Hanover track & field women 3rd at Rose-Hulman Twilight
TERRE HAUTE - Hanover women’s track and field won one event and finished second in three others to finish third among 10 teams at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Friday night in Terre Haute. Meanwhile, the best Hanover’s men could do individually was a pair of fourth places by Joe Rector in the 3000-meter run in 8:49.33 and Samuel Pyle in the 400 meter dash in 50.44 as the Panthers finished seventh among 11 teams. Emily Clancy scored the Lady Panthers’ lone win in the pole vault with a 3.30 meter vault that was .15 meters better than the runner-up. Savannah Hubbard was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash in 59.98, Amanda Stump was second in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 12:06.87, and the Panthers’ 400-meter relay team of Michelle Witt, Teal Burnett, Kara Beasley and Simone Henderson placed second in 50.60. Hubbard’s time in the 400 meters just did edge her teammate, Burnette, who placed third in 1:00.05. A former Southwestern High school standout, Hubbard also scored a third in the 200 meter dash in 27.08 with Burnett taking fourth in 27.15. Former Switzerland County standout Eve Galbreath scored points in her top two events for Hanover with a fourth place in the discus with a throw of 34.30 meters and a fifth in the shot put at 10.90 meters. Rose-Hulman won the women’s meet with 157 points while Greenville was second with 111.5 and Hanover placed third with 109. Other scores included: Illinois College 89.5, DePauw 77, Defiance 74, Franklin 38, Illinois-Springfield 25, Principia 5, and Brescia 3. Hanover’s men’s 400 meter relay team also placed fourth as Zac Butler, Darrell Payne, Andrew Strong and Enrico Franchini ran the event in 43.74. The Panthers’ Ivy Stevens, a senior, threw the hammer 46.01 meters to place fifth while freshman pole vaulter Ethan Monnin cleared 3.77 meters to also take fifth. Rose-Hulman won the men’s meet with 199 points to Greenville’s 196.5. Other teams scores were: Illinois College 83.5, DePauw 78, Wabash 69, Illinois-Springfield 42, Hanover 33.5, Principia 24, Franklin 23.5, Brescia 21, and Defiance 2. The Panthers will now compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships starting on Friday at Anderson University.
Stover has hot bat as baseball splits with MSJ
Hanover baseball opened this weekend’s weather-altered three-game series with Mount St. Joseph with an 8-3 win, but the Lions bounced back to win Friday’s nightcap 12-9. The two Heartland Conference rivals will play the rubber match at 3 p.m. today. Originally scheduled as a single game Friday and doubleheader Saturday, the teams switched things around Friday because of a rainy forecast for Saturday. Ty Stover, a sophomore from Galveston, led the attack for Hanover in both games, knocking six base hits over the two games and accounting for 11 of Hanover’s 17 runs offensively. Stover and Jack Shine, a junior from New Albany, combined for seven of Hanover’s 12 hits in the opener. Shine was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a team-high three RBI. Stover was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. David Herrmann, a sophomore from Fishers, pitched seven complete, allowing two runs on seven hits fot the win. Herrmann also struck out five to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Panthers started hot in the nightcap, scoring seven runs over the first two innings to take a 7-1 lead. Stover drove in a run in the first with a double to right center before launching a three-run home run to left in the second. The sophomore finished the game 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored. Chase Sizemore, a sophomore from Fishers, also had three hits and a run scored. Hanover tacked on its final two runs of the game in the seventh with a sacrifice fly from Herrmann and a bases-loaded, hit by pitch on Stover to lead 9-2 after seven complete. However, Mount St. Joseph scored twice in the eighth to close the deficit to five and then rallied for eight unearned runs in the top of the ninth to push in front 12-9. Herrmann led off the bottom of the ninth by being hit by a pitch before Mount retired the three batter to clinch the win Garett Zorb started for Hanover and went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while fanning six. Hanover (16-14 7-11 HCAC) and Mount (15-16, 9-9 HCAC) play the series finale today at 3 p.m.