Hanover's Erin Trimble
Hanover's Erin Trimble

Erin Trimpe was named most valuable field athlete of the meet after leading Hanover women’s track & field to a runner-up finish at the Indiana Division III Championships at DePauw University Saturday.

Trimpe, a senior from New Palestine, won the pole vault with a meet record of 3.50 meters. Her win was one of five the Hanover women posted on the afternoon as they scored 142.50 points. Trine University won the title with 190.5.

Hanover’s men scored 70 points and placed fourth. Wabash was the men’s winner with 249.50 points.

Kenna Hunter, a junior from Martinsville, picked up a pair of wins to lead the Hanover women — the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.91 and the triple jump at 10.28 meters.

Arig Tong, a freshman from Columbus, won the 5000-meter run in 18:05.10 and Erin Browning, a sophomore from Greensburg, won the hammer throw at 49.82 meters.

Ariel Barlow, a junior from Francesville, broke her own school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:32.15 while placing second.

The men’s 400-meter relay team of Reece Hunter, Darrell Payne, Samuel Pyle and Sam Jackson also set new school record while placing fourth in 42.95.

Madison’s Nick Palmer, a senior at Rose-Hulman, won the men’s pole vault, clearing a height of 4.65 meters.

Other top finishes for the Hanover women were: Kenna Hunter, second, 100 hurdles, 16.06; Makenzie Carroll, second, 400 dash, 1:01.20; Emily Clancy, second, pole vault, 3.35m; 1600 relay, third, 4:10.80; Emily Jones, third, pole vault, 2.90m; and Browning, third, shot put, 11.73m.

Top finishes for the Hanover men were: Reece Hunter, second, 400 dash, 49.93; Jacob Hedrick, second, 5000 run, 15:06.07; Riley Cook, second, high jump, 1.92m; 1600 relay, 3:24.50; Hayden Veach, third, 1500 run, 3:56.88; and Kyler Perez, third, hammer, 45.60m.

Hanover competes in the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet Friday.

Baseball splits with Ravens

Hanover College split a baseball doubleheader with Anderson at home on Saturday, losing the opener 10-4 and winning the finale 4-3.

Anderson used big offensive innings in the second and seventh to pull away. The Ravens scored four runs in the second and five in the seventh.

Chase Sizemore went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs to lead the Hanover effort while Tyler Fitch had two hits and an RBI and Spencer Coop and Ty Stover each had two hits and scored a run.

Andrew Littlefield (0-4) took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits in five innings with four strikeouts and four walks.

Anderson out-hit Hanover 13-7 in game two but the Panthers pulled out the one-run win.

Coop had a triple and scored twice while Grant Larimore and Kevin Van Valkenburg each had a double and an RBI to lead Hanover. Littlefield added a double and run scored.

Larimore (2-3) picked up the win in relief of Eli Copner after giving up one unearned run on seven hits in four and two-thirds innings with five strikeouts.

Hanover (10-14, 2-6 HCAC) visits Bluffton (Ohio) Saturday.

Women’s lacrosse routs Saints

Hanover women’s lacrosse evened its record in the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference at 2-2 with a 20-2 beatdown of Thomas More (Ky.) Saturday at home.

The Panthers, currently fourth in the HCLC a game and a half out of first place, have two more league games left in the regular season.

Hanover left little doubt in the game, scoring a pair of goals in the first six minutes and leading 10-2 at halftime. The Panthers then shut out Thomas More 10-0 in the second half.

Kinna Laymon, a junior from Fishers, scored four goals to lead Hanover, which out-shot the Saints 49-12. Laurel Atchinson, Sarah Todd and Hannah Mundt each added three goals while Rachel Davis had two goals and six assists.

Julia Long stopped four shots in goal to improve her record to 5-7 on the season. Delany Benner had one save in relief.

Hanover (5-8) hosts Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) on Saturday, April 20 as part of a men’s-women’s doubleheader.

Softball goes 3-1 in HCAC play

Hanover College softball picked up three wins in four games against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes over the weekend.

On Friday, Hanover split a doubleheader at home against Rose-Hulman, losing the opener 2-0 but picking up an 8-0 win in game two. On Saturday, the Panthers swept Anderson 7-4 and 7-5.

In Friday’s opener, Hanover was limited to just three hits, singles by Southwestern High School graduate Brittney Ralston, Rachel Cox and Carlie Roark. Ralston also had a stolen base.

