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Collegiate Update: Mathies helps DePauw sweep doubleheader at No. 5 Christopher Newport

The DePauw University softball team went 2-1-1 on a Spring Break trip to face two top-10 ranked programs.

On March 26, DePauw lost 4-0 at No. 9-ranked Randolph-Macon in the first game of a doubleheader in Ashland, Virginia.

Game two ended in a 6-6 tie due to darkness. Katie Mathies, a Shelbyville graduate, had a 2-run home run for the Tigers.



DePauw then traveled to Newport News, Virginia, for a Wednesday doubleheader against No. 5 Christopher Newport. Mathies had three hits, including her third home run of the season, and drove in four runs in a 9-6 victory in game one.

Mathies had two more hits in game two – a 7-5 win for DePauw (9-9-1).

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



Tenleigh Phelps

The Triton Central graduate was honored as NAIA Third Team All American following her standout season at IU South Bend.

Phelps led the Titans in scoring (19.6 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (59.3%) while helping IU South Bend to a conference championship, conference tournament championship and a NAIA National Tournament First Round victory.

Phelps’ season included program records for most points in a season (646), most made field goals in a season (237), while finishing second in single season history with 142 made free throws and 258 rebounds.

In addition to her single season records, Phelps broke the single-game scoring record with 42 points in a win over St. Francis on Dec. 9. The junior also broke the single-game rebounding record with 19 rebounds in a win over Holy Cross on Jan. 24.

IU South Bend produced the best record in school history, finishing 31-2.



Kylee Edwards

The Shelbyville graduate notched her eighth multi-hit game of the season Saturday in No. 17 Mississippi State’s 7-6 loss to No. 10 Florida in Starkville, Miss.

Edwards had two hits, a walk, a hit by pitch and scored a run.

The Bulldogs won game one of the three-game series Thursday, 13-12. Edwards had a double, a walk and scored two runs in the victory.

Florida won game two Friday, 8-5. Edwards had a double in the loss.

Mississippi State is 25-9 overall and 6-6 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) standings.



Abby Eberhardt

The Triton Central graduate had a pinch-hit single that scored two runs Saturday in Manchester’s 8-2 win over Hanover.

The Spartans swept a doubleheader against Hanover to improve to 10-7 this season and 2-0 against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes.



Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate had a single, a stolen base and scored a run Saturday for Bellarmine in a 12-8 victory over the University of North Florida to sweep the Atlantic Sun Conference series.

On Friday, Rife had a double, a walk and scored two runs in a 14-10 win.

The Knights improved to 4-23 (3-6 ASUN).



Karissa Hamilton

The Shelbyville graduate delivered a 2-run double Saturday for Kentucky in a 4-3 win over Alabama that clinched the SEC series win.

Kentucky won the opener Thursday, 6-3. Alabama won game two Friday, 9-4. Hamilton had a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the loss.

Kentucky is 23-12 overall and 2-7 against SEC opponents.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had four hits and five RBI in Eastern Michigan’s series win over Central Michigan.

Taylor had a double, scored a run and drove in a run Thursday in a 5-4 victory. In game two Friday, Taylor had a walk, a single and drove in two in an 8-5 loss.

Taylor had a double and plated two Saturday in the Eagles’ series-clinching 5-4 win. Eastern Michigan is 11-15 (6-3 Mid-American Conference).



Morgan Stieneker and Erica Henry

Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, had a double Friday for IU Columbus in a 5-1 loss at Ohio Christian in game one of a doubleheader.

Ohio Christian won game two, 9-6. Stieneker had a single and scored a run.

Henry, also a Shelbyville graduate, pitched four innings for IU Columbus (8-14, 6-8 River States Conference) in the loss.

Knight Open

Marian University hosted an outdoor track and field meet Thursday in Indianapolis.



Zaleeya Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, placed fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.64 seconds) and sixth in the 200 (26.46) for the University of Indianapolis.



Allison Batten, a Morristown graduate, finished 25th in the 200 (29.44) and 12th in the 400 (1:06.27) for Trine University.



Jacob Batten, a Morristown graduate also running for Trine, finished 45th in the 200 (25.45) and 15th in the 400 (55.05).

Hanover Invitational

Five Shelby County graduates competed at Hanover Saturday.



Shelbyville graduate Ava Ruschhaupt finished 16th in the 100 (15.57) and 16th in the 200 (33.71) for Franklin College.



Southwestern graduate Alison Muck placed third for Franklin College in the 100 (16.01) and second in the high jump (five feet, 0.25 inches).



Triton Central graduate Bailey Stamper, also representing Franklin College, finished 18th in the discus (78-5) and 15th in the shot put (27-7.5).



Shelbyville graduate Michael Fox finished third in the 3000 steeplechase (11:44.76) for Manchester.



Mount St. Joseph’s Madalyn Hudnall notched three top-six finishes in the field events. The Waldron graduate placed sixth in the hammer throw (122-1), second in the javelin (123-9) and fourth in the shot put (36-11.5).

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