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April 2, 2013

COLLEGE REPORT: Conferences honor Valley softball players

TERRE HAUTE — Several Wabash Valley area college softball players have been honored by their respective conferences for outstanding play this spring.

Indiana University Southeast junior Bethany Sullivan of Terre Haute North was named the Kentucky-Indiana Athletic Conference pitcher of the week by KIAC officials on March 18 for the second straight week.

Sullivan pitched eight innings in two games that week and earned the win in both contests. She pitched four innings and only allowed two hits while striking out four in a 13-0 win against Briar Cliff. Sullivan also pitched four innings and struck out four in a 10-3 win against Roosevelt.

Sullivan is currently 5-0 on the season and has a 0.84 earned run average. The opposition is batting only .191 over her 25 innings pitched this season.

• Freshman pitcher Haley Chambers of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, a former Riverton Parke standout, was honored by the Ohio Valley Conference for the same award for the second time this year.

Chambers went 5-1 as SIUE improved to 19-8 overall and a 4-2 mark after sweeping doubleheaders against Georgia Tech and Morehead State as well as gaining a split at Eastern Kentucky.

Chambers improved her winning streak to seven games this week with wins over Georgia Tech, Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. The freshman left-hander holds a 10-2 record overall.

Chambers struck out 20 batters and walked just one in 21 innings of work. Opponents hit just .158 off Chambers.

Terre Haute’s Mike Papinchock was one of the umpires in the Georgia Tech game.

• North Central sophomore Megan Stone earned her first Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for Indiana State recently.

Stone led the Sycamores in the three games they played this past week, finishing the week with a .667 batting average. Stone went 6-9 at the plate with three RBIs and crushed her fourth home run of the season on Saturday. On the weekend, Stone also received two walks, leading to a .727 on-base percentage. On the season, Stone holds a .361 batting average and .447 on-base percentage with 19 RBIs and a team-leading four home runs and nine doubles.

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