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Collegiate Update: Taylor helps Eastern Michigan to first winning record since 2011

Eastern Michigan baseball swept a three-game series against Northern Illinois to secure its first winning season since 2011.

The Eagles closed out the series Saturday with a 7-1 victory that improved them to 27-26 (12-18 Mid-American Conference).

Cory Taylor, a Shelbyville graduate, belted his seventh home run of the season in the win. The junior went 1-for-3 in the game with a walk and his 32nd run batted in for the Eagles.

In Thursday’s series-opening 11-2 win, Taylor had his 12th double of the season and drove in two.

He had two walks and a stolen base Friday in a 10-9 victory.

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



Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduate was one of 39 Franklin College student-athletes to be named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tom Bohlsen Academic All-Conference list. Athletes must have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA, be a varsity athlete, and have completed the equivalent of a full academic year to be considered.

Anspaugh is a senior Exercise Science major.



Elizabeth Kemper

The Triton Central graduate finished 121st overall Wednesday for Taylor University in the NAIA National Championships at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

Kemper shot rounds of 85 and 87 for Taylor, who missed the top-17 cut by three shots and finished 20th in the tournament.



Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate had a double Friday in his final at bat of his freshman year at Bellarmine University.

Bellarmine lost to Liberty, 12-2, Friday and closed out its season with a 13-42 record (8-22 Atlantic Sun).



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate had a hit and was hit by a pitch Tuesday in Duke’s 8-7 loss in 11 innings to North Carolina State in Pool D play of the ACC Tournament.

The loss dropped Duke to 35-20 this season.

The Blue Devils continue Pool D play Friday at 3 p.m. against Miami, who won two games in the three-game series with Duke that ended Saturday.



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate smashed her 12th home run of the season Saturday in Louisville’s 9-1 win over Northern Kentucky in the NCAA Regional in Knoxville, Tennessee.

File’s home run set the Louisville team record for home runs in a season (64).

The Cardinals opened the regional Friday with a 4-3 loss to Indiana and closed out their season Sunday with a 4-2 loss to the Hoosiers.

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