HCAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
April 14, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
Rose-Hulman's Hank Akard (Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis) helped the Engineers finish
4-1 overall and 4-0 in HCAC play last week and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week. The senior center
fielder finished 13-of-24 (.542) at the plate with seven runs scored, four doubles,
two home runs, eight RBI, and four stolen bases to set the RHIT career stolen bases
record (43). Rose beat Anderson in a single contest and swept a three-game series
with Mount St. Joseph to move back atop the league standings with Manchester.
Rose-Hulman (16-8, 11-3 HCAC) will travel to Franklin and host Earlham this week.
Baseball Pitcher - Nate Hube, Earlham College
Earlham College's Nate Hube (Lebanon, Ohio/H.S.) tossed a complete game win at
Hanover Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Pitcher of the Week. The junior tossed nine innings in an 8-1 road win
over the Panthers, finishing with six hits allowed, zero earned runs, and seven
strikeouts. Hube finished the week 1-0 in two appearances with a 0.90 ERA in 10
innings of work. Earlham (14-13, 6-8 HCAC) will face Mount St. Joseph and
Rose-Hulman on the road this week.
Softball Hitter - Brittany Baker, Bluffton University
Bluffton University's Brittany Baker (Springboro, Ohio/H.S.) led the Beavers to a
2-2 mark in conference play last week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week. The junior infielder finished the
week 10-for-16 (.625) with five runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, two
stolen bases, and a 1.125 slugging percentage as the Beavers lost a pair to Anderson
and swept Franklin. Baker went 7-for-10 at Franklin with 10 RBI and four runs
scored, including a pair of home runs against the Grizzlies. Bluffton (18-10, 8-4
HCAC) occupies the second spot in the standings and is set to face Manchester and
Hanover in league play this week.
Softball Pitcher - Leah Kemmerer, Hanover College
Hanover College's Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind./Jennings Co.) earned three wins
during the week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the second time. The junior tossed three complete
games, allowing 18 hits and three earned runs with 30 strikeouts in 24.0 innings of
work. Kemmerer became only the fourth player in school history to win 12 games in a
season following her wins over Transylvania, Centre, and Rose-Hulman. Hanover
(15-13, 4-4 HCAC) will face Defiance and Bluffton this week.
Men's Tennis - Anton Bartashevich, Earlham College
Earlham College's Anton Bartashevich (Moscow, Russia/International) led the Quakers
to league wins over Transylvania, Mount St. Joseph, and Rose-Hulman to take control
of the title race and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Men's Tennis Player of the Week. The junior finished 3-0 at the No. 1 singles and
No. 1 doubles positions to help the Quakers defeat Transylvania 8-1, Mount St.
Joseph 9-0, and Rose-Hulman 8-1. Earlham is ranked No. 10 in the ITA Central Region
and Bartashevich is now ranked No. 16 in singles. Earlham (9-5, 4-0 HCAC) will
travel to Case Western Reserve for a non-league match Saturday.
Men's Golf - Robert Bader, Hanover College
Hanover College's Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) earned medalist honors
to lead the Panthers to the team championship at the Defiance Invitational over the
weekend and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golfer
of the Week for the second time. The senior golfer fired rounds of 71 and 70 to win
the event by two strokes. The Panthers set a team 36-hole record by totaling 592
(295-297), including an 18-hole record 295 in the first round.
Men's Track Athlete - Troy Parrett, Defiance College
Defiance College's Troy Parrett (Cedarville, Ohio/H.S.) won his third straight
All-Ohio 800-meter dash title Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. The junior won the
event with the fastest time (1:53.57) in the HCAC by almost three seconds and holds
the 17th best performance in NCAA Division III this outdoor season.
Men's Field Athlete - Patrick Ellis, Franklin College
Franklin College's Patrick Ellis (Shelbyville, Ind./H.S.) earned victories in the
triple and long jump at the Indiana Division III Championships and has been named
the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the
Week. The junior also recorded two top-14 marks nationally, highlighted by the
eighth best mark in Division III in the triple jump (14.33 meters). Ellis also
posted the top mark in the HCAC this outdoor season in the long jump, earning the
title with a leap of 7.08 meters.
Women's Track Athlete - Anna Murdock, Franklin College
Franklin College's Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) earned three event
victories on the track at the Indiana Division III Championships and has been named
the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the
Week for the second time. The junior won the 800 and 1,500-meter runs and was also
a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Murdock won the 800-meter run by
nearly five seconds (2:23.00) and earned a six-second victory in the 1,500-meter run
(5:04.26). She anchored the victorious 1,600-meter relay team with a winning time
Women's Field Athlete - Ashlee Arbaugh, Hanover College
Hanover College's Ashlee Arbaugh (Findlay, Ohio/Van Buren Local) won a pair of
events at the Indiana Division III Championships Saturday and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.
The sophomore won the shot put with a heave of 11.55 meters and earned the title in
the discus with a toss of 32.21 meters. Arbaugh also placed fifth in the hammer
throw at the meet.
Men's Lacrosse - Sam Browning, Transylvania University
Transylvania University sophomore Sam Browning (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) scored the
game-winner in TU's 8-7 win over Hanover and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week. The sophomore scored the
game-winner two minutes into the first overtime period to earn the win for the
Pioneers. Browning also caused two key turnovers in the win. Transylvania (4-7)
will travel to Illinois Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.
Women's Lacrosse - Rachel Harrison, Transylvania University
Transylvania University sophomore Rachel Harrison (Nashville, Tenn./Pope John Paul
II) led the Pioneers to a 20-9 win over Oglethorpe and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week. The sophomore
scored eight goals with three assists in the win, adding seven ground balls with six
draw controls in the win. Transylvania (6-6) returns to action on April 21 at home