Avery shines as baseball begins

Avery shines as baseball begins

staff report

LSU-Shreveport (4-0) won four games against Cumberland University. Zion Avery played in three of the games for Shreveport and had four hits, including a home run and a double, in six at bats and scored three runs and had five RBIs.


St. Leo (8-10, 4-7) defeated Eckerd 87-85 and lost 84-65 to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical. Rob Fry played a total of 13 minutes in the two games and had five points (1 for 3, 0 for 0, 3 for 4), one steal, and one turnover.

Taylor (8-15, 4-8) won 72-64 against Goshen and lost 67-54 to Marian. Jeff Clayton had two rebounds and two turnovers in 16 minutes in the win; and two rebounds, two assists, and one turnover in 16 minutes in the loss.

St. Mary’s (7-7) defeated St. Edwards 93-85 and Western New Mexico 86-70. Josh Brewer had two points (1 for 3, 0 for 1, 0 for 0) and one steal in 10 minutes against St. Edwards; and two assists, two steals, two turnovers and five missed shots from the field and one from the free throw line against Western New Mexico.

Illinois Central (8-9) lost 95-94 to the Indiana Wesleyan junior varsity. Josh Shannon started for Illinois Central but had no other statistic than one three point shot missed.

Wabash Valley (14-6, 5-4) defeated the Missouri  Baptist junior varsity 113-40. Jackson Gowdy had 12 points (3 for 6, 0 for 2, 6 for 10), a team high 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and three turnovers.

Kankakee (13-7) lost 112-72 to Indian Hills. Jaylen Jennings had a team high 20 points (7 for 11, 1 for 4, 5 for 8), five rebounds, and one turnover for Kankakee.


Lakeland (9-8, 8-5) lost 66-62 to Marian, Wisconsin, and won 66-50 against Illinois Tech. Brianna Jones had nine points (4 for 8, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), a tam high 14 rebounds ,one blocked shot, and three turnovers in 33 minutes against Marian; and four points (2 for 6), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover in 16 minutes against Illinois Tech.

Xavier (7-12,  2-8) defeated Georgetown 70-67 in overtime and lost 82-57 to Villanova. Nia Clark had a team high 20 points (8 for 14, 4 for 7, 0 for 1), three rebounds, one assist, two steals, and four turnovers in 31 minutes in the win; and 11 points (4 for 13, 0 for 2, 3 for 4), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocked shots in 35 minutes in the loss.

Toledo (15-4, 9-1) suffered its first conference loss 79-72 to Ohio University before defeating Bowling Green 71-67. Khera Goss had two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, one steal, two turnovers, and three missed shots in 30 minutes in the loss; and five points (2 for 6, 1 for 4, 0 for 0) in 25 minutes in the win.

Vincennes (15-7) defeated Kaskaskia 78-67 and Lincoln Trail 76-58. Cherrelle Newsom led her team with 21 points (7 for 17, 5 for 11, 2 for 2) and had three rebounds, four assists, one steal, and three turnovers against Kaskaskia; and had eight points (3 for 7, 2 for 5, 0 for 0), two rebounds, four assists, and three turnovers against Lincoln Trail.


Vincennes competed at the  21 teams Tiger Paw Classic at Louisville, sponsored by Georgetown, KY and Campbellsville University. Manamanya Opiew placed second in the 1000 meters (2:34.04) and teamed with ErnesMomotu and two other teammates to win the 4 X 800 relay.

Indianapolis’ Aaron Trejo placed sixth of 15 in the mile (4:48.92) at Indianapolis’ Tim Hathaway Distance Classic.

Competing for Trine at the Wittenberg Steemer Showcase, Yosef Solomon placed 28th of 54 in the mile (4:43.17), and Zach Brickler was 17th of 57 in the 5000 meters (15:36.71).

Franklin and Hanover took part in Rose-Hulman’s Friday Night Spikes 3. Hanover’s Jalen Simmons placed first of four in the pole vault (13-3-14), and Franklin’s Corbin Lee was 10th of 11 in the 3000 (10:11.14).

Purdue-Fort Wayne’s Dona Fagnon competed at Youngstown’s National Mid Major Meet and placed fifth of 82 in the 60 meter dash (7.05) and 14th of 90 in the 200 (22.79).

Indiana’s Dom Day placed third of 10 in the long jump (23-5 ¼) at the IU-Relays.