College Insider: West’s Sharp top softball pitcher in Horizon League

Lakota West pitcher Ashley Sharp winds up during a 2-1 victory over Mason on May 9, 2014. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

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Lakota West pitcher Ashley Sharp winds up during a 2-1 victory over Mason on May 9, 2014. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

Ashley Sharp’s Wright State University softball career has ended with the Horizon League Pitcher of the Year award.

The senior right-hander and Lakota West High School graduate was 15-19 with a 2.33 earned run average this season, striking out 128 batters in 225.2 innings.

Sharp started 31 games and made 12 relief appearances with one save for the Raiders, who finished 21-32.

She established WSU records in career victories (62) and shutouts (15). Her career record was 62-54 with a 3.08 ERA.

Also this year, sophomore second baseman/outfielder Rebekah Lenos (Madison) hit .246 with three doubles, seven RBIs and 11 stolen bases for Wright State. She made 47 starts.

• Robert Morris sophomore middle infielder Natalie Higgins (Madison) ranks second in the Northeast Conference in hitting with a .361 average.

Higgins had 14 doubles, two triples, two homers, 23 RBIs and 22 runs for the Colonials, who finished 10-36.

Baseball: Jake Glover (Carlisle) and Adam Goodpaster (Carlisle) saw quite a bit of action as freshman infielders and pitchers at Mount Vernon Nazarene (24-26).

Glover was 2-2 with a 2.97 earned run average on the mound. He struck out 26 in 33.1 innings, making six starts and four relief appearances.

Goodpaster was 3-2 with a 6.26 ERA, striking out 26 in 46 innings. He appeared in relief 14 times and started five times.

At the plate, Goodpaster hit .300 with three RBIs in 20 official at-bats. Glover hit .239 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and 14 RBIs in 117 at-bats.

• Senior catcher Kyle Schlade (Talawanda) played in 41 games and hit .268 this year for Ohio Northern.

Schlade had 11 doubles, 15 RBIs and 16 runs for the Polar Bears, who finished 27-15.

Women's track: Sophomore Emma Roth (Lakota West) and senior Elizabeth Shumate (Ross) competed for Mount St. Joseph in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Rose-Hulman on April 27-28.

Roth was seventh in the 800 meters (2:31.05), while Shumate placed 14th in the 1,500 (5:23.42).

The Lions took 10th place in the team standings. Rose-Hulman was the team champion.

Women's lacrosse: Senior midfielder Maddi Brown (Lebanon) tallied 28 goals and 16 assists this year for Findlay.

The Oilers finished 15-4, the best record in program history.

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