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Collegiate update: Weber closes softball career with All-HCAC honor

Natalie Weber collected her third all-conference honor at Franklin College following the recent conclusion of her softball career.


Weber was named First Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference after leading Franklin in batting average (.419), doubles (18), triples (3) and home runs (4) and tying for the team lead in runs batted in (29).


Weber also was a First Team selection in 2019.


The Grizzlies’ season ended at the HCAC tourney with a 9-4 loss to top-seed Transylvania on May 14. Weber was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in her final game.


She was 2-4 with a double and a walk in a 10-6 win over Anderson earlier that day.


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



Cory Taylor


The Shelbyville graduate had a pinch-hit walk for Eastern Michigan’s baseball team on May 11 in a 10-2 loss to Toledo.


Eastern Michigan is 20-23 this season.



Damon Lux


The Shelbyville graduate was 1-for-2 with a double May 18 in Duke baseball’s 18-2 win at Davidson.


On May 14, Lux was inserted into an 11-6 win over Virginia Tech as a pinch runner and he scored.


Lux went 0-for-1 as pinch hitter in Duke’s 15-6 loss to Louisville on May 8.


Morgan Stieneker, Erica Henry


Olney Central College’s softball season ended May 7 with a pair of losses to Southwestern Illinois College in the First Round Region XXIV tournament.


Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, was 0-for-3 in a 6-1 loss and 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 7-6 loss.


Stieneker hit .294 for OCC this season in 28 games. She had two home runs and 8 RBIs.


Henry, a Shelbyville graduate, hit .143 with a home run and 4 RBIs. She also pitched in five games, striking out eight in nine innings of work.


TeAnn Bringle


The Shelbyville graduate had two walks and two runs scored for Indiana State in a 9-5 win over Valparaiso on May 12 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.


The Sycamores’ season ended May 13 with a 3-2 loss to Bradley.


ISU finished the season 20-28. Bringle, a junior, hit .213 in 43 games and had two doubles, two home runs, nine walks and 10 RBIs.


Logan Young


The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-4 in his final college baseball game May 10 when Indiana University South Bend lost 5-4 to Roosevelt in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in Joliet, Illinois.


IU South Bend opened the tournament with a 13-10 win over St. Francis (Ill.).


The Titans lost to top-seed Olivet Nazarene on May 8, 13-3. Young was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.


IU South Bend finished the season 24-24. Young hit .281 with nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 42 RBIs.


Chandler Martin, Steffen Shackelford


Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, finished third in the high jump competition for the University of Indianapolis at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on May 8 in Rolla, Missouri.


Martin cleared a personal-best six feet, six inches.


Shackelford, a Southwestern graduate also competing for Indianapolis, finished seventh in the high jump (6-4).


Madisen Hinderliter


The Shelbyville graduate finished 16th in the discus (96-9) and 10th in the hammer throw (125-1) for St. Francis (Ind.) in the Crossroads League Outdoor Championships on May 6-7 at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.


Zaleeya Martin


The Shelbyville graduate finished seventh in the 100 meters (12.58 seconds) for Hanover College at the Pacesetter Sports Invitational on May 7 hosted by Indiana State University.


On May 14, Martin placed 18th in the 100 (12.55) at the Lee University Last Chance Meet.



Kaden Branam


The Waldron graduate cleared 6-6.75 to finish third in the high jump for Indiana Tech at the Pacesetter Sports Invitational.


On May 8, Branam finished fourth at 6-6.25 at the Last Chance Meet in Fort Wayne, Ind.


He placed second at the Hillsdale Multi (May 12-13), clearing 6-8.

And he finished runner-up (6-6.75) in the Fighting Chance Invite (May 14-15) in Joliet, Ill.