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April 6, 2014

Sports briefs for Sunday, April 6

Miller captures title at national meet

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Kokomo High School senior Fletcher Miller and Eastern freshman Evan Ellis had strong showings at USA Wrestling’s Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals on Friday and Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa. The meet brought together many of the top high school wrestlers from across the country.

Miller won the 220-pound weight class in the Junior Division. The Indiana University recruit went 5-0 with three pins over the two days. He sealed the title with an 8-2 victory over Iowa state champion Ethan Anderson.

Miller is accustomed to success. Last summer, he took third place in the 220 class at USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Wrestling meet. And with the Wildkats, he posted a 56-2 record in the 2013-14 season and a 189-15 record in his career. He is Howard County’s career wins leader and a two-time state runner-up.

Ellis was the 220-pound runner-up in the Cadet Division. Iowa’s Gannon Gremmel topped Ellis 6-4 for the title.

Weir records victory for Ball State baseball

MUNCIE — Ball State’s baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Eastern Michigan in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday. The teams played two games after Friday’s game was postponed due to weather and field conditions.

The Cardinals took a 20-5 win in the opener and a 7-3 win in the second game.

Kokomo High School product T.J. Weir earned the win in the second game. The Cardinal senior started and worked seven strong innings. He allowed two earned runs and struck out nine. Tyler Jordan pitched the final two innings.

The Cardinals are 21-10 overall and 6-1 in the MAC. Weir is 3-1.

Neer enjoys solid run at Stanford Relays

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Howard County native and Columbia University sophomore Waverly Neer turned in a personal-best time of 15:37.8 in the 5,000-meter run in the Stanford Relays on Saturday.

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