No. 14-ranked UMSL went 2-2 at the Regional Crossover last weekend, defeating Walsh (4-0) behind senior Kurt McGuire’s complete game shutout and Kentucky Wesleyan (13-5) behind junior Jake Beckwith’s two home runs. Beckwith finished the weekend with eight hits, including three home runs, two doubles and eight RBIs. UMSL (12-3) begins GLVC play this Friday and Saturday against Maryville. The four-game series was originally scheduled to be played on the Maryville campus, but has been moved to the UMSL Baseball Field. First pitch on both days is at 12 p.m.
No. 7-ranked UMSL went 5-1 last week with sweeps over Lincoln and Illinois Springfield. The Tritons split with McKendree. Senior Hannah Perryman was 5-0 in the circle, posting four shutouts. Offensively, junior Alex Stupek recorded eight hits, including four for extra base with three doubles and a triple, while adding five RBIs and three runs scored. UMSL (27-2, 7-1 GLVC) travels across town to Lindenwood on Wednesday before hosting William Jewell and Rockhurst on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
UMSL swept Lindenwood, Emporia State and Southern Indiana last week, moving its win streak to five matches and its overall record to 10-2. The Tritons are at Lindenwood Belleville on Wednesday before a pair of regional contests against Ferris State and Grand Valley State on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in Indianapolis, Ind.
UMSL’s match on Friday against Emporia State went unfinished as rain moved into the area, while Saturday’s match against Southern Indiana was postponed until Monday.
UMSL tied for fifth place in the 27-team Perry Park Spring Fling field last weekend, recording a three round score of 943 (313-315-315). Sophomore Stefaniya Ivanova was the top finisher, shooting a 233 (81-74-78) to tie for 19th place. UMSL returns to the links April 4-5 at the Argonaut Invitational in Pensacola, Fla.