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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Bookstore Book Buyback April 25 - May 2

Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore starts at noon on April 25 and runs through Wednesday, May 2. Promotions during the week include an IPAD giveaway and daily ITune drawings. You can register each time you sell books. Promotions also include merchandise discounts, Sweet Poppins and other items.

You may sell books back as many times during the week as you wish and you do NOT need your original receipt. You will need your student ID. We freely offer quotes on books whether used on this campus or not. You'll always get cash on spot. A majority of the books we buy stay on campus to benefit the campus community.  In addition to regular pricing on books we have over 200 titles that offer special bonus pricing well above any others.

Please remember to bring all components, including CDs, that came with your textbooks as that may result in better pricing.  Any workbooks or texts that require answers be written in them should be clean for value.  Also always keep an eye on your books and report any missing textbooks to the Bookstore as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about Buyback be sure to ask or contact the Bookstore. Buyback ends promptly at 5 p.m. on May 2 so make sure you get in before that time.  
 

* Clothing Drive

The PTA Club is having an end of the semester clothing drive from April 26 until May 5. There will be a donation box in Ridgway University Center by the information desk between those dates. AThis event is open to students and faculty. Any old clothes donated will be greatly appreciated and all contributions will be donated to Aurora.

 

Upcoming Events

* Commencement Set for Saturday

UE Commencement is set for this Saturday, May 5, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The  ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:30 p.m. and faculty robing at 1 p.m. The Baccalaureate service is planned for 10:00 a.m. that day in Neu Chapel. Graduates – if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at
http://www.evansville.edu/commencement/live.cfm

 

* Summer Golf League

The Summer Golf League starts on May 10! Email ms337@evansville.edu if you might be interested in participating. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to play.

 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Join Team UE for Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please contact Angie Stauber at ext 2622 or email as547@evansville.edu to be a team member.

* Space for YOU at Transitions from Military to College Luncheon and Discussion

There is space for 10 more people to join us for a complimentary luncheon and discussion on Monday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic will be Transitions From Military to College and is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs. Panelists will include current UE student-veteran Sean Davis; Evansville Vet Center counselor Trudy Buckman; UE Diversity and Equity Officer La Toya Smith; and UE professor Peter Rosen.  Reservations deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 2.  Please contact Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs for more information and to reserve your lunch TODAY!

* Saturday, June 2 Honoring Women Veterans Conference - Registration Open through May 21

The conference, to be held on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, is open to women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants will receive valuable information, networking opportunities, friendships, pampering, and fun!  Women veterans should register attendance by May 21 at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or call the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 812-488-2141.

Info You Should Know

* Scam Alerts – Copiers/Printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier model or serial information. Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and will never call departments requesting it.  In some cases, scammers are calling for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes. A scammers intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940.

* Libraries May Intersession Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following hours schedule during the May Intersession. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or  wflouden@evansville.edu .

May Intersession  (May 3-13):

- Thursday, May 3rd:          8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 4th:                 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5th:           CLOSED
- Sunday, May 6th:              CLOSED
- Monday, May 7th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 8th:            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 9th:     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May, 10th:       8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 11th:               8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12th:         CLOSED
- Sunday, May 13th:            CLOSED

        
Summer Session hours begin on May 14.


 

* Best Wishes to Talitha Washington

Talitha Washington, former UE assistant professor of mathematics, has announced that she has accepted a tenured associate professor of mathematics position at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. She says that she will miss the UE family as well as the Evansville community. Her new email address is talitha.washington@howard.edu.

* Last Exit Session

Students who have received a Federal Stafford Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the last session on May 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 103, Hyde Hall. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of two people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* Campus Dining Close Down Information

On Tuesday,May 1, Ace's Place & Jazzman's will both close for the year at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday, May 2, Cafe Court will open normal hours for breakfast and lunch. The last meal of the semester will be dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Freshens and SubConnection will not open Wednesday.)

* Interested in a Free Copy of the 2011 LinC?

Stop by Student Publications before June 1 to pick up a copy.  Copies are free while supplies last. 

* Registrar's Office Closed on Friday

The Office of the Registrar will be closed at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4 for graduation preparation.  If you have business in this office, please make sure you come before 11 a.m.
 

