On Campus Report
Monday, March 15, 2010
By Daniel L. Chamness
Posted Mar 15, 2010 @ 09:49 PM
If Lena-Winslow grad John Schroeder can keep hitting .455 for the year, he will be extremely fortunate.
Even more fortunate will be Loras, his college team.
In the first three games, Schroeder has had multiple hits in two of the contests. Thus far, Loras has won only one of those games, beating St. Joseph of Maine 3-2. Schroeder was 2-for-3 with a double. He scored one run in the contest.
In a 9-7 loss to Ripon, Schroeder was 2-for-4. He scored twice and drove home one run. The senior catcher was 1-for-4 in the 12-6 loss to St. Joseph. With his lone hit, he drove home two runs and scored one.
Former Freeport softball players Casey Coon and Karrie Coon are both hitting well for Upper Iowa through the first six games. Casey Coon is leading the team with a .474 batting average. In 19 trips to the plate, Coon has nine hits (one double). She also leads the team in on-base percentage (.583) and stolen bases (two). Other stats for the senior infielder include eight runs scored, five walks and one RBI. With her seven hits (one double, one triple) in 18 trips to the plate, Karrie Coon has compiled a .389 batting average. She has three runs scored, three RBIs and one walk. Upper Iowa is 5-1.
Freeport grad Emilee Guderyon, an Edgewood College freshman, will start the n Dakota grad Ben Rayhorn, a Judson senior, scored nine points as Judson lost a 63-57 decision to Oregon Institute of Technology. The loss occurred in the first round of the NAIA Division II Tournament. Rayhorn, who started and played 20 minutes, also had two rebounds. With the loss, Judson slipped to 17-13. Judson 10-2 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Pearl City grad Ryne Plager, a Carroll pitcher, worked two innings in Carroll’s 9-5 win over Elms. Plager, who allowed one earned run on two hits, fanned one and walked one. Carroll, which started its season in Florida, is 2-4.
Curt Daughenbaugh (Dakota) and Ben Korth (Orangeville) have each logged time for Rockford College in the first six games. Daughenbaugh, who has played in four, has three hits, four walks, three runs scored and two RBIs. Korth, who does not have any wins, losses or saves, has worked four innings. In his time on the hill, he has allowed one earned run on two hits. He fanned four batters and walked two batters. Opponents are hitting only .133 off of Korth. Rockford is 5-1.
Freeport grad Jackie Barton recently finished her junior season of basketball at Western Illinois. The 5-foot-11 junior guard, who played in 30 games, averaged 24.0 minutes per game. She made 14 starts this year. Barton finished with 134 points and 148 rebounds, respective averages of 4.5 and 4.9 per game. She also doled out 29 assists, had 19 steals and blocked 13 shots. Barton scored her points by nailing 43-of-168 from the field and 28-of-41 from the stripe. She hit 20 treys this year. Western Illinois finished 11-20 overall and 6-12 in the Summit League.
Western Illinois sophomore Jeff Liles, a Lena-Winslow grad, finished 16th in the 400-meter dash at the Summit League Championships, which was held at North Dakota State. Liles finished the race in 53.72 seconds. North Dakota State won the league title with 171.5 points. Western Illinois finished seventh with 51.5 points.
I will have a list of seniors that will be featured in the upcoming senior articles next week. These are the athletes that finished their athletic careers this winter. In addition, I am looking for names of athletes that are competing during the spring season. If you know of any athlete the is a graduate of a high school or a resident of a town normally covered by the Journal-Standard and they are now competing in an intercollegiate college sport, they are eligible to be included in this column.
When e-mailing me (Dan62801@aol.com) the name of a senior or a spring athlete, please put "Freeport Journal-Standard” in the subject line of the e-mail. I will need the name of the athlete, the former high school, the college/university they are attending and of course, the sport they are playing.
This story appeared at http://www.journalstandard.com/sports/x99751351/On-Campus-Report on March 15, 2010.