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Monday, April 4, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Dinner and Discussion at Newman Center Tonight

The Newman Club will be exploring the rites and meaning of the Easter Triduum - the high point of the Church year - at its dinner & discussion tonight. Newman Director Mike Roesch will be presenting, and spaghetti is on the menu. Everyone is welcome to attend for a home-cooked meal and informal theological discussion. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with discussion following at 6 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln, just across from UE's Koch Center.

* Hands-On Twitter Tutorial

The campus community is invited to a hands-on Twitter tutorial conducted by national expert Dana M. Nelson in Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 4-5:30 p.m.on Monday, April 4.  This free event is sponsored by the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration.  Bring your laptops!

Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box!

Think Outside the Lunch Box
Mark Your Calendar!
Thursday, April 7
Noon
Old National Bank, Blue and Gold Room, One Main Street
"Revolutions in the Arab World"

This month, UE's faculty speaker series features Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Daniel Byrne, associate professor of history. Beginning with the uprising in Tunisia, through the unrest in Egypt that led to the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign, up to the allied bombing campaign in support of Libya's rebel movement, recent news reports have been dominated by uprisings in nations across the Arab world. Join us on Thursday, April 7, as Dr. Azarian and Dr. Byrne discuss the cultural and historical context of these revolutions in the Arab world.

This is the seventh event in the UE's new faculty lecture series. All lectures take place on the first Thursday of the month.

For your convenience, Old National Bank's lobby features the Riverview by Firefly restaurant, which will be open during the event.
 

* This Week in Music

A First Tuesday Concert celebrating Harlaxton Anniversary, the Schmidt Opera Series, and Student Recitals highlight the week.

The Department of Music concludes its First Tuesday Concert Series for the academic year with a performance by the UE Symphony Orchestra in Neu Chapel, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert is part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Harlaxton College being a part of UE, and the program will feature works by two well-known English composers.  Assistant Professor of Voice Gregory B. Rike will join the orchestra for a performance of Benjamin Britten's haunting Nocturne for Tenor, Seven Obbligato Instruments, and Strings, with several Department of Music faculty members participating in the ensemble.  The highlight of the evening (and of the 2010-2011 Orchestra season) will be the always-popular Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music’s Schmidt Opera Series will present two one-act operas in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Some 17 Department of Music students will participate both evenings in performances of Robert Ward’s Roman Fever and Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica.  Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide accompaniment for the productions.  The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series and are free and open to the public.

Three Department of Music students will present their Senior Recitals in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday. Soprano Kelci Scott will perform at 1 p.m., soprano Merrill Bradford will perform at 2:30 p.m., and violinist Alayna Faulkenberg will perform at 4 p.m.  All student recitals are free and open to the public.


 

* Attention Education Majors!

How to Survive Junior Block by ISEA is being held April 5 in Room 334 in Graves Hall at 5 p.m.! Come learn about Junior Block. This is for all education majors whether you are going to start Junior Block next semester, already in Junior Block or looking to participate in future years!

 

* SAB Poetry Night

If you have any poems - here is your chance to show 'em! Come on out and read us your poetry! The Student Activities Board is having an open mic Poetry Night in Rademacher Lounge on Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30-10 p.m (Self-censorship please!)

 

* Field Day

SAB Field Day will be held on April 8 from 5-9 p.m.! Come out to the IM fields and check it out or form teams of 5 to 8 people and compete in a money walk, HOTT wing eating contest, balloon toss, potato sack race, three legged race, pie eating contest, dunk tank and more! There will be FREE food, cotton candy, music and friends!
 

* Come to Car Talk!

