Ball State’s Weir wins conference award
The Mid-American Conference on Monday named former Kokomo Wildkat standout T.J. Weir its West Division Pitcher of the Week.
Weir fired a seven-hitter and recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts in Ball State’s 3-2 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. The Cardinal senior walked just one and allowed no earned runs. The 14 Ks are the most by a Ball State pitcher since former No. 1 MLB pick Bryan Bullington had 15 in a 2002 game.
Weir also pitched two scoreless innings and picked up the save in the Cardinals’ 8-6 win at Ohio State on Wednesday. He struck out four, walked two and held the Buckeyes without a hit.
For the week, Weir (5-1) pitched 11 innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out 18.
Weir also served as the designated hitter at Ohio State. He belted a two-run home run.
Ball State (27-13 overall,11-3 MAC) visits Big Ten-leading Indiana on Wednesday, then returns to MAC action with a three-game series at Central Michigan starting Friday.
Lindley finishes 34th in OSU’s golf invite
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Western High School product Allison Lindley helped the Iowa women’s golf team tie for eighth place in the 12-team Lady Buckeye Invitational at the Ohio State University Golf Club.
Freshmen Jessie Sindlinger and Lindley were Iowa’s top finishers. Sindlinger tied for 31st with a 235 (+19) tournament total. Lindley followed close behind, finishing in a tie for 34th. Lindley fired a 5-over 77 in Sunday’s final round for a 54-hole score of 236.
“Overall I think we battled well this week,” Iowa coach Megan Menzel said. “I like how we had our freshmen and sophomore step up for us [Sunday].”
The Hawkeyes play in the Big Ten tournament Friday through Sunday at Donald Ross G.C. in French Lick.
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