College Report: Jacob, Hannibal-LaGrange On A Hot Streak

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Kendra Jacob, a Hillsboro graduate, has helped Hannibal-LaGrange University's softball team win eight in a row. 

Thus far. 

Jacob has had hits in three of those eight games, including one multiple hit game. In the 7-2 victory over Stephens College, the former Hiltopper was 2-for-3, scored one and drove home one run. 

She also had hits in the 7-5 triumph over Stephens and in the 3-0 win over Park University. In the 7-5 contest with Stephens, Jacob was 1-for-4 with a double. She drove home one of the runs. She was 1-for-3 with a walk in the 3-0 blanking of Park. She scored one of the runs. 

Hannibal-LaGrange is 15-9 overall and 7-1 in the American Midwest Conference. 

Reid Detmers (Chatham Glenwood) held Wake Forest University to just one run on six hits as he was University of Louisville's pitcher of record in their 6-1 triumph. Detmers, who worked 7 1/3 innings, fanned ten and did not walk anyone. With the win, the Nokomis native improved to 5-1 on the season. Louisville, ranked eighth in the country among NCAA Division I teams, is 23-6 overall and 9-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Lexi Law (Litchfield), a Lindenwood University-Belleville softball player, had hits in three games last week. In a 5-3 loss to Missouri Baptist University, Law was 3-for-3, scored a run and stole a base. She was 1-for-2 with a double in the 10-2 victory over MBU. She scored one of the ten LU-Belleville runs. In a 14-6 loss to Columbia College, Law was 1-for-1, scored a run and stole a base. LU-Belleville is 16-18 overall and 6-4 in the American Midwest Conference. 

Tessa Beckham (Litchfield) drove home one run and scored another run as her college team, Blackburn College, lost a 13-5 decision to Eureka College. In Blackburn's 1-0 loss to Webster University, Beckham was 1-for-3. Blackburn is 4-12 overall and 1-5 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) and Maurice Radtke (Litchfield) each competed for Greenville University in the Washington University Invite, which was held at Francis Field in St. Louis. Geggie was part of the 400-meter relay, which finished seventh in 43.96 seconds. Radtke was 13th in the shot put, finishing with a throw of 11.61 meters. Greenville took fifth with 47 points. Washington took first with 186 points.

Lexi Throne (Litchfield) competed in the 5000-meter run at the Washington Invite. The University of Illinois-Springfield athlete finished the race in 19:16.13, which was good for 82nd place. Washington won the women's team title as well, scoring 239 points. Illinois-Springfield finished with three points and took 13th.

Throne also competed with the Prairie Stars in the Big Blue Invite in Decatur on April 6, placing fifth in the women's 1500 meters. UIS would take third at the meet with 79 points, with Millikin (235) and Lincoln College (107) coming in ahead of them.

Tessa Steffens (Litchfield), a Purdue University-Northwest senior, walked once, scored twice and drove home a pair in PU-Northwest's 10-6 victory over Ashland University. PU-Northwest is 13-8 overall and 4-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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