On Saturday, April 9, from 2-4 p.m., at the Hale basketball court, the Hale and Morton/Brentano staff will host Car Talk; a Define Your Life event designed to give you everything you ever wanted to know about cars!  Car salesmen and other knowledgeable professionals will be there passing out knowledge like candy at a parade!  Car Talk is free and is sure to be fun and informative for everyone!  Participants will learn about changing, inflating, and caring for tires, measuring air pressure, and when and why to rotate tires. They will find out about changing oil and oil filters, changing batteries, how to jump start a car,and  head lights, spark plugs,and fuses. There will be information on antifreeze, and replacing wiper blades and fluid. Learn about insurance, buying/selling/financing/leasing a car and related expenses, how to not get swindled, emergency preparedness kits, campus services for drivers, local car shops/dealers and more!!

* UE Theatre Presents The Farnsworth Invention

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre announces a powerful closing to its 2010-2011 season - The Farnsworth Invention, by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, opening Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.  The Farnsworth Invention is directed by R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 14, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17.  The University of Evansville’s production marks the play’s debut by a university theatre department.
          
The Farnsworth Invention is a theatrical and compelling story revolving around the genesis of television.  Tension abounds between a visionary farm boy from Idaho and a Russian-born broadcasting tycoon, as they become unlikely adversaries in their pursuit of technological innovation.  Both men had big dreams for small screens, and their efforts changed the future of America and its bedfellow of corporate greed.
          
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon the day of the performance they wish to attend. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
 

* 35th US Secretary of Commence to Speak at the Victory Theatre

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carlos Gutierrez, 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of Kellogg Company speak in Evansville on Thursday, April 7.  Sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana’s International Speaker Series, Mr. Gutierrez will discuss "Maintaining America’s Competitive Advantage" at 7 p.m. in the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  Please note - students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between campus and the Victory Theatre for this event.  Students should register for the free transportation now through April 5 in the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail globalindiana@evansville.edu
 

* Mark Kopta to Speak at Andiron Lecture

The next Andiron Lecture takes place on Wednesday, April 6, in Eykamp 254, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. The speaker will be Professor of Psychology Mark Kopta. His topic will be "A New Horizon for Psychotherapy."

Kopta earned a PhD in psychology from Northwestern University. He is founder and executive director of the CelestHealth Research Group (CHRG), which has research centers at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, Marquette University, and University of Trier, Germany. Relating to psychotherapy and psychiatry, Kopta has written numerous journal publications, chapters in books, a book, and a video. His research and comments are often featured in such media as USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Vogue, Der Spiegel, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. He serves as a mental health consultant and contributor to ABC News.

This lecture will review the history of psychotherapy including the evolution of personality theory and psychotherapeutic treatments. This evolution is characterized by the theoretical movement from the unconscious mind as the determinant of personality to conscious cognitive influences. The three major psychotherapies used today – psychodynamic, cognitive, and eclectic – will be described and discussed in the context of managed health care.

Kopta will also introduce the CelestHealth System (CHS), an electronic computer-based system that (a) assesses complete mental health, (b) reliably and validly assesses suicide risk, (c) predicts the course of psychotherapeutic improvement for a patient at the first treatment session, and (d) monitors the patient’s treatment progress across sessions. Kopta will present recent research using the CHS with over 7,000 patients and will discuss the implications of the CHS for the future of psychotherapy.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

 

* OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale

OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale will be on Wednesday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the East Plaza in front of Ridgway University Center.  (Rain location will be the lobby of Olmsted Hall).  You can purchase a Salad Trio, dessert and drink for $5.  Proceeds are used for scholarships awarded to UE students by the Office Staff Association each year.

* Harlaxton 40th Anniversary Reunion Weekend to be Celebrated at UE April 15 and 16

All former and future Harlaxton students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in activities planned for the Harlaxton 40th Anniversary Reunion weekend.   Check out the full schedule of events at http://www.evansville.edu/harlaxtonsociety/reunionweekend.cfm.  As you’ll note, Dr. Bujak will be at UE for the weekend and making a few presentations.  These events have no charge and do not require registration. 

