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NIACC sports notebook


This news story was published on April 14, 2014.
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BASEBALL

What’s next: The NIACC baseball team returns to action Tuesday in a nonconference doubleheader against Madison Area Technical College at a neutral site in Peosta, Ia. Rosemount, Minn. Game time for the single nine-inning game is 3 p.m.

The Trojans will also host the Luther College junior varsity in a nonconference doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Roosevelt Stadium.

Last time out: NIACC (15-20 overall, 6-10 in the ICCAC) went 1-3 against No. 13 DMACC last Friday and Saturday. NIACC won the series opener 6-3 and dropped the final three games 7-1, 14-1 (5 innings) and 7-3.

Leading the way: Sophomore Brett Guba is batting .389. Guba has a team-high 11 doubles and is tied for third on the team with 14 RBIs. Freshman Daniel Bradley is batting .330 with 8 doubles, 2 home runs and 14 RBIs. Freshman Ryan Moran, who is hitting .294, leads the team with 22 RBIs. Sophomore Jake Adams leads the team with 21 walks and 8 stolen bases.

On the mound, sophomore right-hander Nick Veale is 5-3 with a 4.01 earned run average with 44 strikeouts and 17 walks. Freshman Casey Hall (2-2) has struck out 11 and walked 12 with a 4.32 ERA.

Climbing the charts: Veale picked up his 12th career win on Friday in a 6-3 win over DMACC. The 12 wins ranks second on NIACC’s all-time list. Veale also ranks fifth on the school’s all-time strikeout list (85), eighth on the all-time innings pitched list (98) and tied for eighth on the complete-game list (4).

GOLF

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s golf teams return to action Tuesday at the Iowa Central Invitational at the Fort Dodge Country Club.

Last time out: The NIACC men placed seventh at the AIB Invitational at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora with a 326-318 – 644 last Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Levi Fink tied for eighth in the individual medalist competition with a 79-75 – 154.

NIACC freshman Kaitlin Koob tied for 34th in the women’s individual medalist competition with a 101-93 – 194. The 93 for Koob was her career collegiate best.

What’s their average? Fink 76.3; Hunter Miller 77.75; Logan Jarvis 80; Kevin Trobaugh 80.25; Derrick Urdahl 85.25; Joe Myers 86.6

SOFTBALL

What’s next: The NIACC softball team returns to action Wednesday in a doubleheader at home against Iowa Central. The first game starts at 3:30 p.m.

Last time out: NIACC (10-12, 2-10) split a doubleheader against Ellsworth. Ellsworth won the first game 10-6 and NIACC won the second game 4-3.

Leading the way: Sophomore Emilie Stirling is hitting .395 with 10 doubles, 3 home runs and 21 RBIs. Freshman Kimberly Wedeking is hitting .325 with 9 RBIs and a team-high 14 stolen bases. Freshman Brittani Sanchez is hitting .289 with 11 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

In the circle: Wedeking is 5-6 with 53 strikeouts, 9 walks and a 3.21 ERA. Freshman Kelsey Nilges is 5-6 with 18 strikeouts, 7 walks annd a 3.19 ERA.

TRACK AND FIELD

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s track and field teams return to action Wednesday at the Central College Invitational in Pella. The field events start at 2 p.m. with the running events beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Last time out: The NIACC women broke three school records at the Jim Duncan Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Des Moines. Freshman Adrine Monagi won the javelin with a school-record toss of 131 feet, 7 inches and placed third in the long jump with a school-record leap of 16-10 ¾.

The NIACC women’s team of Priscilla John, Monagi, Dieuwertje Boelen and Shante Hawkins placed sixth in the 4×100-meter relay in a school-record time of 49.32. Also, freshman Hannah Palmeter was second in the 10,000 (39:14.24).

For the NIACC men at the Jim Duncan Invitational, freshman Deon Polk second in the 100-meter dash (10.91 seconds) and fifth in the 200 (22.21). Will Hanson was third in the javelin (188-4).

Women’s national qualifiers: Shot put – LaBrisha Michael, 47-2 ¼. Javelin – Monagi 131-7. Sharon Toaka, 127-0. High jump – Rellie Kaputin, 5=5 ¾. Long jump – Kaputin, 18-9 ¾. Triple jump – Kaputin, 38-8 ¼. 1,500 – Hannah Palmeter, 4:49.52. 5,000 – Palmeter, 18:33.26. 10,000 – Palmeter 39:14.24. 4×800 relay – NIACC, 9:51.10.
Men’s national qualifier: Javelin – Will Hanson, 185-11.

Note – The NJCAA outdoor track and field meet is set for May 15-17 in Mesa, Ariz.

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