After a slow start, Iowa Western’s Alex Krupa, the 2013 Daily Journal County Baseball Player of the Year and a 19th-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Reds, raised his batting average 76 points last week with seven hits, four RBIs and three runs scored in nine at-bats.
The freshman outfielder, a Greenwood Community High School graduate, is now batting .356 (21 for 59) in 25 games for the 27-8 Reivers.
Zack Shultz is batting .305 (25 for 82) with two doubles in 21 games, all starts, for the Hanover baseball team (8-13).
The Anderson baseball team (14-7) lost to Manchester and Rose-Hulman and won two of three against Franklin. Conner Morris hit safely in each game, with five singles, two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI in 21 at-bats and is hitting .286 (22 for 77).
The Marian baseball team (11-14) lost twice to both Indiana Wesleyan and Grace and won four against Bethel. Conner Beidelman had four hits in 15 at-bats and is hitting .162 (6 for 37).
Indianapolis’ Kailey Evans was 40th of 54 in the 200-meter dash (27.78) and sixth of 10 in the invitational division long jump (16-6) at the Bellarmine Track and Field Invitational.
The Southern Indiana tennis team defeated St. Joseph’s 7-2 and lost 6-3 to McKendree and 9-0 to Northern Iowa. Alyssa Hoover won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6 singles against St. Joseph’s, lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 to McKendree and lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 to Northern Iowa.
Taylor Eckert won 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles in Indianapolis’ 7-2 women’s tennis win against Bellarmine.
IU-Southeast tennis player Katie Walsh lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles in an 8-1 loss to Bellarmine.
The Ohio Northern tennis team defeated Ohio Wesleyan 9-0 and John Carroll 5-4 and lost 5-4 to Otterbein. Brittany Toney won 8-4 at No. 6 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles against Ohio Wesleyan and lost 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 and 8-4 to John Carroll and 6-1, 6-1 and 8-0 to Otterbein.
Kent Austin lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles and 8-1 at No. 3 doubles in Norfolk State’s 7-0 tennis loss to Virginia Commonwealth.
Ryan Hammer won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-3 at No. 1 doubles in Franklin’s tennis win against Central State and lost 6-4, 6-4 and 8-3 in an 7-2 loss to Rose-Hulman.
Katie Struewing is batting .391 (34 for 87) with 11 doubles in 25 games for the Franklin softball team (14-12, 2-4). Teammate Anna Schwomeyer is batting .200 (8 for 40) in 22 games.
Chelsea Norwood is hitting .277 (26 for 94) for the Butler softball team (16-21, 4-4).
Kelly Pevely is batting .182 (4 for 22) in 15 games, six as a starter, for the IPFW softball team (27-11).
DeVyn Barker had two hits, two runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base for the Southeastern softball team (25-12) in a two-game split with Eckerd and is batting .298 (28 for 94) in 37 games, 36 as a starter.
The Taylor softball team (26-9) won twice against Huntington and Marian and split doubleheaders with Mount Vernon Nazarene and Grace. Alex Lovelace had 11 hits (including two home runs and three doubles), 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored in 27 at-bats in the eight games and is batting .480 (60 for 125).
The Rose-Hulman baseball team (13-7) defeated Franklin and Anderson and lost three games to Manchester. Donnie Waters had four singles, two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored in 19 at-bats and is hitting .284 (21 for 74) in 20 games, 19 as a starter.
Brett Schultheis pitched four innings for the Marian baseball team in an 8-7 win against Bethel and gave up seven hits, four earned runs and two walks while striking out one. He has a 2-1 record with a 4.98 ERA.
Jeremy McKinney gave up one earned run, three hits and two walks and struck out one in 3 1/3 innings in 23-14 Northwest Florida State’s 9-5 baseball loss to Gulf Coast State and one run and two walks with one strikeout in 1/3 inning in a 6-5 loss to Chipola. He did not figure in either decision and has a 2-0 record and a 2.12 ERA.
Hannah Moore is batting .179 (7 for 39) in 15 games for the Ancilla softball team (7-9).
The Franklin tennis team lost 7-2 to Rose-Hulman and defeated Central State 9-0. Luke Snyder lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and won 9-8 at No. 2 doubles against Rose Hulman and won 6-3, 6-2 and 8-0 against Central State.
Indiana State’s Katie Wise won the 100-meter dash (11.34) in a field of 36 sprinters at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Track and Field Classic.
The Marian men’s tennis team lost to Marian and Olivet Nazarene by 6-3 scores. Taylor Kinney lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 singles to Marian and 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles and 8-4 at No. 2 doubles to Olivet Nazarene.
The IUPUI softball team (16-16) won three against South Dakota State and split two with Indiana State. Lindsey Richards had eight hits, including three doubles; three RBIs; and six runs scored in 15 at-bats and raised her batting average to .210 (17 for 81).
The Southern Indiana softball team (19-12, 11-11) won two games against both Bellarmine and Wisconsin-Parkside and split two against Lewis. Brooke Harmening had six singles, four doubles, four RBIs, two runs scored and one stolen base in 24 at-bats and is hitting .350 (36 for 103). She pitched 26 2/3 innings in five games, winning two and losing one, and gave up 21 hits, five walks and four earned runs and struck out 25. She has a 12-5 record with a 1.45 ERA in 125 2/3 innings in 24 games, 17 as a starter, and has given up 98 hits and 39 walks while striking out 138.
