Matthew Alter can see a future in baseball coaching at the collegiate level. He’s already gotten a head start by assisting in travel ball while also a college player himself. The 2019 graduate of Indianapolis Lutheran School with two years of eligibility remaining at Hanover (Ind.) College is in his third summer with the Indiana Bulls. He assisted with Scott French’s 15U Bulls Black squad in 2020. That team featured Class of 2023 standouts Max Clark (Franklin Community) and Andrew Wiggins (Heritage Christian). Alter aided (former Anderson University assistant) John Becker with the 15U Bulls Grey squad in 2021 and is now helping Becker’s 16U Bulls Grey team. By summer’s end the group will have played about 40 games with tournaments at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., LakePoint Sports in Emerson, Ga., and Creekside Baseball Park in Parkville, Mo. “After college the plan is to be a college baseball coach,” says Alter, who turned 22 in May. “The quickest way to be an assistant is to be a pitching coach. But I’m also interested in being a graduate assistant.” Matthew’s cousin, Jared Broughton, is a college baseball coach. He most recently served for three years at Clemson (S.C.) University. Dick Alter, Matthew’s father, retired from Indianapolis Lutheran following the 2019 season after 40 years of coaching (about the last 25 years of that as a teacher). “There’s so many thing he taught me,” says Matthew of the shared wisdom shared. “The biggest thing my dad taught me is that baseball is the game of life. “It doesn’t matter what you did today, it’s what you do tomorrow and the next day.” Born in Carmel, Ind., Matthew the son of Dick and Karen Alter (who is president of Borshoff, a public relations and advertising agency in Indianapolis). The Alter family moved to the south side of Indianapolis when their son was 3. He played at what is now Franklin Township Little League (located behind the former Wanamaker Elementary School) and then was in travel ball with the Indiana Prospects and Indiana Pony Express. Alter played football, basketball and baseball (for his father) at Lutheran then went to Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., where Broughton was associate head coach. Matthew says going to college to play baseball meant “going from being an only child to having 40 brothers.” He counts slugger Alex Christie (Center Grove) among his good friends on the team. As a right-handed pitcher, Alter made six relief appearances during the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2020 season and went 1-0 with a 2.65 earned run average, nine strikeouts and six walks in 17 innings for the Piedmont Lions. Alter decided to transfer to another NCAA Division III school in Hanover. Grant Bellak is the Panthers head coach. Until leaving for another job, Thomas Murphy was HC’s pitching coach. “(Coach Bellak) and I have a great relationship,” says Alter. “He focuses more on hitters and infielders.” Murphy helped Alter in 2020-21 by helping him build up his lower half to utilize his power and increase velocity. Using a Core Velocity Belt and throwing weighted PlyoCare Balls with Driveline Baseball exercises were part of the routine. “(Murphy) helped us pitchers with the mental aspect of the game,” says Alter. “He is big on visualizing success and always trying to stay positive. It’s about keeping composure and maintaining positivity and self talk.” Alter pitched in 11 games (eight starts) in 2021 and went 5-0 with 45 strikeouts and 33 walks in 52 1/3 innings. In 13 contests (11 starts) in 2022, he was 5-5 with 45 strikeouts and 29 walks in 72 innings. The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference plays Saturday and Tuesday doubleheaders and Alter was the Saturday morning starter. “A lot of the teams (in the HCAC) are very similar,” says Alter. “They have a few good pitchers. But it relies solely on hitting. “That was evident in our conference tournament. There were a lot of high-scoring games.” Alter spent just over two weeks with the 2022 summer wood-bat Coastal Plain League’s Lexington County (S.C.) Blowfish before shutting it down for the summer with a tender shoulder. “It was from overuse,” says Alter, who did not play on any summer teams in 2019, 2020 and 2021. “But I did not tear my labrum.” Using a three-quarter arm slot, Alter throws two kinds of fastballs (four-seam and two-seam) plus a slider, change-up and curveball. He topped out at 87 mph with the four-seamer this summer. “The two-seamer is one of my best pitches,” says Alter. “It definitely moves. It starts at the middle of the plate and ends up outside to a lefty. It moves so much I’m able to fool hitters.” Alter employs a “circle” change and a 12-to-6 curve that he is able to throw for a strike in any count. A Communication major, Alter is on pace to graduate at the end of his fourth year in 2023. If he takes a fifth year, he says he will likely pursue a masters in Communication. Hanover does not have a graduate program in that subject.