* UrEntal Book Rental Returns

This is a reminder that spring books rented through the UrEntal program in the  UE Bookstore need to be returned to the Bookstore no later than Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.  If you return your rental during Buyback (April 25-May 2) make sure you return it to the station marked as "UrEntal Book Return".  Any rentals returned after the deadline of May 2 will be subject to a $10 late fee.  Please make a note of this date and if you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Thanks for your cooperation.
 

* Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center Hours are as follows:
Wednesday April 25 - Reading and Study Day  6:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday April 26  - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday April 27 - 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 28 - 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday April 29 – 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday April 30 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 1 – 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday May  2 -8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday May  3 – 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 4 - 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 5 - Closed
Sunday May 6 – Closed
Monday – May 7- Summer Hours Begin
 

* Final Exam Week Library Hours

• Wednesday, April 25:  7:45  a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.
• Thursday, April 26:       7:45 a.m.    -    1:00 a.m.
• Friday, April 27:             7:45 a.m.    -    8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 28:      10:00 a.m.   -    8:00 p.m.  
• Sunday, April 29:                   Noon   -    1:00 a.m.
• Monday, April 30:          7:45 a.m.   -    1:00 a.m.     
• Tuesday, May 1:              7:45 a.m.   -    Midnight
• Wednesday, May 2:       7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, May 3:            7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Friday, May 4:                  7:45 a.m.   -    5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, May 5:             CLOSED
• Sunday, May 6:                CLOSED
 

* Summer Sessions Online Classes

Consider taking a UE online course this summer. Check out these online courses to meet your needs. Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department (812-488-2981) for registration assistance.  For a detailed listing of ALL summer course offerings at UE, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/summersessions/


Summer I Online Courses:
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
ARTH 209 – Survey of Art II
BUS 380 – Leadership
CHEM 108 – Elementary Chemistry
COMM 380 – Intercultural Communication
EDUC 100 – History & Found of Amer Educ
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 322 – Spec Need Stud K-12
EXSS 190 – Intro to Public Health
MATH 105 – College Algebra
MATH 221 – Calculus I
MATH 222 – Calculus II
MGT 280 – Leadership
MGT 311 – Mgmt Information Systems
MGT 377 – Organizational Behavior
MKT 325 – Principles of Marketing
PSCI 100 – World Politics
QM 227 – Introduction to Statistics
REL 150 – Intro New Testament
SOC 105 – Intro to Sociology


Summer II Online Courses:
ACCT 211 – Principles of Accounting II
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
BUS 380 – Social Media Strategy
COMM 130 – Intro to Communication
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 516 – Adv Educ Technol & Application
EXSS 195 – Global Health Issues
HSA 414/514 – Health Care Mgmt & HR
HIST 111 – World History to 1500
MGT 310 – Production/Operations Mgmt
NUTR 280 – Nutrition in Health & Disease
PSCI 100 – World Politics
PSYC 416 – Human Sexuality
REL 130 – Christian Thought
SOC 230 – Social Problems Modern World
 

* Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses & Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2012?  Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss (lh177@evansville.edu) in Accounting and Audit with the following information:

• Vendor name
• Date of purchase on Pcard
• Dollar amount charged to Pcard
• Description and purpose of purchase
• Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2012-13 budget funds.
 

Congratulations

* Archaeology and Art History Majors Have Big Plans for the Summer

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the summer plans of its majors, which include participation in archaeological excavations, museum internships, volunteer positions, and employment in the US and abroad.

Megan Anderson – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Nate Biondi – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Sarah Carlton – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Josephine Curtis – Floor Staff Member, Children’s Museum of Evansville, IN
Emma Dunleavy – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Elizabeth Frost – Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Kelly Goodner – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Brianne Harrell – Intern, Reitz Home Museum, IN
Molly Hodgen – Intern, Registrar’s Office, Evansville Museum, IN
Carly Herrud – Isles of Shoals Archaeology Project, ME
Carissa Kepner – Intern, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Michael Koletsos – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Kaman Law – Staff Assistant and Acting Registrar, Evansville Museum, IN
Rachel Lawrence – Volunteer, Peoria Historical Society, IL
Lydia Maurice – USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Emily Mella – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Melanie Miller – Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project, Belize
Sami Miller – Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy
Alyssa Reynolds – USI’s New Harmony Excavations, IN
Anna Salzman – Tour Guide, USS LST-325 Ship Memorial, IN
Hilda Torres – Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Hilary Waltz – Volunteer, Dubois County Museum, IN
Emily Williams – Volunteer, National World War I Museum, MO

