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Kemmerer earns Heartland Conference honor

Senior Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) has been recognized as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s softball pitcher of the week.

Kemmerer picked up two victories as Hanover posted a 3-1 record in league games last week. The Panthers swept Franklin College, April 10, and split two games at Anderson University, April 12.

Kemmerer made four appearances for the Panthers, including two starts and two in short relief. She allowed just one run in 14 innings of work for a 0.07 earned run average. She scattered 11 hits, with just one for extra bases, issued four walks and tallied 19 strikeouts.

Kemmerer, now 8-3 this season, leads the Heartland Conference with 89 strikeouts. She ranks second in the HCAC in wins (eight), fourth in earned-run average (2.06) and fifth in opponents’ batting average (.216).

Hanover returns to the diamond, Saturday, April 18, for a league twinbill against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The first pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Kops-Bedel Stadium.

Vidal leads golfers at Hanover Invitational

Sophomore Johnny Vidal (Harrison, Ohio) tied for the top spot on the leaderboard to pace Hanover College’s men’s golf team in a fourth-place finish at the Hanover Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was held at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Vidal fired a 145 (74-71), including a one-under-par 71 in the second round to finish in a tie with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Sanders Park after 36 holes in the event. Park, however, claimed medalist honors after defeating Vidal in a three-hole playoff.

Hanover totaled 613 strokes (311-302) to finish just five shots behind the University of Northwestern Ohio. The Racers grabbed the tournament’s team title with a 608 (300-308) on the 6,724-yard course.

Davenport University (Mich.) and Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio) tied for second place. Each team totaled a 609. Thomas More College (Ky.) was fifth with 615 strokes (301-314).

Freshman Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) earned a 17th-place finish with a two-day total of 155 (75-80). Sophomore Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) was 29th in the 65-golfer field after posting a 158 (81-77). Senior Matt Ehman (Noblesville, Ind.) was one shot behind in 32nd place (81-77). Senior Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) rounded out Hanover's squad with a 163 (81-82) He finished 43rd.

Hanover Invitational final results

Woods’ game-winner caps Senior Day rally

Hanover College’s women’s lacrosse team rallied from a 6-2 deficit to earn a 9-7 victory against Thomas More College (Ky.) in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference battle at Alumni Stadium.

Senior midfielder Paige Woods (North Manchester, Ind.) scored the eventual game-winning goal with 7:43 to play and freshman defender Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) added an insurance goal with 3:35 left to clinch Hanover’s third win of the season.

Junior Megan Weaver (Indianapolis, Ind.), sophomore Isabella Miller (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman Mallory Fogus (Midland, Mich.) each netted two goals to provide offensive support from the midfield slot.

Thomas More grabbed a 4-1 lead fewer than nine minutes into the contest. The Saints led 6-2 with 10 minutes left in the opening half. Miller, who scored two first-period goals, cut the margin to 6-3 at halftime with her second goal of the frame.

Junior attacker Alexis Taylor (Frankfort, Ind.) netted her 13th goal of the season to start a three-goal spurt by the Panthers early in the second half. Weaver followed Taylor’s goal less than two minutes later and Fogus added another at the 13:35 mark to tie the match at 6-6.

Thomas More (0-9; 0-8 ORLC) countered to regain the lead at 7-6 with 11:08 on the clock. Weaver, however, converted a pass from Taylor just 43 seconds later to knot the score at 7-7.

Three minutes later, Woods charged the net for her first collegiate goal to give Hanover the lead for good.

The Panthers, making the squad's final home appearance of the season, got a team-high eight shots from Fogus, while Miller fired a season-high five attempts at the net.

In addition to a goal and an assist, Taylor led the Panthers (3-10; 2-6 ORLC) with six ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Shroyer and freshman goaltender Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) each picked up five ground balls.

Mousa also tallied five saves, including four in the second period during Hanover’s rally.

Hanover vs. Thomas More (Ky.) statistics

Softball knocks Anderson from atop HCAC standings

Hanover College’s softball team split a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference twinbill at league-leading Anderson University.

Hanover used two big innings to grab a 10-1 victory in just five innings in the opener. Anderson shut out the Panthers, 4-0, in game two.

Hanover scored six times in the second inning and added four runs in the fifth inning to post the lopsided win in the first contest.

Senior shortstop Danielle Merrick (Quincy, Ind.), junior outfielder Lyndsea Burke (Modoc, Ind.) and freshman designated player Sidney Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.) each collected three hits to lead the Panthers’ 15-hit offensive attack.

Merrick knocked in three runs and also scored one run. Burke crossed the plate twice and had one run-batted-in. Powers tallied two RBI and scored once.

Senior hurler Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) raised her record to 8-3 this season with a five innings in the circle. She scattered seven hits and allowed one earned run with two walks and five strikeouts.

The Panthers had five hits in the six-run second inning, which was fueled by two-run singles by Merrick and Powers.

The squad had six hits in the four-run fifth inning. Three of the runs were unearned.

