduate, Krupa had two more hits in four at-bats in 29-17 Indiana’s 3-2 win against Kentucky and is now hitting a team-high .307 (39 for 127) after a slow start. The junior also leads the Hoosiers in stolen bases with 13, is second in on-base percentage (.403) and has played error-less ball in the field.
The Hanover baseball team (13-25, 10-16) lost once to Transylvania and three times to Earlham. Sam Orem pinch-hit unsuccessfully in one of the losses and is now batting .250 (15 for 60).
Mitchell Caster pitched 32/3 innings for Franklin in a 9-8 loss to Manchester and gave up two earned runs, four hits and one walk and struck out three. The sophomore, who was charged with the loss, has an 0-3 record with a 6.26 ERA in 23 innings.
The Ohio Northern women’s tennis team defeated Marietta 5-0 in the first round of the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament and lost 5-2 to Otterbein in the semifinals. Brittany Toney won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and led 6-0, 5-0 at No. 4 singles when the Marietta match was stopped. The junior lost 8-3 in doubles and 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles against Otterbein.
The Franklin men’s tennis team lost its final regular-season match to Transylvania 6-3 and lost 5-2 to Hanover in the first round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Alex Hammer lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles to Transylvania and won 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 in singles and lost 8-2 in doubles against Hanover. The sophomore was named to the 14-member All-Conference Team after compiling a 6-2 record at No. 1 doubles.
Indianapolis’ Kailey Evans finished ninth of 16 in the long jump (17-4¾) and 12th of 15 in the triple jump (31-3) at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Track and Field Championships.
The Franklin softball team lost 3-2 to Anderson, defeated Transylvania 9-8 and was eliminated from the double-elimination Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship Tournament by Anderson 5-3. Katie Struewing had three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored in nine at-bats in the three games and finished her senior year with a .396 batting average (53 for 134) and a selection to the 14-member All-HCAC first team.
The Georgia softball team (40-16, 12-12) lost two of three games against Alabama. Brittany Gray (11-8, 3.14 ERA) took the loss in a 9-7 defeat by the Crimson Tide, giving up eight earned runs, eight hits, and five walks and striking out four in 51/3 innings.
The IPFW softball team (11-40, 2-16) lost three games against Western Illinois. Kelly Pevely had one double and one home run in eight at-bats in the three games and is hitting .255 (37 for 145).
Chelsea Norwood is hitting .209 (9 for 43) for the Butler softball team (26-22, 9-7) after going hitless in two at-bats in an 8-0 loss to Indiana State.
The Taylor softball team was eliminated from the double-elimination Crossroads Conference Championship Tournament after losing two of three games. Alex Lovelace, who was named to the All-Crossroads first team, had five singles, one double, two RBIs and three runs scored in 13 at-bats in the tournament and finished the year with a .361 batting average (61 for 183). Teammate Davis Carter was five for 11 in the three games and hit .303 (46 for 152).
The Grace softball team (30-27) defeated Spring Arbor and was eliminated by losses to Marian and Indiana Wesleyan in the Crossroads Conference tournament. Clarissa Knight, who was named to the All-Crossroads first team, had four hits, one RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base in the three games and hit .457 (80 for 175) for the year.
Jeremy McKinney (5-3, 2.55 ERA) was the winning pitcher in 29-17 Indiana State’s 8-6 defeat of Wichita State, giving up two earned runs, six hits and no walks and striking out four in five innings of relief.
The Rose-Hulman baseball team (26-11, 18-6) lost to Webster and clinched the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a win against Franklin and two of three wins against Mount St. Joseph. Donnie Waters had one single, one double, one home run and four RBIs in 11 at-bats in four games and is hitting .287 (31 for 108).
The Anderson softball team won three and lost two in the HCAC Tournament. Blake Thomas, who was named to the All-HCAC first team, had five singles, one double, one RBI and one run scored in 15 at-bats in the five games and hit .351 (39 for 111) for the season.
The Franklin softball team (25-14) lost 3-2 to Anderson, defeated Transylvania 9-8, and lost 5-3 to Anderson at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Grace Paszek had one hit, two RBIs and one run scored in 10 at-bats in the three games and hit .316 (37 for 117) for the season. Olivia Paszek pitched in all three games and was charged with the losses to Anderson. The sophomore, who was named to the 14 member All-HCAC first team, gave up 12 earned runs, 22 hits, and 10 walks and struck out 13 in 15 innings. She finished with a 15-6 record and a 2.16 ERA in 1322/3 innings.
Jared Adkins is batting .221 (37 for 86) in 53 games for the Taylor baseball team (39-16).
Austin Browning is batting .304 (7 for 23) for the Danville baseball team (23-22-1).
Monica Collins hit .267 (4 for 15) for the Franklin softball team (25-14).
Andi Stewart hit .333 (16 for 48) for the Taylor softball team (27-28).
