College Showcase: Lorimer leads Central Michigan

Marx becomes two-sport star
Tribune Staff
Apr 12, 2014

Spring Lake High School graduate Evie Lorimer has been tearing it up on the diamond for the Central Michigan University softball team, helping guide the Chippewas (25-11, 4-2 MAC) to a first-place lead in the MAC West Division.

The Chippewas will look to hold that lead this weekend. CMU split with Buffalo in a double-header on the road Friday, and will head to Kent State on Saturday to play the Golden Flashes in back-to-back days.

Lorimer has utilized her speed to lead the Chippewas in several categories. The outfielder is first in runs scored (23), triples (four) and stolen bases (15). Lorimer also is in a five-way tie for first with a perfect fielding percentage.

Marx takes up track, again

Mindy Marx was bored after the end of her senior volleyball season at Ball State University — so she decided to join the track team.

The Grand Haven High School graduate has become the rare two-sport star, picking up right where she left off as a high school high jumper.

Marx jumped 5-feet-7-inches to win the Ball State Quad on Feb. 21, matching her best height as a Buccaneer.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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