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Collegiate Update: Shelbyville graduate notches IUPUC softball's first hit

Shelbyville graduate Morgan Stieneker collected the first hit in softball program history for Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) on Feb. 19. Five days later, she helped the Crimson Pride notch the program’s first victory.

Stieneker went 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks, a run scored and a run batted in for IUPUC in an 8-6 win over Calumet on Feb. 24.

On Feb. 19 at Kentucky Christian, Stieneker produced a single in her first career at bat for IUPUC, a first-year program, in a 5-3 loss.

Stieneker, who played two seasons at Olney Central College before arriving in Columbus, has five hits this season for IUPUC (1-6).

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



Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate made his collegiate debut Sunday going 1-for-2 with a walk, hit by pitch and run scored for Bellarmine in an 18-5 loss at the University of Southern Indiana.

The Knights are 5-2 this season.



Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate placed 12th in the 200 meters (27.88 seconds), eighth in the 55-meter hurdles (9.07) and eighth in the 800 relay for Muskingum Friday and Saturday in the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship in Berea, Ohio.



Karissa Hamilton

The Shelbyville graduate had two hits, including a double, with a run scored and a run batted in Saturday for Kentucky in a 3-0 win over University of California Riverside at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

Earlier Saturday, Hamilton had a hit and a run scored in Kentucky’s 9-3 loss to Northwestern.

Kentucky (10-3-1) travels to Norman, Oklahoma for Friday and Saturday games against No. 1 Oklahoma and University of Illinois Chicago.



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate went 6-for-12 with six runs scored and 12 RBIs in Duke baseball’s weekend sweep of Baylor at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Lux had two hits, two RBIs, a walk and three runs scored Friday in a 20-1 victory.

On Saturday, Lux drove in six runs, stole two bases and had a walk and hit by pitch in the Blue Devils’ 22-3 win.

Duke completed the sweep Sunday, 10-3. Lux was again hit by a pitch and had a hit and a stolen base.

Duke defeated No. 9 East Carolina, 9-0, Tuesday to improve to 6-2 this season. Lux had two walks and a run scored.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the season for Eastern Michigan in a 5-3 loss Sunday at the University of Evansville.

Taylor went 2-for-3 Saturday with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Eastern Michigan’s 9-7 loss to Evansville.

Eastern Michigan won the series opener Friday, 5-2. Taylor had a single and a stolen base.



Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate had a RBI-double Saturday for DePauw softball in its season-opening win over Hope College, 10-9 in eight innings at the Fontbonne Tournament in Edwardsville, Illinois.

The Tigers defeated Central College, 5-4 in eight innings Saturday and lost to Franklin College Sunday, 4-2.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate had two doubles, three hits total and four RBIs Saturday in Indiana State’s 10-1 win over Kennesaw State at the Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Sycamores (5-5) finished 2-3 at Rhoads Stadium in Alabama.

Indiana State split two games Friday, losing to Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 before defeating Kennesaw State 1-0 in 10 innings.

The Sycamores first faced Alabama Saturday and were defeated 14-4. Bringle went 0-for-3.

Indiana State closed out the invitational Sunday with a 6-2 loss to Southeastern Louisiana.



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate finished with nine hits in five games for Louisville at the Knights Classic in Orlando, Florida.

Louisville opened Friday with a 4-3 loss to the University of Central Florida (UCF). File had two hits and a run scored.

On Saturday, the Cardinals defeated Columbia, 8-2, and Bradley, 8-0. File had two hits and a run scored against Columbia and one hit against Bradley.

File smashed a game-winning solo home run in the sixth inning Sunday to get Louisville a 4-3 win over Purdue.

File helped Louisville defeat UCF 15-5 Sunday. She had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored.

Louisville improved to 11-4 this season.



Elizabeth Kemper

The Triton Central graduate finished 19th overall for Taylor University’s women’s golf program at the Showdown at Legends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Kemper shot rounds of 87, 79 and 86 over the two-day event Monday and Tuesday at the Legends Resort-Parkland golf course.

Taylor, ranked No. 12, finished third in the team standings behind top-20 ranked teams from the University of Northwestern Ohio and the University of the Cumberlands.



Chandler Martin

The Shelbyville graduate finished sixth in the high jump for the University of Indianapolis at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championships, hosted by UIndy.

Martin cleared six feet, 1.25 inches.



Austin Perry

The Shelbyville graduate lost a No. 6 singles match to Bethel’s Wes Troyer Monday, 6-0, 6-1.

Bethel defeated Perry and Rose-Hulman, 7-0, in a match played in Orlando, Florida.



Brooke Lipperd

The Shelbyville graduate made her collegiate debut Saturday for Franklin College softball. She was inserted as a pinch runner in the seventh inning and scored in Franklin’s 6-5 win over the University of the Ozarks.

Lipperd went 0-for-1 in Franklin’s 9-1 win over Monmouth College.

Franklin added wins Sunday over Carroll University (2-1) and DePauw (4-2) to start the season 4-0.



Taylor Heath

The Triton Central graduate scored a career-high 30 points Friday in Hanover’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament semifinal win over Mount St. Joseph, 72-52. Heath also had two rebounds and four assists.

No. 2 Transylvania defeated Hanover Saturday in the HCAC Tournament championship game, 85-58. Heath had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Heath was named to the All-Tournament Team.



Kyle Crim

The Morristown graduate had three points, one rebound and four assists Friday for Hanover in a 72-63 loss at Anderson in the HCAC Tournament.

Hanover finished the season 17-10.



Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate finished with five points, three rebounds, four steals and two assists Saturday in Marian’s 96-90 overtime loss at Grace in the Crossroads League Tournament semifinals.

Marian is 21-9 this season.



Rylie Stephens

The Triton Central graduate had three points and three rebounds Saturday in Samford’s 62-45 loss at Furman.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season at 13-16.



Maya Chandler

The Triton Central graduate had 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal Wednesday afternoon in Loyola’s 58-57 loss to Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship tournament in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Ramblers’ season ended with a 6-24 record.



Tenleigh Phelps

The Triton Central graduate had three points and two assists Saturday for Youngstown State in a 65-51 win at Robert Morris.

The Penguins are 19-10 heading into the postseason tournament.

HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Hosted by Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, several Shelby County graduates competed in various events.



Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate set a new 60 meters event record at 7.73 seconds while winning the race for Hanover College. The former record was 7.87 set in 2014.

Martin also placed fourth in the 200 meters (27.27), fifth in the long jump (16 feet, three inches) and was part of two Hanover relay teams that finished third.



Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduate was part of Franklin College’s winning distance medley relay team. The quartet of Anspaugh, Angelina Gregory, Lex Desenberg and Mallory Watson crossed the finish in 13:42.6.

Anspaugh also placed seventh in the one-mile run (6:00.45) and fourth in the 3,000 meters (11:46.34).



Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate set a new Mount St. Joseph indoor record in the shot put. Hudnall’s best throw of 37-5 put her in fifth place overall.

Hudnall also finished fourth in the high jump with a new personal best of 4-9.75 and 15th in the weight throw (36-10.5).



Alison Muck

The Southwestern graduate finished second in the 60-meter hurdles (9.50), fifth in the high jump (4-9.75) and 10th in the 200 (28.58) for Franklin College.

Muck also was part of Franklin’s sixth-place finishing relay team in the 800 relay.



Taylor Tatlock

The Southwestern graduate placed seventh in the weight throw (43-6) for Franklin College.



Michael Fox

The Shelbyville graduate finished 15th in the 5,000 (16:49.49) for Manchester University.

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