The Indiana State softball team fell 9-5 to Northern Iowa Sunday in the finale of the three-game series at Price Field.
The Panthers (21-9, 8-3) struck early as they scored six runs off five hits with two outs in the top of the first inning to take a 6-0 lead over the Sycamores (19-17, 2-9) after one half inning of play. Northern Iowa added on more in the top of the second and two in the top of the fourth to take a 9-0 advantage. ISU scored five unanswered runs later, but it wasn’t enough.
Morgan Allee finished 3 for 4 with a run scored while Shelby Wilson was 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
The Sycamores will return to action Wednesday when they travel to IUPUI to play a doubleheader.
In other softball action:
Rose splits — Rose-Hulman relied on a game one rally to earn a doubleheader split against Blackburn College in softball action on Sunday.
The Engineers scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit and capture a 6-4 win to secure a split of the twinbill. Blackburn captured the nightcap by a 3-2 margin.
Rose-Hulman (8-6) travels to Franklin on Tuesday.
Rose third at Hanover — At Seymour, Rose-Hulman relied on eight rounds in the 70s to finish third at the Hanover College Men’s Golf Invitaitonal on Saturday and Sunday.
Sophomore Sanders Park led the balanced scoring performance with rounds of 76 and 73 to finish seventh. Freshman Tapat Wittayakom’s 76 and 74 was good for ninth place.
Senior Travis Whithaus added a 17th place finish with scores of 77 and 76, while freshman Luke Peoples rounded out the team score with tallies of 79 and 77. The Engineers fired an impressive team score of 300 on the second day of the event
ISU fourth at Bradley — At Pekin, Ill., enior McCall Christopher captured second place as the Indiana State women’s golf team finished fourth with a team score of 627 at the Bradley Spring Invitational which concluded today
Christopher had a share of the first round lead as she tied her career low 18 hole round with a 73 and came back with a 75 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 148 which is a career low 36-hole score.
Southern Illinois took the team title with a 617..
ISU hosts its spring invitational next Sunday and Monday at the Country Club of Terre Haute.
Manchester 8, RHIT 1 — At North Manchester, Manchester moved into first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball standings with an 8-1 victory over Rose-Hulman on Sunday.
Sophomore Donnie Waters led the Engineer offense with a double. Freshman Kevin Jendra added an RBI single and sophomore Zach Hull also had a base hit on the day for Rose-Hulman.
Rose-Hulman (12-7, 7-3) returns to league action on Tuesday against Anderson.
Rose splits — At Rose-Hulman, Rose-Hulman improved to 5-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s tennis with a 7-2 victory over Franklin College on Sunday at the Joy Hulbert Tennis Center.
Rose-Hulman’s women completed a 9-5 season in women’s tennis that featured Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference runner-up honors with a 6-3 loss to Franklin.
The men return to action with a Wednesday home matchup with Wabash.
Engineers 2nd — At Greencastle, Rose-Hulman relied on 13 top-five performances to place second in the men’s competition, while the women’s squad recorded one school record at the DePauw University Invitational on Saturday.
The men’s squad captured two first-place performances to lead the second-place team score. Junior Blake Schulthies won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 54.86 seconds, while junior Stu West captured top honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:53.36).
On the women’s side, sophomore Addie Johnson set a school record in the 400 hurdles in her first time running the event. Johnson came home third overall in a time of 1:07.06.
Rose will return to action at the Indiana Division III championships at DePauw next weekend.
Swamp Stomp — At Hawthorn Park, Anthony Witt was overwall winner of the 5-mile run Saturday in the annual Swamp Stomp put on by the Wabash Valley Road Runners.
Top 10 — Anthony Witt (top male) 27:32.2, Jeff Kackley (top male master) 32:48.4, Ben Chastain 32:48.4, Paul Lewis 33:32.0, Denny Utter 33:45.7, Brandon Lampe 34:09.2, Brett Glover 34:42.9, Matthew Sebastian 34:55.6, John Truelove 35:19.3, Pam Pell (top female) 35:30.7.
Top 10 — Bryce Maxwell 7:05.8, Ethan Lynch 7:09.0, Colin Frank 8:30.2, Shawnee Hargis 9:14.1, Taylor Canada 9:14.9, Gavin Stultz 9:44.9, Bryson Marlow 9:47.8, Max Marietta 9:53.7, Chris Richardson 10:00.8, Braeden Chastain 10:10.4.
Top 10 — Damon Clements 41:21.8, James Canning 45:12.3, David Brown 50:58.8, Jordan Wolfe 54:23.6, Greg Reininga 54:29.7, Kathy Tomasi 54:49.0, Charles Mundell 55:19.0, Michele Boyer 55:19.5, Sue Cass 56:28.6, Kaylyn Crain 56:29.4.
Grant wins twice — At Lawrenceburg Speedway, Justin Grant was a double winner in U.S. Auto Club sprint-car racing Saturday.
Fast qualifier — Jon Stanbrough.
Heat winners — Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon (semi).
Feature — Grant, Dave Darland, Jerry Coons Jr., Bacon, Stanbrough, Stockon, Scotty Weir, Hunter Schuerenberg, Clauson, Logan Jarrett, Ballou, Kody Swanson, Chris Windom, Travis Hery, Jarett Andretti.
Sprint point leaders — Darland 183, Grant 182, Stockon 171, Clauson 169, Bacon 167.
At Tolono, Ill.
Marshall 010 01 — 2 6 2
Tolono Unity 311 34 — 12 7 4
Miller, Stover (4) and Mattingly; White and Barnard. L — Miller, 1-1.
Highlights — For Marshall, Ryan Sanders was 2 for3.
Marshall 000 002 3 — 5 6 4
Tolono Unity 101 020 2 — 6 11 1
Hefner (L, 1-1) and Morris; Snodgrass, Eisenmenger (7) and Barnard. W — Eisenmenger.
Highlights — For Marshall, Zach Tharp had a 2-run single.
Next — Marshall (4-2) will visit Paris, Ill., on Tuesday.