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Collegiate Update: Rife collects first collegiate home run for Bellarmine

Charlie Rife collected his first collegiate home run Tuesday in Bellarmine’s 18-8 loss at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

The Shelbyville graduate was the starting catcher Tuesday for Bellarmine and went 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a run batted in.

The loss dropped Bellarmine to 5-7 this season.

The Knights start a 4-game series Thursday at Indiana University.

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



Karissa Hamilton

The Shelbyville graduate had two hits, both triples, for the University of Kentucky at the Oklahoma Tournament in Norman, Oklahoma.

The Wildcats (12-5-1) lost twice to No. 1 ranked Oklahoma but secured 7-1 and 11-0 wins over the University of Illinois Chicago.



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate had a double, a walk and was hit by a pitch Tuesday in Duke’s 5-0 win over Appalachian State in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke lost a 3-game series opener Friday to Princeton, 7-3. Lux went 1-for-3 with a RBI.

On Saturday, the Blue Devils bounced back for a 21-2 victory then closed out the series with a 12-5 win Sunday. Lux had two walks and scored a run in the series finale.

The Blue Devils are 9-3 and host Northeastern today.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate finished 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base, three runs scored and a RBI Sunday in Eastern Michigan’s 11-6 win over Towson in 11 innings.

Eastern Michigan swept the 4-game series played at Schuerholz Park in Towson, Maryland. Taylor had seven hits and four RBIs to get the Eagles back above .500 at 6-4.



Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 with a double Saturday in DePauw’s 3-2 loss to Randolph-Macon College to close out the Grand Slam Triangle Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mathies had two hits and two RBIs Friday in DePauw’s 8-5 win over Susquehanna University. She followed that with two more hits in an 8-5 loss to No. 25 Piedmont University.

DePauw opened play Saturday with a 6-5 loss to Birmingham-Southern College.

The Tigers are 3-4 this season.



Morgan Stieneker

The Shelbyville graduate went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored for IUPUC in a 4-3 win Sunday at Viterbo.

Stieneker had a 4-hit performance Monday with three RBIs in a 5-1 win at Brescia that improved IUPUC to 3-8 in its inaugural season.

Oakland City swept a doubleheader Tuesday against IUPUC, 3-0 and 6-2, to drop the Crimson Pride to 3-10. Stieneker had a hit and a walk in the twinbill.



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate had a pair of walks Sunday for Louisville in a 2-0 win over Northern Kentucky.

The Cardinals are 14-6 this season.



Michael Fox

The Shelbyville graduate finished 14th in the 1-mile run for Manchester University in the Polar Bear Final Qualifier in Ada, Ohio. Fox crossed the finish line in 4:59.60.



Layton Stieneker

The Shelbyville graduate won a No. 3 singles match and a No. 1 doubles match for Franklin College Saturday in a 9-0 win over Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois.

Stieneker defeated Brendan Phillips, 6-3, 7-5, then teamed with Dustin Garrison to top Tejas Zala and Pierce Farmer, 8-5.

Franklin returned to the tennis courts Saturday and lost 9-0 to Greenville University. Stieneker was defeated at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-2, and, with Garrison, was swept at No. 1 doubles, 8-0.



Riley Stephens

The Triton Central graduate had one rebound for Samford Thursday in a 63-47 loss to East Tennessee State University in the Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, North Carolina.

Samford finished the season 13-17.



Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate closed out his Marian University career with three points, one rebound and one assist Tuesday in a 79-75 loss to the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) in the NAIA Tournament First Round in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Marian finished the season 21-10.

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