College notebook: Smith’s hitting helps Grizzlies to wins

Junior designated hitter and Center Grove graduate Anthony Smith doubled twice and contributed a total of six hits as Franklin College baseball won all three games of its games at Mount St. Joseph. Senior pitcher Jackson Young picked up the victory in the second contest, an 8-3 decision, while junior catcher Adam Taylor singled and drove in a run in the finale, a 14-7 triumph.

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Tyler Cerny delivered four hits, including a home run, and scored three runs for the Indiana baseball team in a 16-3 victory at Illinois. He singled, stole a base and scored in IU’s 7-3 win over Louisville, and doubled and homered in an 11-9 triumph at Cincinnati.

Indiana Wesleyan pitcher Drue Young absorbed his first loss of the season after a 5-0 start in the 12-11 loss to Taylor. The sophomore allowed five hits over seven innings, striking out eight and issuing one walk.

Senior first baseman Mike Wyman completed the series with two doubles, a single and four runs scored as St. Leo baseball won two of three games against Lynn. Wyman singled in a 7-2 loss at Valdosta State.

Mount St. Joseph junior third baseman Kaci Finchum singled and doubled in the softball team’s 8-0 victory at Rose-Hulman, and doubled and scored a run in the second game of the doubleheader, a 9-2 win.

Lexi Fair hit a double for Southern Indiana softball in its 4-3 loss to visiting SIU Edwardsville.

Catcher Jordyn Rudd doubled in the opener and singled in the second game as Northwestern swept a three-game series at Wisconsin.

Bryce Eblin singled for Alabama in its 4-1 win over Auburn, as well as in a 4-3 loss at UAB.

Marian sophomore Sam Slaughter took fifth overall at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout at Purdue with a score of 77-69—146, while teammate Brandon Heffner tied for 58th with a 158 total.

Grace College women’s golf placed second of seven teams at the Bethel Invitational, with senior Lucy Young tying for seventh individually with scores of 79 and 81.

Louisville junior Kiyah Yeast ran the fourth-fastest 200-meter time in program history (23.65 seconds) at the Tom Jones Memorial track and field meet.


Senior catcher T.J. Bass had two hits, a run scored and two runs batted in as Taylor’s baseball team completed a four-game sweep of Indiana Wesleyan.

Freshman outfielder Anna Pritchett singled and scored a run for Marian softball in its 7-6 win at Goshen College. The Knights then swept a doubleheader against Bethel, with Pritchett going 3 of 5 at the plate and scoring five of her team’s runs.

Junior Maecee Terhune lost matches at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for Franklin College women’s tennis in its 6-3 win over visiting Concordia (Michigan).


Butler sophomore golfer Damon Dickey shot a record score of 64 in the second round of the Boilermaker Invitational. His three-round total of 212 placed him 17th overall.

Eastern Kentucky senior Matt Jordan tied for 69th with a three-round total of 236 as his squad participated in the RedHawk Intercollegiate in Pittsburgh.

Taylor senior golfer Javan Johnson led his team to the championship of the 11-team Ackerman-Allen Shootout at Purdue, earning medalist honors with a score of 66-72—138.

Sophomore Drew McGaha and junior Eli Cochrane were part of the fourth-place 4×400 relay, which ran a time of 3 minutes, 32.73 seconds, as Franklin College men’s track and field placed seventh out of nine teams at the Indiana Division III championships. McGaha also took seventh in the 800-meter run in 1:59.19.


Sophomore shortstop Macy Cornelius doubled, tripled and drove in three runs for Mount St. Joseph softball in its 8-0 triumph at Rose-Hulman. She added an RBI double in the second half of the doubleheader, helping her team to a 9-2 win.

Freshman Brenna Atchison won her match at No. 4 singles and lost at the second doubles spot for Franklin College women’s tennis in its 6-3 defeat of visiting Concordia (Michigan).

Morehead State pitcher Luke Helton worked seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out five in the baseball team’s 6-5 loss at Lindenwood.

Huntington pitcher Riley McMahon worked one inning of hitless relief in the team’s 20-10 win at Grace College.