Monday night marks the final chapter of a very imperfect season for college basketball. It was filled with the usual thrills of March and April but just as many rough patches in the months before.
The final regular season tournament of the season for the IPFW women’s golf team is being played on the Mastodon’s home course as the team plays host the two-day IPFW Spring Classic. After the first round, the IPFW Blue team sits in sixth place with a score of 325 while the White team is in 11th shooting a 367.
The final game of the three-game series between the IPFW Mastodons and North Dakota State Bison started as a pitcher’s duel, but ended as a slug-fest, with the Bison scoring in each of the last five innings to pull ahead for an 18-7 victory on Sunday afternoon, helping the Bison avoid the series sweep.
Emily Olszewski launched the first home run of her IPFW softball career but it wasn’t enough as the Mastodons dropped their series finale to IUPUI 14-1.
Before the IPFW men’s volleyball match between Ball State Saturday night, the court at the Gates Center was dedicated to Hall of Fame men’s volleyball coach, Arnie Ball. After the dedication ceremony, the ‘Dons went on to sweep the Cardinals three sets to none, to cap off their final home match of the regular season.
March Madness was in full effect in Indy this weekend.
Caitlyn DeLong and Kelly Pevely delivered solo home runs for the IPFW softball team in its game one win over in-state rival IUPUI as the teams split the day. The Mastodons took the opener 4-2 while the Jaguars won game two 13-1.
Behind a complete-game shutout from starting pitcher Ryan Wells, and a four-RBI effort from shortstop Greg Kaiser, the IPFW baseball team evened its record at 13-13 following an 8-0 win over the North Dakota State Bison on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game series.
The cheers from the crowd were loud early on in the Hillard Gates Center as IPFW honored men’s volleyball head coach Arnie Ball with a court dedication prior to his final regular season home match against his alma mater, Ball State. Those cheers from the announced 1,306 in attendance would become deafening roughly two hours later as the 15th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) finished a sweep over the Cardinals.
The Badgers take on the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship Game Monday night.
Duke defeated Michigan State 81-61 to move on to the NCAA Championship Game.
Whether it is professional basketball or as Army Reserve officer Warsaw native Marshall Plumlee has big plans after he graduates from Duke University.