---- — Woodlawn softball falls to Cobden
Woodlawn’s softball team lost 17-6 Wednesday against Cobden.
Cassandra Lueking had two hits and two RBI for Woodlawn. Kerstie Harlow added a hit and RBI.
Woodlawn is 4-4 this season and hosts Marissa-Coulterville on Friday.
Cards drop baseball game to North Clay
The Cardinals traveled to North Clay and lost 6-5 Thursday.
Derek Kehrer had a solo home run and two hits for Woodlawn. Garrett Minks added a hit and RBI.
Jayson Hapeman, Logan Isaac, Bryson Sanders, Tanner Hill and Nathan Arnold all had a hit each.
Woodlawn is 1-6 this season and hosts Marissa today.
Mt. Vernon softball falls to Carbondale
Mt. Vernon’s softball team lost 7-0 at Carbondale on Thursday.
Carbondale limited the Lady Rams to five hits in the game. Summer Karch had two. Hannah Wright, Paige Clinton and Kelby Kujawa all added a hit each.
Wright pitched four and a third innings for the Lady Rams. She allowed five hits and two earned runs.
Karch threw an inning and two thirds. She allowed two hits and one earned run.
NCAA’s Emmert defends record
ATLANTA (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spent half-hour defending his record during an often-contentious news conference Thursday.
A defiant Emmert shrugged off his critics.
“The fact of the matter is that change is what we’re about in the NCAA right now,” he said, “and we’re trying to work our way through some very, very difficult changes to make the whole notion of intercollegiate athletics strong and viable going into the second century of the NCAA and of college sport.”
On his way off the podium, Emmert even took a parting shot at a reporter who has called for his dismissal.
“I know you’re disappointed,” the president said with a sly grin, “but I’m still here.”
The NCAA has come under fire for botching the investigation into a rogue booster at Miami, and there have been complaints about the way the governing body handled other cases, such as the harsh sanctions leveled against Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Emmert has acknowledged that investigators overstepped their authority in their zeal to collect information against Miami.
“The Miami issue had some enormous foul-ups in it,” he said. “We’ve addressed those issues.”