Harrison Pittsford is soaking up the knowledge of veterans while getting in his summer reps as a first-year player for the South Bend Royals, members of men’s wood bat leagues in both South Bend and Fort Wayne. At 20, Pittsford is younger than most of his Royals teammates. That includes 53-year-old Jayson Best. “It’s cool learning from guys like Bestie,” says Pittsford, who completed his second year at NCAA Division III Manchester University in North Manchester, Ind., in the spring. “I see how they play the game. “It’s a great experience playing with those guys.” Best, who was born in Lafayette, Ind., played professional baseball from 1989-97. He ascended to Double-A in the Minnesota Twins organization as a pitcher and later was head baseball coach at Goshen (Ind.) College. He pitched a no-hitter for the Royals in Mishawaka, Ind., on July 10. Pittsford, a 2020 graduate of Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, Ind., comes up to play mostly weekend doubleheaders with former GC hitting star and current Eastern (Greentown) head coach Erik Hisner-managed Royals and Manchester teammate/roommate Hunter Aker (a South Bend Clay High School graduate). While he does some catching, Pittsford is getting playing time in the outfield since he expects to be there much of the time at Manchester. The Royals are to compete in a National Amateur Baseball Federation regional in Fort Wayne July 28-30. The top two finishers move on to the NABF World Series Aug. 2-5 in Battle Creek, Mich. Pittsford was named to the 2022 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference second team at designated hitter. The righty swinger played in 30 games (28 starts) and hit .327 (33-of-101) with six home runs, eight doubles, 29 runs batted in, 27 runs scored and a 1.002 OPS (.418 on-base percentage plus .584 slugging average). Rick Espeset competed his 26th season as Manchester head coach in 2022. “Espy got my attention in the recruiting process,” says Pittsford. “His success and longevity eye-catching for me.” Espeset’s Spartans have won 619 games with six national tournament appearances, including two trips to the D-III World Series (2004 and 2013). As much as Pittsford appreciates all the knowledge that Espeset shares, he is also grateful for the insights on the mental approach. “We’re taking time to detach from baseball with breathing and mindfulness,” says Pittsford. As a D-III program, Manchester conducts four weeks of fall practice with the whole team and coaches. Players are then on their own for a few months until everyone reconvenes shortly before the start of the season. “Nothing’s really forced on us,” says Pittsford. “If guys want to get better they are going to get better. I get motivated seeing my teammates working out. “We have good leadership from underclassmen.” A Sport Management major, Pittsford was named Academic all-HCAC in 2022. “I want to stay involved in sports in some capacity,” says Pittsford of his post-college path. “That could be coaching, running a sports facility or being an athletic director. I want to be involved in sports and make a difference for kids and make sure the next generation has the same opportunities I had coming up. “Sports can teach you a lot of life lessons like building character and making friendships.” Born in Bloomington, Ind., and growing up in Ellettsville, Pittsford participated in baseball and basketball through Richland Bean Blossom Youth Sports and was also part of Monroe County Youth Football Association. He was in travel ball with the Ellettsville Explosion, Diamond Dynamics and then Tier Ten. It was with Diamond Dynamics that Pittsford met coach/instructor Tony Kestranek. “He was passionate about baseball,” says Pittsford of Kestranek. “He taught us when to be aggressive and when not to be aggressive.” At Edgewood, Pittsford played four years each of football and baseball and two of basketball. A special teams player as a freshman, he was the Mustangs’ starting center for three seasons. Brian Rosenburgh was defensive coordinator Pittsford’s freshman year then head coach for the last three. “I loved him as a person and a coach,” says Pittsford of Rosenburgh, who was also a Physical Education teacher at Edgewood. An football coach was Mychal Doering. “He’s an amazing guy,” says Pittsford of the father of classmate Izaiah Doering and JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) specialist at Edgewood. “He was high-energy and he motivated you. He was always checking on people outside of school and he taught me about life and handling the ups and down. “He’s going through chemo (for cancer). It’s cool to see how he’s battling through that.” Pittsford considered playing college football, but decided to go with his first love of baseball. Besides, at 6-foot, 230 pounds he is considered to be undersized for a college lineman. Bob Jones, who has been a Business teacher for more than 40 years and head baseball coach for 36, passed along many diamond lessons to Pittsford. “He knows a lot of baseball,” says Pittsford of Jones, who went into the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame last week. “It’s nice to learn from a guy who’s been around the game for so long.” One of Jones’ more than 500 victories came during the first game of 2019 — a season that ended with the Mustangs finishing as IHSAA Class 3A state runners-up. Playing in a tournament at Vincennes University, Edgewood fell behind 11-0 to Terre Haute North Vigo after four innings. The Mustangs chipped away and eventually won 20-18 in a game that was played in a steady drizzle. “It was a pretty crazy game,” says Pittsford, who started at catcher and batted No. 2 that day and drove in two runs. Later moved to the No. 9 hole, it was there that Pittsford smacked a walk-off home run against West Vigo in the semifinals of the Owen Valley Sectional. Several other Edgewood players wound up playing college baseball, including Class of 2019’s Joe Kido (Indiana State University), Ethan Vecrumba (Indiana University), Cooper Thacker (University of Southern Indiana) and Blake Deckard (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Class of 2020’s Pittsford and Sam Kido (Indiana University South Bend) and Class of 2021’s Luke Hayden (Indiana University). Satoshi Kido — father of Mac, Joe and Sam — was an Edgewood assistant in 2019 and has been Pittsford’s hitting coach since he was 7 or 8. “He’s helped me so much with my swing over the years,” says Pittsford. “He always knows how to fix my swing when I get in a slump.” Pittsford spent much of 2021 dealing with a torn right shoulder labrum. Harrison is the youngest of 1986 Edgewood alums Jay and Cheryl Pittsford’s two sons. Alex Pittsford (25) is a graduate of Edgewood (2016) and Wabash College (2020) and is now pursing his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. He was in football and swimming in high school. Jay Pittsford taught English for 19 1/2 years and then served as an assistant principal. Cheryl Pittsford is an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Physician’s Assistant.
Andrew Morlen sees a future in public service — perhaps as a police officer or detective. That’s why he is pursuing a Criminology degree. “My dad is a first responder,” says Andrew of Greg Morlen, a firefighter in Fishers, Ind. “I have a lot of respect for the men and women in black and blue. “If I can contribute to and protect the city where I live I feel like I’m doing my part.” As a college baseball player, Andrew Morlen contributes now as a right-handed pitcher. Morlen, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, spent the 2022 season at Delta State University — an NCAA Division II program in Cleveland, Miss. He made 10 mound appearances (all in relief) with five scoreless outings while posting a 1-0 record with one save and a 3.75 earned run average. In 12 innings, the righty struck out eight and walked nine. After competing for the Bag Bandits during the 2022 season of the College Summer League at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., Morlen plans to return to Delta State in the fall. He still has two years of eligibility and will consider his possible graduate school options based on how the 2023 season goes. He landed in Mississippi after the DSU Statesmen were attracted by a video posted by the coaching staff at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., where Morlen pitched during the springs of 2020 and 2021. Andy Rincker, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, reached out to Morlen and brought him in for a visit. “I just fell in love with the campus and atmosphere,” says Morlen. “We have a really good coaching staff (led by Rodney Batts) to go along with it.” Delta State went 32-17 with an appearance in the NCAA D-II South Regional in 2022. After spending the summers of 2019 and 2020 training — much of the time with Greg Vogt at PRP Baseball in Noblesville — Morlen hurled for the CSL’s Turf Monsters in 2021. Born and raised in Fishers, Morlen played local rec ball and then travel ball with the Indiana Nitro from ages 16 to 18. His head coach was Craig Huls (who is now pitching coach at Fishers High School). A 2018 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Morlen played for then-Royals head coach Scott Henson. “He made sure you did the little things right,” says Morlen of Henson. “If we take care of the little things it will take care of the bigger things down the road.” Morlen was at NCAA D-III Anderson (Ind.) University in 2019 before transferring to National Junior College Athletic Association Division I member Lake Land. In the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, he got into five games and was 0-0 with four strikeouts and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. Playing for Lakers head coach Julio Godinez and pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Gordon Cardenas, Morlen started five times out of nine games in 2021 and went 3-1 with 4.81 earned run average. He fanned 33 and walked 17 in 24 1/3 innings. Throwing from an arm slot between three-quarter and over-the-top, Morlen uses a four-seam fastball (which has been recorded at 89 mph) with arm-side movement. “My slider is my go-to pitch (for swing-and-miss or light contact),” says Morlen. Greg and Susan Morlen have two sons — Andrew (22) and A.J. (19). Susan Morlen is a senior credit analyst for Delta Faucet in Fishers. A.J. Morlen, a 2021 HSE graduate and former baseball player, attends Purdue University.
