On Campus Report
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
By Daniel L. Chamness
For the Journal-Standard
Posted Apr 21, 2010 @ 11:03 PM
- —Forreston grad Andrea Hundertmark was just two hits away from perfection in early April.
Hundertmark, a Rockford College softball player, was a little shocked that she was named the Northern Athletics Conference Player of the Week. She shouldn’t have been, very few players have a stretch of games where they go 13-for-15 at the plate.
"I was seeing the ball pretty well that week,” recalls Fundertmark, a senior center fielder. "It was one of the best weeks of my career. I did not have any personal goals when the year started other than to play hard during the entire year.”
While an .867 batting average is indeed "seeing the ball pretty well,” the former Forreston player hasn’t had much of a drop-off since then. With two dozen games in the books, Fundertmark has a .426 batting average. In 68 trips to the plate, she has 29 hits (three doubles, two triples and two homers). She leads Rockford in batting average, hits, homers and stolen bases (10). Hundertmark has 17 runs scored, 12 RBIs and four walks. She has a slugging percentage of .618 and an on-base percentage of .458.
Rockford split its two most recent games with Beloit College. In a 6-2 Rockford win, Hundertmark was 1-for-4 and scored a run. Teammate Nicole Lawler, a Pearl City grad, was 1-for-2 in the contest. In a 7-6 Beloit win, Hundertmark was 3-for-4 with a double. She had two RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base. Lawler, who is a three-sport star at Rockford, walked twice. Rockford is 6-18 overall and 5-9 in the NAC.
Elmhurst College pitcher Cody Boals earned two wins this week as he helped the Bluejays win their first two games in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. In a 15-5 win over North Park University, Boals worked seven innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits. He fanned seven and walked two. He also was the pitcher of record in EC’s win over Augustana College. In the 12-8 win, the Orangeville grad worked six innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits. He walked three and fanned a pair. With the wins, Boals improved to 3-1 on the season. Elmhurst is 5-19 overall and 2-10 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Galena grad Alex DuPlesis finished second in the javelin throw at the Mark Faldmo Invitational, which was held at Utah State University. The USU junior recorded a toss of 187 feet, 6 inches. Team scores were not kept.
Casey and Karrie Coon
Freeport grad Casey Coon helped the Upper Iowa University softball team win its past three games. Coon recorded two wins and improved to 5-2. In a 3-0 win over the University of Minnesota-Crookston, Coon worked all seven innings and allowed seven hits. She struck out six and walked one. She had her best performance at the plate in a 9-5 triumph over Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Coon went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Teammate Karrie Coon, who is also a Freeport grad, had a pair of multiple-hit games as well. Her best performance came in a 9-2 win over University of Minnesota-Crookston when she was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. She also scored twice. In the 3-0 win, she was 2-for-3 and scored once. Upper Iowa is 13-13 overall and 8-8 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.Shawn GorslinePitcher Shawn Gorsline dropped to 2-2 as the Aurora University baseball team was topped 7-6 by Concordia University-Wisconsin. The Freeport grad, who worked two innings, allowed one earned run on four hits. He fanned one and walked one. Aurora is 17-9 overall and 9-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team continues to search for its first league win. Former West Carroll player Whitney Foltz, a senior, was 2-for-4 as the Pioneers lost an 8-5 battle to the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Foltz was 1-for-4 and scored a run in UWP’s 10-9 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Wisconsin-Platteville is 9-21 overall and 0-10 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Curt Daughenbaugh and Ben Korth
In its most recent action, the Rockford College baseball team split a doubleheader with Lakeland College. In a 7-6 win, Dakota grad Curt Daughenbaugh had a walk and a run scored. In an 11-3 Rockford loss, junior Ben Korth, an Orangeville grad, worked five innings. Korth did not get a decision. He allowed six hits, fanned six batters and walked one. Rockford is 16-7-1 overall and 9-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference.
Jordan Wakeley and Nick St. Ores
Freeport grad Jordan Wakeley and Aquin grad Nick St. Ores, who both play baseball for Ashford University, saw action in a 7-3 loss to Waldorf College. Wakeley was 2-for-2 and scored one run. St. Ores worked two-thirds of an inning on the mound and allowed one hit. Ashford is 13-26 overall and 3-12 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
Daniel L. Chamness writes the "On Campus Report” weekly for The Journal-Standard. He can be reached at Dan62801@aol.com.
This story appeared at http://www.journalstandard.com/sports/x43866628/On-Campus-Report on April 21, 2010.