St. Joseph wins 17-6 in softball

St. Joseph’s softball team scored in every inning but one Tuesday. Abundant Life scored all six of its runs in the fourth.

The Lady Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0) used an 11-hit attack for a 17-6 victory over the Owls at City of Colleges Park.

Erin Sterka was 2 for 3 with two runs, two doubles and five RBI. She also played a part in two double plays.

Lauren Holbook was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI. Lauren Smith was 2 for 4 with a run. Bailee Atkinson had one hit, was hit by a pitch twice, scored two runs and had an RBI.

"As always, game experience makes you better. We had a good game but lost our focus in the fourth inning," said St. Joseph coach Debra Wilhite. "We need to complete every inning. Our younger players are coming around and our veterans help them learn the rope. Hoping to improve every game."

Hendrix adds pep band

Hendrix College will be playing a new tune at home football games in Young Wise-Memorial Stadium this fall because of a new student pep band.

The new student pep band is underwritten by a $50,000 gift from Hendrix alumna Carolyn L. Miller ’76, a member of the Hendrix Board of Trustees, and her husband David B. Miller through the David B. Miller Family Foundation.

The gift will support start-up costs for the student band, including instruments, music, and uniforms. The new student band is the result of growing student interest and the excitement at home football games, according to Hendrix Provost Dr. Terri Bonebright.

"Bringing football back clearly started the buzz," Bonebright said, adding that a local high school pep band that played at a home game was "a big hit."

"For me, it’s all about community involvement and creating an exciting atmosphere in the stadium," said Hendrix music professor Dr. Gretchen Renshaw, conductor of the Hendrix Wind Ensemble. Renshaw joined the Hendrix music faculty in fall 2015.

"It will also add a new element for the Music Department and a new outlet for student musicians who want to be involved in this kind of group," said Renshaw, who assisted with the Concert and Athletic Bands as a graduate student at Michigan State University.