Karl Meyer is seeking a top-flight education while also getting to keep his competitive juices flowing on the baseball diamond. As he pursued joint major in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management, the right-handed pitcher made 10 mound appearances (all in relief) and was 1-0 with one save for Massachusetts Institute of Technology this past spring. In 15 2/3 innings, he struck out 16 and walked 15. Andy Barlow is the Engineers head coach. Todd Carroll is the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator. “(MIT) is a really good school and it was once of the few places that I felt like I could play baseball. So I just broke down the elite schools for Engineering with D-III baseball because I wasn’t very big coming out of high school. I was like 6-foot-1 and 170 (pounds).” Meyer is now 6-3 and 210. “When I actually went into high school I think I was 5-6,” says Meyer. “I was always kind of overshadowed. I never really had the body or the physical tools to (get on the radar of D-I programs).” Meyer is slated to head back to MIT the week of Aug. 21 with three years of eligibility. The school in Cambridge, Mass., did not have athletics in 2020-21 so all athletes in the Class of 2024 were granted an extra year. His options down the road include staying at MIT (a member of the NCAA Division III New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference aka NEWMAC) and pursuing a masters degree or moving to a higher level. “If I get better at baseball — and my trajectory is looking good so far — maybe I’ll be able to make a grad transfer to some sweet D-I program?” Born and raised in Indianapolis and growing up in the Meridian-Kessler area, Meyer played at Broad Ripple Haverford Little League through his 12U season then was in travel ball with the Titans at 13U then with Indiana Primetime Baseball. Quentin Brown was head coach his 16U and 17U summers. Meyer owes a debt of gratitude to Brown, who was his hitting coach for three years. “He really just taught me to love the game,” says Meyer of Brown (now a hitting instructor in the Pittsburgh Pirates system). “I learned how to work at it and figure it out, loving the process. Not every swing is going to be great. It’s about improving day to day and pitch to pitch. “He allowed me to come into my own, build myself up with my tools and personal attributes and just allowed me to learn about the game.” A 2020 graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Meyer was on the freshman team in 2017 and junior varsity team in 2018 and came up to varsity in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic took away the 2020 season. Jeremy Sassanella led the Braves program as head coach Meyer’s first two years at Brebeuf, followed by Jeff Scott. “(Sassanella) taught me about having a routine,” says Meyer. “He was the first coach to really instill the importance of having a routine with your throwing and having a healthy arm. That was one of the thing he always preach to us — that and playing hard. He was very adamant on us always giving 100 percent. “(Coach Scott) loved his players. I text him fairly frequently. He’s a really great friend. He has really genuinely cared about me as a person and my progression as a baseball player.” Meyer describes his arm slot. “It’s not quite over the top and it’s not quite three-quarter,” says Meyer. “It’s a bit of a hybrid — so 5/8 or something.” Throwing from an high three-quarter arm slot, Meyer employs a four-seam fastball (which has been clocked at 89 mph), slider, “slurvy” curveball and change-up. The 2022 College Summer League at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., sees Meyer with the Local Legends. In the summer of 2020, he did not play while working an internship with IU Health in Decision & Support Analytics. He did throw some PlyoCare balls and some bodyweight movements. He was with the CSL’s Tropics in 2021. Karl, who attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School through seventh grade transferred to The Oaks Academy for eighth grade, is the son of Joseph Meyer and Dr. Angela Carbone. His father is an administrator for Indiana University Health. His mother is a professor in the IU School of Medicine. Karl has three sisters — Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and college graduates Teresa and Kathleen are older. Youngest child Caroline will be a Brebeuf senior in the fall.
