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College update: Greenwood grad boosts Grizzlies


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Franklin College freshman softball player Katie Struewing, a Greenwood graduate, hit safely 13 times in 27 at-bats during the 2-8 Grizzlies’ 10-game spring break trip to Kissimmee, Fla.

Her hits included two home runs and four doubles, and her .481 batting average is the fourth-best in the Heartland Conference.

Greenwood

Franklin College basketball player Nicole Thompson has been named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic team. Honorees must be varsity athletes with a 3.5 GPA or better.

The Anderson baseball team (4-6) split two games with Benedictine, lost to Augustana and won twice against Grinnell, Iowa. Shortstop Conner Morris had one double, two singles and one RBI in 13 at-bats and is hitting .250 (7 for 28).

The Hanover baseball team (7-6) lost 7-3 to Thomas More and defeated Wilmington 4-1 and 12-3. Zach Shultz was 4 for 7 with three RBIs and one run scored in two games. He is hitting .458 (11 for 24) in eight games. Trent McIninch had three hits, one RBI and one run scored in seven at-bats in two games and is hitting .217 (5 for 23).

The Southeastern softball team (11-10) lost 4-2 and 5-3 to Auburn-Montgomery. Devyn Barker was hitless in five at-bats.

Ryan Hammer won 8-1 at No. 2 singles and 8-0 at No. 1 doubles in Franklin’s 9-0 tennis win against Bluffton.

Whiteland

Jared Hunt won 8-0 at No. 4 singles and 8-2 at No. 2 doubles in Franklin’s 9-0 tennis defeat of Bluffton.

The West Chester tennis team lost 9-0 to Southeastern. Brittany Counts lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-3 at No. 1 doubles.

The Franklin baseball team (5-4) won two against Calumet-St. Joseph, defeated Wabash and lost to Thomas More. Tyler Ison had four hits, one RBI and three runs scored in 14 at-bats in the four games and is batting .194 (6 for 31).

The Quincy baseball team (8-5) defeated Indianapolis 5-4. Pitcher Clayton Hicks gave up three hits, three walks and no earned runs in seven innings while striking out four. He did not get the decision.

The Indiana State softball team (10-15) lost twice to Southeast Missouri, once to Tulsa and two of three to Wichita. Shelby Wilson had two doubles, one home run, three singles, two RBIs and one run scored in 18 at-bats in the six games. She is hitting .403 (31 for 77).

The Southern Indiana softball team (12-7, 2-4) defeated St. Cloud State, Ferris State, Minnesota State and Tiffin and lost two to Missouri-St. Louis. Brooke Harmening had 10 hits, including two doubles and one home run and nine RBIs in 22 at-bats in the six games and is hitting .344 (21 for 61) with six doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs. As a pitcher, she won two and lost one, pitching 20-1/3 innings and striking out 19 while giving up 14 hits, five walks and five earned runs. In 71-1/3 innings she is 8-3 with a 1.47 ERA.

Edinburgh

Competing for Franklin in the Track and Field Rivalry Meet with Hanover, Ashley Myers was a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay team and came in fifth of seven in the triple jump (31-3¼) and seventh of nine in the javelin competition (72-9).

Franklin finished third of three teams at the Rose-Hulman Tennis Invitational. Emily Roberts lost 6-1, 7-6 at No. 4 singles and 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles to Rose-Hulman and 8-2 at No. 4 singles and 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles to Trine.

Indian Creek

Franklin track performer Anna Murdock was named to the All-Heartland Conference Academic Team. Honorees must be varsity athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher. She was a member of the winning 1,600 relay team at the Franklin-Hanover Rivalry Track and Field Meet.

Indiana diver Casey Johnson finished third from the platform at the NCAA Zone competition. Only the first two divers qualify for the NCAA Championships. He was 12th from the one-meter board.

The IUPUI tennis team won 4-3 against Wright State. Shelby Hullett won 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

The Marian tennis team defeated Augustana 5-4 and Judson 6-2. Taylor Kinney won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles and lost 7-6, 3-6, 10-4 at No. 6 singles against Augustana and won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles against Judson.

The IUPUI softball team (10-10) won two of three against South Dakota State. Lindsey Richards was hitless in seven at-bats in the three games and is batting .295 (18 for 61).

Franklin

Austin Reno hit safely as a pinch-hitter for the Marian baseball team (1-5) in a 13-6 loss to Warner. It was his first hit of the season.

