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Monday, March 26, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Dinner & Discussion at Newman Center Tonight

Tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Center will feature Knights of Columbus membets Brad Schaefer and Chad Lueken presenting a history of the Knights and what they do in the Catholic Church today. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with the discussion following at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* People's Choice Award Instituted for 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art is instituting a new People's Choice Award, in conjunction with the annual Student Art Exhibition and they need your help. Stop by the Peterson Gallery, view the exhibition and then fill out a ballot for your favorite piece of artwork. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the ballots will be tallied and the award determined. One vote per person please. Your vote could be a tie breaker! The 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery runs through Friday, April 6. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will see amazing student artwork, created by students from many different majors across campus.



Upcoming Events

* Charlas en español – Wednesday, March 28

This Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Jazzman's, you can practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at:

* Forum to Feature Speakers from Various Health Care Professions

The EXSS Forum is this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building! Come and learn what professionals have to say about their specific occupation in the health field. Different panelists from several professions will be present and happy to answer any questions. This is a great chance to network and learn about a specific area of interest. Granola bars and water will be provided! We hope to see you there! 

* This Week in Music - Faculty Duo Recital, UE Band Festival, and Opera Scenes

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Percussion William Shaltis in a program of works from the Modern era. Highlights will include Witold Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano, with Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler accompanying Dr. Josenhans, and Libby Larsen’s Corker for clarinet and percussion. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host the UE Band Festival this Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30. Guest conductor for the festival will be Robert Sheldon, currently one of the most performed composers of wind band music in the world. Sheldon will rehearse the participating ensembles, including the Henderson County Middle School and High School bands and the UE Wind Ensemble.  The festival will culminate then in a concert by the ensembles in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:30 Friday evening. Performed works will include Sheldon’s Metroplex (2005) and Rhapsodic Celebration (2011).  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Schmidt Opera Series presents an evening of opera scenes in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, at 7:30 p.m. The program, subtitled “Make Our Garden Grow,” will offer scenes drawn from late Baroque to modern operas, including works by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Delibes, Bizet, Puccini, Bernstein, and Kirke Mechem. Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will direct the performances, which will include sets and costumes and accompaniment by pianist Kristin Jones. The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission is $5.

UE students and percussionists Kaitlin Gress and Joshua Nixon will present a joint Senior Recital this Saturday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

* Free HIV/AIDS Testing

As a part of Sexual Health Awareness Day on March 29, free HIV/AIDS testing will be provided to students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This process is confidential. Simply call the Health Center and provide your birthday in order to schedule an appointment. When you arrive at your appointment, you will be called by that day, thus protecting your identity. The number for the Health Center is  (812) 488-2033. Please also attend our own event, Condom Olympics, on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Attend these events and earn points for your group on campus to win a prize!  

* Wahnita DeLong Reading Planned for This Thursday

Author Patricia Henley will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour Wahnita DeLong Reading on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Henley is the author of two novels, In the River Sweet (Pantheon, 2002) and Hummingbird House (MacMurray & Beck, 1999), which was a finalist for the National Book Award as well as The New Yorker Fiction Prize. She is also the author of four collections of short stories, including Friday Night at Silver Star (Graywolf, 1968), recipient of The Montana First Book Award, and, most recently, Other Heartbreaks (Engine Books, 2011). Henley has taught in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue University since 1987, and she is currently working on a series of linked stories that take place in Chicago and a novel that is set in Mississippi.


* UE Winter Guard Call Out Meeting Set for April 4

On April 4 in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, there will be a call out meeting for the Winter Guard that was started this year at UE. All students who are interested are welcome to come to the meeting. You do NOT need to have any previous guard experience to join! Coming to the meeting does not commit you to the group, it is just for information. The meeting will be held at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Director of the Winter Guard Crystal Goodwin at

* Melanoma Survivor to Discuss Danger of Tanning

Robin Lawrence, melanoma survivor, will be on campus Tuesday, March 27 to talk about the dangers of tanning. She will talk for the first half hour, while the second half she will be skin screening participants. This skin screening process will show what damages have been done to your face from tanning. The event will take place from 7-8 p.m. in Room162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.


