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Collegiate Update: Mathies named NCAC Softball Player of Week

Katie Mathies was selected the North Coast Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for her performances in DePauw University’s doubleheaders against Wittenberg and Hiram.

Mathies, a Shelbyville graduate, batted .417 with two runs and nine runs batted in over four games. She had one home run, a sacrifice fly and played errorless defense while handling 18 chances.

Her first-inning grand slam against Wittenberg in game two gave the Tigers the lead for good. She also delivered a two-run single in the second game against Hiram which put DePauw ahead to stay.

Mathies continued her strong play Wednesday in DePauw’s doubleheader sweep at Ohio Wesleyan.

The Tigers won game one, 2-1. Mathies had a hit and a stolen base.

DePauw prevailed in game two, 9-1. Mathies had two doubles, scored a run and drove in two to improve the Tigers to 15-18 this season and 10-2 against NCAC competition.

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



Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate tallied a trio of top-three finishes for Mount St. Joseph’s track and field team Saturday at the MSJ Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hudnall was runner-up in the high jump (four feet, 6.25 inches) and the javelin (118-11). She finished third in the shot put (35-10.75) and ninth in the hammer throw (106-4).



Kilikina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate finished sixth for Muskingum University in the 400-meter hurdles (1:15.13) Friday in the Otterbein Invitational in Westerville, Ohio.

Schultz also placed 10th in the 100 hurdles (16.48).



Michael Fox

The Shelbyville graduate finished 27th in the 1,500 (4:31.62) for Manchester University at the Mike Becraft Invitational in Ada, Ohio.



Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 at the plate, was hit by a pitch and scored a run Sunday for Bellarmine in an 11-3 loss at Lipscomb University.

Bellarmine is 11-30 this season.



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-2, was hit by a pitch, walked and scored two runs Wednesday for No. 20 Duke in an 11-3 win over High Point.

The Blue Devils are 29-12 this season.

On Tuesday, Lux went 1-for-3 with a walk, a hit by pitch and a stolen base in Duke’s 4-2 win over No. 9 Campbell.

Duke swept an ACC weekend series with No. 12 Louisville. In the opener of the three-game series, Lux belted his sixth home run of the season to help the Blue Devils secure a 10-9 win.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had a two-run single, a walk and scored a run Tuesday for Eastern Michigan in a 15-12 victory over Alma at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.

The win improved the Eagles to 18-21 this season.



Morgan Stieneker

The Shelbyville graduate had a run batted in Wednesday for IUPUC in a 6-1 loss at Lindsey Wilson.

On April 19, Stieneker had two hits in a 2-1 loss at IU Southeast.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate had two doubles and a run batted in Tuesday for Indiana State in a 6-1 win at Evansville.

The Sycamores are 24-23 this season.

Bringle had a double Saturday in Indiana State’s 4-3 loss to Murray State.

Little State Championships

Three Shelby County graduates competed in the 118th Annual Indiana Little State Championships track and field meet Thursday and Friday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.



Trine’s Konrad Dorsey, a Shelbyville graduate, finished 40th in the 100 in 11.96.



Trine’s Allison Batten, a Morristown graduate, placed 36th in the 100 in 13.82.



St. Francis thrower Madisen Hinderliter, a Shelbyville graduate, finished 31st in the discus (105-8) and 25th in the hammer throw (122-7).

Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet

Shelby County graduates representing Hanover and Franklin College traveled to Terre Haute Friday for track and field competition.



Hanover’s Zaleeya Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, finished runner-up in the 100 in 12.61.



Franklin’s Jill Anspaugh, a Shelbyville graduate, placed fourth in the 3,000 (11:04.66).



Franklin’s Taylor Tatlock, a Southwestern graduate, won the discus event with a personal-best throw of 40.25 meters. The mark was the second best in school history.



Layton Stieneker

Franklin College’s men’s tennis program lost to Anderson, 6-3, Wednesday in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament’s quarterfinal round.

Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, and Dustin Garrison were defeated at No. 1 doubles, 8-5, by Anderson’s Chakib Madcur and Peter Hallam.

At No. 5 singles, Sam Songer bested Stieneker, 6-1, 6-0.

Franklin finished the season with a 7-14 record.

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