Alex Christie describes himself as “kind of a late bloomer.” Now a 6-foot-5, 225-pounder coming off a super baseball season at NCAA Division III Hanover (Ind.) College where he tied the single-season home run record with 11 in 38 games, Christie says it took him some time to coordinate his skill with his frame. Christie was a capable player as he grew up in Greenwood, Ind., but he matured later than some of his peers. As a Center Grove High School freshman, Christie was no more than 5-10. By junior year, he was up to 6-3 and then took another growth spurt. “I really was just like a baby my freshmen and sophomore years, but I had a lot of talent,” says Christie. “It took the weight room a lot more serious my junior year.” “(Center Grove strength and conditioning) Coach (Marty) Mills set me up for success with structure doing things with the right form,” says Christie. “(Trojans junior varsity coach Jordan Reeser) helped me a lot with my infield stuff. Coach Carp (John T. Carpenter) always kept me in-check with my swing.” Christie has had many reps with the bat. “When I was younger I was an average hitter,” says Christie. “My junior year of high school I didn’t play because I wasn’t very good at hitting. I started really grinding and swinging everyday.” The winter of his senior year (2019-20), Christie and a group of classmates — Drew Dillon, Bryce Eblin (now at the University of Alabama), Anthony Smith, Adam Taylor and Jimmy Wolff among them — were regulars at Extra Innings Indy South. Working with Center Grove head coach Keith Hatfield, Christie had gotten up to 88 mph as a pitcher. Then the 2020 high school season was taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would’ve loved to see what I could have done my senior year of high school if I had the chance to play,” says Christie. He did get to play that summer with the Nighthawks of the College Summer League at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. “I made all-star game and I hit really well,” says Christie. “I like to swing it. “That’s normally what gets me into the lineup.” As a Hanover freshman in 2021, righty-swinger Christie started in all 40 games and paced the Panthers in batting average at .340 (50-of-147) and runs batted in with 45. He also rapped six home runs and nine doubles and scored 33 times with .988 OPS (.464 on-base percentage plus .524 slugging average) while earning second team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors at shortstop. He tied a school record with seven RBIs in a game against Defiance. Unable to land a spot with a summer team in 2021, Christie worked for FedEx but also found time to work on his craft. He came back in 2022 and hit .316 (49-of-155) with 11 homers, 11 doubles, 39 RBIs and 44 runs. Using gap-to-gap power, he posted a 1.035 OPS (.422/.613) and was selected as second team all-HCAC at first base. Hanover head coach Grant Bellak had Christie batting No. 2 in the order. “He wanted me to get as many at-bats as possible,” says Christie of Bellak. “I bring a lot of runs in. I hit better with guys on-base. I lock in a little bit more. “I’m in the driver’s seat.” Christie was named HCAC Hitter of the Week in March. During a six-game stretch on Hanover’s trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., he cracked five home runs among his 11 hits and drove in 12 runs. What makes tying the homer record at Hanover special to Christie is that both his parents — Turk and Staycee — are alums and that the standard was established by Jeff Knecht in 1985 when the team played more games as an NAIA member. The last game of the 2022 season Christie hit a ball that had the distance for his 12th homer, but went foul. “Something to look forward to next year,” says Christie. Hanover’s career homer mark is held by Greg Willman, who slugged 25 from 1982-85. Christie verbally committed to Hanover in December of his junior year. “Coach Bellak made me feel wanted there,” says Christie. “I wasn’t expecting to play my freshmen year. “I started every single game, which is a huge blessing.” Christie got good grades in high school and received an academic scholarship at Hanover, where he is a Chemistry major. This summer, Christie is the starting shortstop for the Prospect League’s West Virginia Miners (Beckley, W.Va.). In his first 20 games, he was hitting .353 (24-of-68) with one homer, eight doubles, 16 RBIs, 15 runs and a 1.013 OPS (.439/.574). “I’ve really been enjoying this,” says Christie, who counts Hanover teammate and right-handed pitcher Charlie Joyce (Perry Meridian High School graduate) among his four Miners roommates. “(Miners manager) Tim Epling) loves helping. He’s got a lot to offer. “He’s given me some advice for my swing.” On the Miners’ off day July 6, they were to attend the New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates game (Aaron Judge had one of six home runs for New York). Christie has been swinging bats crafted by Center Grove graduate Tom Gandolph in his Bargersville, Ind., shop. Tom is the son of Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Dave Gandolph, who coached Turk Christie at CG. The first couple turned for Christie were 34 inches and 31 ounces. More recently, he’s been wielding a patriotic 34 1/4/32 club. “I’ve been hitting really well with it,” says Christie. Born in Indianapolis, Christie lived near Valle Vista Golf Club then moved into the Center Grove district for his whole pre-college run. Alex played rec ball at Honey Creek until about 8 then played travel ball for the Indiana Arrows (Turk Christie was one of the coaches) and Extra Innings Indy South-based Indiana Vipers. As he grew older and more serious about the game, Christie got more help in his development. “I learned so much from the Indiana Twins organization,” says Christie, who played his 17U season for Jeff Stout, received instruction from Jason Clymore and assistance in gaining weight, strength and mobility from Scott Haase. The Indiana Twins recently joined the Canes family. Alex, 20, has an 18-year-old brother — Asa Christie — who graduated from Center Grove in 2022 and is bound for Indiana University-Kokomo as a right-handed pitcher/third baseman. Jarrod “Turk” Christie is an auto leasing officer for Indiana Members Credit Union. Staycee Christie works for Door Services of Indiana.
Notre Dame — the last college baseball team from Indiana left standing in 2022 — found out today (May 30) that the Irish will be in the Statesboro Regional for the 64-team NCAA Division I tournament. The No. 2-seeded Irish (35-14) play No. 3 Texas Tech (37-20) at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3. Site host and top-seeded Georgia Southern (40-18) plays No. UNC Greensboro (34-28) at 7 p.m. Friday. Notre Dame made it to the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Regionals continue through June 6 with super regionals June 10-13 and the College World Series June 17-27. Ball State made it to the “if necessary” Mid-American Conference tournament championship game against Central Michigan and lost 11-7 to wind up the season at 40-19 overall and 32-7 as MAC regular-season champions. Central Michigan earned an automatic NCAA tournament bid. Evansville (32-24, 14-6), Indiana State (26-22-1, 10-10-1) and Valparaiso (16-32, 5-15) bowed out in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Seasons came to a close for Purdue (29-21, 9-12) and Indiana (27-32, 10-14) at the Big Ten tournament. Purdue Fort Wayne (18-36, 13-15) finished up in the Horizon League tournament. In the past few weeks, conferences have handed out postseason awards at the NCAA D-I, D-II and D-III, NAIA and junior college levels and there is a list of those below.
