Rockridge's Lingle sets Monmouth College home run mark

Originally Posted Online: April 14, 2014, 5:26 pm
Last Updated: April 14, 2014, 7:19 pm
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Staff report

Having carved out a fine collegiate career for herself with the Monmouth Fighting Scots after starring for the Rockridge softball team, Caitlin Lingle recently added to her resume.

Sunday at the Midwest Conference crossover tournament, the Scots' senior third baseman belted her 18th career home run, breaking the school record she had shared with Karen Friedrich and Jen Witmer. Lingle's record-setting round-tripper was part of a day in which Monmouth won all five of its crossover games.

The homer also gave her 100 career RBIs, only the second Monmouth player to achieve that feat. Friedrich, who played from 1981 to '84, holds the school record with 111 RBIs.

— Staff report


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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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