College Roundup: HLGU softball takes AMC sweep

Posted: Apr. 5, 2014 10:46 pm Updated: Apr. 26, 2014 11:14 pm


The Hannibal-LaGrange University softball team swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lyon Saturday, winning the first game 5-3 and posting a 7-0 shutout in the second.

The Trojans fell behind 2-0 in the first game before rallying with a three-run third inning to take lead and the win.

Kristen Lee doubled home Megan Becker to close the gap to 2-1, Kelli Black scored on the next at-bat and Rachel Hughes hit an RBI groundout to put HLGU up 3-2.

Lyon countered to tie the game in the fifth but HLGU responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.

Lee stole home to put HLGU ahead 4-3 and the Trojans finished the scoring when Hughes crossed the plate on a single from Sarah Nardi.

Abby Garcia and Lee led HLGU with three and two hits, respectively.

Freshman Bobbi Henderson picked up her second complete game shutout in the Trojans' second win of the day.

Henderson limited Lyon to four hits in seven innings pitched. She allowed just eight runners and struck out five.

HLGU scored four runs in the first and three in the fourth to take the win.

Garcia was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI for HLGU. Courtney Neff finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

William Jewell 4-7, Quincy University 3-6: QU fell behind early in the first game, trailing 4-0 after the third inning.

QU cut the lead in half in the fourth inning but couldn't must a big enough rally.

Alanna Viken had a solo home run in the fourth and Rachel Scrum had a solo home run in the sixth for QU (16-20, 8-12).

Viken was 3 for 4 for QU.

QU struck first in the second game, scoring two runs in the top of the third. Viken scored on an error and Suellentrop doubled to score Topps.

WIlliam Jewell responded with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-2.

QU rallied for four runs in the seventh to tie the game but William Jewell had a walk-off double in the eighth to take the win.

QU was outhit 11-7 and was led by Jessica Grimes, who finished 2 for 3.

Avila 3-0, Culver-Stockton 1-8: Kim Myers jacked a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lift the Wildcats to a six-inning win in the second game of a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader in Kansas City, Mo.

It was Myers' seventh home run of the season and was complemented by Sam Bolin's performance at the plate. The sophomore right-hander pitched a complete-game shutout, giving up five hits while walking none.

Jenny Ferguson finished 3 for 4 for the Wildcats (10-16, 5-5) and Whitney Birk had a two-run double in the Wildcats' four-run third inning.

In the opener, Avila scored three run in the bottom of the sixth inning to come away with a victory.

Anna Linderman took a based-loaded walk in the second inning to put C-SC up 1-0.

Hannah Washburn scattered five hits, walked two and struck out one in taking the loss.


Baker 5-7, Culver-Stockton 4-0; Trailing 2-1, Baker scored four runs in the top of the of the sixth inning to come away with a victory in the first game of a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader.

The Wildcats tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a single by Cody Jacobson and an RBI double from Ryan Scarpetta.

C-SC added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning but couldn't bring the tying run around to score.

Trent Brisboe finished 3 for 4 with an RBI to lead C-SC, which had 10 hits.

Wimberly struck out 14 and gave up seven hits while taking the loss.

In the second game, Baker hurler Thomas Hawkins took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Brock Kartheiser hit a single to right-center.

Lyon 7-10, Hannibal-LaGrange 2-8: The Trojans dropped a pair of American Midwest Conference games in Batesville, Ark.

HLGU saw an early 2-0 lead erased in the opener after giving up seven unanswered runs.

Drew Morecraft started off the second inning with a double and moved to third on a hit by Keaton Baker. Morecraft scored on Anderson Lafee's RBI single. Lafee scored on a single by Matt Jones.

Lyon tied the game in the third inning and added four runs in the sixth to take the win.

Harry Bennett had two of HLGU's six hits.

HLGU picked up 14 hits in the second game.

Curtis Stout was 4 for 5 with an RBI and two doubles to lead the Trojans. Bennett was 3 for 3 with three RBIs.


Loyola d. Quincy: Top-ranked Loyola made quick work of the Hawks, winning in straight sets 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in Chicago.

Jack Gamache and Ian Lawson had 10 kills apiece for QU in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association match.

Brian Rogan led the Hawks (13-16, 0-12) with 24 assists and Gamache picked up six digs.


Quincy swept: The Hawks and the Lady Hawks combined for only one victory in a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference matches at Springfield, Mo.

Ian Hinkamper -- the men's No. 1 singles player -- needed a tiebreaker to beat Andy Blair. Hinkamper lost the opener 6-1 before rallying to win the second 6-2 and take the tiebreaker 11-9.

The 12th-ranked Panthers (15-2, 4-0) won the rest of the matches in two sets. Quincy is now 9-9 overall, 1-3 in the GLVC.

The Lady Hawks lost all of their matches in two sets. Quincy is now 12-6 overall, 1-3 in the GLVC, while 21st-ranked Drury is 16-2, 5-0.


Central Methodist Invitational: Culver-Stockton finished sixth out of eight teams with a score of 60.

Truman State won the event with an 189.

William Wilson won the 5,000 in 20:02.89.

Jermaine Jones finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 7 inches.

Mark McMahill was second in the pole vault with a height of 14-5 1/4.

Marshall Stevens was second in the shot put with a throw of 37-3 1/4.

Reed Lunsford finished sixth in the 100 for the Wildcats with a time of 11.10 seconds. Lunsford took fourth in the 200 (22.61).

Coty Williams was ninth in the 800 after a time of 2:13.60.

Stacy Davenport took third in the 400 hurdles for C-SC with a time of 58.85.

The Wildcats' 400 relay team took fourth and its 3,200 relay team was sixth.


Central Methodist Invitational: Culver-Stockton finished sixth out of nine teams with a score of 55.

Truman State won the event with a 245.

Skyler Barger took third in the 800 for the Wildcats, clocking a time of 2:26.81. Barger took sixth in the 1,500 in 5:03.72.

Lindsay Beach was fourth in the 5,000 in 22:39.45.

The Wildcats' Ashlyn May was third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:20.53.

Teammates Abri Perchetti and Ceara Flowers were first and second, respectively, in the 3,000 steeplechase with times of 13:58.56 and 15:20.51.

In the long jump, C-SC's Brittany Boyle was sixth and Morgan Wilson took fourth in the shot put.

C-SC's Chelsea Edmondson and Wilson were eighth and ninth, respectively, in the hammer throw.


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