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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Upcoming Events

* 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 to be a team member.


Info You Should Know

* 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 ( 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.



* Wood And Sainz Honored By MVC

University of Evansville men’s golfers Griffin Wood and Michael Sainz were honored as Scholar-Athlete by the Missouri Valley Conference for their work on the course and in the classroom.

Boonville, Ind. native Griffin Wood was named to the First Team for the second time in his career.  Wood put forth a 3.35 GPA as a management major while excelling in his golf game.  The senior led the way for UE with a 74.41 stroke average while recording three top five finishes.  His top outing came in the fall opening Fossum Invitational where he tied for third on the strength of a 218.  His low round of 66 came in the third and final round of the fall Butler Invitational.

Sainz was named an Honorable Mention, accumulating a 3.28 GPA as a Mechanical Engineering major.  Also a senior, Sainz posted the No. 2 average on the squad, averaging 75.26 strokes per round.  He notched a pair of top six finishes in the fall with his best effort, a tie for fifth, coming at the University of Dayton Invitational.

Below is the rest of the team along with their information.

2012 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team

FIRST TEAM, School Yr. GPA Major Hometown
**Rafael Becker, Wichita State Jr. 3.38 International Business Sao Paulo (Brazil) Sidarta School
**Jake Erickson, Southern Illinois Jr. 3.60 Finance Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin
*Ryan Horner, UNI So. 3.80 Accounting Waukee (Iowa) High
*Calvin Pearson, Wichita State So. 3.54 Exercise Science Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) South Africa
**Hunter Sparks, Wichita State Jr. 3.28 Business Administration Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City
**Griffin Wood, Evansville Sr. 3.35 Management Boonville (Ind.) High

Honorable Mention Yr. GPA Major Hometown
Tyler Gann, Wichita State Jr. 3.31 Communications Houston (Texas) Memorial High
Michael Sainz, Evansville Jr. 3.28 Mechanical Engineering Elgin (Ill.) Larkin
Daniel Young, Bradley So. 3.87 History Secondary Education Metamora (Ill.) High

*denotes number of times student-athlete has earned first-team scholar-athlete

* Hoosiers Walk Off With 5-4 Win Over Aces

After working to earn the number one fielding percentage in the nation, the University of Evansville baseball team uncharacteristically committed three errors Tuesday afternoon at Indiana University, as the Hoosiers came from behind in the bottom of the ninth to steal a 5-4 win away from the Aces.

With the loss, Evansville falls to 30-23 on the season, while IU of the Big Ten improves to 27-26.

Scoring a run in each the second, third, and fourth innings, the Aces built a 3-0 lead before the Hoosiers responded with a three-run inning in the fifth to tie it up. In the eighth, Chris Pearson’s sacrifice fly plated Eric Stamets for the lead, but an error to lead off the bottom of the ninth led to an RBI single by Micah Johnson and walk-off single by Trace Knoblauch to give IU the win.

The Hoosiers out-hit UE, 12-5, in the contest, as junior Jason Hockemeyer piloted the Aces with a 2-for-4 performance.
Stamets extended his hitting streak to six games, while also recording hit 100th career stolen base and 30th this season. Pearson and sophomore Jake Mahon each had one hit, rounding out the Aces’ offense.

Instead of picking up his seventh save of the season, closer Josh Biggs (4-2) took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning. Sophomore Ryan Billo left the mound with the game tied after the fifth, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk, while striking out two. Senior Zach Taylor made his 90th career appearance, keeping the Hoosiers off the board in the sixth and seventh with a strikeout, while junior Jake Naumann tossed a scoreless eighth.

Luke Harrison (1-0) earned the win, striking out two and held the Aces scoreless in the ninth, leaving a runner at third.
Starting the scoring in the second, Kevin Kaczmarski drew the leadoff walk and moved to third on a two-base wild pitch. With one out, Trentt Copeland’s fly ball was lost in the sun and scored the freshman, despite the Hoosiers still getting a force out at second on the fielder’s choice.

Tim Bodine also led off the third with a walk and moved into scoring position following Stamets’ sac bunt off starter Hunter Brown. Mahon gave UE a 2-0 lead with his 10th double and 36th RBI of the spring.

Evansville continued to expand the lead in the third, as Pearson led off with a single and scored on John Day’s sacrifice fly to left.

However, in the fifth, the Hoosiers took advantage of a leadoff error at second base, loading the bases after a single and hit batter. IU crossed the plate three times after an RBI fielder’s choice, run-scoring wild pitch, and RBI single, tying the game, 3-3.

In the eighth, Stamets started the inning with a double and stole third, setting up Pearson’s go-ahead sac fly with the bases loaded.

Unfortunately, the Hoosiers came barreling back on their home field in the final frame for the walk off win.

The Aces (30-23, 9-9 MVC) close out the regular season this week, hosting Illinois State Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the last Missouri Valley Conference series of the year. UE will be battling for a seed as high as second in the State Farm MVC Tournament that begins next Tuesday in Springfield, Mo.


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