Baseball has 8 earn All-GLVC honors
The University of Missouri–St. Louis baseball team had eight players earn All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors.
The UMSL Tritons had six of those players earn first team accolades including junior first baseman Michael Budka, junior utility Tyler Bunge, senior outfielder Lucas Matecki, junior starting pitchers Zach Standefer and Nolan Clayton and senior relief pitcher Kyle Renaud. Second team selections were junior catcher Paul Richmond and senior outfielder Drew Standefer.
UMSL finished with a record of 28-19 and took second place in the GLVC West Division title with a league record of 22-10.
The Tritons were the No. 3 seed in the eight-team 2013 GLVC Tournament. The team was upset in the first round by Bellarmine University (Louisville, Ky.), which went onto win the tournament. UMSL bounced back to avoid elimination with a win over Quincy (Ill.) University. The Tritons were then eliminated from the tournament with a loss to Lewis University (Romeoville, Ill.)
Budka earned All-GLVC honors in his first season with the Tritons. He started 31 of the 37 games played in. He recorded 35 hits, including six doubles and two home runs, while batting .289. Budka also scored 24 runs and tallied 11 RBIs.
Bunge also earned All-GLVC honors in his first season with the Tritons, where he has split time at second base and third base as well as the designated hitter spot. He started all 43 games played in and finished second on the team with 42 hits, including eight doubles, and 21 RBIs. Bunge hit .323 on the season.
Matecki earned All-GLVC playing honors for the first time in his career. The centerfielder started all 47 games and led the team with a .339 batting average. He also topped the squad with 61 hits, including 14 doubles. Matecki also has 16 RBIs and team-highs of 36 runs scored and nine stolen bases.
Standefer earned All-GLVC playing honors for the first time in his career. He owned a 1.63 ERA, which ranked 21st in all of NCAA DII, and is 3-3 on the hill in seven starts. In 55.1 innings pitched, Standefer has allowed just 10 earned runs and has posted two shutouts.
Clayton earned All-GLVC playing honors in his first season with the Tritons. He owned a team-best 7-3 record on the mound in 10 starts and held opponents to just a .208 average. In 56.1 innings pitched, Clayton carried a 2.72 ERA.
A three-time GLVC Pitcher of the Week, Renaud earned All-GLVC honors for the first time in his career. He led all of NCAA Division II with 16 saves, which also set a new UMSL single season record. In 26 appearances, he boasted an ERA of 1.64 and allowed just nine earned runs. Renaud also sported a record of 3-1. For his career at UMSL, he has 17 saves, one shy of the career mark of 18 set by Bob Simpson from 1985-87.
Richmond earned All-GLVC honors for the first time in his career. He started 43 games this season and is batted .306. His 41 hits, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored all ranked in the top five on the team.
Standefer, the only four-year member of the program, earned All-GLVC honors for the first time in his career. He has started 34 of 41 games played in. Standefer finished second on the team with a .333 batting average and had 39 hits, 12 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
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