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Freshman Kelsie Ratliff, a Greenwood Community High School graduate, was inserted into the starting lineup of the Danville Community College basketball team (22-10) on Feb. 11 and scored in double figures in seven consecutive games.

Last week Danville won its first game in the National Junior College Regionals, defeating Lincoln Land 69-51 before being eliminated by Parkland 86-75.

Ratliff had 23 points (9 for 19, 4 for 9, 1 for 2) three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in the win and 13 points (5 for 12, 3 for 10, 0 for 0), three rebounds, two blocked shots, two assists and one steal in the loss.

In her seven games as a starter, she averaged 15.7 points on

48 percent shooting from the field, 42 percent from behind the arc and 71 percent from the free-throw line.


The Taylor softball team

(11-3) defeated Tennessee-Temple twice and lost twice to Tennessee Wesleyan. Alex Lovelace had five singles, two doubles, one RBI, one stolen base and five runs scored in 14 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .583 (28 for 48) with seven doubles and 18 RBIs in

13 games.

DeVyn Barker is batting

.320 (16 for 50) for the 13-8 Southeastern softball team and has 10 stolen bases, 15 runs scored and team highs in RBIs (17) and home runs (4).

Kelly Pevely has played in eight games, four as a starter, for the IPFW softball team (16-6) and is batting .333 (4 for 12) with two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Franklin softball team (6-4) defeated Dominican and Wilmington and lost twice to DePauw. Katie Struewing had three singles, two doubles and three runs scored in 14 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .429 (18 for 42). Anna Schwomeyer was 1 for 5 with one run scored in the four games and is batting .333

(6 for 18).

The Anderson baseball team (3-1) defeated Capital 17-7 and lost 12-2 to Denison. Shortstop Conner Morris had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in six at-bats and is hitting .385 (5 for 13).

Alex Krupa has played in seven games for the Iowa Western baseball team (9-4) and is batting .154 (2 for 13) with one run scored.

Zack Shultz had one hit, one RBI and one run scored in five at-bats in the 2-6 Hanover baseball team’s 8-5 loss to IU-Southeast.

Alyssa Hoover won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 singles in Southern Indiana’s 6-3 tennis win against Bentley and lost 6-4, 6-2 in a 7-2 loss to Missouri-St. Louis.

Brittany Toney won 0-6, 7-6, 10-5 at No. 6 singles in Ohio Northern’s 8-1 tennis win against Susquehanna.

Ryan Hammer won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles and lost 8-5 at No. 1 doubles in Franklin’s 6-3 tennis loss to Defiance.


Tyler Ison had one hit in six at-bats for the Franklin baseball team (8-2) in a three-game sweep of Albion and is batting .222 (4 for 18).

The Liberty baseball team (11-6) defeated Duke and won three against Kent State. Ashton Perritt had two doubles, four singles, three RBIs, five runs scored and his seventh stolen base in 14 at-bats in the four games and is now batting .250 (16 for 64). On the mound he gave up his first runs of the season, yielding two runs, four hits and one walk while striking out two in two innings against Duke. He earned his fifth save with a scoreless inning against Kent State in which he gave up one hit and struck out one. His ERA is 1.69.

Shelby Wilson had one hit in 14 at-bats for the Indiana State softball team (11-6) in a loss to St. John’s and wins against Quinnipiac, Villanova, Utah and Western Michigan.

The Southern softball team (0-15) lost three games to Alabama State. Harley Roller, the leading hitter for Southern with a .250 batting average (8 for 32), had one double, two singles and one run scored in 10 at-bats.

Southern Indiana pitcher Brooke Harmening shut out the Missouri School of Science and Engineering softball team for

12 innings and struck out 18 batters before giving up a run in the 13th for a 1-0 loss. She had one double in six at-bats. She was hitless in three at-bats in a 3-2 loss to the same team.

Jared Hunt won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles and lost 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in Franklin’s 6-3 tennis loss to Defiance.

Drea Mize had one assist in two minutes for the Indiana basketball team (18-12) in a first-round 82-57 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament.

The Butler basketball team (15-15, 10-8) defeated Creighton 67-59 in its last regular season game and then lost 61-52 to Creighton in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Haley Howard had one point (0 for 4, 1 for 2) and four rebounds in 18 minutes in the win and four points (1 for 3, 2 for 2), four rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes in the loss.

The Eastern Michigan gymnasts finished second to Northern Illinois and ahead of Air Force and Temple in a four-way meet. Kim Ebeyer was fourth of 24 on the beam (9.825), 15th of 24 in the vault (9.650) and 18th of 24 in the floor exercises (9.600).

Sarah Ebeyer was seventh of 12 in the vault (9.675) and 11th of 12 in the floor exercises (9.750) in the Ball State gymnasts’ loss to Ohio State.

Center Grove

The Indiana softball team

(5-16-1) lost to Weber State and Boise State to drop to 2-16-1 before winning three games in a row, avenging the previous two losses and defeating Valparaiso. Natalie Lalich, the Hoosiers’ cleanup hitter, was 4 for 12 with two runs scored in the first four games

and was walked four times by

Valparaiso. She leads her team with a .353 batting average (12 for 34) and a .511 on-base percentage.