With a four-game sweep at Miami (Ohio) during the week of May 16-22, Ball State earned the right to host the four-team Mid-American Conference baseball tournament May 25-28 in Muncie. The Cardinals are one of eight teams from Indiana going into NCAA Division I conference tournaments this week. Ball State (38-17), the MAC regular-season champions for the first time since 2014, is the top seed, followed by Central Michigan No. 2, Toledo No. 3 and Ohio No. 4. BSU is 7-3 in its last 10 games. The Rich Maloney-coached Cardinals are 18-4 at Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Twelve teams will compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament May 24-29 in Charlotte, N.C. Pool play is May 24-27. No. 4 seed Notre Dame (33-13) is in Pool D with No. 5 seed Virginia and No. 9 seed Florida State. Link Jarrett is the Notre Dame head coach. The Irish are 7-3 in their last 10. The eight-team Big Ten Conference tournament is slated for May 25-29 in Omaha, Neb. Maryland is the No. 1 seed, Rutgers No. 2, Iowa No. 3, Illinois No. 4, Michigan No. 5, Penn State No. 6, Greg Goff-coached Purdue (29-19) No. 7 and Jeff Mercer-coached Indiana (25-30) No. 8. The Boilermakers are 4-6 in their last 10, the Hoosiers 5-5. The eight-team Missouri Valley Conference tournament is scheduled for May 24-28 in Springfield, Mo. Southern Illinois is the No. 1 seed, followed by Wes Carroll-coached Evansville (30-22) No. 2, Dallas Baptist No. 3, Bradley No. 4, Mitch Hannah-coached Indiana State (25-20-1) No. 5, Missouri State No. 6, Illinois State No. 7 and Brian Schmack-coached Valparaiso (16-31) No. 8. The Purple Aces are 6-4 in their last 10, the Sycamores 3-6-1 and Beacons 3-7. The six-team Horizon League tournament May 25-28 in Dayton, Ohio. Wright State is the No. 1 seed. Oakland is No. 2, Illinois-Chicago No. 3, Doug Schreiber-coached Purdue Fort Wayne (18-35) No. 4, Youngstown State No. 5 and Northern Kentucky No. 6. The Mastodons are 5-5 in their last 10. Notre Dame is No. 17 in the D1Baseball.com RPI. Ball State is No. 70, Evansville No. 86, Indiana State No. 99, Indiana No. 115, Purdue No. 124, Valparaiso No. 210, Butler No. 238 and Purdue Fort Wayne No. 258. Automatic bids go to the winners of the MAC, ACC, Big Ten, MVC and Horizon tournaments and more. There are 31 automatic bids and 33 at-large picks that will be made by NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. The tournament bracket for the 64-team event will be revealed at noon Eastern Time May 30 on ESPN2. Butler (20-35-1) did not qualify for the four-team Big East Conference tournament, which is May 26-29 in Mason, Ohio. Bulldogs head coach Dave Schrage concluded his 38-year career with a 6-4 victory Saturday against Seton Hall. He recently announced his retirement. Taylor (41-18) and Indiana University Southeast (40-15) both went 1-2 and bowed out at separate NAIA Opening Round sites — the Kyle Gould-coached Trojans in the Upland Bracket and the Ben Reel-coached Grenadiers in the Santa Barbara Bracket. Earlham (26-13) lost twice at NCAA Division III regional at Lynchburg, Va. The Steve Sakosits-coached Quakers qualified by winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Vincennes (25-32) saw its season end with two losses in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Mid-West Athletic Conference tournament in Normal, Ill. Chris Barney is the VU Trailblazers coach.
Santa Barbara Bracket Antelope Valley (Calif.) 3, IU Southeast 2 Championship Westmont (Calif.) 12, Antelope Valley (Calif.) 0
Junior College Wednesday, May 18 Mid-West Athletic Conference Tournament Danville Area 6, Vincennes 3 Parkland 2, Lewis & Clark 1 Lincoln Land 10, Illinois Central 0 Illinois Central 5, Lewis & Clark 3
Thursday, May 19 Mid-West Athletic Conference Tournament Heartland 7, Danville Area 0 Lincoln Land 5, Parkland 0 Illinois Central 7, Danville Area 6 Parkland 6, Vincennes 5
Friday, May 20 Mid-West Athletic Conference Tournament Heartland 8, Lincoln Land 4 Illinois Central 12, Parkland 3 Lincoln Land 11, Illinois Central 1
Saturday, May 21 Mid-West Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Heartland 4, Lincoln Land 2
NAIA’s Taylor and Indiana University Southeast moved on in postseason play as did NCAA Division III’s Earlham during the week of May 9-15. The Crossroads League crowned Taylor as tournament champion and IU Southeast prevailed in the River States Conference tournament. The NAIA Opening Round was slated for May 16-19 at 10 sites. Taylor is a site host and the No. 3 seed in a field which features No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 2 Northwestern Ohio, No. 4 Columbia (Mo.) and No. 5 Bryan (Tenn.). IU Southeast is the No. 2 seed in the Santa Barbara Bracket with No. 1 and host Westmont, No. 3 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and No. 5 Antelope Valley (Calif.). By edging Rose-Hulman 10-9 Saturday in Kokomo, Earlham reigned as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament champions. The Quakers qualified for regional play and will be in a four-team field hosted by Lynchburg (Va.) and also including Birmingham (Ala.)-Southern and Salve Regina (R.I.). Action starts May 20. In junior college play, Vincennes qualified for the Mid-West Athletic Conference tournament. The Trailblazers are to meet Danville Area on Wednesday, May 18 at The Corn Crib in Normal, Ill. The 2022 season has concluded for 25 of the state’s 38 baseball-playing schools. NCAA Division I is heading into the final week of the regular season. Winners of weekend series were Indiana (2-1 vs. Minnesota), Notre Dame (2-1 vs. Pittsburgh), Purdue (2-1 at Northwestern) and Purdue Fort Wayne (2-0 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also 1-1 at Wright State). Ball State went 2-2 at Ohio while Evansville was 1-2 at Dallas Baptist, Valparaiso 1-2 vs. Bradley, Butler 0-3 vs. Xavier and Indiana State 0-3 at Southern Illinois. In the latest D1Baseball.com RPI, Notre Dame is No. 14, Evansville No. 67, Ball State No. 90, Indiana No. 119, Purdue No. 120, Indiana State No. 121, Valparaiso No. 217, Butler No. 229 and Purdue Fort Wayne No. 251. Final regular-season games this week include: • Ball State is at Miami (Ohio) May 19-21. • Notre Dame at Northwestern May 17 and Miami (Fla.) May 19-21. • Purdue vs. Maryland May 19-21. • Evansville vs. Murray State May 17 and vs. Valparaiso May 19-21. • Indiana vs. Illinois State May 17 and at Iowa May 19-21. • Indiana State vs. Dallas Baptist May 19-21.
