News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 15, 2013

Metro roundup: Woods softball takes seventh in national tournament

STAFF REPORT
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The St. Mary-of-the-Woods softball team finished seventh in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association softball tournament on Tuesday at Firestone Stadium.

The Pomeroys were in the loser’s bracket on Tuesday after Monday’s action and a 10-9 loss to Ave Maria Univerity ensured that the Pomeroys could not advance back to the championship game.

SWMC finished the tournament with an 11-1 victory over Penn State-Beaver in the seventh place contest. The game finished in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

On Monday, the Pomeroys lost to Iowa Wesleyan 5-4 in nine innings. SWMC then came back and defeated Virginia-Lynchburg 12-1 in five innings to advance in the loser’s bracket.

The Pomeroys finished 20-19 for the season.

Track & Field

• ISU moves up in rankings — On the heels of their thrilling double victory at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships both the Indiana State men and women moved up in the national rankings which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

ISU’s women moved up three notches in the national rankings as they are 37th which is their second-highest placement for week seven since the current system was established in 2008. The Sycamores were 16th in the nation during week seven of the 2010 season.

The Sycamores’ men moved up five spots in the national rankings as they are now 63rd which is their highest ranking for week seven since the current system was established in 2008. The previous best was 64th during the 2012 campaign.

Baseball

• Five Engineers named all-HCAC — Five Rose-Hulman baseball players earned all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recognition, in results released by the league office.

Junior center fielder Hank Akard and senior third baseman Bobby Newman led the way with first-team all-conference honors.

Freshman pitcher Karson Nixon claimed second-team all-league recognition. Junior Michael Bush and senior Jordan Chipka captured honorable mention all-league accolades.

• Indians 15, Astros 0 — In Terre Haute Men’s Senior League play, T.J. White pitched a no-hitter for the Paris Indians in a season opener Sunday.



Astros    000    00    —    0    0    2

Indians    370    23    —    15    14    1

W — White. L — Timberman.

Highlights — For the Paris Indians (1-0), T.J. White pitched a no-hitter and he, Vince Porter, Matt Young, T.J. Martin and Gary Nicholson had 2 hits each. The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital Astros are 0-1.



Academics

• RHIT leads HCAC in honors — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology athletic department leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 90 during the 2012-13 academic year, in final results released today by the league office.

The men's track and field team led the way with 10 honorees during the indoor and outdoor seasons, followed by football with eight. Men's cross country had seven award winners, baseball, men's soccer and volleyball tallied six each, and women's soccer joined softball with five award winners for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-League honoree list.

Academic all-conference student-athletes must follow the criteria of carrying a 3.50 cumulative grade point average entering their playing season and be in at least their second year at the institution.

Golf

• Ace recorded — At Rea Park, Ezra Evans got his first hole-in-one on Sunday.

Evans used a 9-iron to record the ace with a 147-yard shot on the No. 3 hole. Witnesses were Bob Smith and Jim Jenkins.

• Standings — Standings in for Paitson's Eastside Ladies Golf as of Sunday:



May 7: Advanced Chiropratic 50, Vigo Bowl 48, Turner Coach 48, Jonesey's Diner 45, Kleptz Restaurant 35, Baesler's Market 32, Louise's Italian Dining 32, Coaches Corner 30.

Low Gross — Mardel Miller 48; Low Net — Faye Lynn King 38; Play of the Day — Rose Mills; Chip-Ins — Tharon Geckeler No. 3; Iva Montgomery No. 9; Lou Ann Johnson No. 5

May 14: Advanced Chiropractic 103, Turner Coach 96, Jonesey's East Side Diner 96, Vigo Bowl 80, Baesler's Market 74, Louises's Italian Dining 70, Kleptz Restaurant 62, Coaches Corner 59.

Low Gross — Sandie Seiglin 44; Low Net — Sandie Seiglin 31; Play of the Day — Virginia Arnold.