TERRE HAUTE —
First place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball race is on the line this evening at Art Nehf Field when Rose-Hulman hosts Anderson.
Anderson is 22-11 overall, 14-4 in the HCAC. Rose is 22-9 and a half game back at 13-4 in conference games.
The game will be broadcast live on WMHD-FM 90.7. The audio and live in-game statistics are available at www.rose-hulman.edu/sports.
In other baseball news:
• Junior Rex go 5-1 — At Columbus, the Junior Rex were runners-up in the USSSA Bat and Brawl that concluded Sunday.
Saturday wins came over the Royville Nine 6-1 and the Indiana Bandits 6-5. Winning pitchers were Nathan Higbie and Chris Latta, while Grant Dennany was 5 for 6 and Mitchell Howald 4 for 6 at the plate.
On Sunday, the Junior Rex beat the Hurricanes 4-3 in extra innings, the Louisville Bats 10-4 and the Pony Express 11-6 before losing to the Indiana Blazers in the championship game. An ankle injury to Latta forced the team to finish the last game with just eight players.
Levi Dowden, Howald and Latta picked up the wins on the mound while Latta had three triples and a double, Kavan Crowell a three-run double, Dalton Hendrix a run-scoring double and Jase Glassburn, Wiley Clinkenbeard, Dennany, Higbie and Howald had several RBIs each.
Next action for the team is May 5-6 at Indianapolis.
• Sycamores to face Lobos, Alford — Indiana State will host New Mexico, an NCAA participant last month, on Dec. 1 in Hulman Center as part of the fourth Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.
The Lobos are coached by former Indiana University All-American Steve Alford, who previously coached at Manchester, Missouri State and Iowa. ISU coach Greg Lansing was an assistant coach for Alford at Iowa.
Indiana State is 1-2 in the first three Challenges, defeating Colorado State at home during the 2009-2010 season but losing on the road against Wyoming and Boise State the past two years.
Other games in the series are San Diego State at Missouri State on Nov. 17; Boise State at Creighton and Fresno State at Southern Illinois on Nov. 28; Wichita State at Air Force, Evansville at Colorado State and Drake at Nevada in addition to the New Mexico-ISU game on Dec. 1; Wyoming at Illinois State on Dec. 4; and Northern Iowa at UNLV on Dec. 19.
• Four Engineers honored — Rose-Hulman student-athletes combined for four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, the HCAC announced Monday.
Rose swept the awards in women’s track and field, with Creasy Clauser the Track Athlete of the Week and Liz Evans the Field Athlete of the Week.
Sutton Coleman was Track Athlete of the Week on the men’s side, and Andrew Benitez was Hitter of the Week in baseball.
Benitez batted .571 with a team-high .786 slugging average and perfect fielding in 26 attempts at second base to help Rose-Hulman finish 3-1 last week. He was 8 for 14 at the plate with three doubles, five runs, two RBIs, 12 putouts and 14 assists.
Clauser set a school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.35 seconds, then helped the 4-x-100 relay team place second and the 4-x-400 relay team finish third at the 15-team Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet. She is currently ranked No. 1 in the conference in the 400.
Coleman swept the 110- and 400-meter hurdles titles at the same meet, setting a Cook Stadium record with a time of 14.57 in the 110 hurdles before winning the 400 hurdles with a mark of 53.06. He also anchored the winning 4-x-400 relay team to a time of 3:19.95.
Evans won the women's high jump at 5-feet-9 1/4 that ranks among the national leaders this spring and also topped a field of 15 pole vaulters in the 15-team event.
Engineer track and field athletes have their league championship meet this weekend; the baseball team battles for first place in the conference tonight.
• Pomeroys win three — At Circleville, Ohio, St. Mary-of-the-Woods went 3-0 over the weekend to win a tournament hosted by Ohio Christian.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods 102 000 0 — 3 3 0
Ohio Christian 000 000 0 — 0 4 6
Goelz (W) and Jonas; Jennings (L) and Williams.
Highlights — For The Woods, Kelsey Rosselli was 2 for 4 with 2 runs and an RBI and winning pitcher Sara Goelz was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods 100 40(13) — 18 13 2
Southern State CC 000 200 — 2 3 8
Faker (W) and Jones; Nichols (L) and Christy.
Highlights — For The Woods, Barnett was 3 for 5 with 4 runs and 3 RBIs; Rosselli was 3 for 5 with a double, 2 runs and 3 RBIs; Minning was 2 for 4 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBIs; Jonas was 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs; Turner was 2 for 5 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBIs; Wright was 1 for 4 with a triple and 4 RBIs; and Miller had 3 runs and an RBI.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods 210 0(10) — 13 11 0
Ohio Christian 000 00 — 0 3 4
Owens (W) and Jonas; Jennings (L) and Williams.
Highlights — For The Woods, Owens was 2 for 3 with a double, 2 runs and 4 RBIs; Miller was 2 for 3 with 2 runs; Rosselli and Turner were both 2 for 4 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBIs; Barnett was 1 for 3 with a double; and Wright had 2 RBIs.
Next — St. Mary-of-the-Woods hosted Oakland City on Monday.
• Another signee for ISU — Coach Traci Dahl announced Monday that Victoria Swigart, a 6-foot opposite hitter from Plainfield, Ill., High School, has signed a national letter of intent to compete for the Sycamores starting with the 2012 season.
“I am thrilled with the addition of Victoria Swigart to the Sycamore volleyball family,” Dahl said. “She is a very athletic, competitive and positive person and will complement not only the incoming freshman but our current players as well. She comes from a very well respected club in Sports Performance.”
