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Collegiate Update: Golden Bears travel to Lexington to support Hannah File, Karissa Hamilton

Two Shelbyville High School graduates playing college softball in Kentucky had a vocal cheer group in the stands Wednesday when they met on the diamond.

Louisville softball traveled to John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky Wednesday for a mid-week contest with No. 16 Kentucky.

Shelbyville graduate Hannah File was in the starting lineup for Louisville while fellow Golden Bear Karissa Hamilton appeared later in the game for Kentucky.

Members of the Shelbyville softball program traveled to Lexington to watch the Division I softball game that aired on ESPNU.

File, Louisville’s starting first baseman in her final year of eligibility, went 0-for-4 against Kentucky in what ended as a 7-4 loss.

Hamilton, the reigning Indiana Miss Softball, pinch hit in the fifth inning and reached first base on a fielder’s choice.

After the game, File and Hamilton visited with the Golden Bears (photo).

File had a pair of home runs in a weekend sweep of North Carolina State that improved the Cardinals to 22-9 overall and 7-2 in the ACC standings. File had four hits in the three-game series and drove in three runs.

Hamilton had two hits, including a double, in a weekend series against No. 24 Texas A&M.

The Wildcats are 21-7-1 after ending Louisville’s seven-game win streak.

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



Brooke Lipperd

The Shelbyville graduate had a double and drove in a run Sunday in Franklin College’s 11-0 win over Eureka in its final non-conference game of the season.

With the win, Franklin improved to 14-4.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-4 at the plate with a RBI Saturday in Indiana State’s 8-5 win at Drake.

The Sycamores swept the Missouri Valley Conference series to improve to 17-12 overall and 6-0 against MVC foes.

Bringle had a walk, a double and a RBI in Friday’s 3-1 win.



Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate had a double for DePauw Wednesday in a 3-0 loss at No. 4 Texas Lutheran.

DePauw was swept in the doubleheader, dropping the opener 7-0. The Tigers are 4-13 this season.



Abby Eberhardt

The Triton Central graduate went 1-for-4 for Manchester University Friday in an 11-7 win over Elmhurst in Clermont, Florida.

Manchester won six of 10 games on its Florida trip to improve to 8-4.

The Spartans were swept in their home opener Wednesday by Adrian, 7-0 and 3-1.



Layton Stieneker

The Shelbyville graduate scored a pair of wins on March 23 for Franklin College in a 5-4 win at Maryville College.

Stieneker was victorious at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-4, over Kaleb Burke. Stieneker teamed with Dustin Garrison to secure an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles over Jonathan Crane and Jackson Meyer.

On Wednesday, DePauw swept Franklin, 9-0.

Stieneker and Garrison were defeated 8-2 at No. 1 doubles and Stieneker lost a No. 6 singles match, 6-1, 6-1 to Grayson Zylstra.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had a walk, a stolen base and scored a run Tuesday in Eastern Michigan’s 7-5 win at Oakland in Rochester, Michigan. The win improved the Eagles to 11-10 this season.

Ball State swept a Mid-American Conference series over the weekend at Eastern Michigan. Taylor had two hits, four walks and two stolen bases in the MAC series.



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-4 Tuesday in Duke’s 7-3 win at Liberty that improved the Blue Devils to 16-9 this season.

On Friday, Lux had two hits including a solo home run, a walk and scored three runs in Duke’s 8-5 win at No. 15 North Carolina.

The Tarheels won the series opener Thursday, 6-3. Lux had a hit, a walk, a stolen base and scored a run.

North Carolina secured the series victory Saturday with a 5-3 win in Chapel Hill.



Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.23 seconds), seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:21.93) and was part of Muskingum’s runner-up 400 relay team that clocked 52.03 at the Amy Adams Invitational Saturday in New Concord, Ohio.

Schultz also helped Muskingum to a sixth-place finish in the 1,600 relay (4:45.44).

Hanover Invitational

Four Shelby County graduates competed outdoors for the first time Saturday at Hanover.



Zaleeya Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, won the long jump for Hanover with a best attempt of 4.70 meters.

Martin also placed second in the 100 (12.81) and the 200 (27.28).



Shelbyville graduate Jill Anspaugh finished fourth in the 1,500 (5:25.61) and 16th in the 800 (2:49.68) for Franklin College.



Southwestern graduate Alison Muck had a trio of top-three finishes for Franklin.

Muck was runner-up in the 100 hurdles (16.62) and third in the high jump (1.50 meters). She also was part of Franklin’s runner-up finish in the 400 relay (55.26).



Waldron graduate Madalyn Hudnall finished third in the javelin (33.19 meters) and fourth in the high jump (1.40 meters) for Mount St. Joseph.

Hudnall also placed seventh in the shot put (10.45 meters) and 11th in the hammer throw (32.20 meters).

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