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Collegiate update: Stieneker blasts first two career home runs

Morgan Stieneker celebrated hitting her first career home run Sunday by hitting a second one in the second game of a doubleheader.


Olney Central College’s starting third baseman and Shelbyville graduate, went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and her first-ever home run in a 7-4 loss at Southwestern Illinois College.


Stieneker followed that up with a 2-for-4 performance and another home run in an 8-5 victory.


Olney Central added two more wins Monday over Shawnee Community College to improve to 15-21 this season. Stieneker was 2-for-5 at the plate in the doubleheader.


Fellow Shelbyville graduate Erica Henry smashed her first collegiate home run for Olney, a grand slam, on April 14 in a 7-5 loss to Wabash Valley College. Henry also pitched two innings in the loss, allowing one hit and striking out three.


Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.


Damon Lux


The Shelbyville graduate was 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting performance Friday in Duke University’s 11-0 loss to Wake Forest.


The Blue Devils are 17-16 this season.



Natalie Weber


The Shelbyville graduate was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in a 10-3 win for Franklin College at Bluffton Saturday.


The Grizzlies lost game one of the doubleheader, 5-0.


On Sunday, Franklin College returned to Behrens Field and defeated Rose-Hulman, 11-3. Weber was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in.


The Fightin’ Engineers rebounded to win game two, 10-5. Weber was 1-for-4 with another double.


The Grizzlies are 12-8 this season (3-3 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).


Logan Young


The Shelbyville graduate was 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and two RBIs Saturday in Indiana University South Bend’s 6-5 win over Trinity Christian. Young also pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the victory.


The Titans (16-18, 12-7 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) opened the three-game series Friday with a 22-2 victory.


Game one of the doubleheader Saturday went to IU South Bend, 14-7. Young was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.


TeAnn Bringle


The Shelbyville graduate was 1-for-8 for Indiana State in a three-game series at Bradley in Peoria, Illinois.


Bringle was 1-for-3 in Friday’s 7-6 loss. She was 0-for-5 combined in Saturday’s 3-1 loss and 5-4 win.


The Sycamores are 15-19 this season (8-7 Missouri Valley Conference).



Zaleeya Martin


The Shelbyville graduate finished 21st for Hanover College Saturday in the 100 meters at the Gibson Invitational hosted by Indiana State University.


Martin’s time of 12.7 seconds was a personal best.


Kyler Schalk


The Triton Central graduate finished third in the long jump (19 feet, six inches) and 14th in the 100 (11.84 seconds) for Wabash College Saturday in the DePauw Quad Meet in Greencastle, Ind.



Erin Diemer


The Shelbyville graduate won the women’s pole vault competition at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee.


Diemer cleared 12 feet, 5.5 inches for Southern Illinois University to capture her first outdoor win of the season.


Chandler Martin


The Shelbyville graduate placed sixth in the high jump (6-2.75) and 10th in the javelin (127-5) for the University of Indianapolis at the 114th annual Little State Championships held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marian, Indiana.


The Greyhounds won the men’s team title.



Kaden Branam


The Waldron graduate cleared 6-4.75 to place fifth in the high jump event for Indiana Tech at the Little State Championships, which is a non-Division I event.


Madisen Hinderliter


The Shelbyville graduate finished 13th in the discus (32.6 meters) and 16th in the hammer throw (38.57 meters) for St. Francis University (Ind.) in the Little State Championships.