Recognitions: Game-Winning Home Run; Graduating with Honors

Way to go, Mike Whartnaby and Ashley Watson!

Congratulations to these local residents on their college achievements!

Libertyville Resident's Home Run Helps Team Get to Playoffs

Bethel University sophomore Mike Whartnaby from Libertyville helped the Royals get to the baseball playoffs for the first time in 12 years with his game-winning and first-ever home run.

After he capitalized on a 3-2 pitch that sent a deep fly down the left field line, the tied game was finally won 4-3. Not only did Whartnaby have the game-winning homer, but he also finished 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and the clinching RBI.

With its recent wins, Bethel improves to 11-9 (20-18) within conference play and advances to the MIAC Tournament. The last BU baseball team to advance to the conference playoffs was in 2000, after finishing the conference season 14-6.

- This information was submitted by readMedia.


Ashley Watson Graduates with Honors from Indiana University

Ashley Watson graduated May 5 with high distinction and departmental honors from Indiana University, Bloomington.

She received a Bachelor of science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. On April 18, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  Ashley has been accepted into the Dental program at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, where she will pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

- This information was submitted by Melinda Watson.


Do you want to share your child's achievements? Email Editor Korrina Grom at korrina.grom@patch.com.


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