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Marion County College Report

Former Centralia star Winkler clubbing it at a .405 pace

It has long been a goal of hers.

Last week, Centralia grad Bailee Winkler kept pace with her personal goal of hitting over .400 for a season. As she did, she pulled the Lindenwood Lady Lions over .500. At press time, Winkler is hitting .405.

She is one of only three Lindenwood athletes to reach the milestone over the first 20 games this season. There are three other players with batting averages over .350 who are regular starters.

Winkler, a junior, has started 13 games and played in 14 contests. In 37 trips to the dish, she has 15 hits including a team-best seven homers. She also had 12 runs scored, 11 RBI, four walks and one stolen base. The former Annies player also leads the team in slugging percentage (1.000) and on-base percentage (.463).

"Hitting over .400 for a season was a goal of mine when the season started," Winkler said. "Most of all, I want to get through the year healthy and just put the 2010 season behind me. We are hitting very well at the present time and that will eventually lead to more wins."

The most recent two Lindenwood victories came against Graceland, both ending in shutout wins for the Lions.

In an 8-0 win, Winkler smacked a two-run homer in the first inning to giver her team a 3-0 lead early in the contest. In the other contest, Winkler was 1-for-2 with a walk. Lindenwood is now 11-9 overall and 2-0 in the HAAC. ...

Southern Indiana improved to 3-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 6-5 win over Missouri Science and Technology. Former Salem standout Amanda Brendel, a USI senior, was 2-for-2 with a her fifth double of 2011 in the victory. She also walked and scored a pair of runs. ...

Basketball

McKendree senior guard Andy Wolff scored in double figures in each of the final three games of his career, including McKendree's final win, a 75-62 triumph over Southern Nazarene in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament.

The Centralia native, who did his prep work at Metro East Lutheran, bucketed a season-high 18 points, hitting 5-of-10 from the field and 7-of-12 from the stripe. He completed the double-double with 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals.

The senior scored 10 points in McKendree's other two contests, a 72-59 loss to Park University in the American Midwest Conference Championship and a 77-59 loss to Georgetown College in the second round of the NAIA Championships. In the loss to Park, Wolff also had six assists and two rebounds. He finished with five rebounds and five assists in the loss to Georgetown. …

Women's Basketball

Stephanie Carpenter, a 5-foot-6 Southern Indiana guard, played in 23 games for the USI Screaming Eagles this past season. Carpenter averaged 5.7 minutes per game and finished the year with 36 points, 13 rebounds, seven steals and six assists. Carpenter hit 13-of-39 field goals with most of her of her work coming from beyond the 3-point line where she hit 9-of-22 treys for a percentage of 40.9. USI was 16-11 overall and 12-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. ...

Baseball

Aaron Newcomb, a Delta State hurler, earned the third victory of his career by beating Stillman College 6-1. The Centralia grad worked seven innings and allowed one earned run on five hits, striking out nine and walking two. Newcomb also lost a decision to Southern Arkansas he working five innings during a 5-4 loss. Newcomb allowed three earned runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking four in the loss. Newcomb is 3-3 on the year and Delta State is 9-9. ...

Odin product Alex Young, a McKendree senior, earned his second win of the year against Lindenwood. Young worked five innings and allowed four earned runs on eight hits in a 19-9 win. Young fanned four and walked two to improve his record to 2-2. McKendree is 10-17 on the year. ...

Former Centralia Orphan Mitchell Broughton, a Quincy freshman, helped the Hawks win their first two Great Lakes Valley Conference contests. In Quincy's 5-4 win over Lewis, Broughton was 2-for-5 with a double and one run scored. Broughton was also 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI during a 5-2 loss. Quincy is 5-8 overall and 2-0 in the GLVC. ...

The Webster Gorloks have won their last five games, improving their overall record to 6-1. In a recent 5-4 triumph over Suffolk, former Centralia player Cody Stevenson, a Gorlok sophomore, was 1-for-4 with a walk one run and one stolen base. ...

Former Salem Wildcats baseball player Logan Bolton, now a Millikin freshman, was 2-for-4 in Millikin's 8-6 loss to SUNY-Plattsburgh. Bolton scored one run and drove home another. Millikin is 1-1. ...

Golf

Salem grad Zach Phillips was one of three athletes to shoot a 74 and tie for first place individually at the annual Flagler Triangular. Phillips helped UIS take second with a 325, 23 back of Flagler’s winning total. The outing was held at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine, Fla. ...

Centralia grad Jeff Miller finished 38th at the Samford Intercollegiate at Limestone Springs in Oneonta, Ala. The Southern Illinois-Carbondale golfer carded a 77-74—151 to help the Salukis place ninth with a team score of 603. Central Arkansas won the outing with a 562. ...

Kenny Evischi and Michael Fowler, both Centralia grads, helped Maryville place fifth with a team stroke count of 639 at the Martin Methodist Redhawk Spring Invite, held at the Peninsula Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Ala. Evischi posted a 162 over 36 holes, which was good for 20th. He opened with a low round of 77. Fowler shot a 96 in each round and finished with a 192 to finish 43rd overall. Tennessee-based Union University won the team title with a 613. ...