* Rania Mousa

On April 30, Assistant Professor of Accounting Rania Mousa was awarded a plaque from the Academy of Accounting Historians (AHJ) for winning the AHJ’s 2011’s Vangermeersch Manuscript Award. The award is granted annually by the Academy  to encourage scholars to pursue historical research in accounting. The winning manuscript is titled, “The Development of Electronic Filing Process: HM Revenue and Customs, 1960s-2010.” The AHJ will publish the winning manuscript in the Accounting Historian Journal, an international top tier journal that addresses the development of contemporary accounting thought and practice.

* Joseph B Tipton, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton, Jr., will be delivering a presentation on Wednesday at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2012 Verification and Validation Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title of the talk is "CFD Modeling of Twisted Tape Cooling for Fusion Reactor Components".  It involves work I performed last summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the design and simulation of a cooling component for an experimental fusion reactor under construction in Garching Germany.

* Honors Program Graduates

Thirty-seven May 2012 graduates have earned the distinction of Honors Program graduate. To complete the program, graduates were required to maintain Honors participation points, complete courses to earn a minimum of 13 Honors credit hours, achieve a 3.3 GPA or higher, and complete an Honors project. Congratulations to Samantha Aneson, Erica Ballard, Kent Bayens, Elizabeth Bostelman, Kelsey Carlstedt, Kathryn Cesarz, Jenna Clark, Rachel Cochran, Molli Duckworth, Diana Durrance, Laura Epperson, Kenzie George, Elenya Hall, Anne Joy, Alyssa Kereki, Finn Lefevre, Ashley Majewski, Rachel McCoy, Emily Mella, Alexandra Myers, Colin Nesmith, Mathew Prest, Caitlyn Prosser, Ben Quinn, Jenna Rice, Sean Rocke, Ellen Sawin, Cara Schuster, Kerry Sheridan, Sam Stevens, Marissa Stewart, Leah Thomas, Allison Throm, Natalie Updike, Sarah Vogt, Andrea Weber, and Blair Wissinger.

Sympathy to...

* Donations in memory of Carson Board

Women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree and her husband, Michael Board appreciate the many expressions of support for their family during the loss of their infant son, Carson. For those who are interested in doing so, they ask that memorial contributions be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, with a notation that it go to the NICU. Krista says they hope it will reflect their gratitude for taking such good care of Carson during his time there.

Online contributions can be made through rileykids.org. At the end under additional comments, please ask that the contribution be directed to the NICU Fund.  If you would prefer to send a check, it should be made payable to Riley Children's Foundation with “NICU Fund” in the memo line. The address is 30 South Meridian St, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.
 

Good Luck

* Talitha Washington

Talitha Washington, former assistant professor of mathematics at UE, has accepted a tenured associate professor of mathematics position at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C. As a native of Evansville, she says that she will miss her UE family as well as the Evansville community. Another Evansville native, Dr. Elbert Cox, who was the first black to earn a PhD in mathematics, worked at Howard University from 1929-1965. Washington is honored to follow the path of Dr. Cox.

Athletics

* Softball Team to Wrap up Non-Conference Schedule at Western Kentucky

The University of Evansville softball team will travel to Bowling Green, Ky., to wrap up its non-conference schedule with a single game at Western Kentucky on Thursday. First pitch between the Aces and Lady Toppers is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

The Aces (15-35) are hoping to snap a three-game losing streak after coming off an 0-3 showing against Drake in last weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference series. Thursday’s game will serve as the final break in conference play before Evansville faces the task of winning all three MVC games against Indiana State next weekend in order to keep their post-season chances alive.

The Aces are batting .235 going into Thursday’s game. Freshman Kayla Fortner continues to lead the pack as the only player hitting above .300 with a .373 average from the right-hand side. Fortner leads the team with 53 hits and 34 RBI and is tied with senior Amy Gaertner with five home runs on the season.

