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SPORTS SHORTS: MCC baseball splits with DMACC

BOONE — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with DMACC on Saturday, falling 7-5 in game one and winning 10-4 in game two.

The victory in the second game was just the second win this season for the Tigers (2-9).

Walter Hernandez took the loss in game one after pitching five innings and giving up eight hits, five earned runs and striking out six. Travon Hughes was 2-for-4 at the plate in the first game with a run scored, while Tom Josten was 1-for-1 with three walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.

In game two, Jacob Medcalf picked up his first win of the year by pitching a complete game, allowing eight hits, four runs and three walks while striking out seven.

Tyler Coleman was 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored, while Nick Hagen went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run and Joel Torrealba was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Both Hagen and Torrealba had doubles as well.

MCC returns to the diamond on Wednesday when it travels to Cedar Rapids take on Kirkwood for a doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m.

Hittner named WBCA all-region finalist

ATLANTA — Drake University junior Becca Hittner has been selected as an all-region finalist for the 2019 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team, the WBCA announced last week.

Hittner, a region four finalist, is the first all-region nominee for the Bulldogs since Lizzy Wendell in 2017. Hittner is the two-time Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, the first Drake player to be named Player of the Year for the MVC twice since Wanda Ford in 1985 and 1986.

This season Hittner averaged an MVC-best 19.7 points per game. She also shot 40.4 percent from the 3-point line, 46.9 percent from the field and 82.1 percent from the free-throw line. She averaged 5.2 rebounds per game and had a league-best 15 games with 20-plus points, including four games of 30-plus points.

The selection committee will choose the 10-member WBCA NCAA Division I All-America team from 52 all-region candidates.

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