Kimmy Sullivan had one single, one double and one run scored in six at-bats for the

Notre Dame softball team (17-4-1) in two wins and one loss against Georgia Tech and is batting

.273 (6 for 22).

The Taylor softball team (11-3) defeated Tennessee Temple twice and lost two to Tennessee Wesleyan. Anna Gunderson, who is batting .378 (17 for 48), had four singles, one double, one stolen base, three runs scored and two RBIs in 10 at-bats in three of the games.

Emily Claeys lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles in St. Josephs’ 9-0 tennis loss to Tiffin.

Jamie Claeys won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles in Bellarmine’s 6-3 women’s tennis win against Cumberland and won 8-4 in doubles and lost 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4 singles in a 6-3 loss to Lincoln Memorial.

The Ball State tennis team lost 6-1 to Vanderbilt and won

7-0 against Lipscomb. Luke Andersen won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and 8-6 at No. 2 doubles against Lipscomb and lost 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 at No. 2 singles and 8-3 at No. 3 doubles against Vanderbilt.

Brandon Gridley had three ground balls and won 11 of 14 face-offs for the Purdue club lacrosse team in a 9-7 loss to Kentucky and won seven of 16 face-offs in a 9-4 loss to Dayton.

Eastern Michigan diver Dakoda Johnson was sixth of 16 at one meter and 14th of 16 at three meters at the Mid-American Conference Championships.

The Northern Kentucky basketball team (17-12, 13-5) defeated South Carolina-Upstate 71-58 and East Tennessee State 58-50. Melody Doss had 19 points (8 for 12,

3 for 3), four rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and two steals against Upstate and a team-high 25 points (8 for 15, 2 for 5, 7 for 7), six rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots and one steal against East Tennessee.

The University of Indianapolis basketball team (23-8) beat Missouri-St. Louis 78-74 and lost 80-70 to Maryville. Kirsten Gliesmann, whose minutes were limited due to her fouling out of both games, had nine points (4 for 7, 1 for 1) four rebounds and one blocked shot in 12 minutes in the win and four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 16 minutes in the loss.

Joe Reed had nine points

(4 for 7, 1 for 2), eight rebounds and two assists for the IPFW basketball team (23-9) in 23 minutes in a first-round 85-47 Summit League tournament win against IUPUI and nine points (2 for 5, 5 for 5), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes in a 64-60 semifinals win against South Dakota State, a win that sent the Mastodons to the championship game against North Dakota State with an NCAA Tournament berth on the line. However, IPFW fell 60-57 in the title game, and Reed had seven points (2 for 2, 3 for 4), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.


Sammy Wilkerson (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the Grace baseball team (1-5) in a 9-6 defeat of Trinity International. In five innings as the starter, he gave up three hits, one walk and no earned runs and struck out three. The freshman also pitched one scoreless and hitless inning in relief in an 8-4 loss to Clearwater Christian.

Taylor Murray is batting

.167 (4 for 24) for the 11-3 Taylor softball team.


Jeremy McKinney struck out the only two batters he faced in the 15-6 Northwest Florida State baseball team’s 11-0 win against Itawanka Community College. He has an 0.71 ERA in 12-2/3 innings and has given up six hits and five walks while striking out 13.

The Rose-Hulman baseball team (3-3) defeated Milwaukee School of Engineering and lost to Mount Union, St. John Fisher and Rockford. Donnie Waters had one double, three singles and two runs scored in 14 at-bats in the four games and is batting

.318 (7 for 22).

The Ancilla softball team opened its season with two wins against Lincoln College. Hannah Moore had two hits and scored three runs in six at-bats in the

two games.

Luke Snyder lost 6-2, 6-0

at No. 3 singles and 8-4 at

No. 2 doubles in Franklin’s 6-3 loss to Defiance.

Swimming at the Mid-American Conference Championships, Ball State’s Michael Oaks was 34th of 44 in the 50 freestyle (21.67), 18th of 29 in the 200 (1:42.45) and 24th of 33 in the 100 (46.68).

The Vincennes basketball team (23-7) lost 82-75 to Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y., in the Junior College District C Semifinals. Shelby Parmer had two rebounds and four assists in

30 minutes.

Indian Creek

The Marian men’s tennis team defeated Bentley 6-3 and lost 6-3 to Wheaton. Taylor Kinney

won 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6 singles against Bentley and 6-3, 6-2 against Wheaton. He won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles against Wheaton and lost 8-4 to Bentley.

Ally Lehman scored a career-high 16 points (7 for 13, 1 for 3,

1 for 1) and had five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes in Northern Illinois’ 59-51 win against Western Michigan. The Huskies (10-18, 6-12) lost 67-57 to Ball State; and the freshman had four points (2 for 6), one rebound, four assists and two steals in

27 minutes.

The Regis basketball team (16-12) won the first game in its conference tournament, defeating Colorado Christian 74-64, but lost 74-41 to Colorado-Mesa in the semifinals. Erica Von Stein had five assists, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes in the win and one point, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in 23 minutes in the loss.

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. Send comments to the College Update column to rmorwick@dailyjournal.net.

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