TERRE HAUTE —
Junior Morgan Allee broke the ISU single-season stolen bases record as the Indiana State softball team split a doubleheader with the Jaguars of IUPUI Tuesday at Price Field.
ISU defeated IUPUI 7-0 in the opener and fell 17-6 in the nightcap.
“It's nice to be able to get records but it's really not that important to me,” Allee said about breaking the record. “I would rather us win every game than for me to personally break any records.”
Allee led off the bottom of the first inning of the first game with a walk and promptly stole second base to break the ISU single-season record.
Freshman Alexa Cavin then knocked in two runs for the Sycamores in the first off a two RBI double to center field to put the Sycamores ahead 2-0. IUPUI would not comeback.
The Jaguars broke open a 5-5 tie with 12 unanswered runs to win the second contest.
The Sycamores (14-24) next play host to Creighton on Saturday.
In other softball action:
• Engineers split — At Rose-Hulman, Rose-Hulman and Franklin split a pair of one-run games at the Engineer Softball Field on Tuesday.
The Engineers captured game one by a 4-3 margin, before Franklin won the nightcap 2-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
The Engineers host Spalding University at 5 p.m. Friday.
• Rose-Hulman 5, Anderson 1 — At Rose-Hulman, Rose-Hulman relied on strong pitching and five players with multiple hit games to top Anderson University 5-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball action on Tuesday.
Senior Ben Menich led the pitching effort with six strong innings, allowing five hits and two walks. Menich struck out four and allowed just one unearned run to move to 3-3 on the season.
Rose-Hulman improved to 9-14 on the season and 6-4 in HCAC play, while Anderson dropped to 10-14 and 6-5 in league games. The Engineers return to action with a non-conference home game against Washington University at 6 p.m. today.
• ISU honors — A pair of Indiana State hurdlers were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference this week with junior Max Tuttle named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week and senior Stacia Weatherford the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.
This was the second straight week that two Sycamores received the weekly honors.
Tuttle ran a career-best 52.28 seconds to win the second heat and finish third overall (second collegian) in the 400-meter hurdles in the Auburn Tiger Track Classic. The time was the sixth fastest in ISU history. Tuttle finished just behind former Auburn star and professional athlete Reuben McCoy, who won the event in 51.19.
Weatherford had another outstanding hurdles competition in the Auburn Classic as she placed eighth (fourth collegian) in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.80 and fifth (third collegian) in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.11.
• VCYSA field chosen as Indiana Cup site — The Vigo County Youth Soccer Association will host preliminary rounds of the Indiana Soccer Cup at its Springhill Soccer Complex on May 18-19.