Butler at Purdue Fort Wayne May 17 and vs. Seton Hall May 19-21
Purdue Fort Wayne vs. Butler May 17 and at Akron May 20-21.
Valparaiso at Western Michigan May 17 and at Evansville May 19-21.
NCAA D-II Thursday, May 12 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference Tournament Wayne State 10, Saginaw Valley State 4 Purdue Northwest 10, Davenport 8 Northwood 11, Grand Valley State 6
Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Quincy 12, Lindenwood 3 Maryville 3, Lewis 1 Illinois-Springfield 5, William Jewell 4 Indianapolis 11, Drury 1
Friday, May 13 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference Tournament Davenport 12, Saginaw Valley State 8 Purdue Northwest 11, Grand Valley State 3 Wayne State 7, Northwood 4
Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Lewis 12, William Jewell 6 Drury 12, Lindenwood 2 Quincy 4, Indianapolis 3 Illinois-Springfield 12, Maryville 2
Saturday, May 14 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference Tournament Purdue Northwest 7, Wayne State 5 (12 inn.) Davenport 8, Northwood 5 Davenport 8, Wayne State 5
Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Lewis 5, Maryville 4 Drury 9, Indianapolis 7 Lewis 6, Quincy 4 Illinois-Springfield 14, Drury 2
Sunday, May 15 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference Tournament Purdue Northwest vs. Davenport 6, Purdue Northwest 4 Championship Davenport 2, Purdue Northwest 1
Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Quincy 9, Lewis 4 Championship Illinois-Springfield 16, Quincy 3
NCAA D-III Thursday, May 12 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Anderson 6, Hanover 2 Earlham 5, Rose-Hulman 3 Franklin 7, Anderson 3
Friday, May 13 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Rose-Hulman 14, Hanover 6 Earlham 9, Franklin 8 Rose-Hulman 8, Anderson 5
Saturday, May 14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Rose-Hulman 13, Franklin 8 Championship Earlham 10, Rose-Hulman 9
NAIA Monday, May 9 River States Conference Tournament Championship Indiana University Southeast 19, Point Park 4
Crossroads League Tournament Marian 22, Spring Arbor 14 Mount Vernon Nazarene 10, Bethel 8 Taylor 8, Indiana Wesleyan 7 Huntington 15, Saint Francis 8 Mount Vernon Nazarene 5, Indiana Wesleyan 3 Marian 12, Saint Francis 8
Ball State pushed its victory streak to 11 games and Evansville won for the sixth straight time as part of college baseball the week of May 2-8. The NCAA Division I Cardinals (32-14, 26-4) won the first three games of a Mid-American Conference series at Kent State. BSU has two more four-game MAC series left — May 13-15 vs. Ohio and May 19-21 at Miami (Ohio). The double-elimination MAC tournament is May 25-28 (highest seed hosts). The D-I Purple Aces (27-18, 12-3) took three from visiting Missouri Valley Conference foe Illinois State. First-place Evansville is a half game ahead of Southern Illinois in the MVC. The double-elimination Valley tournament is May 24-28 in Springfield, Mo. Besides a midweek non-conference home games against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville May 11 and Murray State May 17, UE has conference series May 13-15 at Dallas Baptist and May 20-22 at home against Valparaiso. NAIA double-elimination conference tournaments have already began. Indiana University Southeast (38-13) takes an eight-game win streak into the River States Conference tournament championship game May 9 against Point Park in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Crossroads League tournament had its first session May 7 and others are slated for May 9-11 at Taylor. The host Trojans (37-16) have won their last five games. Northwestern Ohio won a pair of 10-inning games May 7 against Indiana Tech to earn a spot in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament championship series May 9-10 (if necessary). Two of the state’s NCAA Division II teams have qualified for double-elimination conference tournament play. Indianapolis will take part in the eight-team Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament May 12-15 in St. Charles, Mo. UIndy has won a GLVC-record six league titles. Purdue Northwest will be a part of the six-team Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament May 12-15 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., and Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. (Games 7 and 8). Indiana will send six of its NCAA Division III squads into double-elimination conference tournament action. Franklin, Rose-Hulman, Earlham, Hanover and Anderson are to play in the five-team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament is slated for May 12-15 at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. DePauw, which is riding an 11-game win streak, is bound for the four-team North Coast Athletic Conference tournament May 12-14 in Chillicothe, Ohio.
