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REGION COLLEGIANS: C.P.’s Limbaugh on a tear at Wright State

2014-04-27T21:00:00Z 2014-04-27T21:26:08Z REGION COLLEGIANS: C.P.’s Limbaugh on a tear at Wright StateBrian Waddle Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 27, 2014 9:00 pm  • 

Crown Point grad Jeff Limbaugh had quite the week.

The Wright State senior batted .500 in a three-game sweep over Illinois-Chicago, adding a slugging percentage of .750 to earn Horizon League Batter of the Week honors.

Limbaugh had a triple, double, four singles, scored four runs and added five RBIs in the series.

The left fielder has started every conference game and is hitting .325 for the Raiders (24-16), who are 17-2 in the conference.

* Indiana University Southeast senior Frank Pluskota (Lake Central) was named the KIAC Player of the Week after hitting .700 (21-for-30) as the Grenadiers went 6-2.

Pluskota had nine doubles, a homer, 12 RBIs and scored 13 runs. He had a 6-for-6 game against Miami-Hamilton, and ranks second in the KIAC and is ranked nationally with a .419 average. He also ranks third in the NAIA with 22 doubles and has 42 RBIs on the season.

Teammate Brian Crider (Lake Central) is hitting .292 with 11 doubles and 25 RBIs. Crider is No. 1 in the NAIA in fielding percentage.

* Trinity Christian College’s Vince Van Schouwen (Illiana Christian) has a 3-3 record with a team-best 2.92 ERA, which ranks ninth in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The senior lefty allowed only one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings Saturday in a 6-1 victory over Olivet Nazarene. Van Schouwen is also a CCAC All-Academic selection.

Softball

Casey Crozier (Valparaiso) pitched a complete game on Thursday, leading Youngstown State to a sweep over Niagara.

The senior, who has 16 wins on the season, tossed a two-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory, striking out nine.

Crozier has put her name in the school’s record books this season. She is the Penguins’ all-time wins leader (57) and also owns the program’s strikeout record (more than 530) and innings pitched (more than 630). She’s also added six saves during a tremendous career and ranks third all-time with 65 complete games and 15 shutouts.

* Dartmouth’s Kara Curosh (Munster) helped her team to a recent 16-game winning streak, which was snapped last Sunday. The second baseman is hitting .269 with 18 runs, 15 RBIs, one homer and three doubles for the Big Green.

* Radford (Va.) University freshman Kayla Bishton (Lake Central) went 5-for-8 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in a sweep over Presbyterian. Bishton, who has started over 30 games this season, was 2-for-3 in a split with Coastal Carolina, which also included a 3-for-6 day with a triple, homer and three RBIs.

Women’s tennis

Indiana’s Katie Klyczek (Andrean) won her 50th match last week against Michigan State. Klyczek beat Marina Bohrer at No. 1 singles and teamed up with Carolyn Chupa at No. 1 doubles in another victory over the Spartans.

Klyczek was voted by the coaches to the All-Big Ten team for the second straight year.

The seventh-seeded Hoosiers fell to No. 2 seeded Northwestern 4-1 Friday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Klyczek and Chupa did their part at No. 1 doubles with a win.

Men’s track

Rose-Hulman’s Stuart West (LaPorte) helped lead the Engineers to their seventh consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor championship Saturday. Stuart was fourth in the 1,500-meter run.

West, a junior, won the 1,500 with a time of 4:00.07 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet and earned HCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honors last week.

Women’s golf

North Central finished sixth out of 19 teams at the Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling. Freshman Nicole Dutz (Chesterton) finished 54th with a total score of 176.

Dutz has a career stroke average of 88.4 and a season-low score of 83 after competing in 11 different events with two top-10 finishes.

The Times welcomes information about local athletes for inclusion in Region Collegians. Email Brian Waddle at bjwaddle@comcast.net.

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