UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL swept a pair of doubleheaders last weekend, defeating Missouri S&T 2-1 and 13-1 on Friday and Drury 2-0 and 10-0 on Saturday. Sophomore Carly Kingery won both games against S&T, tossing her first collegiate no-hitter in the opener before coming back to throw a two-hitter in the nightcap. Senior Alex Stupek led the Tritons offense by batting .615 with eight hits, including two home runs. She went a combined 5-for-7 with 4 RBIs against Drury. UMSL (32-12, 14-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference) travels to Indianapolis on Saturday and Saint Joseph’s on Sunday in its final roadtrip of the regular season.
The Tritons won three of four games last weekend at Rockhurst, including both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader. Senior Kevin Smith tossed a complete game four-hit shutout in the series finale and notched eight strikeouts. They outhit the Hawks 54-40 in the four games with senior Tanner Hudson tallying nine of those. He added four RBIs and four runs scored while sophomore Tom DeCero finished with eight hits, including three doubles. UMSL (13-20, 7-9 GLVC) will play at McKendree on Tuesday in a single nonconference game before playing host to Truman State on Saturday and Sunday in a four-game series.
UMSL earned a share of the GLVC West Division regular-season title by winning at Rockhurst (6-3) and at William Jewell (9-0) last Friday and Saturday, respectively. Freshman Marina Prediger moved her win streak to 16 matches with two victories at No. 6 and wrapped up GLVC play with a 6-0 record, while graduate student Carlota Trevino won twice at No. 4 singles to also go 6-0 in league matches. In doubles, sophomore Salome Bleuler and junior Patricia Maya won at No. 2 to finish 6-0 in GLVC play. UMSL (13-1, 5-1 GLVC) will now turn its attention to the 2017 GLVC Tournament, which begins Friday in St. Louis at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.
UMSL bounced back from a 5-4 loss at Rockhurst on Friday to defeat William Jewell 72 on Saturday. Freshman Ben-Hur Kasprzak picked up his fifth straight win at No. 1, completing GLVC play with a 5-0 record, while junior Alberto Maza won at No. 2 to finish 4-0 in league play. The Tritons (7-4, 3-2 GLVC) will travel to Lindenwood on Tuesday in their final regular-season match before opening GLVC Tournament play on Friday at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.
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