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April 24, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman gets shot at HCAC title

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.

Basketball

• 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.

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