* SAB Presents: Preston Pugmire

Have plans for next Tuesday (March 27)? Now you do! Come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center at 8 p.m. to see Preston Pugmire! Electronic floor pedals allow Preston to record anything he plays live, and then layer multiple sounds on top of it, creating an entire song from scratch.  Hope to see you there!

* Got Caught Red Handed? Henna Fundraiser

On Friday, March 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, come join the creative and cultural fun! Henna tattoos for all! This event is open to the public. Standard henna designs will be $5. All donations will go to When the Saints, a nonprofit organization that has the goal of building a safe house for girls in Malawi. This is a part of the Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Battle of the Bands being put on by Asian Culture Club and Student Activities Board on April 13. For more information, contact Cyril Patra ( Learn more about When the Saints at


* UET Costume Shop Sale

Help the UE Theatre Department clean out their stock! The Costume Shop Sale will take place: Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in the May Studio Lobby in Hyde Hall. Cash and checks only!!

* Golf Classic

Chi Omega's Annual Golf Classic benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center will be held Saturday March 31 at Walther's Golf-N-Fun. Tee times start at 10:00 a.m. and will consist of teams of four at $10/person. Questions? Contact

* Colleges Against Cancer

On March 31 UE and USI students will be participating in their annual Relay for Life. Donations can be made at All of the money raised will go to research and other services that are sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Your help is appreciated by so many! For questions please contact,


* Dance Team Audition

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on April 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on April 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at Please contact Coach Arata at  or 502.689.4085 with any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you at auditions!

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – Saving, Spending & Investing-Putting the Plan into Action

At the Lunch & Learn Session set for April 11, the topic will be  "Saving, Spending & Investing - Putting The Plan Into Action. "  Easy ways that singles and couples can create their own financial plan for the future will be discussed. The session will begin at noon and end at 12:50 p.m. and will take place in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend this free (bring your lunch) session presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Disability Awareness Events Set for March 26-27

The School of Education, UE Counseling Services, AWARE student organization will be holding a two day event for disability awareness on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27.  The events, held in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, will start at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. both days.  The events on Monday include a Student Panel Discussion and Student Performances (skits). Tuesday's events include an International Disability Awareness Panel and Disability Awareness Fair.  Attendees will earn chances at prizes and give-aways! For more information about these events contact Counseling Services (488-2663) or Dr. Sharon Gieselmann at

* Health Program "Sex on Campus" Set for March 28

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!


* Bicentennial Birthday Party Invitation

On Tuesday, March 27, the City of Evansville will host a Bicentennial Reception in recognition of Evansville's 200th birthday! The event will be held at the Old Post Office from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Mayor Winnecke along with other attractions and entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres and Bicentennial Birthday cake will be served. This Bicentennial event will be free and open to the public, so please invite your family, friends and colleagues!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Shawn Storckman, Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 812-421-2212 or at


* Family Weekend Date Set for 2012: Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 28–30. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning for this weekend. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link, or by e-mailing the information to:  

Like last year’s successful weekend, we would love to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.


Info You Should Know

* Bookstore Nike Sale

During the week of March 26-31 come to the Bookstore and save 20% OFF any NIKE merchandise purchases.  This includes any shorts, tees, caps, and sweatshirts all during the week.  Items already on clearance or markdown are excluded from additional discounts.  So look for the SWOOSH and save all during the week.  Sale ends on Saturday, March 31.

* Photo Contest Deadline Extended to March 28

Please send your photos in soon!!  The Department of Foreign Languages has invited students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2011, Summer 2011 or Fall 2011, you may submit up to three photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Photos may be submitted by email to, or printed photos (no larger than 4 x 6) may be submitted to the Foreign Languages office at OH 350 (put your name and place on back of the photo or on a separate sheet).  The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.  Submit photos through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th.

