Local sports briefs — May 8

Brown has strong outing


Seymour native Zack Brown got the start on the mound for the Triple-A San Antonio Missions Monday against the Round Rock Express at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

The Milwaukee Brewers prospect pitched six innings. He finished with five strikeouts, four hits, three walks and two earned runs. The teams were tied at two when Brown exited the game.

The Round Rock Express are an affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Brown has pitched in seven games for the Missions so far this season. In 38.1 innings, he has struck out 32 while giving up 40 hits, 18 walks, and 20 runs (17 earned). His ERA is currently 3.99.

Baker shines in Nashville


Chris Baker tied for fourth in the Web.com Tour Nashville Golf Open Benefiting the Snedeker Foundation Sunday.

Baker, who graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 2004, finished -13 in the fourth annual tournament played at Nashville Golf and Athletic Club.

After both players finished at -15, Robby Shelton beat Scottie Scheffler in a playoff for the championship.

Baker, 33, moved to No. 24 in the Web.com tour’s rankings with the finish.

Those who are on the top 25 of the money list at year’s end are given PGA Tour memberships for the next season.

Baker was a three-time state qualifier and a four-time All-Mid Southern Conference member at BCHS. He won the 2003 Indiana High School Championship his junior season before playing on the men’s golf team at Iowa State University.

Baker turned pro in 2008 after graduating from ISU.

Seymour grad earns honor


Northland Community & Technical College softball pitcher Kalee Wall was recently named  Minnesota College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Wall, a Seymour native, walked one batter in four games while striking out 24 en route to a 3-1 week.

The freshman dealt division-leading Central Lakes a 6-2 setback among her wins and conceded only six earned runs total in 23 innings of work.

With victories over CLC, Vermilion and Hibbing, Wall moved her record to 7-7 on the year and has helped the Pioneers register a 5-1 mark in MCAC Northern Division play so far this spring.

Wischemier receives scholarship award

Brownstown Central senior Ethan Wischmeier was named a recipient of the Marion Crawley Award Monday by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. 

A total of 38 Crawley Scholarships were presented to a variety of boys players (19), girls players (12), and student managers (seven).

Criteria for the Crawley Scholarship includes achievement in basketball, achievement in academics, participation in extracurricular activities and service to one’s school and community.

Crawley was a former four-time boys basketball state championship coach — two with the Washington Hatchets and two with the Lafayette Jeff Bronchos — who amassed 644 career wins. He later became the first executive director of the IBCA.

Each of the recipients were given a $750 scholarship.

Through the years, the IBCA has awarded more than $725,000 in scholarships to Indiana students.