Freshman Katie Sears is moving on Evansville’s stat sheet, improving her batting average to .298 and taking a four-game hitting streak into Thursday’s contest. Sears and junior Tamara Robey lead the Aces and are tied for eighth in the Valley with 14 stolen bases so far.

With a 3.60 staff ERA, Evansville’s pitching is led by junior Sarah Patterson, who has posted a 3.17 ERA in 159.0 innings of work. Patterson, who owns an 8-18 record in the circle, ranks eighth in the MVC with 121 strikeouts on the season.


 

* Luo Takes Second At MVC Championship

Aces senior Andrew Luo continued his solid run at the State Farm MVC Championship, wrapping up the 54-hole tournament alone in second place as the Aces took sixth place on Tuesday afternoon at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

After tying for the lead following day one, Luo carded a 76 on Tuesday to fall just a shot off of medalist Hunter Sparks of Wichita State.  Sparks began the day two strokes off the lead before shooting a 73 in the final round to earn the victory with a three-round total of 217. 

The University of Evansville fell four spots on Tuesday, taking home sixth-place honors.  Finishing behind Luo was Quinn Vilneff, who notched an 80 in the final round to score a 230.  Parker Hensley came home in a tie for 23rd as his final round score of 76 put him a shot behind Vilneff.

Griffin Wood shot an 80 on the final day en route to a tie for 31st with a 233 while Michael Sainz rounded out the Aces with a 241 to tie for 44th.

The Shockers, who held a 13-stroke lead entering the final round, added to their advantage, topping second-place Missouri State by 18 shots (877-895).  In a close finish in the middle of the pack, Northern Iowa took third with a 902 and was followed by Creighton (903), Illinois State (904) and sixth-place Evansville (906).

* UE Baseball To Clash With Bruins Wednesday

Hosting Belmont University, the University of Evansville baseball team concludes its marathon homestand, playing its 12th straight game at Braun Stadium Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The Aces look to requite their season-opening, 2-0, loss to the
The Aces come off a 2-1 series loss to in-conference foe Bradley, winning game two, 4-2, while falling 7-2 in game one and 6-5 in game three. As a team, Evansville is batting .261, led by freshman Kevin Kaczmarski (.333), junior Eric Stamets (.307), and junior Jason Hockemeyer (.303). Defensively, the Aces lead the MVC and rank fourth in the nation with a .979 fielding percentage, while the pitching staff owns a 4.09 earned run average.

Freshman outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski crossed the plate in all four of Evansville’s contests and recorded three multi-hit games, leading the Aces with a .643 batting average, .857 slugging percentage, and .688 on-base percentage on the week. Kaczmarski piloted UE to a 13-2 win over Murray State, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored. He replicated his 3-for-4 performance in Friday’s game vs. Bradley with a run and RBI. Going 2-for-3 Saturday, Kaczmarski sparked a four-run eighth inning rally with a walk and scored the first run in the frame as the Aces came from behind to win, 4-2. The Cary, Ill. native stretched his season hitting streak to six games and Valley streak to seven Sunday, with an RBI double and run scored. On the season, Kaczmarski raised his average to a team-best .333 and .396 in conference play, while also keeping his perfect fielding percentage intact with 116 putouts in centerfield after making 14 last week.

Despite taking the no-decision, junior Kyle Lloyd put the Aces in great position for the 4-2 victory over Bradley Saturday, holding the Braves to just one run, five scattered hits, two walks, while striking out six in seven innings of work. The right-hander allowed only one runner past second base with three perfect frames, and struck out four consecutive batters in the first and second innings. Without any run support, Lloyd exited the contest trailing 1-0. On the season, Lloyd lowered his ERA to 2.97 overall and to 2.89 in Valley outings.

Junior catcher Chris Pearson has caught six of the last eight base runners stealing on him. He did not allow a stolen base in UE’s last two games against Bradley, gunning down 3-of-3. Pearson ranks second in the MVC, catching 18-of-37 attempts this season.