Other interest/educational sessions scheduled include:

Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m. – The Gardens of Harlaxton by Dr. Mark Valenzuela, Eykamp Hall
Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m. – Life in the Grand Manor by Dr. Edward Bujak, Eykamp
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. – Up the Naked Mile and Down Memory Lane led by Dr. James MacLeod and Dr. Michael Carson, Eykamp Hall
Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. – Harlaxton Then and Now Panel Discussion, Eykamp Hall

Over 100 alumni from a variety of schools have already registered – including many members of the original class.  Some Harlaxton alums are coming from as far away as Turkey.  There will be many opportunities to meet new people and share Harlaxton stories.  Everyone’s invited to share in the celebration.  Questions?  Contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586. 

 

* EXSS Forum

The spring EXSS Forum will be held next Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  A panel of professionals will provide information about the many professional options available in exercise science, and answer students' questions.  It will provide one-on-one opportunities for students and the professionals to interact, and will appeal to freshmen through seniors.  A signup sheet is available in Pam Young’s office, Graves Hall, Room 219.  If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at career@evansville.edu or 488-1083.
 

Info You Should Know

* Executive Board Members Needed for Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for executive board positions for next school year.  The positions available are Relay Vice Chair, Mission/Advocacy Chair, Online Chair, and Entertainment Chair.  These chairs will be involved in planning and preparation of the four main activities the group hosts each year which include Breast Cancer Week, Protect Your Balls Dodgeball Tournament to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers, Relay for Life, and Sun Safety Week.  If you would like more information about what these positions entail or would like an application email rt38@evansville.edu  or lc91@evansville.edu .  Also - they need to be contacted about your interest in any of these positions by Thursday April, 7. 
 

* Friends of WUEV

In conjunction with celebrating its 60th anniversary on the airwaves, 91.5 F.M.-WUEV, the campus radio station of the University of Evansville, is proud to announce the formation of the “Friends of WUEV.”  To kick-off the “Friends of WUEV” program, WUEV will be conducting a week-long fund drive at the station from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 11 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, with WUEV staff members being in studio for all 24 hours of all seven days of the drive.

“As a non-commercial, educational radio station, WUEV relies heavily on support from both public and private donors to remain a viable learning experience for UE students,” said WUEV general manager Tom Benson.  “With the ‘Friends of WUEV’ program, we hope to not only help ensure the future of the station as a learning experience for future UE students, but we hope to also develop a better relationship with our listeners and alumni. 

“WUEV has a strong tradition of having a loyal listener fan base and alumni group.  We hope that with this fund drive and the ‘Friends of WUEV’ program that we will get to better know our listeners and alumni and help them feel better connected with our radio station and the students who form the WUEV staff.” 

All funds raised from the “Friends of WUEV” group will go directly to benefit the radio station and assist with the operating budget for the station.  The “Friends of WUEV” program will feature various levels of giving for both individuals and corporations.  For more information on the “Friends of WUEV” program, please visit WUEV’s website, www.wuev.org.

WUEV is the only home for jazz music in the Tri-State area, but WUEV also features top 40 music in the evenings with “Today’s Best Music” from 6-9 p.m., rap and hip-hop with “Party Lights” on the weekends from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. and alternative and rock music with “The Other Side” from 9 p.m. through 1 a.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays.  WUEV also features shows for such music genres as blues (A Case of the Blues, Saturdays from 12-6 p.m.), Christian rock (The Light, Sundays from 12-4 p.m.), world music (World Safari, Sundays from 4-9 p.m.) and children’s music (Rated G, Saturdays from 8-11 a.m.), while also being the home for University of Evansville athletics.  WUEV began serving the Tri-State area on April 1, 1951, and has won numerous awards for outstanding radio service and production over its 60-year existence.
 

* Interdisciplinary Studies Major Information Available

Sample documents and templates for students and advisors who are interested in the interdisciplinary studies major are now available on AceLink in the Academics section of Areas :

http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Interdisciplinary/.

