Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 15, 2012

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Newell continues to shine at Bethel

GOSHEN — Bethel College’s freshman pitching sensation Natalie Newell (Goshen) was recently named the Mid-Central Conference Pitcher of the Week after earning the win in both games of a twin bill with Saint Francis.

She hurled all 14 innings, allowing a total of five hits and one earned runs in the 5-0 and 3-1 victories. Newell fanned 14 and walked three in the opener and nine and two in the nightcap.

If that wasn’t enough she belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the 3-1 contest.

Bethel also notched a 2-1 and 6-3 doubleheader sweep of MCC rival Indiana Wesleyan. Newell allowed three hits and one earned run to go with 13 strikeouts and no walks in the a complete game in the 2-1 opener. She also went the distance in the nightcap, allowing three hits and three earned runs to go with 11 strikeouts and four walks.

Freshman Amanda Cross (Fairfield) scored a run for the Pilots in the second game.

The Pilots also swept Huntington by scores of 6-2 and 8-3. Newell was the complete game winner in the first game, allowing three hits and two earned runs while whiffing seven and walking one. At the plate, she was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base. Newell pitched five innings in the nightcap to record the win. She gave up six hits and two earned runs to go with four strikeouts and two walks.

Freshman Kaitlyn Troyer (Goshen) played third base for Huntington in the second game.

Bethel undefeated so far in the MCC is slated to play a twin bill at Goshen College on Thursday. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Georgia State senior Cassie Boese (Northridge) had two hits for the Panthers in a 3-2 eight-inning win over Drexel in the first game of a doubleheader. Georgia State improved to 30-12 on the season with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap.


The Huntington Foresters were 2-0 and 6-1 winners over Grace in a recent MCC twin bill. Junior Adam Christner (Westview) had two hits and an RBI for Huntington in the opener.

Junior infielder Tyler Wallin (Jimtown) is batting .339 (20-for-59) with two doubles, three home runs. 12 runs scored and 16 RBI for the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans. He has played in 24 games (22 starts) for the 17-18-1 (9-7-1 in TranSouth Athletic Conference) school that is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mike Lord is the first-year coach at Trevecca. He has more than 25 years of coaching experience. He also spent nine years as a player in the San Diego Padre organization and three in the Boston Red Sox system.

Women’s Track

Southern Indiana freshman Skylair Hilton (Northridge) placed seventh in the 5,000 meters in the Washington University Invitational in St. Louis, Missouri.

Bethel senior Kaila Stevens (Goshen) finished third in the 400 meters (57.73) in the Indiana Intercollegiates at Indiana Wesleyan. Stevens teamed with senior Sam Etter, freshmen Arielle Byl and Betty Graber to place third in the 4 x 100 relay (48.48) and with Etter, sophomore Lauren Dudley and junior Dominique Dvojacki for a third in the 4 x 400 relay (4:40.59).

Also for the Pilots, freshman Cinamon Green (Jimtown) was third in shot put (44-2) in an NAIA national qualifying toss. Junior Carli Mast (West Noble) combined with Dudley, junior Keri Lencke and sophomore Christina Adams for a second in the 4 x 800 relay (9:47.48).

Bethel was third in the team standings.

Men’s Golf

Calumet College junior Zac Henderson (Northridge) fired a 72-75—147 total to tie for fifth second among the individuals in the Bethel Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. Calumet was second (308-299—607) in the team standings.

The host Pilots were fifth among the teams (304-307—611). Junior Brady Klotz (NorthWood) 72-75—147 was tied for fifth, freshman Brian Ulrich (Fairfield) 74-78—180 shared 10th and senior Jon Enfield (Elkhart Christian Academy) 77-78—155 tied for 27th.

Freshman David Long ( Northridge) was five-over par to finish in the Top Ten for Missouri Baptist in the Avila University Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri.

Women’s Golf

Holy Cross finished fifth in the team standings (416-380—796) in the Bethel Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. Freshman Claire Doriot (Wawasee) was 25th among the individuals (95-99—194).

Women’s Tennis

Bethel sophomore Melissa Ramer (NorthWood) posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Hannah Gust of Cornerstone as the Pilots recorded an 8-1 victory to improve to 11-6 on the season. Ramer teamed with freshman Bethany Blodgett for an 8-2 triumph as No. 3 doubles over Carrie Carr and Kelly Gampel.

Men’s Track

Senior Robby Burns (NorthWood) finished fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles in an NAIA national qualifying time of 14.83 for the Bethel Pilots in the Indiana Intercollegiates at Indiana Wesleyan. Also for the Pilots freshman Tanner Foust (Fairfield) teamed with senior Calen Boyd, juniors Talal Maree and BJ Vanderzwaag for a second in the 4 x 100 relay (42.44) and freshman Chase Pinion (Fairfield) was second in javelin (157-2).

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