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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Trine softball hosting Super Regional series

Staff, news services

The Trine softball team will play host to SUNY-Geneseo in a NCAA Division III Tournament Super Regional on Friday at SportONE/Parkview Softball Field in Angola.

The Thunder won its fourth NCAA regional championship by defeating host DePauw on Sunday. Senior Lainey McCue was named the regional's MVP with four home runs and nine RBI. She sealed the championship with her final home run of the weekend giving the team its lone run Sunday.

The Thunder (33-6) will play the Knights in a best-of-3 series beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. The teams play again at 1 p.m. Saturday and a third game would be at 3:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

Wallen complex to honor Wedge

The Wallen baseball complex will name a new division after former major league player and manager and city native Eric Wedge on June 7. The “Eric Wedge Wood Bat Division” is for baseball players 15 and 16 years old. Wedge, who played at Wallen and works in the front office Toronto Blue Jays, will be at Crazy Pinz from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 and will throw out the first pitch of the new division at 10 a.m. June 8.

COLLEGES

Indiana Tech athletes honored

Indiana Tech women's lacrosse senior Jennifer Banks and juniors Charlie Jones, McKenna Mesclier and Abigail Spencer were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Men's lacrosse senior Taylor Marchan was also honored. Freshman Tom Piotrowski was named to the NAIA Men's Lacrosse National Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Golf

Woods faces suit after DUI death

The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame him and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas F. Immesberger was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 car crash. Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns. His girlfriend, Erica Herman, is general manager.

High schools

Coaching hires

New Haven has reportedly hired former Bishop Luers assistant coach MyQuesha Bratton to be its girls basketball coach. Bratton played basketball at Harding and Saint Francis. ... West Noble announced the hiring of Ethan Marsh as its boys basketball coach Monday. Marsh is a Columbia City High School teacher who worked as an assistant for the boys basketball team last season. He previously served as the head coach at Central Noble.

Area signings

Six Northrop athletes signed with colleges Monday including Treva Datcher (golf, basketball, Holy Cross), Cori Dove (cheerleading, Loyola), Amarion Green (football, Concordia University), Darius Maxwell (football, Trine), Seth Pearson (football, Defiance), and Husam Saleh (cross country, track, Purdue Fort Wayne).

Miscellaneous

Register for Girls on the Run

Registration is open for the Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana 5k Run/Walk on Sunday at Purdue Fort Wayne. Online registration is $28 until Friday at GOTR-NEI.org/5k. Pre-race festivities begin at 4  p.m. and the race starts at 5:30 p.m.

WADA selects new president

Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Banka defeated Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a meeting Tuesday of government representatives, who were choosing a successor to Craig Reedie to lead the drug-fighting body.

Nascar

Johnson to honor fallen soldier

Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for May 26's Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier across the windshield of his car. Johnson will pay tribute to Army Sgt. Richard Donlan, who died during combat in Vietnam.

Soccer

Arena hired as Revolution coach

The New England Revolution has hired five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach Bruce Arena as its coach and sports director.

Tennis

Serena pulls out of tournament

Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee.