On campus, May 8, 2018

On campus, May 8, 2018

— Sophomore Tanner Gordon, from Champaign Central, was named the NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 16-22. Pitching for John A. Logan College, Gordon set a program record when he struck out 19 batters in a complete game shutout of Olney Community College. For the season, Gordon is 8-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 98 strikeouts to only 20 walks in 65 innings. The 36-14 Vols start postseason action at noon this Friday against Rend Lake.

— Senior Ross Learnard, from Salt Fork, recently earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors. The Purdue lefthander earned three saves in a weekend sweep of Maryland and retired 18 of the 22 batters he faced for the week. Learnard is 2-1 with a 0.69 ERA and 10 saves as well as riding a streak of 231 / 3 scoreless innings pitched. The left-hander has been scored upon just once in his 21 relief appearances. The Boilermakers, who carry a 27-16 overall record, host Fort Wayne at 5 p.m. today in nonconference action.

— Senior Lea Hall, from Salt Fork, sits in the top 10 in the Midwest Conference in three different offensive categories at the end of the regular season. The Illinois College catcher, who has played in 30 games, is third in the conference with six home runs and a .704 slugging percentage as well as seventh-best with 32 RBI. The Lady Blues concluded their regular season on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to Cornell College on Saturday. Hall earned second-team All-MWC accolades.

— Senior Devin Crews, from Prairie Central, has put together a record-breaking season at Millikin. On April 29, Crews broke the Big Blue single-season record for hits in a season when he got his 60th hit. Earlier in the season Crews tied single-game hitting records when he went 5 for 5 with three home runs against Illinois Wesleyan. In addition his 11 home runs tied a single-season record. Crews wrapped up his record-breaking season for Millikin with 67 hits as the Big Blue finished the season with an 18-22 record after an 11-8 loss to North Park on Sunday.

— Four area athletes earned all-conference honors at the SLIAC Track & Field Championships. Senior Megan McKee, from Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, won the 3,000 steeplechase for Greenville University in 12 minutes, 18.66 seconds while teammate Sydney Porter, a junior from Paxton-Buckley-Loda, brought home a pair of second-place finishes in the long jump (15 feet, 41 / 4 inches) and as a member of the 400 relay team. Eureka College freshman Annaliese Miller, from Prairie Central, finished in a tie for second with a 4-6 effort in the high jump. In the men's competition Webster University junior Coale Dolbert, from Blue Ridge, placed third in the javelin with a throw of 146-7.

Sophomore Mikayla Baillie, from GCMS, earned her first career All-Crossroads League honor in the shot put last week. Competing for Indiana Wesleyan, Baillie finished second with a season-best toss of 41-2. The mark also qualifies her to compete at the National Christian College Athletic Association championships to be held at Winona Lake, Ind., on Thursday and Friday this week.