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Collegiate Update: Lux homers in Duke's win at Florida State

Duke salvaged a win in its series with Florida State Sunday with an 11-2 victory in Tallahassee, Florida.

Damon Lux, a Shelbyville graduate, went 1-for-4 at the plate for Duke with a walk, run scored, a solo home run and two runs batted in.



Florida State won the ACC series opener Friday, 4-0. The Seminoles returned Saturday and defeated the Blue Devils, 7-2. Lux went 2-for-4 in the loss.

With the Sunday win, Duke improved to 12-12 this season and 3-6 in ACC games.

On Tuesday, Liberty visited the Durham Athletic Ball Park and defeated Duke, 9-2. Liberty scored six runs in the top of the ninth to seal the win.

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



Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI Tuesday in No. 10-ranked DePauw’s 4-0 win at Redlands in Redlands, California.

The win was the Tigers’ ninth straight and pushed their record to 12-5 this season.

DePauw opened the California swing in its schedule Saturday with a doubleheader sweep at Pomona-Pitzer in Pomona, California.

DePauw won game one, 6-1. In the second game, Mathies went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run to lead the Tigers to an 11-1 victory. She had four RBIs in the game.



Addisenn Weaver

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-2 Sunday for Valparaiso in an 8-0 loss at Missouri State.

The Beacons were swept in the Missouri Valley Conference series, falling 8-0 and 3-2 Saturday.

On Tuesday, Valparaiso traveled to Western Michigan and lost, 3-0.

Valparaiso is 9-15 this season and 1-5 in the MVC.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-1 at the plate Monday in Indiana State’s 5-4 win over Bradley to secure the Sycamores’ first series win over Bradley since 2017.

The Sycamores lost 9-1 in the series opener Sunday then rebounded for a 7-6 victory.

Indiana State is 16-12 this season and 4-2 against MVC opponents.



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate had pinch-hit appearances in all three Louisville games at Clemson. The outfielder with the Cardinals is working her way back into the lineup after suffering a knee injury.

After taking 5-2 and 8-0 losses to No. 16 Clemson, Louisville bounced back for a 4-2 win Sunday in eight innings.

The Cardinals are 18-12 overall and 2-4 in ACC contests.



Elizabeth Kemper

The Triton Central graduate finished tied for 21st overall for Taylor’s 18th-ranked golf team at the Wolfpack Invitational On March 21-22 at Bayou Oaks at City Park on the South course in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Taylor carded rounds of 80, 85 and 84 to help Taylor finish third in a field that featured six ranked programs.

Eighth-ranked Loyola won the team title (950) with No. 3 Dalton State (959), Taylor (963), No. 10 William Carey (977), No. 19 Campbellsville (987) and No. 22 Northwestern Ohio (987) following in the standings.

Hanover Invitational

Four graduates of Shelby County schools represented their respective colleges Saturday at the Hanover Invitational track and field meet.



Hanover’s Zaleeya Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, won the 100-meter dash in 12.61 seconds.



Franklin College’s Jill Anspaugh, also a Shelbyville graduate, finished 17th in the 800 meters (2:54.66) and ninth in the 1,500 (5:36.66).



Dalen Williams, a Waldron graduate competing for Franklin, placed third in the discus (39.70 meters) and 10th in the shot put (11.61 meters).



Rose-Hulman’s Kenneth Gipson, a Triton Central graduate, finished 14th in the hammer throw (35.07 meters).