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June 29, 2014

Bent leaves DACC

PULASKI, Tenn. — After four years on the job, Danville Area Community College women’s basketball team coach Kyle Bent has left to become coach at Martin Methodist University.

Bent was hired because of his ability to turn teams around. Bent turned around the Jaguars from a 3-26 record in the 2010-2011 season to 22-win seasons the last two seasons. DACC teams under Bent set 16 program records and produced two Freshmen of the Year and one Conference Player of the Year. Bent was also named Region 24 Coach of the Year in 2012.

Bent ended up with a 66-57 overall record, but a 63-31 mark in his last three seasons.

Prior to joining DACC, Bent coached the University of Illinois Women’s Club Basketball Team during their 2009-2010 and took them to a 36-8 overall record and the National Collegiate Club Basketball Championship.

DACC has not named a replacement yet.

LEGION BASEBALL

Teutopolis 3, Post 210 2

MATTOON — The luck of the draw was not with the Speakers as they lost in the Mattoon Firecracker Tournament to Teutopolis.

The Speakers and Teutopolis were each 4-0 going into Saturday’s action, but a blind draw put them together in the semifinals of the tournament.

“They did a draw and we were just not on the good side of that draw,” Speakers coach Allan Sheppard said. “We still played well and Kyle (Girton) pitched a great game for us, but their pitcher was also good and a collegiate-level pitcher and we left a lot of runners on base.”

Noah Darr and Austin West each had one RBI for the Speakers while Girton gave up seven hits and Austin Millholland had two hits at the plate.

The Speakers are 11-7 and will play Monday against Macon County at Danville Stadium.

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