 

* Biological Sciences Club Plant Sale

The Biological Sciences Club will be selling plants grown by the Biology Department in Ridgway University Center Terrace on Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  

* SAA Spring Recruitment Table

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) will have a Spring recruitment table set up on April 4, 5 and 6 in Ridgway University Center  from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Root beer floats and prizes will be given away! SAA is a student organization whose members work hand-in-hand with the Alumni Department and volunteer at Homecoming and Parents Weekend activities. They hold events such as the Chili Cook-off and Purple Fridays. If you are interested, please feel free to stop by their table or e-mail Katie Litmer a kl97@evansville.edu or Alicia Neaves at an74@revansville.edu
 

* SAB Accepting Committee Chair Applications

Now until April 8th!!! The Student Activities Board (SAB) is accepting applications for committee chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. Complete the application here by April 8th. Come be a part of that provides fun for the whole campus!

* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1479808 to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163

 

* Entrepreneurship Showcase

There will be an Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. All student businesses interested in participating should email bp80@evansville.edu  by Tuesday, April 5!

* TIAA CREF Counseling Sessioins

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, April 14, for individual counseling sessions. The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158). To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 812-349-4443.  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Cheer Team Clinic and Tryouts

The UE Cheer Team is holding open tryouts for males and females on April 8th and 9th in Carson Center.  The clinic will be held Friday, April 8 from 5-9 p.m. in the Fitness Center gym, and tryouts will be April 9 from 8-11 a.m.  Go to www.gopurpleaces.com for all of the information that you will need.  Please contact the coach at ed49@evansville.edu for more information or if you have questions.  

* Volunteers Needed for Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

Volunteers are needed for the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon in April!

The Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 10 in Evansville at the Vanderburgh County 4H center. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, both that weekend and the week leading up to it. Volunteers receive free t-shirts, entrance to the SIC Celebration Party (going on all day at the 4H center for the community and race participants) and are invited to a volunteer appreciation party the week following the event.

To see jobs and sign up, visit the website www.sicmarathon.com, and click "learn more" under volunteer information.  This is perfect for your student organization, sorority or fraternity to all work together and help our community. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering please contact SIC intern Lauren Schaftlein at ls184@evansville.edu  For all other questions, contact Andrea Klotz at sicmarathonvolunteer@sicmarathon.com or ak96@evansville.edu.

* Dance Team Tryouts

When/where: April 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the Fitness Center Activities Room and April 9 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Small Gym

What to wear: Dance shoes (jazz shoes or sneakers), fitted dance clothes; no baggy pants!

$15 Tryout fee

Learn a dance on Friday and perform it Saturday in front of a panel. You will also need to show different technique skills. Please come with 4-5 8-counts of choreography. You may dance to your own music or without music. Please contact Coach Lauren Doerner at ld43@evansville.edu, Assistant Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu, or any current team member if you have questions.  See you there!

* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at cm98@evansville.edu.

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  

 

* On-Campus Summer Housing Availability

Students, are you staying on campus over the summer?  If so, let Residence Life help find you a summer pad!  UE summer housing will be available in Powell Hall and the University apartments on Lincoln Avenue.  For more information, see our summer housing page or contact the Office of Residence Life.  Applications for UE summer housing are available at the Office of Residence Life and are due by 5 p.m., April 21. 

 

Congratulations

* School of Education Students Honored

On Friday, April 1, six School of Education student teachers were honored as Outstanding Future Educators by the Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education at an event In Indianapolis. The young teachers honored at this event  are considered  the best in the state. They are: Abbey Boehm, Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Melanie Bozsa, Elementary and Reading, Amber Santana, Elementary and Reading, Stephanie Myers, Music and Math Education, Melissa Sweeterman, Elementary and Reading, and Rachel Kauffman, Special Education. Each of these teacher candidates has performed throughout their programs in an exemplary fashion.

