College Insider: West’s Brown earns MSC softball honor at Shawnee State

Marisa Brown earned first-team honors in the Mid-South Conference this season as a member of the Shawnee State University softball squad.

The Lakota West High School graduate and junior designated player/catcher hit .347 for the Bears, totaling 13 doubles, five home runs and 30 RBIs.

Shawnee State finished 27-22, its best record since 2014.

• Senior right fielder Alicia Hansen (Fenwick) is a starter for Tennessee Martin, which is 25-30 and will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament this week.

Hansen is hitting .265 in 51 games this season. She has two doubles, a triple, a home run, nine RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

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The double-elimination OVC tourney kicks off Wednesday in Oxford, Ala. The seventh-seeded Skyhawks will meet No. 2 Austin Peay at 12:30 p.m.

Baseball: Junior Erich Lange (Fairfield) and freshman Kurt Lange (Fairfield) are both contributing as pitchers for Wabash (Ind.), which is 25-15 heading into the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament.

Erich is 0-1 with a 4.50 earned run average in 14 innings of work. He’s made 13 relief appearances and two starts and has 12 strikeouts.

Kurt is 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 30.2 innings. He’s made six starts and three relief appearances and has 25 strikeouts.

The Little Giants are seeded third in the double-elimination NCAC tourney and will meet No. 2 Denison at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe.

Men’s lacrosse: Hanover (Ind.) junior long stick midfielder Evan Bartlett (Talawanda) earned honorable-mention status in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference this spring.

Bartlett posted 32 ground balls, 21 caused turnovers and one assist for the Panthers, who finished 7-10.

Women’s lacrosse: Sophomore midfielder Jacqui Lohman (Lakota East) was the No. 4 scorer this season for Ohio Northern, collecting 20 goals and one assist.

Lohman started every match for the Polar Bears, who finished 6-10.

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