Indianapolis’ Brandon Benson finished 16th of 19 in the men’s 100-meter dash (11.33) at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Track and Field Championships. The Greyhounds’ Melissa Rios was eighth of 16 in the women’s 100-meter dash (12.56) and 13th of 28 in the 200 (25.78).
Franklin’s Ashley Myers, competing against NCAA Division I opponents at Indiana’s Billy Hayes Track and Field Invitational, had a personal-best time of 2:21.25 while finishing 10th of14 in the 800 meters.
The Notre Dame softball team (39-10, 13-7) won two of three against North Carolina State. Third baseman Kimmy Sullivan had four hits, one RBI and three runs scored in 12 at-bats and is hitting .379 (22 for 58).
The Taylor softball team (27-28) won one game and lost two in the Crossroads League Championship tournament. Anna Gunderson had three hits and scored one run in 11 at-bats in the three games and hit .267 (36 for 135) for the season. Courtney Moriarity had three hits, one RBI and two runs scored in nine at-bats and finished with a .339 batting average (41 for 121). Moriarity pitched in all three games, giving up three earned runs, five hits and four walks and striking out two in nine innings. She was credited with the win and charged with one of the losses and finished the season with a 6-9 record and a 3.12 ERA in 802/3 innings.
The University of Indianapolis softball team (51-5) lost two of three games and was eliminated from the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament. Natalie Lalich, who was named to the All-Region first team, had three hits and scored two runs in 11 at-bats and hit .388 (69 for 178) for the season.
The Anderson softball team (26-14) won three of five games at the HCAC Tournament, defeating Franklin twice and winning one and losing two to champion Hanover. Shelby Shaffer was 5 for 15 with two RBIs and three runs scored and finished the season with a .295 batting average (36 for 122).
Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd finished third of 16 in the 1,500 meters (3:57.41) at the Wisconsin Twilight Track and Field Invitational.
Purdue’s Justin Veteto won the 110-meter hurdles (14.14) and the 400 hurdles (52.94) at the Rankin- Poehlein Track and Field Invitational at Purdue.
Davidson’s Tori Long was 19th of 25 in the 400 meters (59.30) at the Atlantic 10 Conference Track and Field Championships.
Southern Indiana’s Jordan Jones was 16th of 35 in the women’s shot put (35-3), 15th of 22 in the hammer (124-9) and ninth of 24 in the javelin (97-7) at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Track and Field Championships. Indianapolis’ Casey Wendorff was 18th of 31 in the men’s 10,000 (34:32.31) and 21st of 25 in the 5000 (16:27.40).
Indiana’s Sydney Clute was second of 17 in the women’s pole vault (13-7½) at the Hoosiers’ Billy Hayes Track and Field Invitational. Teammate Taylor Pennington was ninth of 15 in the women’s high jump (5-2½), and Hoosier Derek Grimmer was a member of the winning men’s 400-meter relay team. Taylor’s Noah Clayton was 10th of 15 in the men’s 400 hurdles.
Indianapolis’ Chris Heck played the first two rounds of the three round NCAA Division II Regional golf tournament with scores of 80-82 and withdrew without playing the third round. Since two players withdrew, the Greyhounds finished 19th of 19 teams.
The Hanover men’s lacrosse team lost 10-8 to Washington and Jefferson in the Ohio River Conference semifinal. Brock Warner scored one goal and had one ground ball for the Panthers.
Jay Prior pitched four innings for the Lincoln Trail baseball team (26-30) in a 3-2 loss to Rend Lake and gave up two earned runs, five hits, and three walks and struck out one. He has a 6-1 record with a 2.14 ERA.
The IU Southeast baseball team (42-13) won four games in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament before being eliminated as a result of two losses to champion Rio Grande. Brad Walker pinch-hit successfully in one of the games and is hitting .448 (13 for 29).
The University of Indianapolis baseball team (32-18, 17-11) lost three of four games against Southern Indiana. Devon Hensley had two singles, one double, a grand-slam home run and four runs scored in 12 at-bats in the four games and is batting .275 (36 for 131).
Grand Valley’s Zach Anderson pitched 2/3 of an inning in a 11-5 loss to Wayne State, giving up six earned runs, four hits and one walk in the 12th inning and being charged with the loss. He started on the mound in a 7-6 win against Tiffin and gave up six earned runs, nine hits and three walks and struck out three in 52/3 innings. |The senior has a 4-5 record with a 5.81 ERA for GVSU (31-15-1, 22-8).
Mark Garrett pitched 21/3 innings for the Anderson baseball team (16-21, 13-12) in a 9-8 win against Defiance and gave up one earned run, three hits and one walk and struck out two. He has an 0-1 record with a 7.48 ERA in 212/3 innings.
The Danville baseball team (23-22) lost once to Kankakee and four times against Parkland. Patrick Norris was one for 17 at the plate in the five games and is hitting .296 (48 for 162). Eathen Stephen was two for nine with one RBI in four games and is hitting .213 (16 for 75).