* UE Helps Feed Area Families

Thanks for helping the University of Evansville buy two skids of food to help feed area families! With an outpouring of generosity this year, the University of Evansville was able to donate the following to our local Salvation Army War on Hunger:
• A Full Skid of Mashed Potato Flakes and perishable goods valued at $935.65 
Donated by the University of Evansville Campus
• A Full Skid of Macaroni & Cheese valued at $404.35
Donated by the University of Evansville Cabinet
• Over 220 individual packages of Mac & Cheese, Instant Mashed Potatoes, and Canned Soup valued at $220.00
Donated by UE Students purchased with Flex Dollars

Total Initiative Results equal over $1560.00 combined!

Thanks Again from the UE War on Hunger Team!
 

* Clark Kimberling Article

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, and English geometer Peter Moses have an article in the current issue of Forum Geometricorum.  titled "Perspective Isoconjugate Triangle Pairs, Hofstadter Pairs, and Crosssums on the Nine-Point Circle," the article discusses properties of recently discovered triangle centers which are included in the UE-based Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers (ETC). 

To see the article, click http://forumgeom.fau.edu/FG2011volume11/FG201109.pdf

To visit ETC, click http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/encyclopedia/ETC.html .  Last month, ETC became a Top 20 Website in Geometry ( http://www.geometryandtrig.top20math.com/  ), and the acclaimed author Alex Bellos published "Riddle of the Middle" about triangle centers in general and ETC in particular. 

To see the Bellos essay, click http://alexbellos.com/?p=1527  .  There you can read a brief history of ETC, which started at UE in 1998, and get a sense of the international sources of newly discovered triangle centers, with recent additions from Japan, Hawaii, France, and England.  

Also during March, the Wikipedia article on “Triangle Center” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_center  ), was enlarged and includes a tribute: “In honour of Clark Kimberling who created the online encyclopedia of more than 3500 triangle centers, the triangle centers listed in the encyclopedia are collectively called Kimberling centers.” The quote is from a MathWorld article http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KimberlingCenter.html which traces the now standard definition of “triangle center” to a research paper by Kimberling, published 17years ago.

* Student Summer Research in Biology

Biology students Lauren Bernier, Bethany Bonifield, Brooks Ligon, Ian Lynch, Jared Vibbert, and Matt Williams will be doing research in UE's Biology Department during Summer 2011. The research will be done under the supervision of biology professors Mark Davis (Ian Lynch and Jared Vibbert), Dale Edwards and Brian Ernsting  (Lauren Bernier and Ashley Rich), Cris Hochwender (Brooks Ligon), and Ann Powell (Bethany Bonifield and Matt Williams).  Here’s to a productive summer of undergraduate research!
 

Athletics

* Aces Lose Heartbreaker in Ninth

The University of Evansville softball team lost a heartbreaking extra-inning game against Drake today, dropping the final game of the series by a score of 7-6 in nine innings.

Senior Jen Stahlhut led off the day with a solo home run over the right field fence to put UE ahead 1-0 in the top of the first inning.

Evansville held off the Bulldogs in the bottom of the first inning, but Drake managed two runs off a pair of singles off freshman starter Taylor Perry the bottom of the second to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second.

Drake extended its lead to 4-1 with a two-run home run by Amy Pierce in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs struck again in the bottom of the fifth inning, using three hits to push across one more run and increase its lead to 5-1.

In the top of the fifth, senior Kelci Alsip delivered a triple to the left field wall to bring in two Evansville runs and cut the score to 5-3.

Sophomore Brianna Villanueva led off the seventh inning with a pinch-hit double before Alsip belted a sharp ground ball to force a Drake fielding error and allow Villanueva to cross the plate. Trailing 5-4, Stahlhut hit single up the middle before sophomore Alicia Betancur followed with a single of her own to score pinch-runner Katie Sears and even the score at 5-5. Freshman Kacey Rogers put UE ahead 6-5, sending a ball to left field to score Stahlhut.

Drake refused to lay down easy, as Jenna Delong led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run off UE reliever Emily Morris. Sophomore Kendall Kautz was called from the bullpen to shut down the inning. With two outs on the board and bases loaded, Jordan Gronewold worked a 3-1 count at the plate, but Kautz got her to pop up to centerfield to end the rally and take the game into extra innings.

