UE News and Notes for Aug. 24, 2013

–Here’s another update on what Evansville recruit Josh Speidel update. According to Indiana Basketball Source, Speidel will be attending Purdue’s camp today. He’s one of 17 class of 2015 recruits attending the camp.

–Rising junior Kyle Freeland was named to the 2013 Cape Cod Baseball League All-League Team. Freeland plays for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, leading the team with 48 strikeouts and recorded a 2.25 ERA in his nine appearances. The left-hander started six games and posted a 3-2 record. Freeland will be one of two returning starting pitchers for the Aces this season with the graduation of Kyle Lloyd.

–Arad McCutcheon Stadium got an addition on Friday. Before its match against Murray State, the women’s soccer team added “2012” to the banner of Missouri Valley championships that lines field.

–ICYMI (In case you missed it): Last night, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams had matches. The men’s squad traveled to Belmont for its first exhibition game, winning 3-0. Patrick Hodges, Brandon Causey, and Mark Anthony Gonzalez each recorded a goal. The women’s team didn’t fare as well, dropping its first regular-season match to Murray State, 1-0. Abby Springer led the team with three shots on goal.

–From around the MVC: Former Wichita State baseball player Cody Clark got called up to the Houston Astros on Thursday, making his first major league appearance in Friday’s game against Toronto.

Clark spent 11 years in the minors before getting the nod. MLB.com wrote a good story about Clark’s emotional reaction to the call-up. He pinch-hit for catcher Jason Castro in the eighth inning, striking out in his only at-bat.

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