Sports Digest February 20-21

Here’s the latest in Wildcat sports, courtesy of John Schild and the C-SC Sport Information Department.  For complete information, visit

The Culver-Stockton women’s bowling team competed at the Hoosier Classic this weekend in Indianapolis, Ind., recording a top 10 team finish during the baker portion of the tournament Saturday and then following that up with an individual top 10 on Sunday.

The Wildcats opened with a stellar performance in the 25-game baker portion of the tournament Saturday afternoon. C-SC garnered 4,308 total pins, an average of 172 pins per game, to finish ninth overall. The Wildcats had high games of 202 and 199.

On Sunday, Carlee Hummel rolled a 987 series during the five-game individual tournament to finish sixth overall in the tournament. Hummel rolled games of 244 and 233 during her five games and averaged 197 pins per game. Hummel’s performance helped the Wildcats roll games of 919 and 903 as a team to finish with 4,178 total pins and place 21st in the 31-team field.

Grace Herington placed 73rd overall and Cheyenne Bequette placed 74th overall to compliment Hummel. Herington 193 and 185 to finish with an 854 series. She averaged 171 pins per game. Bequette rolled an 851 series with a high game of 191. She averaged 170 pins per game.

The Wildcats will hope to keep the momentum going March 6-7 when they host the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships at Arrowhead Bowl in Keokuk, Iowa.

The Culver-Stockton men’s bowling team tuned up for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships by competing in the challenging Hoosier Classic Saturday and Sunday in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Wildcats finished 23rd out of 33 teams Sunday during the team game portion of the event. C-SC registered 4,365 total pins in the five games, an average of 873 pins per game. In their final two games, the Wildcats garnered 898 and 897 pins respectively.

Lance Mynatt led the Wildcats with a 913 series, rolling games of 244 and 213 in the process. Mynatt averaged 183 pins for the five games. Zachary Lantz finished 92nd overall with a five-game total of 865. Lantz rolled a 219 game and averaged 173 pins per game. Dalton Myers finished 94th overall with a five-game total of 861. Myers averaged 172 pins per game and had a high game of 199.

On Saturday, the Wildcats finished 27th out of 34 teams in the 25-game baker tournament. The Wildcats rolled five games over 200 in the baker games, ending with 4,411 total pins or an average of 176 pins per game. C-SC had games of 202, 204, 211, 212 and 213.

C-SC is scheduled to return to action when it hosts the Heart Championships March 6-7 at Arrowhead Bowl in Keokuk, Iowa.

The Culver-Stockton College baseball team began its 2021 season Sunday afternoon by dropping a doubleheader to Briar Cliff (Iowa) University at the Genesis Sports Complex in Goddard, Kan.

The Wildcats showed the effects of not being able to practice outside and committed six errors in a 13-5 loss in game one. In the nightcap, C-SC jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings only to see the Chargers score four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to walk off with a 7-6 victory.

In game two, the Wildcats collected nine hits with Alejandro Cardinale leading the way with four hits, including two doubles. Cardinale also drove in a run and scored twice in the game. Cole Hansel had two hits and a run batted in, while Ronald Applewhite delivered a two-run double in the Wildcats’ three-run first inning.

Hansel added three hits and two runs scored in the opener while Caleb Antonacci registered two hits and two runs batted in. Josh Quick added a solo home run.

The Wildcats and Chargers are expected to conclude their four-game series Monday, Feb. 22, with the first game starting at 11 a.m. Junior right-hander AJ Seward is the scheduled starter in game one, while freshman Eli Park is expected to get the ball in game two.

The Culver-Stockton College track and field team competed in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, in Maryville, Mo., at Northwest Missouri State University.

In men’s action, Verlyn Johnson was the top finisher for the Wildcats, finishing 11th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.94 seconds. Jared St. Juliana placed 12th in the Mile Run with a time of 5:23.23, while Josh French was 13th with a time of 5:35.54.

Tyrin Holder competed in both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Holder didn’t make the finals in the 60-meter dash, finishing with the 14th best time of 7.22 seconds. In the 200-meter, Holder placed 13th overall with a time of 23.14 seconds.

In women’s action, Madison Matney turned in a 12th place finish in the shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 5¾ inches. Sarah Pribble competed in the 60-meter hurdles and turned in the 14th best time of 11.36 seconds in the preliminaries, falling short of the final.