The score remained tied until the bottom of the ninth inning when Drake was able to put runners at second and third with one out in the inning. Molly McClelland laid down a perfectly placed suicide bunt to score the final run and give Drake the 7-6 win.

Kautz was credited with the tough-luck loss, allowing just two hits in her 2.1 innings of relief work.
Stahlhut ended the day 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a pair of runs scored. As a team Evansville collected 10 hits on the day and was errorless in the field.
 

* Aces Sweep Series

 In the bottom of the fifth, the University of Evansville baseball team broke a 4-4 tie and used a five-run sixth inning to take a commanding lead over IPFW, as the Aces won, 14-6, to sweep the three-game series Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium. Evansville now owns a 15-9 record, while the Mastodons fell to 4-16 on the year.

Senior Cody Fick (5-0) earned his fifth straight win on the mound, throwing seven full innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits, and three walks, while striking out four.  Fick also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and two runs scored.

Senior Greg Wallace led the Aces’ bats with four hits (a single, two doubles, and a triple), four runs, and an RBI, while seniors Jared Baehl and Nate Smith, as well as, junior Trentt Copeland all recorded two hits on the day. Senior Ryan Oesterle belted his third home run of the season in UE’s fifth inning rally, tallying three RBI and two runs scored in the victory. Senior Shawn Kuester also finished with three RBI.

The Aces struck first in the bottom of the opening inning when sophomore Eric Stamets and Wallace hit back-to-back singles to get things started. Fick and Oesterle knocked in the two runs on consecutive groundouts to shortstop. Oesterle was robbed of a single when his hard hit ball up the middle ricocheted off the bag at second base and bounced right into the hands of shortstop Will Faulkner who made the play at first, as Wallace crossed the plate to give UE a 2-0 lead.

However, the Mastodons tied it up in their next at-bats when Kristian Gayday brought home two unearned runs on a single after Kurt Dudley reached on a single and Cody Galbraith on an error. IPFW took the lead in the fourth inning briefly when Gayday tallied another RBI single, plating Galbraith who reached on a fielder’s choice for a 3-2 advantage.
IPFW starter Samuel Walker walked Baehl and hit Smith to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Copeland singled to advance the runners and freshman Jake Mahon followed with a fielder’s choice that plated Baehl. Kuester knocked home Smith on a sacrifice fly to centerfield to give UE a 4-3 lead.

The Mastodons tied it up one last time in the fifth after a leadoff walk and RBI single by Faulkner, but the Aces retorted with the go-ahead run that gave them the lead for the rest of the way in the bottom of the frame. Wallace led off with a double to right-center and scored on Fick’s single to left field for the 5-4 advantage.

The Aces had a huge sixth inning, scoring five runs on five hits. Copeland led off the side with a double down the left field line and crossed the plate on Kuester’s single. With two outs, Wallace and Fick belted back-to-back doubles and Oesterle capped the offensive burst with a two-run bomb that would have landed on the Lloyd Expressway had the protective netting not been there.

UE tallied another run in the bottom of the seventh to put the Aces up 11-4 when Smith led off with a double and scored on Kuester’s fielder’s choice.

IPFW scored two runs in the eighth off reliever Peter Spear on Kurt Dudley’s RBI triple, but Evansville made up for it in the bottom half with three more insurance runs after Wallace led off with a triple of his own and Baehl brought him and Fick home on a single through the right side. Oesterle reached on a walk and scored on a pass ball to give UE its 14th run of the game.

Spear allowed two runs on one hit and struck out one in his one inning of work. Freshman righty Tyler Miller wrapped up the ninth inning for the Aces, allowing no runs and two hits.

Walker (1-2) took the loss for IPFW, throwing four full innings and to two batters in the fifth, including UE’s go-ahead run.
The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Austin Peay for a 6 p.m. start. They are back at Braun Wednesday against SIU-Edwardsville, also at 6 p.m.

 

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