INDIANA COLLEGE BASEBALL Records Through May 8 NCAA D-I Ball State 32-14 (26-4 MAC) Notre Dame 28-10 (13-8 ACC) Evansville 27-18 (12-3 MVC) Purdue 26-16 (7-9 Big Ten) Indiana State 23-16 (8-7 MVC) Indiana 22-25 (8-10 Big Ten) Butler 18-29-1 (2-12-1 Big East) Valparaiso 14-28 (2-10 MVC) Purdue Fort Wayne 13-31 (10-14 Horizon)
Week of May 2-8 NCAA D-I Tuesday, May 3 Illinois 6, Indiana State 3
Friday, May 6 Evansville 5, Illinois State 4 Michigan 8, Indiana 4 Iowa 5, Purdue 2
Saturday, May 7 Ball State 12, Kent State 0 Xavier 7, Butler 5 Xavier 19, Butler 8 Evansville 5, Illinois State 3 Indiana 9, Michigan 5 Indiana State 8, Bradley 5 (12 inn.) Bradley 4, Indiana State 3 Purdue 10. Iowa 6 Dallas Baptist 5, Valparaiso 1 Dallas Baptist 3, Valparaiso 0
Sunday, May 8 Ball State 9, Kent State 5 Ball State 9, Kent State 3 Xavier 11, Butler 2 Evansville 4, Illinois State 3 Indiana 10, Michigan 8 Bradley 5, Indiana State 3 Iowa 9, Purdue 1 Purdue Fort Wayne 3, Illinois-Chicago 2 Illinois-Chicago 11, Purdue Fort Wayne 6 Dallas Baptist 8, Valparaiso 3
NCAA D-II Friday, May 6 Davenport 6, Purdue Northwest 2
Saturday, May 7 Southern Indiana 7, Indianapolis 4 Southern Indiana 5, Indianapolis 3 Davenport 3, Purdue Northwest 1 Davenport 6, Purdue Northwest 4
Sunday, May 8 Southern Indiana 9, Indianapolis 7 Southern Indiana 11, Indianapolis 8 Davenport 5, Purdue Northwest 3
NCAA D-III Wednesday, May 4 Manchester 6, Anderson 5 Anderson 6, Manchester 5 DePauw 6, Wabash 5 DePauw 5, Wabash 4 Franklin 13, Earlham 9 Earlham 8, Franklin 4
Thursday, May 5 Hope 2, Trine 1
Saturday, May 7 Manchester 3, Earlham 1 Earlham 12, Manchester 3 Franklin 9, Hanover 6 Franklin 11, Hanover 6 Rose-Hulman 15, Defiance 0 Defiance 5, Rose-Hulman 3 Hope 12, Trine 3 Hope 11, Trine 2 Denison 9, Wabash 3 Denison 19, Wabash 5
Sunday, May 8 Transylvania 10, Anderson 2 Anderson 4, Transylvania 3 DePauw 13, Allegheny 4 DePauw 14, Allegheny 5 Rose-Hulman 10, Wabash 4 Rose-Hulman 10, Wabash 3
NAIA Thursday, May 5 River States Conference Tournament IU Southeast 5, Rio Grande 3 Point Park 11, Oakland City 0 Midway 12, IU-Kokomo 11
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament St. Francis (Ill.) 6, Roosevelt 0 Judson 8, Saint Xaver 1
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Madonna 5, Cornerstone 4 Cornerstone 5, Lawrence Tech 1 Lawrence Tech 16, Madonna 6 Indiana Tech 2, Concordia 1 Northwestern Ohio 4, Concordia 2
Friday, May 6 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament St. Ambrose 14, Calumet of St. Joseph 13 (10 inn.) Olivet Nazarene 5, IU South Bend 4
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Cornerstone 7, Madoona 4 Madonna 11, Lawrence Tech 1
Saturday, May 7 Crossroads League Tournament Indiana Wesleyan 4, Marian 2 Taylor 9, Spring Arbor 2 Saint Francis 5, Mount Vernon Nazarene 1 Huntington 8, Bethel 0
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Saint Xavier 13, Calumet of St. Joseph 4 IU South Bend 9, Roosevelt 1 St. Ambrose 5, Judson 2 Olivet Nazarene 4, St. Francis (Ill.) 3 (10 inn.)
River States Conference Tournament Oakland City 6, Rio Grande 1 IU Southeast 4, IU-Kokomo 0 Point Park 11, Midway 5
Sunday, May 8 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Judson 7, IU South Bend 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 7, Saint Xavier 5 Judson 4, St. Francis (Ill.) 3 Olivet Nazarene 5, St. Ambrose 2
River States Conference Tournament IU Southeast 9, Point Park 7 Midway 10, Oakland City 9 Point Park 13, Midway 3
Junior College Monday, May 2 Lewis & Clark 5, Vincennes 0 Vincennes 9, Lewis & Clark 7
Thursday, May 5 NJCAA Sub-Regional Ivy Tech Northeast 8, Lakeland 0 Edison State 4, Ivy Tech Northeast 2
Friday, May 6 Grand Rapids 10, Marian’s Ancilla 0 Grand Rapids 2, Marian’s Ancilla 0
Saturday, May 7 Grand Rapids 9, Marian’s Ancilla 3 Grand Rapids 4, Marian’s Ancilla 3
Three Indiana-based Crossroads League head coaches reached victory milestones as the regular season came to a close the week of April 25-May 1. Taylor’s Kyle Gould earned his 600th win, Indiana Wesleyan’s Rich Benjamin his 500th and Bethel’s Seth Zartman his 400th. The eight-team Crossroads League tournament is slated for May 6-10 at Taylor. Mount Vernon Nazarene won the regular-season title. Seeds 2-8 are Taylor, Indiana Wesleyan, Huntington, Bethel, Spring Arbor and Saint Francis. The 2022 season came to a close for CL members Grace and Goshen. Indiana Southeast swept three River States Conference games from Midway and Oakland City went 3-0 in conference play against Ohio Christian. The six-team RSC tournament featuring Indiana Southeast, Indiana University Kokomo and Oakland City is May 5-8 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Indiana Tech went 2-0 against Northwestern Ohio in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference games. The WHAC tournament first round is May 5-6 with No. 5 seed Indiana Tech, No. 1 Northwestern Ohio (host) and No. 6 Concordia in Pod B. The championship round is slated for May 9-10. The tournament winner receives the second automatic qualifier to the NAIA national tournament. If it is the conference champion, then the runner up of the tournament will receive the second berth. NCAA Division I Ball State (29-14, 23-4) ran its win streak to eight and took over the lead in the Mid-American Conference with a four-game sweep of visiting Central Michigan. The Chippewas had won 22 straight MAC games prior to Friday’s loss to the Cardinals. Four-game conference series against Kent State, Ohio and Miami remain on BSU’s regular-season slate. The MAC tournament is schedule for May 25-28. Notre Dame (28-10, 13-8) won two of three games in an Atlantic Coast Conference series against Boston College. The Irish are No. 8 in the D1Baseball.com RPI. Evansville (24-18, 9-3) took all three Missouri Valley Conference games from Bradley. Purdue (25-14, 6-7) went 2-1 vs. Michigan and Indiana (20-24, 6-9) 2-1 against Illinois in a pair of Big Ten Conference series. NCAA Division II Southern Indiana split four Great Lakes Valley Conference games against Missouri Science & Technology. NCAA D-III Franklin won both Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests against Transylvania. Also in the HCAC, Hanover was 2-0 against Transylvania and 1-1 vs. Defiance, Rose-Hulman 2-0 against Bluffton, Manchester 1-1 vs. Mount St. Joseph and Earlham and Anderson split a two-game series. The five-team HCAC tournament is scheduled for May 12-15 at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Wabash went 1-1 against Hiram in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The four-team NCAC tournament is May 12-14 in Chillicothe, Ohio. By beating Anderson Wednesday, DePauw’s Blake Allen got his 100th career victory as a head coach.
