UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
No. 6-ranked UMSL went 6-0 last week, sweeping Lindenwood, William Jewell and Rockhurst. Senior outfielder Erin Walker tallied 12 hits, including four doubles, a triple and two home runs, while also recording seven RBIs and scoring 11 runs. Senior Hannah Perryman was 6-0 in the circle, allowing just three runs in 36 innings of work. She broke the NCAA Division II career record for perfect games last Tuesday at Lindenwood in the second contest. UMSL (33-2, 11-1 GLVC) hosts Maryville Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Quincy on Saturday at 12 p.m. before traveling to Truman State on Sunday.
No. 18-ranked UMSL went 2-2 to open its Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule last weekend. Junior Nick Ulrey hit a team-best .571 (4-of-7), while senior Jose Ortiz had a team-best five hits. UMSL (14-5, 2-2 GLVC) will play seven games this week, including one each on Monday and Tuesday at Bellarmine before returning home on Wednesday to host Southern Indiana. The Tritons then travel to William Jewell this Saturday and Sunday for a four-game GLVC series.
UMSL lost a pair of 5-4 decisions to two regional opponents, including Ferris State last Friday and No. 30-ranked Grand Valley State last Saturday. Seniors Natalia Carvalhais (No. 5) and Renee Verboven (No. 4) and sophomore Patricia Maya (No. 3) all went 2-0 in singles play on the weekend. The Tritons (10-4) are at Missouri Baptist on Wednesday and host Maryville on Saturday in its GLVC opener.
UMSL went 1-3 last week with all three losses coming to ranked teams in No. 33 Southern Indiana (7-2), No. 36 Ferris State (7-2) and No. 37 Grand Valley State (5-4). The Tritons’ win was a 9-0 decision at Lindenwood-Belleville. Freshman Cobi Ho was 3-1 at No. 2 singles. UMSL (8-3) is at Missouri Baptist on Wednesday in its lone match of the week.
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