The Cavaliers are continuing their roll down the stretch of the season with regionals in their sight. The Cavaliers have a potent offense and solid pitching that they hope will prove enough to repeat as regional champs. L.J. Hatch, Ben Calvano and Anthony Miller are the leading hitters for the Cavs. All three have a .350 batting average and 60 hits. Miller and Calvano are in the top three in the nation in home runs. Derek Hurt recorded a team-best 13 strikeouts against Labette Community College on April 9. Hurt is 5-0 on the season, Matthew McHugh is 4-1, Austin Stroschein is 6-2 and Jacob Patzner leads the team in wins with a 7-0 record.
The college’s track team has gotten off to a blazing start this season, with many athletes already qualifying for nationals. Areka Hanson, Brooklynn Meinke, Emily Meyers and Donatta Young qualified for the women’s 4×400 meter team. Daniel Mahurin, Rachard Young, Aaron Thacker and Dajuan Washington-Box qualified for the men’s 4×400 meter. Tess Augustyn qualified for the women’s hammer, Kayla McDougald qualified in the women’s javelin and Alexander Gutierrez and Josh Washington qualified in the men’s high jump.
Softball had a solid regular season and are all done with conference. The squad now looks to where they faltered last season in the regional playoffs. Hailey Cope, Samantha Kreissler, Taylor Brunson and Carly Campbell are the leading hitters for the Cavs this season. Sydney Koch is the leading pitcher for the team with a 16-2 record. Aldyn Wildey is 9-6 on the season. Check on The Campus Ledger’s website or my Twitter page @How_eyseesit for the results of the critical last conference game at Labette.
Compiled by James Howey, sports editor, email@example.com