College update – May 21

Competing in the double-elimination Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, Grand Valley State needed to win twice against Malone, a team which had it lost to 12-5 earlier in the tournament, in order to win the title and the coveted berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Center Grove High School graduate Zach Anderson took the mound for the Lakers in the most important start of his college career, and the senior came through with a great performance, limiting Malone to seven hits, one walk and no runs in 7 2/3 innings and striking out three in a 4-0 win.

Grand Valley then defeated Malone 6-5 to win the GLIAC championship and the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament. Anderson, who has a 5-5 record and a 5.12 ERA, is one of three pitchers who were named to the GLIAC All-Tournament Team.


  • The Indianapolis baseball team (37-19) lost its first game in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Tournament to Rockhurst but then won four games to earn the right to play and defeat Rockhurst 6-1 for the title and the No. 3 seed in the eight team NCAA Division II Regional Tournament. Devon Hensley had six hits in 19 at-bats in the tournament and is hitting .280 (42 for 150).
  • The Danville baseball team (26-23-1) won three of four games against John Wood. Patrick Norris had five singles, one double, one triple, three runs scored, one stolen base and five RBIs in 15 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .311 (55 for 177). Eathen Stephen had one hit and scored one run in three at-bats in two of the games and is hitting .218 (17 for 78).
  • The Ancilla baseball team (4-41-1) lost five games last week. Jade Doyle played in three of the games and had one hit in seven at-bats.
  • The Wheaton women’s tennis team lost 5-1 to Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Tournament. Emily Jones lost 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, and her No. 3 singles match was unfinished.
  • Taylor’s Noah Clayton finished 19th of 36 competitors in the 400-meter hurdles at the Dr. Keeler Track and Field Meet at North Central College.
  • Notre Dame’s Conner Stapleton was a member of the 10th-place 4X100 relay team at the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships.
  • The Notre Dame softball team (41-11) defeated Virginia Tech and Louisville in the single-elimination ACC softball tournament before losing to Florida State in the championship game. Kimmy Sullivan had one single, her third home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in nine at-bats in the three games and is batting .358 (24 for 67). The Irish are continuing their season in the NCAA Regional at the University of Michigan.


  • Franklin’s Erica Christy finished 13th of 22 in the shot put (39-7¾) at the Dr. Keeler Track and Field Meet at North Central College.
  • The Indiana baseball team (31-19) won two of three games against Illinois but fell to second place in the Big Ten Conference, one-half game behind Minnesota, which won three games against Purdue. Alex Krupa had three hits and scored two runs in 12 at-bats in the Illinois games and is hitting .302 (42 for 139).
  • Brayton Buchanan had one hit in five at-bats in two games for the Ancilla baseball team (4-41-1), which lost five games last week.
  • The Butler softball team (28-22) defeated DePaul 10-6 and St. John’s 10-8 to win the Big East Championship Tournament and earn a place in the NCAA National Tournament. Chelsea Norwood was hit-less in seven at-bats in the two wins and is batting .180 (9 for 50).


  • The Grace softball team (30-29) lost twice to Oakland City and was eliminated from the National Christian College Athletic Association Tournament. Clarissa Knight had one home run, two singles, two RBIs, and two runs scored in six at-bats in the two games and is hitting a team high .459 (83-181). The junior also leads the team with a .631 slugging average and a .504 on-base percentage.


  • IUPUI’s Dejan Davis finished 13th of 14 in the high jump (5-11½) at the Summit League Track and Field Championships.
  • The Ancilla baseball team (4-41-1) lost five games last week. Jacob Roberson played in one game and was hitless in three at-bats.


  • The Indiana State baseball team (32-18, 11-7) defeated Ball State and won two of three against Bradley. Jeremy McKinney relieved in a 4-2 win against Bradley and was credited with the win after giving up one hit, one walk and no runs and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings. He has a 6-3 record with a 2.42 ERA in 44 2/3 innings and has given up 36 hits and nine walks and has struck out 44.
  • The Rose-Hulman baseball team defeated Manchester once and Earlham twice to win the Heartland Conference Championship Tournament and qualify for the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Donnie Waters had three singles, two doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored in 12 at-bats in the three wins and is hitting .300 (36 for 120).