Wednesday, April 27 Indiana 3, Illinois State 1 Michigan State 7, Purdue Fort Wayne 4
Friday, April 29 Ball State 7, Central Michigan 1 Connecticut 8, Butler 7 (10 inn.) Evansville 6, Bradley 5 Indiana 7, Illinois 6 Missouri State 7, Indiana State 6 Boston College 7, Notre Dame 4 Purdue 18, Michigan 4 Illinois-Chicago 7, Purdue Fort Wayne 3 Southern Illinois 4, Valparaiso 0
Saturday, April 30 Ball State 6, Central Michigan 4 Ball State 10, Central Michigan 7 Connecticut 14, Butler 7 Evansville 8, Bradley 7 Illinois 18, Indiana 10 Missouri State 11, Indiana State 4 Notre Dame 11, Boston College 5 Purdue 12, Michigan 4 Illinois-Chicago 4, Purdue Fort Wayne 2 Southern Illinois 15, Valparaiso 12
Sunday, May 1 Ball State 4, Central Michigan 3 Connecticut 17, Butler 4 Evansville 15, Bradley 4 Indiana 11, Illinois 7 Indiana State 8, Missouri State 1 Notre Dame 16, Boston College 10 Michigan 13, Purdue 2 Illinois-Chicago 21, Purdue Fort Wayne 5 Valparaiso 11, Southern Illinois 10
NCAA D-II Tuesday, April 26 Ohio Dominican 13, Indianapolis 3 Ohio Dominican 2, Indianapolis 1 Kentucky Wesleyan 11, Southern Indiana 7
Friday, April 29 Illinois-Springfield 15, Indianapolis 2 Wayne State 23, Purdue Northwest 4 Southern Indiana 12, Missouri S&T 9
Saturday, April 30 Indianapolis 9, Illinois-Springfield 8 Illinois-Springfield 11, Indianapolis 1 Wayne State 9, Purdue Northwest 2 Wayne State 9, Purdue Northwest 2 Southern Indiana 7, Missouri S&T 6 Missouri S&T 5, Southern Indiana 1
Sunday, May 1 Illinois-Springfield 11, Indianapolis 10 (10 inn.) Purdue Northwest 11, Wayne State 10 Missouri S&T 5, Southern Indiana 1 Missouri S&T 12, Southern Indiana 9
NCAA D-III Monday, April 25 Webster 5, Franklin 1 Webster 7, Franklin 1 Calvin 15, Trine 5
Tuesday, April 26 DePauw 12, Rose-Hulman 8 Hanover 19, Transylvania 7 Hanover 20, Transylvania 13 Huntington 10, Manchester 1
Wednesday, April 27 DePauw 11, Anderson 10 Denison 15, Hanover 8 Indiana Tech 15, Manchester 5 Rose-Hulman 5, Greenville 2
Friday, April 29 Earlham 7, Anderson 4 Anderson 7, Earlham 6
Saturday, April 30 Franklin 9, Transylvania 6 Franklin 5, Transylvania 4 Hanover 5, Defiance 1 Defiance 8, Hanover 4 Manchester 9, Mount St. Joseph 6 Mount St. Joseph 8, Manchester 7 Albion 8, Trine 4 Trine 3, Albion 1 Wabash 8, Hiram 6 Hiram 6, Wabash 5 (11 inn.)
NAIA Tuesday, April 26 IU Kokomo 7, Grace 2 Huntington 10, Manchester 1 St. Francis (Ill.) 9, Indiana Tech 8 Indiana Tech 10, St. Francis (Ill.) 2 IU Southeast 11, Cumberlands 9 Kentucky State 2, Oakland City 0 Kentucky State 2, Oakland City 0
Wednesday, April 27 Calumet of St. Joseph 5, Trinity International 4 Calumet of St. Joseph 6, Trinity International 1 Indiana Tech 15, Manchester 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 2, IU South Bend 1 St. Francis (Ill.) 6, IU South Bend 2
Thursday, April 28 IU Southeast 3, Midway 2 IU Southeast 8, Midway 7 Oakland City 3, Ohio Christian 2 (11 inn.)
Friday, April 29 Bethel 7, Saint Francis 4 Saint Francis 5, Bethel 4 Roosevelt 20, Calumet of St. Joseph 6 Roosevelt 5, Calumet of St. Joseph 2 Goshen 10, Spring Arbor 6 Spring Arbor 10, Goshen 3 Taylor 9, Grace 0 Taylor 16, Grace 0 Mount Vernon Nazarene 13, Huntington 0 Mount Vernon Nazarene 17, Huntington 16 IU Kokomo 8, Point Park 5 Point Park 5, IU Kokomo 4 IU Southeast 12, Midway 6 IU South Bend 12, Lincoln 7 Indiana Wesleyan 9, Marian 2 Indiana Wesleyan 11, Marian 3 Oakland City 10, Ohio Christian 9 Oakland City 7, Ohio Christian 6
Saturday, April 30 Bethel 5, Saint Francis 3 Bethel 2, Saint Francis 1 Roosevelt 4, Calumet of St. Joseph 1 Spring Arbor 13, Goshen 6 Spring Arbor 11, Goshen 9 Taylor 19, Grace 11 Taylor 9, Grace 8 Mount Vernon Nazarene 5, Huntington 0 Mount Vernon Nazarene 7, Huntington 0 Indiana Tech 8, Northwestern Ohio 1 Indiana Tech 5, Northwestern Ohio 2 Point Park 7, IU Kokomo 5 IU South Bend 15, Lincoln 6 Lincoln 1, IU South Bend 0 (10 inn.) Indiana Wesleyan 8, Marian 3 Marian 8, Indiana Wesleyan 5
Junior College Tuesday, April 26 Lincoln Trail 12, Vincennes 7