MARTIN, TENN. —
Heavy rain from Thursday through Saturday has forced Indiana State and Tennessee Martin to cancel their three-game weekend baseball series in northwest Tennessee.
ISU will return to Terre Haute for 12 of its final 13 regular-season games, beginning with four games this week. The Sycamores host DePauw at 6 p.m. Wednesday before returning to Missouri Valley Conference play next weekend against Evansville.
In other college baseball:
• Engineers split — At Art Nehf Field, Rose-Hulman split a pair of one-run games on Senior Day in a competitive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Defiance.
The Engineers scored once in the bottom of the ninth in the nightcap to capture a 5-4 victory. Defiance scored once in the top of the ninth to break a tie and capture a 3-2 win in the opener.
Prior to the first game, Rose honored its seven seniors in a pregame ceremony. This year’s seniors include Jordan Chipka, Matt Green, Bobby Newman, Nick Pilipovich (formerly of Terre Haute North High School), Ethan Post, Donald Stopka and Matthew Turk.
In the opener, Rose-Hulman built a 2-0 lead on RBIs by Kody Alayon and Andrew Benitez. Hank Akard joined Newman and Chipka with two hits each.
Defiance tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the eighth on a two-run single by Darin Waterman. Pinch-hitter Ben Weber added the game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth.
The matchup was a strong pitching dual between Jake Taylor of Defiance and R.J. Carroll of Rose. Taylor allowed eight hits and two runs in eight innings, while Carroll allowed just one earned run with four strikeouts in eight-plus innings.
In the nightcap, Newman smashed a two-out, RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to give Rose-Hulman a 5-4 victory. Turk started the inning with a single, advanced to a second on a single by Akard, and scored on Newman’s double.
Stopka slapped two singles and scored once, while Newman finished with a single, double and one RBI in the nightcap. Chipka had another two-hit game with one run scored and one RBI.
On the mound, freshman Andrew Stull tossed 6 2/3 innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision and Caleb Post came on with 2 1/3 scoreless innings and two strikeouts to pick up his second win of the season.
Rose (14-19 overall, 11-8 HCAC) will visit Anderson today for a 2 p.m. matchup. Defiance is now 18-12 and 11-9 respectively.
• Rose men win HCAC again — At North Manchester, Rose-Hulman won its sixth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s outdoor championship at Manchester University on Saturday.
The men’s track and field squad becomes the first Rose sports team in 24 years to win six consecutive conference titles. The men’s program previously accomplished the feat from 1984-89.
The Rose women’s squad placed fifth overall Saturday.
The Engineer teams combined for nine first-place performances, four runner-up marks and nine third-place finishes.
Rose-Hulman scored 202 points on the men’s side to outdistance Franklin (142), Defiance (121) and Manchester (102). Hanover claimed the women’s title with 179 points.
The men’s squad relied on a sweep in the 4-x-100 and 4-x-400-meter relays to secure the team victory. The 4-x-100 squad included senior Jeremiah Edwards, junior Clay Becker, senior Travis Stallings and sophomore Jake Kelley with a time of 43.09 seconds.
The 4-x-400 squad included Stallings, Kelley, freshman Tyler Duffy and senior Tyler Hannan in a time of 3:19.30.
The Rose men’s squad also had two individual event winners. Hannan claimed the 400 title with a time of 48.58 and senior Collin Crowson won the pole vault for the second straight year by clearing 14 feet, 11 1/2 inches.
On the women’s side, the Engineers set two conference records among five event wins. Senior Creasy Clauser won the 400 with a league- and school-record time of 57.67. Senior Liz Evans added top honors in the women’s high jump with a conference record of 5-10 1/2.
Evans added a second victory by winning the long jump with a mark of 17-10 1/4. Senior Tanya Colonna won the pole vault with a leap of 11-0 1/4 and the 4-x-100 relay team of Clauser, Evans, senior Gloria Boxell and junior Erin Cox claimed the title in a school record time of 49.59.
The Engineers added three men’s and one women’s runner-up honor. Senior Trey Cahill was runner-up in the hammer throw (170-10), senior Greg Larmore placed second in the discus throw (143-8) and Stallings was second in the 400 hurdles (53.44). The women’s squad featured runner-up accolades for junior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery in a time of 4:50.57.
Selected individuals for Rose-Hulman will return to action Friday in the Billy Hayes Invitational at Indiana University.
