Carroll University baseball player and South graduate Dylan Callahan is wrapping up his final season by putting his name in the school record books.
The fifth-year senior set the record for most runs batted (106) in a career to break the old mark of 98 that stood since 2009, and he also set the mark for most doubles (17) in a season.
In his career, Callahan is tied for most doubles (32) and shares the home run record (21).
“When I was a freshman, I didn’t play much but I knew that when I would get my opportunity to play I would do as much as I can with it,” he said. “I always knew I was more of a home run hitter, so I had a good feeling I was going to hit a bunch. But I didn’t think I was ever going to get any records. … I never thought I’d be up that high.”
The Pioneers are in the playoffs this week and Callahan has at least two games left.
“It’s pretty bittersweet because I’ve been playing for so long,” he said.
The University of Illinois Springfield golfer and North graduate was named to the GLVC all-conference team last Tuesday. He is the program’s first all-GLVC performer since the 2017 season.
Schmidtke led the Prairie Stars with a 74.79 scoring average, the fourth-best mark in program history for a season.
However, he is transferring to the University of South Dakota based on his desire to further pursue his academic and athletic goals.
“My time at UIS was full of growth, new experiences, and people that I will surely remain friends with for a long, long time,” Schmidtke said. “I am grateful for the support and encouragement my family and my team have provided me throughout this time, as well as their guidance throughout the process. I am thankful to Coach Vining for this opportunity and I cannot wait to step foot on campus this fall.”
The Coppin State softball player and South graduate recently was named player of the week in the MEAC for the first time.
The sophomore was recognized for hitting .625 (5 for 8), including a home run, triple and two doubles, to go with six runs batted in and five runs scored.