Hanover golf finishes 4th at Heartland tournament
Hanover’s men’s golf team finished fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament that concluded on Sunday at Hulman Links Golf Course in Terre Haute. The Panthers carded scores of 313 and 316 over the final two rounds to finish with a four-round total of 1,228. Transylvania won its 11th-straight HCAC Championship with a score of 1,197. Mount St. Joseph (1,207) and Franklin (1,213) rounded out the top three. Hanover’s Johnny Vidal, a senior from Harrison, Ohio, finished third overall with a 296 ((73-74-74-75) to earn all-HCAC honors. Tony Rogers placed 16th overall with a 310, Gabe Rohleder was 18th with a 313, and Ben Hamilton tied for 21st with a 317. Justin Smith shot a non-scoring 318 to finish tied for 23rd. Transylvania’s Carson Wattenbarger, a junior from Madison, tied Smith for 23rd overall with a 318 (82-77-81-78). Transy’s Rob Canady won the tournament individual medalist award with a 72-hole total of 289. The conference tournament concludes Hanover’s 2016-17 campaign, one which saw the team win two events, while also posting nine top-three team finishes. The Panthers also placed among the top four in the HCAC Championships for the eighth consecutive year, with this year’s team total tying for the school’s lowest in the past four years.
HCAC champ Earham sweeps Hanover in final series of ’17
Hanover’s baseball team closed out the 2017 season victims of a three-game sweep by Earlham in Richmond over the weekend. The Panthers dropped the opener 6-0 on Saturday, a win that clinched Earlham’s first-ever HCAC title in baseball. The Quakers then finished off the sweep with wins by scores of 5-3 and 4-3 on Sunday. In Saturday’s opener, Hanover managed eight hits but failed to dent the plate in a 6-0 loss. Brooks Bailey had two hits for Hanover while John Scheil had a double. Spencer Coop, Ty Stover, Jack Shine, Chase Sizemore and Tyler Fitch each added singles. Tanner Simpson (1-4) took the loss for Hanover, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits in six innings with two strikeouts and four walks. Zach Chapman pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Earlham scored two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to pull out the 5-3 win in Sunday’s opener. Hanover out-hit the Quakers 10-9 but left nine runners on base. Bailey was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Tyler Cockerham was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Coop had two hits and scored a run. Scheil had a hit and drove in a run while Stover, Fitch and Jay Lorenz added hits. Garrett Zorb (2-3) started and suffered the loss after allowing four earned runs on nine hits in six and two-thirds innings. Braydan Luce allowed one unearned run in an inning and a third of relief. Earlham (26-12, 21-6 HCAC) scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 4-3 win in game two on Sunday. Hanover again out-hit the Quakers, this time 10-7, with Cockerham collecting three hits, driving in two runs and scoring once. Two of his hits were doubles. Scheil had two hits and an RBI, Shine was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Coop had a double for Hanover. Sizemore and Lorenz each added hits. David Herrmann (5-3) was tagged with three unearned runs on just five hits in seven innings but was the bad-luck loser. He struck out five batters and walked only one. Gino Chumas gave up a run on two hits with a strikeout in an inning of relief. Hanover finishes the season with an 18-20 overall record an 9-17 in the HCAC.
Men’s tennis bows out to Earlham in HCAC semis
Hanover’s men’s tennis team saw its 2017 season come to an end with a 5-2 loss to Earlham in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Saturday at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis. The Panthers’ Brent Barrett figured in both of Hanover’s wins. He teamed up with Alec Bates to beat Earlham’s Bulnes Aramburu and Jason Lawson 8-2 at No. 2 doubles. He then knocked off Adarsh Singh 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Other results were: Singles - No. 1 Landon Carrico (HC) vs. Vitalii Stadnyk (EC), no result; No. 3 Dakota Smith (HC) vs. F. Bulnes Aramburu (EC), no result; No. 4 Aleksandr Sergeev (EC) def. Alec Bates (HC) 6-1, 7-5; No. 5 Vojislav Tatarevic (EC) def. Drake Clohessy (HC) 6-4, 6-2; No. 6 Joaquin Lerner (EC) def. Jonathan Helmers (HC) 6-3, 6-2. Doubles - No. 1 Stadnyk, Sergeev (EC) def. Carrico, Smith (HC) 8-0; No. 3 Tatarevic, Nicola Manni (EC) def. Clohessy, Mitchell Minniear (HC) 8-5. Hanover closes the season with a 12-11 record.