• Allee ties record — At Price Field, junior Morgan Allee tied the Indiana State single-season runs-scored record and the Sycamores swiped eight stolen bases as they split a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader with the Evansville on Saturday.
In the first game, freshman Halle Humphrey pitched three hitless innings before allowing an Aces double in the fourth. Humphrey allowed just five hits over a complete seven innings, but the Sycamores still fell 2-0.
Senior Mackenzie Connelly finished the game 3 for 3 with a double and stolen base for the Sycamores, while freshman Paige Schreiner went 1 for 3 with a double.
In Game 2, the Sycamores jumped out to an early lead when they scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back in winning 8-4.
Schreiner finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs, while Allee was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two steals. Humphrey pitched her second complete game of the day, allowing five hits with four strikeouts.
As a team, the Sycamores stole eight bases on the day and are now just three away from the MVC single-season record of 100. Allee also stole three bases to move within one of the MVC single-season record of 37 with four games remaining.
The two teams will face off in the finale of the three-game series at noon today at Price Field.
• Engineers lose season finales — At North Manchester, Rose-Hulman completed its 2013 season by falling 11-3 and 3-2 against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Manchester University on Saturday.
In the opener, Emily Willmann had four hits and scored three runs to lead the Manchester offense. Kaile Niezgodski also finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a home run.
For Rose, junior Allison Bowman, freshman Marissa Stout and senior Alyse Mueller each had a single and an RBI.
In the nightcap, Manchester scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie and secure the victory. Willmann ended the contest with a two-out RBI single to send the Spartans into the HCAC tournament on a win.
Mueller tossed a complete game in her final college pitching outing. Senior Brianne Widmoyer joined Mueller in her final game at Rose-Hulman with two singles. Stout and Carly Heibel had two hits each in Game 2.
Manchester improved to 17-13 overall and 9-3 in conference games, while Rose completed its season with a 12-24 overall mark.
• Rose 5th so far — At North Bend, Ohio, the Rose-Hulman men’s team stood fifth after Day 1 of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships Saturday.
Today’s second round will take place at Aston Oaks Golf Course in North Bend. The third and fourth rounds will be hosted by the Engineers at Terre Haute’s Rea Park on May 4-5.
For Rose on Saturday, junior Travis Whithaus of Robinson, Ill. led the way with an 11th-place effort with a round of 77. Freshman Sanders Park is one shot behind Whithaus in 12th after a 78.
HCAC tournament (through first round)
Team scores — Transylvania 297, Hanover 303, Mount St. Joseph 306, Franklin 318, Rose-Hulman 330, Manchester 333, Anderson 346, Defiance 358.
Rose-Hulman scores — 11. Travis Whithaus 77; 12. Sanders Park 78; 28. Jeremy Walters 86; 33. John Rigitano 89; 36. Kent Kraus 91.
• Soggy Donut scramble — At the Country Club of Terre Haute, the Indy 911 Foundation foursome of Barbara Johnson, Pete Mungoven, Mark Carrico and Shawn Jones won the Soggy Donut Foundation four-person scramble Friday.
Soggy Donut Foundation 4-person scramble
1. — Barbara Johnson, Pete Mungoven, Mark Carrico, Shawn Jones.
2. — Jim Donohue, Tristan Ireland, Jeff Mowbray, Nate Blacketer.
3. — Matt Rains, Mike Ellerman, Mark Minnick, Logan Whitman.
Contest winners — Closest to the pin (No. 3): Matt Davis. Longest putt (No. 1): Rusty Gray. Closest to the pin (No. 16): Carrico. Longest drive (No. 18): David Garland.
• ATO outing — At Idle Creek, the foursome of Cody Dust, Trevor Nice, Phil Schafer and Brandt Fisher took first place in the gross division of the Alpha Tau Omega outing Friday.
Alpha Tau Omega outing
59 — Cody Dust, Trevor Nice, Phil Schafer, Brandt Fisher.
60 — Greg Jennings, Rick Sheffer, Bob Tompulis, Gordy Bryan.
59 — Don Anthony, Mike Fread, Lowell Shepler, John Russell.
61 — Alex Eickhoff, Jordan Marrs, Devon Hall.
Closest to the pins — Jennings (No. 3), David Haynes (No. 9), Sheffer (No. 12), Ben Rice (No. 16).
Long drive — Dust (No. 15).
Long putt — Colin Bennett (No. 18).