It is no secret that small ball is Evansville’s style of play. The Aces lead the MVC with 55 sacrifice bunts this season, co-rank second in the Valley with 28 sac flies, and rank first in the conference with 77 stolen bases. Tim Bodine, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Jake Mahon are all tied for second in the league with 10 sac bunts, while Mahon and Eric Stamets co-lead the MVC with seven sac flies. Stamets ranks first in the Valley with 25 stolen bases.

Going 2-for-2 on the base paths versus Murray State (4/25) and swiping one against Bradley(4/27), Eric Stamets now holds sole possession of second place all-time at UE with 95 career steals (95-119) in just his third year of play. Aaron Pembroke (1995-98) holds UE’s record with 106 career steals.

Eric Stamets and Jake Mahon, UE’s first two hitters in the batting order, have been incredibly efficient in bringing in runners, both hitting .813 (13-for-16) when there’s a runner on third with less than two outs. Mahon leads the squad with 31 RBI, while both Mahon and Stamets rank seventh in NCAA Division I with seven sac flies.

Due to this weekend’s games at Dallas Baptist, seniors Trentt Copeland, Jordan Chavis, and Zach Taylor will miss the University of Evansville’s Commencement on Saturday. However, UE held a special graduation luncheon and ceremony for the senior baseball and softball seniors and families Tuesday at Ridgeway University Center. Copeland graduates with a BS in Business Administration, Jordan Chavis a BS in Accounting, and Zach Taylor a MS in Health Services and Administration. Senior Day at Braun Stadium will be Saturday, May 19th vs. Illinois State.

Sophomore Ryan Billo has been dominate as UE’s midweek starter, leading the Aces with a 7-1 record and 2.62 ERA. In his last outing, Billo piloted Evansville to a 13-2 win over Murray State, scattering two runs, four hits, two walks, while striking out one in seven innings of work.

Senior Trentt Copeland became the 24th member of UE’s 200-hit club Sunday versus Dayton (4/22) on his first of two hits that day -- an RBI down the left field line in the fourth inning. Copeland enters the week with 205 career hits. Eric Stamets is also not too far off from the 200-hit milestone with 188.

Evansville owns a 9-1 record this season on games played on Tuesday or Wednesday. UE is 3-0 on Tuesdays and 6-1 on Wednesdays.

Evansville has won five games this season in walk-off style, including Friday night’s 7-6 11-inning victory over Dayton (4/20). In that game, Chris Pearson’s double down the right field line scored Michael Eckstein for the win after UE endured a 45 minute rain delay to start the game and a 48 minute campus lockdown delay in the eighth. UE’s other walk-off wins this spring include UT Martin (3/13), Western Michigan twice (3/16, 3/18), and Indiana State (3/24).

Trentt Copeland continues to move up the career doubles list, now with 56. Copeland sits alone in sixth-place all-time at UE, surpassing Cody Fick’s 55 (2009-11). He needs one more two-bagger to move up another spot. Playing from 1998 to 2001, UE Head Coach Wes Carroll holds the record at Evansville with 74 career doubles.

Kevin Kaczmarski co-ranks second in the MVC with five triples this season. Kaczmarski recorded one in three consecutive games from 3/18-3/23, another in the series clincher vs. Wichita State (4/14), and one in Sunday’s game vs. Dayton (4/22). Kaczmarski needs to belt just one more to tie for fifth in UE’s individual season record book.

Evansville doubled their home run output for the season in Sunday’s game versus Wichita State (4/15), as senior Trentt Copeland blasted a grand slam in the second inning and freshman Kyle Pollock went yard in the sixth. UE entered the contest with two long-balls total this spring -- both also hit by Copeland and Pollock. Copeland also went long for the eighth time in his career with a three-run shot in the first inning against Murray State (4/25).

Evansville ranks first in the Missouri Valley Conference and 20th in the nation with 77 stolen bases in 101 attempts. Eric Stamets leads the conference and also ranks 20th in Division I with 25 swiped bags in 31 tries.

The Aces are amidst a 12-game home stand after playing eighth straight contests on the road. Evansville owns a 12-9 record on the road and 14-9 mark in Evansville.

In his freshman year in 2010, Eric Stamets set the single-season steals record at Evansville with 43 (43-51). Stealing 27 (27-37) his sophomore year, and already 25 (25-31) this spring, Stamets could possibly surpass his second-year total this week with still double-digit games remaining.

