UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
The Tritons wrapped up an eight-game trip to Florida on March 4 with a 6-0 win over Assumption and a 2-1 win over No. 14 Grand Valley State. In that upset victory, junior hurler Andee Tiffee stymied the Lakers offense, limiting GVSU to a season-low two hits while also striking out 10. Redshirt junior Morgan Hill delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth to put UMSL on top. The Tritons (9-11) will host Washburn on Wednesday before opening Great Lakes Valley Conference play at home against Lewis and Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday.
UMSL saw its season come to an end with an 87-61 loss to Southern Indiana in the GLVC Tournament quarterfinals. The Tritons were limited to a season-low 31 percent shooting, which also marked just the third time this season they shot under 40 percent. Seniors Eric Dust (16 points) and Johnathan Matthews (13 points) combined for 29 points in their final collegiate game. UMSL finished with a 20-9 record.
The Tritons shot a school-record 852 en route to a runner-up finish at their own Las Vegas Desert Classic, held Sunday through Tuesday. UMSL turned in rounds of 291, 278 and 283 to better the previous 54-hole mark of 855 set during the 2016-17 season. Individually, freshman Joel Sylven also finished second with a school-record 208, shooting rounds of 73, 68 and 67 to better the 54-hole mark of 209. The Tritons travel to Edmond, Oklahoma, for the Broncho Invitational on March 18-19.
UMSL lost a 7-0 decision at No. 10 Southwest Baptist last Friday and a 6-0 decision at NCAA DI University of Missouri–Kansas City on Sunday. The Tritons (3-3) will play three matches this week in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
UMSL came up short in a 4-3 loss last Friday at No. 18 Southwest Baptist, a future GLVC member. The Tritons earned the doubles point by sweeping those three matches but lost four of six singles contests, including two in three sets. UMSL (2-2) will play its next three matches next week in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The Tritons lost both ends of a doubleheader 7-1 and 10-3 against Lewis on Sunday as GLVC play began. Redshirt junior Derrick Freeman had two hits in Game 1. In Game 2, junior Andrew Hayden drove in two runs with a double before senior Tom DeCero followed with a sacrifice fly to give UMSL a 3-1 lead in the first inning.
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