Hanover at Anderson game one statistics

Hanover totaled five hits in the second game, but could not put a run across the plate in the 4-0 setback. Freshman outfielder Dabner Skutt (Indianapolis, Ind.) had two of the Panthers’ hits, including a double.

Anderson (14-6; 6-2 HCAC) scored once in the second inning and added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Sophomore pitcher Anna Phillippe (Greenfield, Ind.) tossed the first four and two-thirds innings. Phillippe (3-2) gave up six hits and two earned runs.

Kemmerer worked the final one and one-third innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts.

Hanover is now 12-8 overall and 4-4 in the Heartland Conference.

Hanover at Anderson game two statistics

Trio leads track & field at ID3 championship

Junior Anni Titchenal (Lizton, Ind.) set a meet record to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Mackenzie Dean (Greenwood, Ind.) won the 5,000-meter run and classmate Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) scored in seven events to lead the Hanover College women’s track & field team at the Indiana Division III championship.

Titchenal’s 11:51.93 surpassed the previous record by eight seconds and is just three seconds shy of the Hanover record. She also ran 20:15.22 to place eighth in the 5,000-meter run.

Dean ran away from the field with fewer than two laps to go, running 18:39.66 in her debut at the 5,000-meter distance. She also placed second in the 1,500 (4:54.58).

Junior Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind.) and sophomore Cami Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.) also placed in the 1,500-meter run, running 4:56.28 and 4:57.99 to place third and fifth, respectively. Both marks are season bests.

Trachtman placed fourth (19:17.70) in her debut at the 5,000 meters, while DeBeck placed fifth in the 800-meter run (2:28.93).

DeBeck joined Hubbard and sophomores Erika Jervis (Sheridan, Ind.) and Brittany Ferrell (Hillsboro, Ohio) to place third in the 4x400-meter run. Their 4:09.05 mark stands as third in Hanover history and is a season-best by six seconds.

Ferrell also ran a season-best 2:24.95 to place second in the 800-meter run, while junior Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) placed fourth in 2:27.13.

Senior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run (40:56.46), while classmate Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) placed sixth (17.05) in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh (13.56) in the 100-meter dash.

Hubbard jumped a personal-best 5.08 meters to win the long jump, while she leapt 10.33 meters to place third in the triple jump. Her long jump mark ranks third in Hanover history.

She also ran personal-bests in both hurdle races, placing second (16.46) and third (1:07.53) in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.

Hubbard teamed with Jervis, Moseby, and freshman Casey Pennell (Indianapolis, Ind.) to place fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in a season-best 51.81 seconds.

Sophomore Megan Richey (Marshall, Ill.) scored in all three throwing events to round out the Panthers' scoring. She placed seventh in shot put (9.50 meters), sixth in the discus throw (27.21 meters), and sixth in the hammer throw (33.76 meters).
Hanover tied for third in the eight-team invitational.

Indiana DIII Championships results

Feldmann leads Hanover at Indiana DIII meet

Junior Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) finished second in the 400-meter dash, third in the 200-meter dash and anchored the third-place 4x400-meter relay to lead the Hanover College men’s track & field team at the Indiana Division III Championship meet.

Feldmann ran 49.25 seconds in the 400, the second-fastest 400 mark in school history. His 200-meter time (22.68) ranks fifth in Hanover history.

He teamed with sophomore Gavin Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.), sophomore Enrico Franchini (Sao Paolo, Brazil), and freshman Andrew Strong (Poland, Ind.) to run the second-fastest 4 x 400-meter relay (3:24.50) in school history.

The same squad ran 43.81 seconds to finish third in the 4x100-meter relay.

Franchini ran a personal-best 50.49 to place third in the 400-meter run. He also finished seventh (23.10) in the 200-meter dash.

Alexander also scored in the 400-meter dash, running a personal-best 51.37 to place seventh.

Strong ran a season-best 57.61 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles to place eighth, while senior Richie Sellers (Noblesville, Ind.) ran 2:00.71 to place eighth in 800-meter run.

Freshman Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.) and senior Logan Wells (Scottsburg, Ind.) both scored in the 5,000-meter run. Wells ran a personal-best 15:45.20 to place eighth, while Rector placed fifth in 15:39.46.

Senior Justin Baldwin (North Vernon, Ind.) completed the Hanover scoring, throwing 45.50 in the javelin throw to place sixth.

Indiana DIII Championships results

Baseball drops Senior Day twinbill

The Hanover College baseball team dropped both ends of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at K.T. Young Ballpark.

Hanover fell 4-1 in the opener and totaled 14 hits in the second game, but lost 13-6.

Rose-Hulman led 4-0 in the first contest before the Panthers put a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth for the final margin.

Junior centerfielder Chris Ares (Versailles, Ky.) had two of Hanover’s six hits in the game. He hit an eighth-inning double and later scored on an infield error.

Sophomore Chase Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind.) was tagged with the loss after seven innings of work on the mound. Justus (0-4) gave up seven hits and three earned runs.