Three active UE pitchers have recorded complete games in their careers, and they all happen to be left-handed. Sophomore Cole Isom has hurled four, including two this season versus Indiana State (3/23) and Wichita State (4/15). Against ISU, Isom took the tough-luck 2-0 loss, allowing two runs, nine hits, and struck out five, but earned the win versus WSU, throwing a three-hit gem with a career-high 11 punch-outs. Freshman Kyle Freeland recorded a three-hit complete game shutout at Creighton (4/1) with six strikeouts, while Josh Biggs is UE’s only other hurler who has tossed all nine, being done vs. Saint Louis on April 12th, 2011. He allowed four runs, five hits, and stuck out six.

Senior Zach Taylor ranks second all-time at UE with 86 career appearances on the mound. Taylor is only behind Willie Glen’s (1998-01) 97 career appearances.

Evansville’s series win versus Wichita State marks the Aces’ first over the Shockers since the 2006 season. Two weeks ago, the Aces won the series at Creighton, also marking the first time since ’06. That season, Evansville was Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Champions and won three NCAA Regional Tournament games.

Cole Isom’s 11 strikeouts versus Wichita State (4/13) marked a career-high, a team season-high, and the most since Cody Fick struck out 11 on May 24, 2011, also against the Shockers in the MVC Tournament in Omaha.

Head Coach Wes Carroll recorded his 100th career win versus Indiana State (3/24) in UE’s 3-2 walk-off victory. Carroll has led his squad to above .500 records in each of the last two seasons, going 32-27 in 2010 and 28-25 in 2011, and posted the second-highest victory total by a first-year baseball coach at Evansville with 25 wins in 2009. Carroll, a 2001 Evansville graduate, is in his fourth season at the helm with a 111-100 record.

Co-ranking second in the MVC, sophomore Jake Mahon has been plunked 15 times this year, exceeding his season total in 2011 (12) that marked a team-high last year. In the first 20 games this spring, the sophomore was hit 12 times.

Evansville returns 12-of-13 pitchers from last season and also adds three newcomers to the staff, including Kyle Freeland, a 35th round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Freshman southpaw Kyle Freeland tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in Evansville’s, 1-0, rubber match victory in Omaha, leading UE to its first series victory over Creighton since 2006. Freeland logged six strikeouts, including striking out the side in the third and put an exclamation point on his gem with a punch out to end the game. Despite just a single run of support, Freeland kept the Jays off the board through all nine, throwing a perfect game into the fifth inning and retired the first 14 batters of the contest. The shutout marked Freeland’s first career Valley win, improved his season record to 2-3, while lowering his ERA to 3.82. The performance earned Freeland the MVC Pitcher of the Week (4/2) accolade.

 Sophomore Cole Isom’s three-hit, complete-game gem steered Evansville to a 4-1 victory over Wichita State April 13th at Braun Stadium and set up the Aces for their first series win over the Shockers since 2006. The southpaw struck out a career-high 11 batters in his first Valley victory of the season and did not allow a hit until the seventh inning. Isom also had a shutout into the ninth, giving up just a solo shot. In his ninth season appearance, Isom held the Shockers to a .094 batting average and lowered his season earned run average to 3.75. The performance garnered MVC Pitcher of the Week (4/16) honors for Isom.

For the second consecutive year, shortstop Eric Stamets was named to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason all-conference team, voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Stamets, a junior from Dublin, Ohio, projects to be one of the best shortstops in the nation this year. Last season, Stamets hit .292 with a team-high 51 runs scored and 27 stolen bases. Defensively, he led the Aces with 181 assists and helped the squad to a program-best .977 fielding percentage with a record-low 48 errors as a team. In addition, Stamets turned heads in the summer, playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and was named a Cape Cod League All-Star. Stamets was a consensus Freshman All-American and the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2010.

UE travels to Dallas Baptist for a three-game non-conference series. Friday’s game starts at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday’s doubleheader is set for 1:00 p.m. The Aces return home next Wednesday vs. Austin Peay before resuming Valley play at Missouri State over the weekend.

 

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