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Collegiate Update: Hamilton home run carries Kentucky to 1-0 win at Texas A&M

Karissa Hamilton’s solo home run in the top of the sixth inning was enough to get Kentucky a 1-0 victory Sunday at No. 13 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

The Shelbyville graduate blasted her third game-winning home run of the season to improve Kentucky to 24-14 this season and 3-9 against Southeastern Conference opponents.

Texas A&M won the series opener Friday, 5-4.

On Saturday, Hamilton was hitless in four at bats and Kentucky lost, 10-9.

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



Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate won the javelin competition for Mount St. Joseph Saturday at the Marv Frye Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Hudnall’s best throw of 122 feet, seven inches earned her first place in the event. She also placed 12th in the shot put (34-5.75) and 21st in the discus (94-8).



Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles (17.04 seconds) and 24th in the 200 (27.76) for Muskingum over the weekend at the Wooster Invitational.



Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate placed 11th in the 100 (12.38) and 17th in the 200 (26.74) for the University of Indianapolis Saturday at the Jim Vargo Invitational hosted by Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.



Kylee Edwards

The Shelbyville graduate had a single, a walk and scored two runs Saturday for No. 16 Mississippi State in a 4-0 win at No. 22 South Carolina that clinched a win of the three-game series.

Mississippi State won the opener Friday, 6-0.

South Carolina rallied to win Sunday, 3-1. Edwards had a hit and drove in the Bulldogs’ only run,

Mississippi State is 28-10 this season and 8-7 against SEC foes.



Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate delivered his second home run of the season and drove in three runs Friday for Bellarmine in a 9-6 win at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Rife had a hit and scored a run Saturday in a 14-2 loss and had a walk and scored a run Sunday in a 14-4 loss.



Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had a double, scored a run and drove in a run on April 2 in Eastern Michigan’s 18-6 loss at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

On Friday, Taylor bashed his fifth home run of the season and upped his team-leading RBI total to 25 in a 20-7 loss at Kent State.

Taylor had three hits, two RBI, scored a career-high four runs and stole a career-high three bases Saturday in a 13-12 victory in 11 innings at Kent State, who rallied to win Sunday’s series finale, 9-2.



Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate had four hits, two runs scored and two RBI Saturday in DePauw’s 9-6 win over No. 15 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament in Bloomington, Illinois.

She followed that performance later Saturday with three more hits and three RBI in a 15-7 loss at Illinois Wesleyan.

On Sunday, Mathies had a 1-for-4 performance with a RBI in DePauw’s 9-6 loss at Illinois Wesleyan.



Morgan Stieneker and Erica Henry

Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, had a walk and a single Friday in IU Columbus’ 13-0 loss to Rio Grande (Ohio). Henry, also a Shelbyville graduate, took the loss in the pitcher’s circle, allowing six hits and seven walks.

In game two of the doubleheader, Stieneker had two hits and scored two runs in a 9-8 loss.

On Saturday, Stieneker had a double and a walk, scored a run and drove in a run in IU Columbus’ 11-2 win over West Virginia Tech.

IU Columbus won game two of the doubleheader, 6-3. Henry earned the save, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing one hit and one walk.



Asher Caldwell

The Morristown graduate finished tied for 44th overall at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational played at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Illinois.

Caldwell carded rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at 152 – good enough for second on the Trine University scorecard.

Manchester Invitational

Shelby County athletes representing Franklin College and Trine competed in Manchester Saturday.



Shelbyville graduate Ava Ruschhaupt finished 20th in the 100 (15.22) for Franklin.



Morristown graduate Allison Batten placed 20th in the 200 (28.37) and fourth in the 400 (1:04.38) for Trine.



Southwestern graduate Alison Muck finished sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.18) and fourth in the high jump (1.45 meters) for Franklin.



Triton Central graduate Bailey Stamper, also representing Franklin, placed 17th in the shot put (8.18 meters) and 21st in the discus (23.92 meters).



Trine’s Jacob Batten, a Morristown graduate, finished 15th in the 400 (53.2) and was part of Trine’s eighth-place finishing 1,600 relay team.



Franklin’s Tristin Maloney, a Shelbyville graduate, placed 25th in the 800 (2:36.25) and 38th in the 1,500 (5:08.15).

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