Katie Mathies has made an impact on the No. 9-ranked DePauw softball team in 2022.
The Shelbyville graduate and freshman at DePauw had two hits Tuesday in a pair of wins at Illinois Wesleyan that pushed the Tigers’ record to 20-6 this season.
DePauw won the first game of the doubleheader, 3-2. Mathies went 1-for-2 with a run batted in. In game two, DePauw won 2-1. Mathies again went 1-for-2.
On Thursday, DePauw defeated Franklin College, 11-3. Mathies went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBIs.
For the season, Mathies has played in 13 games, started 11 and is hitting .391 with two home runs and nine RBIs.
Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.
The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 for Duke Friday in a 5-2 loss at Wake Forest.
Lux was 0-for-1 Saturday with a walk in a 6-3 loss to the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest completed the three-game ACC series sweep Sunday, 16-11.
Duke is 13-20 this season and 3-12 in ACC games.
The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-2 with a walk Tuesday in Valparaiso’s 5-4 win over Purdue Fort Wayne.
The win improved the Beacons’ record to 10-21 this season.
On Sunday, Valparaiso lost a pair of games to Southern Illinois. In a 10-4 loss, Weaver went 1-for-1. She was 0-for-1 in a 10-1 loss in game two.
The Shelbyville graduate pitched two innings in relief Sunday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three for Olney Central College in a 6-5 win at Southwestern Illinois College.
Olney Central is 23-14 this season.
The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 and scored a run for Indiana State Saturday in a 9-5 loss at Missouri State.
The Sycamores were swept in the three-game series, losing 4-0 in the opener and 2-0 Sunday in the finale.
Indiana State traveled to Illinois Tuesday and was defeated 5-0 to fall to 18-18 this season.
The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 for Louisville Saturday in a 9-5 home loss to North Carolina.
File was 0-for-3 with a walk in Louisville’s 9-4 win Friday over the Tarheels. She went 0-for-3 Sunday as the Cardinals clinched the series win, 5-2.
Louisville lost 9-0 Tuesday against No. 8 Kentucky to fall to 21-17 this season.
The Triton Central graduate finished tied for 31st overall Tuesday after the conclusion of the Roadrunner Invitational at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta, Georgia.
Competing for No. 19-ranked Taylor University, Kemper carded rounds of 83, 83 and 84 for a three-round total of 250.
Taylor finished sixth in the eight-team field that featured six teams ranked in the NAIA top 25.
The Shelbyville graduate scored a No. 2 doubles victory with Owen Pickerill for Franklin College Sunday in an 8-1 win over Manchester.
Stieneker and Pickerill, an Eastern Pekin graduate, defeated Samuel Hollingsworth and Trevor Johnson, 8-1.
Franklin College began Sunday with a 6-3 win over Transylvania.
Stieneker and Pickerill lost at No. 2 doubles, 8-6. Stieneker defeated Jack Dodds at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-1.
Franklin is 7-5 overall and 2-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.
The Shelbyville graduate won the high jump competition Saturday for the University of Indianapolis at the Jim Vargo Invitational hosted by Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Martin cleared six feet, 4.75 inches to top the field of jumpers.
The Shelbyville graduate finished ninth in the hammer throw (33.75 meters) and 13th in the discus (29.63 meters) for the University of St. Francis Saturday in the Manchester Invitational.
The Shelbyville graduate won the 10 0 meters (12.55 seconds) and finished second in the 200 (26.28) for Hanover Saturday in the Manchester Invitational.
The Shelbyville graduate, competing for Franklin College, placed eighth in the 1,500 (5:23.45) Sunday in the Wabash Invitational in Crawfordsville.
The Southwestern graduate was victorious in the discus (32.4 meters) and javelin (35.27 meters) Saturday for Franklin College at the Wabash Invitational.
The Waldron graduate finished third in the discus (43.55 meters) and 12th in the shot put (10.93 meters) for Franklin College at the Wabash Invitational.