The Rose-Hulman baseball team (3-9) lost twice to DePauw and once to Concordia, Chicago. Donnie Waters had two hits and scored one run in six at-bats in the three games and is hitting .222 (6 for 27).

Luke Snyder won 8-0 at No. 3 singles and 8-2 at No. 2 doubles in Franklin’s 9-0 tennis win against Bluffton.

Competing at the Franklin-Hanover Track and Field Rivalry Meet, the Grizzlies’ Clay Warner was third of four in the long jump (19-9¾), second of two in the triple jump (42-1½) and fifth of five in the high jump (5-6). Teammate Kye Durbin was second of seven in the javelin (136-0), and teammate Jeff Murr was second of five in the 400-meter hurdles (59.75) and second of two in the 110 hurdles (17.13).

Center Grove

Franklin basketball player J.T. Barton was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Honorees must be varsity athletes with a 3.5 GPA or better.

Shelby Young has started each game for the Cedarville softball team (11-8) and is batting .322 (19 for 52) with one double, seven RBIs and nine runs scored.

The Indiana softball team (15-3) defeated Toledo, Central Michigan and Illinois-Chicago. Natalie Lalich, who is batting .375 (6 for 6) in 17 games (five starts), was hitless in her only appearance at the plate in the three games.

Emily Gwaltney is batting .438 (14 for 32) with two home runs, one double, eight RBIs and three runs scored for the Marian softball team (7-3). As a pitcher she is 3-2 with a 2.01 ERA, giving up 26 hits and two walks, with 20 strikeouts, in 31-1/3 innings.

Sarah Franklin, pitching for the St. Joseph’s softball team (9-2), is 4-1 with one save. She has given up 28 hits, seven walks and six earned runs in 33-2/3 innings while striking out 19. Teammate Alex Franklin has two hits, including a double, in three at-bats.

Two mile races were contested at the Aztec Open Outdoor Track and Field Meet at San Diego State. The first was the Invitational with the 35 runners with the best previous times. The second was the Open Mile. Azusa Pacific’s Sarah Higgens was 12th of 23 in the Open in 5:01.88. Her time in her last 3,000-meter steeplechase race would have placed her second in that event at this meet.

Jamie Claeys won 8-4 at No. 4 singles and 8-6 at No. 3 doubles in Bellarmine’s 8-1 tennis win against Lincoln Memorial.

The St. Joseph’s tennis team defeated Chowan 5-4, lost 6-1 to George Mason, defeated Illinois-Springfield 8-1, lost 9-0 to Michigan Tech and won 8-1 against Benedict. Emily Claeys won 8-5 at No. 5 singles and lost 9-8 at No. 3 doubles against Chowan, lost 8-3 in doubles to George Mason, won 6-2, 6-0 in singles and 8-2 in doubles against Illinois-Springfield, lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and 8-3 in doubles to Michigan Tech and won 6-2, 7-6 at No. 5 singles and 8-6 in doubles against Benedict.

The Southern Indiana tennis team lost 9-0 to Palm Beach Atlantic and 6-3 to Northwood.

Alyssa Hoover lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles against Palm Beach and 6-3, 6-0 to Northwood.

The Missouri-St. Louis baseball team (4-6) defeated Lewis 3-2. Nolan Clayton (3-1 with a 1.93 ERA) was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits, one walk and one earned run in seven innings while striking out six.

The Evansville baseball team (7-11) defeated Oakland City and won one of three against Purdue. Chris Pearson was 3 for 14 in the four games with one double, three RBIs and four runs scored. He is batting .286 (18 for 63).

Playing in Florida, the Anderson baseball team (4-6) split two games with Benedictine, lost to Augustana and won two against Grinnell. Zach Garcia was three for 15 with one double, two RBIs, three runs scored and one stolen base in the five games and is batting .206 (7 for 34).

Brice Laigle has one hit in eight at-bats (.125) for the Marian baseball team (1-6).

Andrew Smeathers had five points (2 for 3, 1 for 2, 0 for 0) in two minutes for the Butler basketball team (26-8) in a 67-56 Atlantic 10 tournament semifinal loss to St. Louis.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (19-10) lost 70-56 to Ashland in the NCAA Division two regional. Kirsten Gliesmann had one rebound in three minutes.

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal for Franklin Community High School.

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