* Who'll be the Biggest RECYCLE MANIA Gainer?!

Today starts the last week of the recycling competition with USI and Ivy Tech.
Thought for the week: Don’t blow it………do your part! Your help is  needed to assure that UE gains the most recycle weight.
Thought for the competition: Don’t blow it…….ALCOA’s $1500 prize money will be put to good use.
Thought for the future: Don’t blow it……….good planets are hard to find.
Questions? Contact Emilie Reckner (er92) or Lucas Brandt (lb96, 2697)

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial Access to ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences

Do you need to locate the article on rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) co-authored by Kyle Kiesel and Frank Underwood?  Do you need other articles on pain management in a hospice setting or humor therapy used with hospitalized children? UEL has trial access to the Health and Life Sciences component of Science Direct for several weeks and during this time these articles are easily identified and accessible.

Content of Science Direct includes:

• more than 2,500 journals
• more than nine million full text, peer-reviewed articles
• articles immediately available after peer-review and before
printed versions are issued
• more than 10,000 books
• related articles and “cited by” references

Currently UEL subscribes to one portion of ScienceDirect –the Physical Science and Engineering section. Trial access to Health and Life Sciences is available until April 19; your comments about this resource assist in determining the possibility of adding a subscription to the Libraries’ databases at some future date.

Explore ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences.  Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White (  with questions or comments about Science Direct.


* Announcement Pick Up

May graduates who ordered their graduation announcements before March 22 and requested to have them picked up in the UE Bookstore can do so now at any time. Announcements ordered for shipment before March 22 have been shipped via UPS. Graduates, there is still time to pick up your cap and gown and/or order announcements but please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore

* Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 19th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, at 7:00 p.m. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2012.  Please click the following link to download a nomination form:

Nomination forms are also available in the Dean of Students Office, Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500. Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 


* Attention Faculty and Administrators:

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards are presented during Commencement and are the highest awards given by the University.  One male and one female senior are selected annually for these awards. Selection is based on the following criteria:

• demonstrated leadership
• academic achievement 
• future contribution to society

To nominate students, please contact Karen Martin at km306 and request a nomination form.  The form will be emailed to you for your convenience.  The completed application form should be returned to the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students no later than Monday, April 2, 2012.

* On-Campus Jobs Available for Summer

Jobs are available on-campus for UE students for this summer (must be continuing at UE in the fall semester). You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-study during the academic year in order to apply. Furthermore, you may apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions should be directed to Hilary Morales at


* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Financial Aid Summer Preliminary Application, available from the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.


* Online Summer Courses Available

Need to take a summer class to graduate, lighten your class load next year or get that class out of the way without the pressure of a full load?  A University of Evansville summer class can be your summer solution. Visit UE’s website at: to take a look at courses being offered and taught by UE faculty during Summer I and Summer II.  Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department in Room 205, Olmsted Hall, or call 812-488-2981 to ask questions or register.  

* 2012-2013 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2012-2013 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to: Chris Mohn at

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian at, Wes Milner at, Annette Parks at, John Stamm at, Bill Hemminger at and Chris Mohn (chair).


* UE Summer Housing

Students, will you be taking classes in Evansville or staying during the summer to work? If you need summer housing, come by the Office of Residence Life to pick up a summer housing application. UE summer housing will be located in Schroeder Hall. For more information about on-campus summer housing ask the Residence Life staff or visit the summer housing website. Applications for summer housing are due April 20. 


* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2012-13 -- Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2012-13. All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2012-13 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116). Completed applications should be returned by April 1.



* Joseph Tipton

 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton was a co-author on a paper recently accepted for publication by the journal Fusion Engineering and Design. The title of the paper is "Thermal Fluid Multiphysics Optimization of Spherical Tokamak Centerpost.” Tipton's co-authors were Arnold Lumsdaine and Martin Peng.:

* Heidi Strobel

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, presented a paper titled "Portraiture and the Art of Mary Linwood" on Friday at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference in San Antonio, Texas.   



