News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 2, 2014

Metro sports: ISU blanks Austin Peay in 6-plus innings

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State’s baseball team posted another mid-week victory Wednesday night as four pitchers combined to throw a three-hit shutout and lead a 3-0 victory over Austin Peay State at Bob Warn Field.

The game was called in the top of the seventh inning after nearly an hour’s delay due to lightning in the area.

Nick Kolarik (3-0) was the winning pitcher for the Sycamores as he went 1.2 innings in relief of Indiana State starter Trent Lunsford who went 3.0 innings. A.J. McElderry worked 1.1 innings with Josh Dove taking over in the seventh and earing his first save of the season.

Derek Hannahs was 3 for 3 with a double to pace the Sycamores, marking his eighth multiple-hit game of the season. Jeff Zahn also had a double.

ISU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on back-to-back two-out doubles from Derek Hannahs and Jeff Zahn. The Sycamores upped their advantage to 2-0 in the third, Cody Zimmerman took the first pitch of the inning in the middle of his back and later scored when Brian Romero singled to center field.

Tyler Wampler laid down a bunt single to lead off the Sycamore sixth, went to third base when Hannahs singled to right and eventually scored as Zahn hit a sacrifice fly to center.

Indiana State (18-7) will play host to Wichita State in a Missouri Valley Conference series, starting Friday.

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In other college baseball:

• Rose called off — At Art Nehf Field, Wednesday’s non-conference game between Rose-Hulman and Washington (St. Louis) University was rescheduled because of rain.

The same teams will now play a doubleheader in St. Louis on April 30, starting at 12:30 p.m. CDT. That date was originally scheduled for a single contest.

Rose (12-4 overall, 7-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) will visit Manchester on Saturday and Sunday.

Prep baseball

• Marshall 8, Riverton Parke 2
— At Marshall, Ill., John Sisson, Derick Davidson and Colan Miller had two hits apiece Tuesday.

Riverton Parke    101    000    0    —    2    6    4

Marshall    005    102    x    —    8    12    3

Miller, Tharp (3), Stover (5), Hefner (7) and Mattingly; Milner (L), Lucas (5) and Lowe.

Highlights — For Marshall, John Sisson was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored; Derick Davidson was 2 for 4 with an RBI; Colan Miller was 2 for 4 with an RBI; Zach Tharp had a single and 2 RBIs; Drew Morris, Keegan Steele, Dalton Hefner, Reid Brown and Ryan Sanders all added singles.

Next — Marshall (4-0) plays Wednesday at Neoga.

College softball

• Rose called off
— Wednesday’s originally scheduled nonconference matchups between Rose-Hulman and Greenville College (Ill.) were postponed by rain.

The doubleheader has been rescheduled for April 10 at the RHIT Softball Complex. Start time is set for 5:30 p.m.

• Pomeroys split at Benedictine-Springfield — At Springfield, Ill., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College split a doubleheader against the Bulldogs of Benedictine University-Springfield on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pomeroys won the first game 12-3 and fell 4-2 in the second game. Before the loss in game number two, SMWC had won seven straight games, its highest win streak of the season.

The Pomeroys scored six in the second inning of the first game. The inning began with a leadoff double by Kimberly Strattman.

Ciara McClain followed with a single, a wild throw by Benedictine-Springfield’s third baseman allowed Strattman to score and advanced Rebecca Latta and McClain to second and third base.

Carly Painter delivered an RBI single, stole second base, and eventually scored on an RBI single by Sarah Burnham. Shelby Turner also added an RBI groundout during the outburst.

In six innings pitched, SMWC’s Brooke Jordan (9-4) finished with 8 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 3 earned runs.

Burnham, a former Riverton Parke standout, struck out six but fell to 7-4 for the season in the second half of the doubleheader.

The Pomeroys have now won seven of their last eight games and own a record of 16-8. The Pomeroys are scheduled to play a home doubleheader against Hanover today. First game is slated for a 3:30 p.m. start.

Prep softball

• Terre Haute South 10-15, Casey 5-10
— At Casey, Ill., Terre Haute South’s Kelsey Marlow had 10 runs batted in during a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.

Marlow went 3 for 5 with two doubles and seven RBIs in a 15-10 win.

Terre Haute South    000    040    06    —    10    15    0

Casey    001    030    01    —    5    9    1

W — Gossman. L — Black.

Highlights — For South, Kelsey Marlow went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs; Mackenzie McGregor went 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs; Hollie Jones went 2 for 5 with 2 runs; Madelyn Schilling went 2 for 4 with 2 runs; and Brittany Dalton went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 3 RBIs. For Casey, Morgan went 2 for 4 and L.Black 3 for 3.

Terre Haute South    420    162    0    —    15    15    2

Casey    101    411    2    —    10    9    7

W — Woodward. L — Morgan.

Highlights — For South, Marlow went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 7 RBIs; Jones went 3 for 4 with 4 runs; and McGregor went 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs.

• Marshall 11, Robinson 1 — At Robinson, Ill., Cheyenne Thompson hit a two-run homer for the Lions, who improved to 5-2, on Tuesday.

Kassi James went 2 for 4 with two doubles, and Abbie Switzer 2 for 4 with two doubles. Sydney Hoggatt and Emily Switzer added two hits apiece.

College track

• Sycamores honored
— Indiana State seniors Greggmar Swift and Mary Theisen and sophomore Katie Wise have been named Missouri Valley Conference Athletes of the Week.

For all three, this was their first honor of the outdoor season.

ISU will head to Charleston, Ill., for the Big Blue Classic today through Saturday.