College update – March 3

Purdue sophomore first baseman Mallory Baker is hitting .333 for the Boilermakers this season.

Former Center Grove standout Baker batting leadoff for Purdue softball team

Purdue leadoff hitter Mallory Baker hit for the cycle over the Boilermaker softball team’s final three games of the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida. She went 6 for 9 with three singles, a double, a triple and a home run during that span, scoring four runs.

The sophomore, a Center Grove High School graduate, leads Purdue this season in doubles (four) and RBIs (nine) while being tied for the top spot in runs scored with seven.


Freshman left fielder Lexi Gaffney had a hit and two runs for Franklin College softball in a 15-1 victory against Berea to open the season.

Freshman left fielder Maddie Keeley had three hits and a stolen base for IUPUI in its 2-1 defeat of Tennessee-Martin. Teammate Mandy Dallas delivered a hit for the winners in a pinch-hitting role.

Junior center fielder Devon Hensley picked up a hit and scored a run as the University of Indianapolis baseball team scored a 5-3 upset against 13th-ranked Quincy.

Indianapolis freshman left fielder Hannah Burris went 3-for-3 at the plate in the Greyhounds’ 6-4 victory against Ohio Dominican.

Lipscomb’s women’s basketball team defeated Kennesaw State, 69-52, in its final regular-season game. Guard Lauren Rau produced nine points, three assists and three steals for the winning team.

Regan Wentland helped Indiana State score a 74-67 win against Loyola with three points, three assists and four assists.


Indiana senior Levi Brock earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors with a third-place effort in the 200-yard breaststroke at the conference men’s swimming championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Junior guard Dylan Phair finished with six points and two rebounds in Indiana Tech’s 84-68 loss to Rochester (Michigan) in the semifinals of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament.


Franklin College leadoff hitter Monica Collins went 4 for 5 at the plate, scored four runs and drove in three runs as the Grizzlies opened the softball season with a two-game sweep at Berea.

Junior first baseman Branton Sanders picked up three hits in as many at-bats for Anderson in its 5-4 loss to Heidelberg.

Senior designated hitter Jared Adkins stole a base for Taylor in each game of the Spartans’ doubleheader sweep of Cincinnati Christian. Adkins hit a double in the opener, a 9-1 triumph.

Kate White scored two points off the bench for Indiana Tech’s women’s basketball team in its 96-58 win against Concordia (Michigan) in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament semifinal.


Senior first baseman Grace Paszek delivered two hits for Franklin College softball in a 15-1 season-opening victory at Berea. Her twin sister, Olivia Paszek, picked up the win by pitching five innings and allowing three hits.

Junior Adam Destrampe placed ninth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming Championships in a personal-best time of 15:07.

Manchester sprinter Travis Murr placed second in the 60-meter dash and third in the 200 at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Anderson University. The freshman’s respective times were 7.02 and 22.68 seconds, the former breaking Murr’s own indoor record of two-hundredths of a second.

Butler freshman Chandler McGaha ran a time of 1:54.78 to place ninth in the preliminaries of the 800-meter run at the Big East Indoor track and field championships in Staten Island, N.Y.

Senior guard Tara Parmer collected six rebounds to go along with six assists and four steals in St. Mary-of-the-Woods’ 104-64 romp against Robert Morris-Springfield. She scored 18 points with five boards and three assists in a 91-78 loss to Robert Quinn College.


IUPUI pitcher Megan Overton pitched a three-hitter in the Jaguars’ 2-1 softball victory against Tennessee-Martin. She struck out six batters while also hitting a double as the team’s leadoff hitter.

Georgia pitcher Brittany Gray tossed a one-hitter in the Bulldogs’ 7-0 victory against East Tennessee State. The senior struck out 14 batters and allowed only one walk.

Freshman catcher Damon Maynard got his debut baseball season off to a strong start, going 4 for 6 with a home run, five RBIs and five runs scored in his first four games at Olney Central College in Illinois.

IUPUI sophomore Holly Hoopingarner had four points and three rebounds in a reserve role in her team’s 56-54 win against Northern Kentucky.


Johnson County resident Drew Naumovich had two singles and drove in two runs in Franklin College’s doubleheader sweep of Penn State-Behrend.

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