The Southern University softball team (6-30) lost two to Northwestern State and won three against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Harley Roller had three hits, including a home run, in 13 at-bats, with two RBIs and two runs scored and is hitting .264 (23 for 87) in 36 games, 35 as a starter.
The Indiana State softball team (19-17, 2-9) defeated Indiana and North Dakota, lost three to Northern Iowa and split two against IUPUI. Shelby Wilson had eight hits, including one home run and three doubles, in 21 at-bats, with six RBIs and two runs scored in the seven games and is batting .316 (25 for 79) in 31 games, 28 as a starter.
The Franklin baseball team (15-10) lost to Rose-Hulman, defeated Hanover and won one of three against Anderson. Tyler Ison had three singles, one home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in 19 at-bats in the five games and is hitting .286 (20 for 70).
The Liberty baseball team (26-8) defeated Duke and Richmond, swept three against Virginia Military and lost to Maryland. Ashton Perritt had seven hits, including a triple, in 19 at-bats, with six RBIs and seven runs scored and is batting .272 (34 for 125). On the mound, he earned his eighth save with a perfect inning against Richmond and gave up one run and two hits with one strikeout in one inning against Maryland. His ERA is 1.83.
Jared Hunt won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles in Franklin’s 9-0 tennis win against Central State and won 9-8 in doubles and lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 singles in a 7-2 loss to Rose-Hulman.
The Indianapolis men and women competed at the Bellarmine Track and Field Invitational. Robert Geis was 13th of 27 in the 110 hurdles (15.85) and 11th of 22 in the 400 hurdles (58.42). Melissa Rios was 29th of 56 in the 100 meters (13.01) and 20th of 54 in the 200 (26.17). There were two events in each of the women’s weights, the invitational events with the highest-ranked competitors and the regular events with a much larger group of lower-ranked entrants. Farin Hickman competed in the invitational events and won the hammer in a field of 13 with a throw of 171-1. She was third in the javelin (117-4), ninth in the shot put (39¼) and ninth in the discus (119-10).
Grace baseball pitcher Sammy Wilkerson took the loss in a 5-1 defeat by Mount Vernon Nazarene, going five innings and giving up two earned ruins, five hits and two walks, while striking out two. The freshman (2-1 with a 3.34 ERA) rebounded by getting the win in a 4-3 defeat of Marian, in which he gave up three runs, seven hits and one walk and struck out four in six innings.
Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd anchored the winning distance relay team at the Stanford Track and Field Invitational with a 4:06.5 1,600 meter leg. Notre Dame’s Conner Stapleton was 10th of 47 in the 400-meter hurdles (53.74).
Rose-Hulman’s Nathan Catt was eighth of 54 in the 800 meters (1:59.57) and fourth of 43 in the 1,500 (4:04.05) at the DePauw Track and Field Invitational. Teammate Ryan Meyer was third of 13 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:01.06).
Indianapolis’ Kyle Schwartz was 32nd of 83 in the men’s 800 meters (2:02.28) at the Bellarmine Track and Field Invitational. The Greyhounds’ Katy Watson was 14th of 40 in the women’s hammer competition (128).
Indiana’s Sydney Clute was third of 18 in the women’s pole vault (13-¼) at the Alabama Crimson Tide Track and Field Invitational.
The St. Joseph’s tennis team lost 7-2 to Southern Indiana and defeated Illinois-Springfield 6-3. Emily Claeys lost 6-1, retired at No. 5 singles and 8-3 at No. 3 doubles to USI and won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles against Illinois-Springfield.
The Bellarmine women’s tennis team lost 7-2 to Indianapolis and 9-0 to Lewis. Jamie Claeys lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and 8-1 at No. 3 doubles to Indianapolis and 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and 8-6 in doubles to Lewis.
Luke Andersen won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and 8-3 at No. 3 doubles in Ball State’s 6-1 tennis win against Chicago State. He scored the Cardinals’ only point in a 6-1 loss to Northern Illinois, winning 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3 singles after losing 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Natalie Lalich is batting .278 (15 for 54) in 24 games, 17 as a starter, for the Indiana University softball team (11-27-1, 3-8).
Kimmy Sullivan is hitting .240 (6 for 25) in 19 games, six as a starter, for the Notre Dame softball team (24-8, 5-3).
The Taylor softball team (26-9) won two games against both Huntington and Marian and split doubleheaders with Mount Vernon Nazarene and Grace. Anna Gunderson had 10 hits, including two doubles and four RBIs, seven runs scored and one stolen base in 29 at-bats in the eight games and is hitting .346 (36 for 104).
Brandon Gridley had two ground balls and won eight of 11 faceoffs for the Purdue lacrosse team (0-7) in a 10-9 loss to Illinois State.
The Marian baseball team (11-14) won four games against Bethel and lost twice to both Grace and Indiana Wesleyan. Brice Laigle was five for 13 with three RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base in six of the games, and is hitting .313 (10 for 32) in 19 games, 11 as a starter.
Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School send ideas for the College Update column to email@example.com.