• Thomas posts win — At Gas City, Kevin Thomas Jr. was the winner in U.S. Auto Club sprint-car racing Friday at I-69 Speedway.
Thomas led the final eight laps to win the 30-lap main with Thomas Meseraull second and Robert Ballou third. Six flips were recorded in the program.
Chase Stockon was the sprint point leader going into the action and was second going into Saturday’s scheduled action at Lincoln Park Speedway after finishing 12th. He trailed Hunter Schuerenberg by one point in the totals.
Fast qualifier — Thomas Meseraull.
Heat winners — Justin Grant, Hunter Schuerenberg, C.J. Leary, Tracy Hines, Brady Bacon (semi).
Feature — Kevin Thomas Jr., Meseraull, Robert Ballou, Jerry Coons Jr., Dave Darland, Bacon, Gary Taylor, Hines, Schuerenberg, Bryan Clauson, Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Chad Boespflug, Leary.
MARTIN, TENN. —
Heavy rain from Thursday through Saturday has forced Indiana State and Tennessee Martin to cancel their three-game weekend baseball series in northwest Tennessee.
Indiana State women move within one win from MVC title
Senior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had 23 points to lead Indiana State to a 73-71 win at Drake on Thursday. The point guard led four Sycamores in double figures in the win.
Anna Munn, Jasmine Grier and Chelsea Small each chipped in 11 points as ISU shot 10-of-21 from 3-point range as a team.
Sycamores rejuvenated heading into MVC Tournament quarterfinals
Indiana State point guard Jake Odum is sick-and-tired of being sick and tired.
He’s tired of hearing about the team’s three-game losing streak. He’s tired of the Sycamores playing below par. He’s tired of the team not fulfilling its potential.
He plans to do something about it this weekend. Second-seeded ISU begins its Missouri Valley Conference Tournament trek at 7:05 p.m. tonight against either No. 10 Loyola.
Rose-Hulman seniors lead Engineers into NCAA Division III Tournament
For Rose-Hulman’s six senior men’s basketball players, this weekend will mark the beginning of their third and final appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Having left Terre Haute by bus Thursday, Rose (22-5) will open the Division III four-team regional at Hope College in Holland, Mich., today against Wheaton College (19-8) at the unique time of 5:30 p.m.
Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers are coming off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular-season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year.
ISU women seek top MVC seed
Defense and rebounding are the staples of Teri Moren’s fourth Indiana State team, a squad that hits the road trying to defend and rebound its way to a regular-season conference title. The Sycamores women’s basketball can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference with wins tonight against Drake and Saturday against Northern Iowa.
Nebraska completes sweep of Indiana
Indiana’s slim hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid are all but done, unless the Hoosiers can win the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska never trailed Wednesday night, completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers with a 70-60 win. The loss ensures a losing conference record for IU (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) while boosting the Huskers’ chances at an at-large berth.
ISU reserve Smith earns two MVC honors
Indiana State sophomore Khristian Smith has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Bench and Most Improved Teams, according to an announcement by the league office Wednesday.
Two Sycamores with Scott during Saturday incident
A Vigo County’s Sheriff’s case report of Brenton Scott’s arrest last Saturday indicated that Scott, an Indiana State basketball player, tried to pass himself off as his twin brother and that two of his teammates were with him at the time of the incident.
Metro Sports: Sycamores to be represented at NCAA indoors
Three members of the Indiana State track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA indoor championships March 14-15 at Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Greggmar Swift will represent the men, while sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen will represent the women.
Rose meets Wheaton in NCAA opener
Rose-Hulman will open its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the Engineers play Wheaton in a four-team regional hosted by Hope College.
Metro: No ISU baseball today; home opener now Friday
Indiana State’s baseball home opener that was to be played today has been pushed back, according to Sycamore head coach Mitch Hannahs.
ISU's Scott booked for OWI, possession
Indiana State men's basketball player Brenton Scott was booked into the Vigo County Jail on Saturday for operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana/hash, possession of paraphenalia and false reporting/informing.
Odum can't get roll on game-winning attempt on Senior Day
The storybook was ready to be opened at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Down two with 4.5 seconds to go, Indiana State rebounded a free throw miss by Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle. ISU senior point guard Odum timed his dash perfectly up the floor. He released his shot from just behind the 3-point line at just the right second. The shot was true and online.