* Aces Golf Travels To Butler Invitational

On Monday, the Purple Aces men’s and women’s golf teams will be playing in the Butler Spring Invitational, which will be held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.

On the men’s side, Butler, Valparaiso, Evansville, IUPUI, Dayton, South Dakota, Loyola, Cleveland State, Robert Morris and Detroit are set to participate while the women’s field will consist of Butler, Valparaiso, Evansville, Cleveland State, IUPUI and Eastern Washington.

The men’s par is 72 with the yardage set for 6,960 while the women will face a par of 71 with 5,980 yards.

Both Aces squads last saw action on March 13th at the Don Benbow Invitational.  The men took third place while the women finished 11th.  Parker Hensley finished in a tie for 14th place after shooting an even 71 in the final round.  He was one stroke ahead of the duo of Michael Sainz and Andrew Luo, who tallied two-round totals of 148.

On the women’s side, Sydney Skiles was the top finisher, tying for 35th with a 167 (80-87).  Cathy Doyle was two shots behind with a 169, which tied her for 43rd.  Lauren Ellerman notched a 172 while Dana Hayden had a 175 and Alyssa Key notched a 181.

Following the action in Avon, the teams will go in different directions.  The men will play in the Hoosier Invitational, set for April 7 and 8 while the women will take part in the Belmont Invitational, set for April 2 and 3 in Nashville, Tenn.

* Aces Notch First Valley Win With 3-1 Victory Over Missouri State

The University of Evansville softball team notched its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Missouri State today. With the win, the Aces improve to 8-18, with a 1-5 record in conference play, while Missouri State falls to 13-10, evening out at 3-3 in the Valley.

Senior Amy Gaertner was perfect at the plate in the victory, going 3-for-3 with one run batted in. Freshman Kayla Fortner, sophomore Katie Sears and junior Tamara Robey each added a hit to UE’s total as Sears and Robey both tallied a run scored as well.

Junior Sarah Patterson (5-7) tossed a gem of a game in the circle, scattering six hits while striking out four Missouri State batters in the complete-game effort.

The Aces return to action Wednesday, traveling to Columbia, Mo., for a pair of non-conference games at Mizzou.
Game Recap: UE 3 , MSU 1

The Aces struck first, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Sears led off the inning with a double through the left side to begin the inning. Robey then laid down a perfectly placed sacrifice bunt to move Sears to third, but MSU starter Natalie Rose overthrew first base on the play, allowing Sears to cross the plate as Robey advanced to second on the error. Robey moved safely to third on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Victoria Dellorto. Gaertner then cranked a single down the left field line, scoring Robey and giving UE the 2-0 lead going into the top of the second.

Missouri State was quick to respond, as Stevie Pierce hit a two-out double of the right-center fence before scoring on a single by Heather Duckworth to cut UE’s lead in half at 2-1.

The Bears threatened to score again in the top of the fourth, using a single, a walk and a stolen base to put runners at second and third with one out on the board. But the Aces’ defense was able to shut down the rally, as Patterson forced two fly outs to end the inning undamaged.

The Aces answered the threat in the bottom of the frame, using back-to-back singles off the bats of Fortner and Gaertner to put runners on the corner. Sophomore Niki Rahming laid down a sacrifice squeeze bunt to bring home Fortner and extend Evansville’s lead to 3-1.

A UE fielding error in the top of the seventh put pinch-hitter Kerri Cunningham on base, bringing the tying run to the plate with no outs on the board. But once again, Evansville’s defense prevailed, shutting down the inning and holding the Bears scoreless as the Aces secured the 3-1 win.


* Evansville Tennis Picks Up 6-1 Win Over IPFW

The Purple Aces women’s tennis team picked up a dominant 6-1 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Wesselman Park.

