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Collegiate Update: Damon Lux powers Duke baseball to first win of season

Damon Lux had two hits including a home run to lead Duke to a 9-1 win Saturday over Virginia Military Institute at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

The Shelbyville graduate drove in five runs to get Duke its first win of the season.

Starting in centerfield, Lux went 1-4 with a double in a season-opening loss Friday to VMI.

Lux went 0-for-5 Sunday in an 8-7 win in the series finale.

On Tuesday, Lux went 0-for-4 with a walk in an 8-5 win over Appalachian State in Durham.

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



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate went 2-for-4 and produced the game-winning, walk-off hit in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday to carry Louisville to a 3-2 victory over Villanova in the T-Mobile Tournament in Gainesville, Florida.

Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Cardinals tied the game ahead of File plating Korbe Otis with the game-ending run.

On Friday, Louisville defeated Villanova, 10-7 in nine innings, and Florida A&M, 10-0. File went hitless against Villanova and 1-for-2 with a triple, run scored, RBI and a walk in the nightcap.

The Cardinals lost twice Saturday to top-20 ranked programs.

No. 4 Florida defeated Louisville, 9-1. File went 0-for-2 with a walk.

No. 14 Duke topped the Cardinals, 6-3. File went 1-for-3 in the loss.

With its 3-2 weekend, Louisville improved to 7-3.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate collected his first collegiate home run Sunday in Eastern Michigan’s 6-0 win at Winthrop in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Taylor, starting at second base, went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning and added a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Taylor went 1-for-4 Saturday with a RBI in Eastern Michigan’s 8-6 loss at Winthrop.


Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate made her collegiate debut for DePauw’s No. 1-ranked softball team Saturday in Hoover, Alabama.

Mathies was a defensive replacement at first base in DePauw’s 9-4 win over LeTourneau. She did not have a plate appearance.

DePauw finished its opening weekend going 2-2. The Tigers lost to Huntingdon, 4-3, and Mount St. Joseph, 2-1, before rallying to defeat Birmingham Southern, 4-3.



Addisenn Weaver

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs Saturday for Valparaiso in a 10-4 victory over Holy Cross at the Charleston Invitational in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

The Beacons finished the event with a 4-1 record – best amongst all the teams competing.

Valparaiso opened the invitational Friday with 1-0 and 4-3 wins over Charleston.

The Beacons collected a 7-6 win over Lipscomb Saturday.

Valparaiso’s only loss came Sunday to Binghamton, 3-0. That loss dropped the Beacons to 5-4 this season.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate delivered a run-scoring pinch-hit single Friday to help Indiana State defeat Purdue Fort Wayne, 12-2, at the Chattanooga Challenge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Sycamores finished the event with a perfect 5-0 mark after defeating Radford (2-0), Southern Illinois Edwardsville (7-5), Tennessee Tech (3-2) and Northwestern State (2-1).

Indiana State improved to 7-2 and is on a 7-game win streak – its longest since 2018.


Madisen Hinderliter

The Shelbyville graduate placed 12th in the women’s weight throw event for St. Francis (Ind.) at the Crossroads League Championships Friday and Saturday at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Hinderliter’s best throw went 12.59 meters.



Dalen Williams

The Waldron graduate finished 11th for Franklin College in the men’s shot put competition Saturday at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Defiance College.

Williams’ best throw went 41 feet, eight inches.



Taylor Tatlock

The Southwestern graduate placed 17th in the women’s shot put (26-8.5) and 14th in the weight throw (36-5.5) for Franklin College at the HCAC Indoor Championships.



Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduate finished eighth in the 5,000 meters for Franklin College at the HCAC Indoor Championships.

Anspaugh crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 40.03 seconds.



Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate set a Hanover College 60-meter dash record of 7.90 seconds Saturday in the preliminary round of the HCAC Indoor Championships.

In the championship race, Martin clocked 7.93 to finish runner-up.

Martin was part of Hanover’s 4x200 relay team that won the race in 1:49.42. She also took fourth in the long jump (16-0.5) and fifth in the 200 (27.55).



Drake Moore

The Morristown graduate scored seven points and collected one rebound Tuesday in York College’s 79-64 loss at McPherson College in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament opener for both teams.

On Saturday, York defeated Saint Mary, 88-72. Moore had nine points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal to secure the No. 10 seed in the postseason tournament.

York finished the season 11-20.



Taylor Heath

The Triton Central graduate finished with 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists for Hanover in an 88-80 first round loss to Anderson in the HCAC postseason tournament.

Hanover closed out the regular season schedule Friday with  a 78-42 win over Mount St. Joseph. Heath had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Hanover finished the season 13-10.



Brooklyn Langkabel

The Morristown graduate had one rebound and one steal for Marian in a 111-57 win Tuesday over Bethel in the Crossroads League postseason tournament.

The Knights improved to 26-3 this season and host Taylor Friday in the tournament semifinal round.



Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate finished with 24 points, four rebounds and one assist for Marian Wednesday in a 95-64 win over Bethel in the Crossroads League postseason tournament.

The Knights improved to 24-4 and host Huntington Saturday.

Marian defeated Spring Arbor, 79-57, Saturday to close out the regular-season schedule with nine straight wins. Langkabel had 14 points and four rebounds.



Maya Chandler

The Triton Central graduate had 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for Loyola Sunday in a 60-56 win at Evansville.

On Friday, Loyola defeated Indiana State, 61-59. Chandler had six points and two rebounds.

The Ramblers are 16-10 this season and 8-7 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents.