UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL took three of four games from Illinois Springfield last weekend. The Tritons’ pitching staff posted an ERA of 1.69 over the weekend and received solid starts from Kevin Smith and Jake Renfrow, who each struck out eight. Austin Simokaitis recorded three saves, bringing his career total to 15, which ties the third most in program history. Offensively, Tanner Hudson batted a team-best .429, recording six hits, including two doubles. UMSL (5-1) will play five games in Clearwater, Fla., this week.
No. 7-ranked UMSL went 5-0 last week with four shutouts in the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Fla. The Tritons outhit their opponents, 46-12, with sophomore Jennah Perryman tallying six hits, including two doubles and two home runs. She also scored five runs, while junior Alex Stupek finished with seven hits, including two doubles and two home runs plus seven RBIs. Senior Hannah Perryman was 4-0 in the circle with a 0.26 ERA. She tossed her 13th career no-hitter last Wednesday against Findlay, which ranks fourth on the NCAA Division II career charts. UMSL (16-1) will host Williams Baptist Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in a doubleheader before opening Great Lakes Valley Conference play this weekend at home against Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis.
UMSL won all three of its matches in Hilton Head, S.C., last week. Freshmen Fabian Frank, Max Heath and Robert White all went 3-0 in singles, while White was 2-1 in doubles. The Tritons (6-0) are at Bellarmine on Saturday.
UMSL went 2-1 in Hilton Head, S.C., last week, posting shutouts against Brevard and Michigan Tech, with its lone loss coming from Tiffin (5-4). Senior Natalia Carvalhais went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles to lead the Tritons. UMSL (6-2) travels to Bellarmine on Saturday.
Sophomore Markus Lindberg earned runner-up honors at the Las Vegas Desert Classic, hosted by the Tritons, while helping UMSL to a tie-for-second-place finish as a team. Lindberg turned in 54-hole school record 209 (68-70-71). The Tritons are idle until March 28 and 29, when they compete at the North Alabama Classic.
Sophomore Alexa Capesius earned a runner-up finish at the Tritons’ Las Vegas Desert Classic last Sunday and Monday, shooting a two-round personal best score of 150 (74-76). Her play helped the Tritons to a second-place finish as a team. UMSL returns to the course March 19 and 20 at the Perry Park Invitational, hosted by Lewis.
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