Hanover vs. Rose-Hulman game one statistics

Hanover led 4-2 after three innings in the second contest, but Rose-Hulman plated 10 runs through the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away.

Four players had multi-hit outings for the Panthers, including senior shortstop Matt Newman (Bloomington, Ind.) who finished 3-for-5. Ares, senior leftfielder Nolan Hall (Knightstown, Ind.) and senior first baseman Matt Brooks (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) each had two hits.

Ares scored two runs, while Hall and Brooks each knocked in a pair of runs.

Junior Matt Powers (Floyd Knobs, Ind.) took the loss. Powers (2-2) pitched the first three and two-thirds innings. He surrendered four hits and eight runs (two earned) with two walks and two strikeouts.

The loss bumped Hanover to 10-13 overall and 6-9 in the league. Rose-Hulman raised its mark to 14-11 overall and 9-6 in the HCAC.

Hanover vs. Rose-Hulman game two statistics

Golfers sixth after 18 at Hanover Invitational

Hanover College’s men’s golf team is sixth among nine teams halfway through the 36-hole Hanover Invitational at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Hanover totaled 311 strokes in the first round. Just six strokes separate the top five teams in the field. The University of Northwestern Ohio leads the pack after an opening-round 300. Thomas More College (Ky.) landed second (301) and Davenport University (Mich.) sits third (302). Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio) ranks fourth (303) and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology grabbed fifth place (306).

Sophomore Johnny Vidal (Harrison) and freshman Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) each rank in the top 10. Vidal fired a two-over-par 74 for tie for seventh place. Rogers shares 10th after an opening-round 75.

Senior Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) and sophomore Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) are tied for 40th place in the 65-golfer field. Each posted an 81 on the 6,724-yard course.

Rose-Hulman’s Sanders Park is the top individual at the tournament’s turn. Park turned in a one-under 71 for a one-stroke lead. Thomas More’s Jimmy Kelley and Davenport’s Mitchell Wandell each fired an even-par 72.

Hanover Invitational first-round results

Lacrosse drops clash with Benedictine

Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse team lost to Benedictine University (Ill.), 15-5, in a non-conference clash in Noblesville, Ind.

Senior attacker Josh Green (Beaumaris, Australia) scored two goals. Senior midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman midfielder Chad Szczublewski (La Grange, Ky.) each added a goal and an assist for Hanover, now 5-8 overall this season.

The Panthers won half of the 24 face-offs in the match, but committed 24 turnovers and trailed in shots, 44-34.
Green led the attack with 14 shots. Karnick and freshman midfielder Sam Pirkle (Naperville Ill.) each attempted five shots.

Junior defender Stephen Farrow (La Grange, Ky.) led the squad with six ground balls. Szczublewski picked up five, while Pirkle and freshman defender Drew Doehla (Bloomington, Ind.) collected four apiece.

Hanover used four goalies during the match. Senior Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) worked more than 41 minutes, allowing 10 goals with eight saves.

Benedictine (10-3) led 4-0 after the first period. The Panthers cut the margin to 4-2 midway through the second quarter and trailed just 7-4 with five minutes to play in the third stanza.

The Eagles, however, reeled off eight consecutive goals to build a 15-4 lead late in the contest. Green scored off a Karnick pass in the closing three minutes for the final margin.

Hanover vs. Benedictine (Ill.) statistics

Hanover falls to W&J, 14-4

Hanover College’s women’s lacrosse squad lost to Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.), 14-4, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference match at Alumni Stadium.

Senior attacker Kelsey Gough (Portland, Maine) scored twice, while freshman midfielder Mallory Fogus (Midland, Mich.) and freshman defender Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) each added a goal for the Panthers, now 2-10 overall and 1-6 in the league.

Hanover earned a 29-23 advantage in ground balls and converted 12-of-19 clears, but Washington & Jefferson captured 18-of-20 draws and outshot the Panthers by a 27-16 margin.

The Presidents (8-3; 6-1 ORLC) jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Gough put Hanover on the scoreboard with four minutes left in the opening half on a free-position attempt.

Washington & Jefferson led 7-1 at the break and nudged the cushion to 8-1 with a goal at the 18:09 mark of the second period.

Fogus scored just 11 seconds later to keep the Panthers within 8-2.

The Presidents scored twice to increase the lead to 10-2 with more than 13 minutes to play. Gough netted her second goal at the 12:07 mark, but Washington & Jefferson answered with two more in a 72-second span to take a 12-3 lead.

Shroyer picked up a ground ball and raced the length of the field to score her first collegiate goal, and cut the deficit to 12-4, with 5:49 left on the clock.

The Presidents added two goals in the closing five minutes for the final tally.

Gough and Fogus fired four shots apiece to lead Hanover’s offense.

Freshman defender Cassidy Coates (Evansville, Ind.) led the Panthers’ defense with five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.

Freshman goalie Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) posted seven saves in the contest, including five in the second half.

Hanover vs. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) statistics