College Report: Throne Takes Crown At Bellarmine

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Lexi Throne, a Litchfield graduate, might not like running a 10,000-meter run on the track. 

Most athletes find it not as interesting as running on the roads or on a cross country course. But, the University of Illinois-Springfield sophomore proved she is good at doing 25 laps around the 400-meter track at the Bellarmine University Classic, winning the event in 41 minutes, 22.55 seconds. She won by over 20 seconds as fellow UIS runner Morgan Suttles took second in 41:42.94. 

It was the only event that Throne competed in at the Owsley Frazier Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Team scores were not kept. 

Reid Detmers (Chatham-Glenwood) was University of Louisville's victorious pitcher in their 7-5 win over University of Miami. The Nokomis native, who worked five and two-thirds innings, allowed three earned runs on five hits. He fanned seven. With the victory, Detmers improved to 7-2 on the year. 

At the time of the contest, Louisville was ranked seventh in the country among NCAA Division I teams. The Miami Hurricanes are ranked 22nd in the same poll. Louisville is 32-9 overall and 15-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Kendra Jacob (Hillsboro) was 3-for-3 with a double as Hannibal-LaGrange University blanked Lincoln College 6-0. Jacob scored two of the runs. She was 2-for-3 in the other game against Lincoln, a 4-0 HLG win. In HLG's 4-3 loss to Lyon College, Jacob was 1-for-4 with a double. She scored a run. HLG is 20-20 overall and 10-12 in the American Midwest Conference. 

Andrew DeLaCruz (Litchfield) was 2-for-3 with a walk as his college team, Three Rivers Community College, downed Mineral Area Community College 11-10. DeLaCruz drove home one and scored once. Three Rivers is 23-27-1 overall. 

Tessa Steffens (Litchfield), a Purdue University-Northwest senior, had hits in both games with Grand View State University and both games against University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In both games against Grand Valley State, she was 1-for-2. She walked in the 6-1 loss. PU-Northwest also lost the other game by a 9-1 score. 

They dumped the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers in both games. In the 12-7 victory, she was 1-for-4 and scored once. In the 3-2 triumph, she was 1-for-3. PU-Northwest is 23-23 overall and 14-18 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) and Maurice Radtke (Litchfield) each finished in the top ten of their events at the Greenville University Select Meet. Geggie, a freshman, was a member of the Greenville Panthers 400-meter relay team, which took eighth in :43.58. Radtke took tenth in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 2.75 inches. 

Radtke was also 14th in the discus throw with an effort of 112'10". David Martin (First Baptist Christian Academy), a Witt resident, also competed in two field events. He was 15th in both the javelin (109'3") and shot put (37'0.5"). Greenville took third with 86 points. Washington University took first with a score of 190 points. 

Lexi Law (Litchfield) was 1-for-2 with a walk for Lindenwood University-Belleville's 4-0 win over Williams Baptist University. She scored twice and stole a pair of bases. She was also 1-for-3 and scored a run in the 3-1 win over Freed-Hardeman University and walked in the 6-3 victory over Freed-Hardeman. LU-Belleville is 30-20 overall and 18-6 in the AMC. 

Kaylee Hefley (Hillsboro), a Lewis and Clark Community College player, was 1-for-2 in Lewis and Clark's 13-8 win over Mineral Area Community College. Hefley stole two bases and scored a run. The Lewis and Clark softball team is 21-19 overall and 7-11 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference. 

Tessa Beckham (Litchfield) and Abby Frerichs (Litchfield), both Blackburn College softball players, each had hits in a pair of games against Stephens College and Spalding University. In the 10-4 triumph over Stephens, both were 1-for-4. Frerichs scored a run in the contest. 

Frerichs was 1-for-4 and scored a run in Blackburn's 6-5 loss to Spalding. In the 13-8 loss to Stephens, Beckham was 1-for-3. Blackburn is 12-18 overall and 6-11 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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