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Collegiate Update: File smashes grand slam in win over Indiana

Hannah File’s return to Division I college softball started slow Thursday in a pair of wins at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Shelbyville graduate caught fire Friday in Louisville’s wins over Bethune-Cookman and Indiana in the FAU Fastpitch Classic.

File had a run-scoring double and a grand slam home run to lead the Cardinals to a 9-5 victory over Indiana to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2012.

Starting in centerfield, File was 0-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored earlier Friday in Louisville’s 14-0 win over Bethune-Cookman.

Against the Hoosiers later in the day, she drove in a run in the first inning with a double and broke the game open in the fifth inning with her first home run as a Cardinal.

Louisville closed out the season-opening invitational Saturday with an 8-5 loss to Ohio State. File went 0-for-3 with a walk.

File last played a college softball game on March 8, 2020, for James Madison University in a 10-3 win over the University of California. The COVID-19 pandemic ended the season.

File went on to graduate from James Madison and is now a graduate student at Louisville with two years of eligibility left in her playing career.

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



Maya Chandler

The Triton Central graduate had 19 points, two rebounds and one assist Tuesday for Loyola in a 64-40 win at Indiana State. The win improved the Ramblers to 14-10 this season and 6-7 in Missouri Valley Conference games.

On Saturday, Loyola defeated Bradley, 56-41. Chandler had nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Illinois State defeated the Ramblers, 57-53, Thursday. Chandler finished with seven points, two rebounds and one assist.



Brooklyn Langkabel

The Morristown graduate had one steal Saturday for Marian in an 80-36 win at Huntington.

With the win, the Knights secured their seventh-straight Crossroads League regular season championship and improved to 23-3 overall and 15-1 in conference games.



Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate scored 12 points and had one rebound, one assist and one steal Tuesday in No. 17 Marian’s 72-64 win at Mt. Vernon Nazarene.

The win was the eighth straight for the Knights, who improved to 22-4 overall and 13-4 in Crossroads League games.

On Saturday, Langkabel had eight points, one rebound and one assist in Marian’s 96-85 win at Huntington.

Langkabel had 20 points, four rebounds and three assists Thursday in an 89-54 win at Brescia University.



Taylor Heath

The Triton Central graduate finished with eight points, two rebounds and two assists Tuesday for Hanover in a 77-54 loss to No. 4 Transylvania (20-0, 12-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) in Lexington, Kentucky.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 12-9 (9-7 HCAC).

On Saturday at Manchester, Heath scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and had one assist and one steal in Hanover’s 84-68 victory.



Kenzie Ryle

The Triton Central graduate had one rebound Tuesday for Earlham College in an 83-74 loss at Defiance.

Earlham is 1-19 this season and 1-12 against HCAC opponents.


DePauw Indoor Invitational

Five graduates of Shelby County schools participated in Saturday’s DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Indiana.



Shelbyville graduate Jill Anspaugh finished 14th for Franklin College in the one-mile run (5:55.65).



Southwestern graduate Taylor Tatlock placed 19th in the shot put (25-8.75) and 21st in the weight throw (33-10) for Franklin College.



Waldron graduate Dalen Williams finished 17th in the shot put (37-8.75) for Franklin College.



Representing Rose-Hulman, Triton Central graduate Kenneth Gipson finished 17th in the weight throw (40-11.75).



Hanover’s Zaleeya Martin won the 60-meter dash (7.93) and was part of the first place 4x200 relay team (1:56.35).

With that effort, the Shelbyville graduate was named the HCAC Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.

Next up for the HCAC athletes is the HCAC Indoor Championships in Defiance, Ohio on Feb. 19.


Madisen Hinderliter

The Shelbyville graduate placed 27th in the weight throw (41-7.25) for St. Francis (Ind.) Saturday at the Reggie Thomas Collegiate Classic at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.



Chandler Martin

The Shelbyville graduate finished seventh in the high jump (1.89 meters) Saturday for the University of Indianapolis in the Jerry England Invitational, hosted by the Greyhounds.

Martin also finished first in his long jump flight with a best distance of 5.93 meters.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate was the starting left fielder for Indiana State University Friday in the season-opening Stetson Lead-Off Classic in Deland, Florida.

The Sycamores lost to Delaware, 4-3, and Georgia State, 12-3, on Friday. Bringle was 1-for-3 against Delaware and 0-for-2 with a walk against Georgia State.

On Saturday, Indiana State rebounded for a 2-0 win over Georgia State and a 6-4 win over Stetson. Bringle was a combined 0-for-3 in the two games.


Erica Henry

The Shelbyville graduate pitched one inning of relief for Olney Central College in Friday’s 14-6 loss to Arkansas State. She allowed one hit and walked one while allowing two earned runs.



Addisenn Weaver

The Shelbyville graduate secured her first career hit for Valparaiso Thursday in a 7-5 loss to Butler in the DePaul Dome Tournament in Rosemont, Illinois.

Valparaiso opened the invitational with an 8-0 loss Thursday to DePaul. Weaver was 0-for-2 as Valpo’s starting catcher.

Against Butler, Weaver went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Eastern Illinois defeated the Beacons, 11-2, on Friday. Weaver was 1-for-3 while playing third base.

On Saturday, Valparaiso closed out the season-opening invitational with a 9-5 win over Western Michigan. Weaver was 0-for-3 with a walk.


Benny Thompson

The Shelbyville graduate made his collegiate debut with Anderson’s baseball program Saturday.

The pitcher entered a tied game in the ninth inning and allowed one hit in a 2-1 loss at Sewanee.

Anderson started the season 0-3 after a three-game sweep at Sewanee, losing 4-0 Saturday and 8-1 Sunday.