News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 20, 2013

Northview's Taylor Carter to play in state all-star softball game

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Recent Northview High School graduate Taylor Carter will compete Saturday in the annual North-South All-Star softball doubleheader at the Cherry Tree Complex at Carmel.

Games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The East Tennessee State signee, a first-team all-state selection, will be part of the South team after a four-year career for the Knights that included a .475 batting average with 23 homers, 138 RBIs, 92 runs and 41 doubles and a 52-22 pitching record with 623 strikeouts in 479 innings pitched.

In four years as a hitter, she struck out just 12 times.


n Welker enters match play — At Dayton, Ohio, Terre Haute’s Rachel Welker completed her qualifying rounds Tuesday at the Women’s Western Golf Association National Amateur Championship and began match play Wednesday.

Welker’s rounds of 77 and 81 put her in the second flight and she was slated to play Erin Michel of Mason, Ohio, in the first round of elimination play.

Also competing in the tournament is Louisville’s Emily Tofaute, granddaughter of George and Wanda Tofaute of Terre Haute. After rounds of 82 and 85, she was in the fourth flight and played Maria Mancini of Poland, Ohio, and Indiana University on Wednesday.

n Schenk leads by one — At South Bend, Adam Schenk will take a one-shot lead into today’s final round of the Indiana Amateur being played at the South Bend Country Club.

Schenk had a four-shot lead after two rounds but had his first over-par round Wednesday with 75 and has a 2-under-par 211 total.

He is one better than Bobby Jacobs, who is at 312 after firing a 67 in the third round. Johnny Watts is four back of the leader and three players are five back of Schenk.

South Vermillion High School graduate Logan Burdick had his worst score of the event, shooting 83, and has a 229 54-hole score. He shot 73 each of the first two rounds.

Indiana Amateur leaders

211 — Adam Schenk 67-69-75.

212 — Bobby Jacobs 71-74-67.

215 — Johnny Watts 71-71-75.

216 — McCormick Clouser 78-66-72, Sam Bowen 73-70-73, Drew Imel 69-71-76.


n Manaea earns region honor — Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea was named second-team All-Midwest Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association, the Sycamores announced Tuesday.

The award is voted on by the 32 head coaches from schools within the ABCA’s Midwest region. Manaea is one of six representatives from the Missouri Valley Conference, joining Mike Tauchman (Bradley), Eric Aguilera (Illinois State), Dan Savas (Illinois State), Nick Petree (Missouri State) and Jake Peter (Creighton).

Manaea became the second-highest Major League Baseball draft selection in Indiana State history when the 6-foot-5 lefthander was taken with the 34th overall pick by the Kansas City Royals on June 6.

The Wanatah native set an Indiana State single-season record with a 1.47 ERA in 2013, posting a 5-4 record over 13 starts. Manaea fanned a team-leading 93 batters in 73.1 innings pitched, ranking third in the NCAA with an 11.4 strikeouts-per-nine-innings average. He led ISU in strikeouts in all three of his seasons, finishing his junior season with 290 career strikeouts, good for third in school history.


n Battle for the Border — The third annual Battle for the Border doubleheaders between recent high school graduates from western Indiana and eastern Illinois are June 28 and June 29, with Friday games at 6 and 8 p.m. at Covington High School and the Saturday games the same time (5 and 7 p.m. CDT) at Palmer Arena in Danville, Ill.

Proceeds go to student scholarships on both sides of the state line. Sponsors for the Covington doubleheader are radio stations WKZS-FM 103.1 and WSKL-FM 92.9.

The Indiana girls roster includes Mikayla Kinneer and Darby Martin of North Vermillion, Bailey Mack of South Vermillion and Jenifer Lee of Rockville.

Boys on the Indiana team include Jeffrey Turner of Terre Haute South and Jordon McFall, Gary Ulrich and Lane Mahurin of Rockville.