College Insider: Another big year for Middletown’s Andrew in Penn pool

Junior Mark Andrew has finished another record-breaking season in the pool for the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team.

The Middletown High School graduate competed in three events at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis last weekend, finishing 27th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.24), 28th in the 400 IM (3:45.56) and 39th in the 200 breaststroke (1:57.07).

Penn placed fifth out of seven teams at the Ivy League Championships on Feb. 22-24 in Princeton, N.J., with Andrew setting school and Ivy Championships records in winning the 200 IM (1:43.24) and 400 IM (3:41.95).

Also at the Ivy meet, Andrew placed fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (2:54.64) and 800 free relay (6:22.90), and fifth in the 200 free relay (1:19.83) and 200 breast (1:56.22).

Softball: Northern Kentucky senior Ashlynn Roberts (Fairfield) was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on March 19 and leads the Norse with a 2.75 earned run average.

Roberts has pitched in 10 games and started nine, posting a 4-2 record while striking out 27 batters in 43.1 innings.

NKU (13-7) will begin Horizon play at home Tuesday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader against Wright State.

Baseball: Three local players are making solid contributions for Bluffton, which stands 11-6 heading into Tuesday's 4:15 p.m. home game against Capital.

Senior catcher Reid Maus (Badin) is hitting .391 with two doubles and nine RBIs, while freshman outfielder Reid Ruhl (Hamilton) is hitting .258 with three doubles, a triple, 16 RBIs and 16 runs.

Sophomore pitcher Tommy Siemer (Lakota East) is 0-1 with a save and a 4.76 earned run average in seven appearances, six in relief. He’s got 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

Men's lacrosse: Freshman midfielder Dylan Crouch (Edgewood) is the fourth-leading scorer for Cumberlands with 18 points (15 goals, three assists).

Crouch has made seven starts for the Patriots, who are 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. They will host Tennessee Wesleyan on April 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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