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Softball continues to surge

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 10 Southern Indiana (31-7) didn’t allow a run in its doubleheader sweep against Bellarmine (15-23) at the USI Softball Field  Tuesday. Both starting pitchers, Courtney Atkisson (10-4) and Jennifer Leonhardt (17-1) pitched complete game shutouts. By winning the first game, Atkisson joined Leonhar...

Barnett shines in weekend split

Barnett shines in weekend split

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The baseball team started conference play by splitting its four-game series against Great Lakes Valley Conference opponent Bellarmine over the weekend by losing the first and last game. Sandwiched in between the two losses was a 4-3 victory on Friday and a 10-1 win to start Saturday’s doubleheader...

Hodges adds name to USI record books

Hodges adds name to USI record books

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Haley Hodges, softball’s starting catcher, is the new home run (39) and RBI (152) leader for the program. The senior from Portage, Ind. took sole possession of the records  March 22 when the team played a doubleheader against Trevecca Nazarene. She was also named the Great Lakes Valley Conference S...

Women’s tennis enters spring conference play

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The women’s tennis team lost its conference opener against the University of Illinois Springfield 5-4 after playing for a total of six hours and having to move indoors due to a change in weather conditions. It came down to the third set of the last match with the teams tied 4-4 when Springfield’s M...

Softball splits second doubleheader

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

No. 10 Southern Indiana lost the second game of a GLVC doubleheader by one run after a failed comeback attempt for the second time in two days. USI rallied from being down 4-0 in game two on Sunday when they came within one run of tying late in the game. Second basewoman, Claire Johnson, homered to cent...

Tennis team learns from losses

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The men’s tennis team played in the GLVC/GLIAC Crossover in Plainfield, IL March 17 through March 19 where it went 2-1 in the three games. No. 34 Southern Indiana opened with a 6-3 loss to No. 20 Ferris State University Friday, including a loss by sophomore James Hardiman, who currently leads the Eagles ...

Taylor to represent USI as all-star

Taylor to represent USI as all-star

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Jeril Taylor was named to the Reese’s NABC Division II All-Star Game. The game is set to take place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. 7 p.m. Friday. Taylor will be representing the East Team and he’s the sixth player from USI to be a part of the game. The Shield spoke to Taylor about h...

Softball splits conference doubleheader

Softball splits conference doubleheader

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 10 Southern Indiana (18-4) opened conference play by watching their 10 game win streak end in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against William Jewell College (8-10) 7-6 after nine innings of play.  USI controlled game one of the afternoon by going 9-of-21 at the plate and scori...

Baseball faces early season strugles

Baseball faces early season strugles

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI baseball team lost two of three games at home against Drury University Thursday and Friday, leaving with a 4-8 record on the season. Drury took the first game 5-1, giving starting pitcher Colin Nowak (1-2) the loss after he pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs. The team split Fr...

Softball stays steady

Softball stays steady

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The softball team extended its winning streak to nine games Friday and improved to 17-3 overall after beating the University of Sioux Falls 9-0 and Northern State University 6-1. USI went 10-2 in Florida playing in the Spring Games, which is an opportunity for college softball teams from across the ...

Men’s basketball exits first round of NCAA

Men’s basketball exits first round of NCAA

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 3 seed USI’s hopes for advancing past the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament were crushed Saturday at Knights Hall in Louisville by No. 6 Findlay’s Tyler Stern-Tucker in a 70-69 loss. Stern-Tucker finished with 17 points and the game-winning layup with six seconds left after USI...

Women’s basketball exits GLVC Tournament after one game

Women’s basketball exits GLVC Tournament after one game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The GLVC Tournament ended abruptly for the second-seeded women’s basketball team, who had a first-round bye, after they lost in the quarterfinals against the University of Indianapolis 66-48 at the Ford Center on Friday. USI led for a total of 48 seconds when the score was 2-0 after a basket by...

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