TODD GOLDEN: Lansing's belief in his team has not wavered
In the wake of Indiana State’s 71-69 loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, and the three-game losing streak that comes with it, ISU coach Greg Lansing wanted to get one point across crystal clear in his postgame press conference.
VIDEO: Munn has made her mark on ISU women's program
Anna Munn has been a dependable leader in the Indiana State women’s basketball program. Her leadership has helped coach Teri Moren build to back-to-back 10-or-more win seasons in the Missouri Valley the last two years.
Rose-Hulman wins third straight HCAC tournament crown
Tied with Hanover 26-26 at halftime of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball championship game Saturday night, host Rose-Hulman knew it had a couple of things in its favor.
Rolling along: Third straight victory helps Sycamores tie for second in MVC
Aside from Teri Moren sticking with her pink Chuck Taylor shoes on the sideline for superstitious reasons, Indiana State’s three-game winning streak can be explained by strong play in nearly every aspect of the game.
Sycamores stay positive in face of adversity
After Indiana State’s 77-59 loss at Illinois State on Wednesday, ISU players had an idea of how the tone of Thursday and Friday’s practices would be prior to today’s regular-season finale against Northern Iowa.
Engineers, Hanover to vie for HCAC title
For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball teams of Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in Terre Haute.
Metro: ISU softball win streak reaches 6
Indiana State improved its college softball winning streak to six games Friday by beating Wright State 4-3 and IUPUI 3-2 on the opening day of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic.
Odum's final chapter is here; how will he author the ending?
If you compare a college basketball career to a book, Indiana State point guard Jake Odum has been a page-turner from day one.
Odum has dazzled ISU fans from the time he became a starter during the first weekend of his first season in 2010. The Sycamores have not had a losing season during the Odum era, a run of success unprecedented in ISU’s Division I history.
VIDEO: Indiana State women looking to add to winning streak at home
Indiana State looks to put a three-game winning streak together tonight against Loyola, who topped the Sycamores behind 30 points by senior forward Troy Hambric for one of the Ramblers’ nine wins this season.
The Sycamores’ women’s basketball team stifled Missouri State last Friday and knocked off first-place Wichita State on Sunday for a pair of road wins last weekend. They'll look to build upon that momentum tonight at home.
Sheehey's career-high 30 helps Hoosiers over No. 20 Iowa
Will Sheehey scored 19 of his career-high 30 points in the first half and Stanford Robinson added a career-best 17 to lead Indiana over No. 20 Iowa 93-86 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed last week.
A.J. Reed picks up multiple NCAA baseball honors
Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a National Player of the Week by NCAA.com, according to separate announcements.
A member of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the Terre Haute native was named National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA, with VMI right-hander Reed Garrett earning NCBWA Pitcher of the Week.
Redbirds dominate Sycamores 77-59
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is running out of answers for its recent woes ... and it’s running out of time to fix them. The slumping Sycamores added defensive problems to their offensive slump on Wednesday at Illinois State. The Redbirds made the Sycamores pay dearly for their poor all-around effort out of the gate as the Sycamores fell 77-59.
Rose coach expects wide-open race for HCAC title
Both Rose-Hulman basketball programs hope their teams will still be talked about in the Wabash Valley media after this weekend when they compete in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
No. 16 Michigan rallies past Purdue
Glenn Robinson III got a late bank shot to roll in as time expired Wednesday night, giving No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory at Purdue.
Metro roundup: Hutson awarded USA Track and Field grant
Terre Haute native and 2016 Olympic hopeful Kylie Hutson was awarded a $7,000 grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation.
No. 14 Wisconsin beats Indiana 69-58
Sam Dekker scored 16 points and No. 14-ranked Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to beat Indiana University 69-58 in men’s basketball Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten) held Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) to its lowest point production in the first half this season, taking a 29-19 lead.
Rose coach still ‘hanging around’
Approaching the start of his 25th season as Rose-Hulman’s baseball coach, Jeff Jenkins remembers some of his 601 victories, most of his teams’ highlights from five NCAA Division III tournament appearances and pretty much all of Art Nehf Field’s significant upgrades. He also can count on one hand how many times that umpires have tossed him from a game — two.
Metro: MVC honors Lockwood, Abdul-Qaadir; national award for A.J.
Indiana State sophomore Taylor Lockwood was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after pitching one of two ISU softball shutouts Sunday and earning Most Valuable Player honors at Tennessee State’s Tiger Classic.
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