Carson continues hot streak

Weekly college alumni update


Indiana Wesleyan (30-10, 17-7) won doubleheaders against Huntington, St. Francis, and Bethel. Kaisey Carson continued her amazing play both at bat and on the mound. The senior, who is second in the nation among NAIA schools with a .572 batting average (83 for 145) had 14 hits, including four doubles and two home runs (she leads the nation with 19 home runs) in 21 at bats in the six games. She had six RBIs to increase her nation leading total to 71 and 11 runs scored to move into third place nationally with 62. Carson was the winning pitcher in three of the games and recorded saves in two others, giving up 14 hits, five walks, and two earned runs in 22 innings and striking out 14. Her record is 12-5 with a 1.80 ERA.

Eastern Illinois (24-17, 9-3) defeated Butler and split two games with Tennessee-Martin. Kayla Bear had one hit in eight at bats and is hitting .321 (45 for 140).

Jessica Britt has played in 12 games, 10 as a starter,  for Taylor (27-12, 19-5) and is batting .200 (2 for 10).


Greenville (17-12, 7-4) swept doubleheaders with  Robert Morris-Springfield and Eureka. Isaac Whittenhad one single, one  double, two runs scored, and one RBI in two at bats in a 26-4 win against Eureka and is batting .750 (3 for 4).

Cody Turpen is batting .167 (2 for 12) for Marian (19-16, 13-5).


Manchester lost 7-2 to Defiance, 9-0 to Rose-Hulman, and 6-3 to Franklin. Garrett Bear was responsible for both Manchester points in the loss to Defiance, winning 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 at No. 5 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. He lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and 8-2 at No. 2 doubles to Rose Hulman and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles to Franklin. He won his singles match against Franklin by default.

Jacob Volbers won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles for Ohio Wesleyan in a 6-3 defeat of Wooster.


Indiana State finished second to Illinois State in the Missouri Valley-Ohio Valley Challenge, called the Gibson Invitational, involving teams from those two schools and Southern Illinois, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, and Southeast Missouri. The Sycamores’ Alethia Marrero won the 400 meters in a field of 11 runners with a season best time of 54.79, second best in the Missouri Valley Conference this year.

Notre Dame, Louisville, and Pittsburgh representing the ACC, and Indiana, Michigan State, and Purdue, representing the Big Ten, squared off in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Indiana’s Maya Caudle was 16th of 29 in the 200 meter dash (24.79) and ran on the fifth place 4 X 100 relay team. The Hoosiers finished third of six teams in the meet, won by Purdue.


Indiana State’s Marcus Neely won the 110 hurdles in the Gibson Invitational involving schools from ISU, Illinois State, Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Southern Illinois- Edwardsville, in 13.79 (wind-legal), his wind legal career best and the 13th best time recorded this year nationally. Competing in the same meet, Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson was sixth of 15 in the long jump (21-11) and third of 11 in the javelin (142-8).

Competing at the Indiana Division Three Championships, Wabash’s Dallas Pitts was second of 30 in the shot put (45-5 ¼). DePauw’s Demarco Henry was 17th of 30 in the shot put (38-4 ¾) and 14th of 32 in the discus (121-07). Franklin’s Nate Adams was 22nd of 30 in the shot put (37-0) and eighth of 33 in the hammer throw (147-01).

Indianapolis’ Jordan Boyd set a personal best in the hammer throw with a toss of 164-6, good for third place in a field of five at the Ball State Challenge. The senior was seventh of nine in the shot put (44-11 ¾).

Miami (OH) thrower Zubin Coleman, competing at the All Ohio Championships at The University of Cincinnati, was fifth of nine in the discus (146-1) and fourth of five in the hammer (136-3).