• Game’s too easy — At Mark’s Par Three, Jeff Whitsit got a hole-in-one during his first-ever round of golf Sunday, using a 5-wood on the 102-yard 12th hole.
The shot hit the cart path, then rolled up the hill into the hole — Whitsit’s first hole with better than a double-bogey score. Witnesses were Mark Thompson, Mike Kyle and Buck Jackson.
• Ace at Rea — At Rea Park, Ike Vickery of Terre Haute aced the third hole at Rea Park on Sunday, using a 6-iron from 150 yards away. Witnessing the shot were Toby Stephens, George Amies and Jerome Trierweiler.
• Idle Creek event — At Idle Creek, the Spring Fling Scramble was played Saturday.
61 — Steve Scheid, Roger Meneely, Dave Earley, Greg Conrad (first); Dave Rowlett, Denise Rowlett, Zach Wilhoyte, Brett Allen (second); Tyler Furniss, Zach Hosking, Chris Telezyn, Tyler Schrohe (third)
66 — John Robinson, Dave Sankey, Renee Sankey, Rick Noe
67 — Bob LovVron, Candy LovVron, Bob Jaynes
68 — Paul Thomas, Jim Edington, Ryan Willman, Tom Rudolph
Closest to pin — Vern Keller (No. 3), Dave Bryan (No. 9), R.Sankey (No. 12), Richard Booe (No. 16), Hosking (No. 1, second shot), Earley (No. 7, second shot), Earley (No. 18, second shot)
Longest putt — Hosking (No. 5)
• Hines edges Darland — At Rossburg, Ohio, Tracy Hines passed Dave Darland on the last lap to win the feature race in U.S. Auto Club sprint car racing Saturday at Eldora Speedway.
Chase Stockon was third fastest in qualifying and took eighth in the 30-lap feature.
Justin Grant is the early leader in the sprint totals, holding a three-point lead over Jon Stanbrough going into Friday’s rescheduled action at Gas City.
Fast qualifier — Levi Jones.
Heat winners — Dave Darland, Robert Ballou, Jerry Coons, Hunter Schuerenberg (semi).
Feature — Tracy Hines, Darland, Matt Westfall, Ballou, Justin Grant, Scotty Weir, Jones, Chase Stockon, Jon Stanbrough, Darren Hagen, Damion Gardner, Bud Kaeding, Coleman Gulick, Coons, Schuerenberg.
• Bryan a winner — At Putnamville, C.J. Bryan was a double winner on Saturday’s race card at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Bryan won his heat and the main event for bombers with Harry Shepherd second. Other feature winners were Kyle Cummins in sprint cars, Troy Clark in super stocks and Richie Lex in UMP modifieds.
Braylon Fitzpatrick won his heat for sprint cars and finished fifth in the feature.
Heat winners — Jason Soudrette (B-main), Brayon Fitzpatrick, Kyle Cummins, Danny Holtsclaw.
Feature — Cummins, Dakota Jackson, Dickie Gaines, Mike Spencer, Fitzpatrick, Jon Sciscoe, Shane Cottle, Brent Beachamp, Mark Perry III, Seth Parker, A.J. Hopkins, Josh Burton, Matt Goodnight, Ethan Barrow, Soudrette.
Heat winners — William Burton (B-main), Kenny Carmichael Jr., Roy Bruce Jr., Slick Griffin.
Feature — Troy Clark, Bruce, Griffin, Doug McCullough, Mike Staggs, Kenny Carmichael Sr., A. J. Smith, Bobby Davis, Josh McDaniel, Kris Starks.
Heat winners — Richie Lex, Chris Brewer, Nick Allen, Carmichael Jr., Roger Cavaness (B-main).
Feature — Lex, Allen, Paul Bumgardner, John DeMoss, Brian Hayden, Wes McClara, Brewer, Matt Bex, Kenny Carmichael Sr., Eric Varner.
Heat winners — C.J. Bryan, Marlin Burns, Josh Presley, Daniel Foxworthy (B-main).
Feature — Bryan, Harry Shepherd, Gib Ham, Burns, Presley, Scott Tidwell, Foxworthy, Michael Harris, Megan Cavaness, Brad Lindley.
• Vaughn prevails — Dave Vaughn won the first race of the season Saturday at Crossroads Dragway.,
Vaughn bested Brian Bennett in a gambler’s race run in connection with test-and-tune activity. Fun Night racing is slated this Friday and the first ET points racing is Saturday with time trials at 12:30 p.m.
Track information is available at www.crossroadsdragway.com or by telephone at (812) 229-2167.
Gambler’s Race — Dave Vaughn of Terre Haute, 1971 Torino, def. Brian Bennett of Terre Haute, 1994 Chevy.
TERRE HAUTE —
First place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball race is on the line this evening at Art Nehf Field when Rose-Hulman hosts Anderson.
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Indiana State baseball series canceled
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METRO ROUNDUP: North, South well-represented on All-Star teams
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Wabash baseball tops Rose-Hulman
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METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman swimmer places 17th in NCAA championships
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Rose-Hulman swimmers flying to nationals
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Metro Sports: Anderson, Smith earn all-state honors
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Mid-West Archery, Whitetail Deer Expo Jan. 12
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METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman to offer video webcasts
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County hears ambulance contract proposals
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METRO ROUNDUP: ISU signs golfer from Florida
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Website repair means hunters should buy licenses now to hunt this weekend
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Vigo County Jail Log: Oct. 31, 2012
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