HCAC Players of the Week
April 28, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
Baseball Hitter - Tyler Ison, Franklin College
Franklin College's Tyler Ison (Whiteland, Ind./H.S.) led the Grizzlies to their
first HCAC sweep of the season and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week. The junior catcher finished 7-of-16 (.438)
at the plate with five runs scored, one double, two home runs, and nine RBI, while
posting a slugging percentage of .875 and an on-base percentage of .550. Ison hit a
three-run home run in each of the first two games of the weekend sweep of Defiance.
Franklin (22-14, 13-9 HCAC) will close the conference season at home against
Bluffton this weekend.
Baseball Pitcher - Dylan Padgett, Manchester University
Manchester University's Dylan Padgett (Kirklin, Ind./Clinton Central) helped the
Spartans earn a 1-0 win over Earlham Saturday and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. The senior pitcher
posted his second consecutive shutout on the mound by blanking the Quakers on six
hits with four strikeouts. Padgett has a current streak of 15-straight scoreless
innings and has dropped his ERA to 2.40 on the season. Manchester (23-12, 17-5
HCAC) has locked up a spot in the upcoming HCAC tournament and will close the
conference season at home against Transylvania.
Softball Hitter - Carly Heibel, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman's Carly Heibel (Ft. Wayne, Ind./Lakewood Park Christian) led the
Engineers into the HCAC tournament and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week. The junior finished the week
13-for-21 (.619) with five runs scored, five doubles, one home run, seven RBI, and a
1.000 slugging percentage. Rose split with Manchester and went 2-2 against
Greenville and Webster in non-conference action. Rose-Hulman (18-14, 10-6 HCAC)
will be the No. 3 seed in this weekend's HCAC tournament and will open play against
Bluffton at Anderson University Friday.
Softball Pitcher - Sami Frazier, Anderson University
Anderson University's Sami Frazier (Greenfield, Ind./H.S.) finished the week 3-0 in
the circle and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball
Pitcher of the Week for the second time. The sophomore earned wins over Ohio
Northern, Mount St. Joseph, and Hanover to close out the regular season. Frazier
posted an ERA of 0.74, allowing 16 hits and two earned runs with 12 strikeouts in
19.0 innings of work. Anderson (26-7, 15-1 HCAC) secured the HCAC title and top
seed in this weekend's tournament and will host Transylvania Friday at Noon.
Men's Tennis - Hank Levin, Earlham College
Earlham College's Hank Levin (Dallas, Tex./Highland Park) led the Quakers to at
least a share of the HCAC title with a 3-0 mark last week and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. The
senior went 3-0 in singles action and earned a pair of wins at No. 2 doubles as the
Quakers beat Defiance, Hanover, and Franklin in conference play. Earlham (13-6, 7-0
HCAC) will close the regular season Wednesday at Anderson and will open the HCAC
tournament as the top seed Saturday afternoon.
Men's Lacrosse - Zack Riggs, Transylvania University
Transylvania University freshman Zach Riggs (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) led the
Pioneers to a 13-8 win over Alma and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week. The freshman scored three
goals with seven ground balls as the Pioneers ended the season with a five-game win
Women's Lacrosse - Rachel Harrison, Transylvania University
Transylvania University sophomore Rachel Harrison (Nashville, Tenn./Pope John Paul
II) led the Pioneers to a 23-0 win over Defiance and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week. The sophomore
scored six goals on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the field and also added seven
ground balls and six draw controls in the win.