Following a 2-week break, the Aces (9-4) came out on fire, earning the doubles point to open up the match.  Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James picked up a 9-7 win over Marcy Huck and Caterina Kiefer while Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz grabbed an 8-2 win over Raquel Vescovi and Frederique Sunstrum. 

Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales fell to Anita Henestrosa and Alex Forsyth, 8-3.

The strong start translated into success in singles competition as Evansville won in five out of six flights.  Kotsiou (6-4, 6-3) topped Henestrosa while Dzakula (6-0, 4-6, 6-1) was victorious in the second flight over Vescovi.

James kept the streak going at No. 3, downing Huck, 6-0, 6-2 while Mina Milovic won over Kiefer in a pair of 7-5 set wins.  At the sixth flight, Costales downed Sunstrum, 6-1, 6-1.  Gaby Fifer was dealt a loss in the No. 5 slot, 6-0, 6-4.

On Wednesday, UE will commence Missouri Valley Conference play, traveling to Carbondale, Ill. to face Southern Illinois.  The match against the Salukis will begin at 2 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Dora Kotsiou (EVAN) def. Anita Henestrosa (IPFW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Aleks Dzakula (EVAN) def. Raquel Vescovi (IPFW) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
3. Natasha James (EVAN) def. Marcy Huck (IPFW) 6-0, 6-2
4. Mina Milovic (EVAN) def. Caterina Kiefer (IPFW) 7-5, 7-5
5. Alex Forsyth (IPFW) def. Gaby Fifer (EVAN) 6-0, 6-4
6. Kelsey Costales (EVAN) def. Frederique Sunstrum (IPFW) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Dora Kotsiou/Natasha James (EVAN) def. Marcy Huck/Caterina Kiefer (IPFW) 9-7
2. Anita Henestrosa/Alex Forsyth (IPFW) def. Emily Richardson/Kelsey Costales (EVAN) 8-3
3. Aleks Dzakula/Jessica Raatz (EVAN) def. Raquel Vescovi/Frederique Sunstrum (IPFW) 8-2

* Aces Baseball Slips, 6-0, To Sycamores

Indiana State earned the combined shutout Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium in the series rubber match, topping the University of Evansville baseball team 6-0. The Sycamores won the series 2-1, improving their record to 19-5 on the season, while the Aces fell to 15-9 overall and finished Missouri Valley Conference opening weekend with a 1-2 mark.

Four Indiana State hurlers combined for the shutout, as Ryan Torgerson (4-0) earned the win, throwing six scoreless frames, allowing six hits, a walk, and struck out four.

Freshman Kyle Freeland (1-3) took the loss for the Aces, also throwing six innings, allowed three runs (two earned), and struck out five.

The Sycamores took the initial lead in the second inning on Tyler Wampler’s RBI single. However, Freeland settled down to retire 11 consecutive batters before giving up a one-out single to Robby Ort in the sixth. Freeland issued a walk to Jeremy Lucas, and Kyle Burnam followed with an RBI single to right-center. With two outs, Indiana State scored another run on a throwing error to take a 3-0 advantage.

The Sycamores tacked on three more runs in the seventh off reliever Sam Johns, as a walk and hit batter put runners on first and second with one out. Ort lined a run-scoring single to right field, a wild pitch allowed the second run of the inning to cross the plate, and Lucas lined an RBI single to left before closer Josh Biggs was able to get the inning-ending double play.

Leaving 12 runners stranded on base in the game, Evansville missed opportunities to bring in some runs, especially late in the contest. The Aces left the bases loaded in both the sixth inning and seventh innings, and even had bases loaded and no outs in the seventh frame.

Eric Stamets, Andy Lasher, and Tim Bodine all went 2-for-4 in the game to lead Evansville’s bats, as the Aces outhit the Sycamores, 9-6, but were unable to pick up any RBIs.

The Aces go out of conference for a midweek game versus Lipscomb Wednesday at Braun Stadium before heading to Creighton next weekend for week two of MVC play.


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