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Thursday, March 9, 2017

* Limited parking in front of Olmsted Friday morning

Parking will be limited in front of Olmsted Administration Hall until 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 10. Thank you for your understanding as we take photos of Olmsted for marketing materials.

Upcoming Events

* Mead Johnson all-day meeting in Eykamp Hall

Mead Johnson will host its ESC Offsite Meeting in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center today - Friday, March 10 - from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please contact Kari Hughes with any questions at kh355@evansville.edu.

* Help Aurora move on Saturday, March 18

Volunteers are needed to help Aurora, a local non-profit, move office locations. Shifts are from 9:00 a.m.-noon and noon-3:00 p.m. Lunch, a free T-shirt, and transportation will be provided if necessary. Register via Get Connected.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke jl295@evansville.edu

* Last Speaker Series Luncheon for 2016-17 Student-Alumni Mentoring Program

Please join us for the final Speaker Series Luncheon for the 2016-17 Student-Alumni Mentoring program on Tuesday, March 14, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Our speaker will be Ben Joergens from Old National Bank, He will be discussing financial empowerment. 

Submitted by Linda Wulf lw8@evansville.edu 

Info You Should Know

* Women's tennis earns two wins in Florida

Two more victories saw the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team improve to 7-7 on the season as the Purple Aces earned a 4-3 win over Creighton before grabbing a 7-0 victory against Norfolk State in Orlando, Florida.

"We didn't play particularly well in doubles against Creighton, and gave up multiple chances to secure the doubles point. We did do a great job of rebounding in singles and were able to secure the win with four singles victories. Chieko did a fantastic job of closing out her third set at #1 Singles to clinch the win,” head coach Jayson Wiseman said.

"Our focus and effort was much better against Norfolk State and we did a great job setting the time in doubles. It also carried over to singles and we were able to secure the sweep,” Wiseman added.  “Hopefully we can carry over that effort and intensity when we play today."

Chieko Yamada picked up a pair of wins at #1 singles while Diana Tkachenko a 2-time MVC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, went 2-0 in the second flight. Theodora Soldatou and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga also had two solid performances, bringing home singles wins in two different flights in the wins over the Blue Jays and Spartans.

* Men's golf completes opening day of Bulldog Invite

Four University of Evansville men’s golfers are in the top ten as the Purple Aces wrapped up the opening round of the Bulldog Florida Invitational at Windsor Park Golf Club.

Pacing the Aces was Tyler Gray. A 2-over 74 on Wednesday has him in a tie for fifth place on the leaderboard. Jon Pick had a nice day on the course, finishing the round one stroke behind Gray in ninth place with a 75.

Wil Pahud and Matthew Ladd are tied for tenth on the list. Both carded rounds of 76 in the opening round. 

Zac Turi completed the day tied for 27th place with an 80 while Cameron Weyer checked in with an 84 and is tied for 36th. Noah Reese registered an 87 while Robert Waggoner finished with an 88.

It is a crowded group atop the team standings with Detroit holding the top spot with a 298. High Point is in second with a 299 while Evansville is third with a 301. Albany State (303) and Butler (309) finish off the top five.

High Point’s RJ Bartolomucci leads the individuals as his 2-under 70 is one ahead of Detroit’s Kyle Gaines.

Today the squads complete the event with a single round of 18 holes.

Congratulations

* Aces close out homestand with 6-1 victory over Austin Peay

Patience at the plate and strong relief pitching proved the difference on Wednesday evening as the University of Evansville Baseball team closed out the current five-game homestand with a 6-1 victory over visiting Austin Peay at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

“Learning how to win in ‘winning time’ has been a big thing for us so far this season,” UE head coach Wes Carroll said. “Tonight, Austin Allinger came in and competed at a high level, and then Ryan Brady continued to keep them off the board and gave us a chance to win. Offensively, we took advantage of the 11 walks, and we tacked on some insurance runs late. Hopefully we can build off of this momentum this weekend.”

After each team traded scores in the third inning, UE (4-8) forged ahead in the fourth. Travis Tokarek was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, and with one out, Korbin Williams would reach on a wild pitch after striking out. Dalton Horstmeier cashed in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly, and back-to-back walks to Craig Shepherd and Kenton Crews loaded the bases and brought about an APSU (6-6) pitching change.

From there, John Sparks took the mound for the Governors and issued back-to-back five pitch walks to Conner Hasecuster and Trey Hair to give the Aces the 4-1 advantage.

Ty Thompson was pegged with the loss, dropping to 0-1 on the year.

UE would load the bases once again without recording a hit in the seventh as Tokarek and Horstmeier walks bookended Jimmy Day being hit by an errant pitch to set the stage for Shepherd. The Jasper freshman answered the call, singling up the middle to plate a pair and put the game out of reach for the visitors from Clarksville, Tennessee.

The Aces only collected three hits in the contest, but seven different players recorded at least one walk. Hair led the way with three free passes. Shepherd, Horstmeier, and Stewart Nelson each recorded a hit.

Meanwhile, UE only allowed three hits as the quartet of Alex Weigand, Austin Allinger, Ryan Brady, and Brandon Gomer combined to strikeout 10 hitters. Allinger picked up the win, his first decision of the season, after fanning six without allowing a baserunner over 3.1 innings of work.

UE will return to action this weekend with a three-game set against Campbell in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

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