Lily Beurman took the loss despite striking out 13 batters over seven innings.

The tables were turned in Friday’s game two with Hanover holding Rose to three hits while scoring six runs in the fourth inning to blow the game open.

Shelby Edington was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, Beurman, Ashley Swearingen and Abby Wilson each added doubles, Cox had a single and three RBIs and Ralston had a hit and scored a run.

Allison Wiseman scattered three hits over six scoreless innings with four strikeouts to get the win.

Hanover scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning to pull away for the 7-4 win in the first game against Anderson Saturday.

Taylor Merrill had two hits and drove in two runs, Ralston was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Edington had a double and an RBI and Swearingen had a hit and scored twice for the Panthers.

Beurman pitched all 10 innings in the circle to run her record to 7-8 on the season. She allowed just three earned runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Hanover scored three runs in the second and three more in the fifth to pull away for the 7-5 win in the final game against Anderson.

Edington had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs to lead the Panthers. Makenzie Smith had two hits and two RBIs, Cox had a double and scored and run and Ralston had a single and scored a run for Hanover.

Wiseman improved to 4-5 on the season after going six innings in the circle and allowing four earned runs on 12 hits with three strikeouts. Beurman worked a perfect seventh and struck out two batters for her second save of the season.

Hanover’s two games against Defiance, which were scheduled for Sunday, were postponed to April 24.

Hanover (11-15, 4-6 HCAC) has the next week off before returning to action on Saturday, April 20 at home against Bluffton (Ohio).

Golf 5th at Small College Classic

Hanover College men’s golf team finished fifth out of 12 teams at the Franklin College Small College Classic at The Donald Ross Course in French Lick over the weekend.

The Panthers shot a two-round total of 604, three strokes behind fourth-place finisher Rend Lake. Illinois Wesleyan won the event with a 571, Parkland was second with a 587 and Centre was third with a 595.

Luke Van Leeuwen led Hanover with a 147, good for a tie for eighth overall. Addy Allyn was 16th with a 150, Caleb Lung was tied for 17th with a 151, Charlie Bullerdick tied for 33rd with a 157 and Austin Zapp tied for 43rd with a 160.

Centre’s Zach Mattingly won the event with a 139. Ben Johnson of Illinois Wesleyan was second with a 141.

Hanover’s next event will be the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. The first and second rounds of the four-round event will be held at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington on April 27-28.

Men’s tennis wins 2 in HCAC

Hanover College’s men’s tennis posted a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference sweeps over the weekend.

The Panthers deat Defiance (Ohio) 9-0 at home Saturday and Franklin 9-0 at the University of Indianapolis Sunday.

Results were:

Hanover 9, Defiance 0

Doubles — No. 1 Roger Trombley, Connor Garrison (HC) d. Jared Schnee, Ring Lardner (DC) 8-5; No. 2 Landon Carrico, Jonathan Helmers (HC) d. Ethan Harris, Seth Mangas (DC) 8-1; No. 3 Jed Fajt, Jalen Simmons (HC) win by forfeit. Singles — No. 1 Pablo Gallart (HC) d. Harris (DC) 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Carrico (HC) d. Jared Schnee (DC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Keith Asplund (HC) d. Lardner (DC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Fajt (HC) d. Micaiah Cox (DC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Simmons (HC) d, Mangas (DC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Trombley (HC) win by forfeit.

Hanover 9, Franklin 0

Doubles — No. 1 Roger Trombley, Connor Garrison (HC) d. Blake Amonett, Alexander Pollard (FC) 8-4; No. 2 Landon Carrico, Jonathan Helmers (HC) d. Ty McCory, Josh Stewart (FC) 8-2; No. 3 Pablo Gallart, Keith Asplund (HC) d. Jacob Zachary, Zach Lester (FC) 8-2. Singles — No. 1 Gallart (HC) d. Amonett (FC) 7-6 (5-0), 1-6, 12-10; No. 2 Carrico (HC) d. Zachary (FC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Helmers (HC) d. McCory 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Jed Fajt (HC) d. Dean Elrod (FC) 7-6 (3-0), 6-2; No. 5 Garrison (HC) d. Stewart (FC) 6-3, 0-6, 11-9; No. 6 Jalen Simmons (HC) d. Matt Leming (FC) 6-1, 4-6, 13-11.

Hanover (6-6, 3-1 HCAC) hosts Rose-Hulman Saturday.