UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Lefthanded pitcher Annie Scaramuzzi winds up before delivering a pitch

Annie Scaramuzzi pitched the softball team to a 3-1 victory in its regular-season finale against McKendree with seven strikeouts in six innings.

Junior Annie Scaramuzzi pitched UMSL to a much-needed victory over visiting McKendree on Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader to salvage a split and stop the Tritons’ five-game losing streak. UMSL had dropped the first game of the doubleheader 2-1 as the program honored graduating players Ali Schoon, Hayli Richards, Sara Fredrickson and Corinne Daley on senior day . The Tritons were also swept in a Saturday doubleheader against No. 16 Southern Indiana, the Great Lakes Valley Conference leader, losing by scores of 4-1 and 5-0. Scaramuzzi stopped the skid by holding McKendree to one run in six innings with seven strikeouts. Mimi Bradley pitched around two walks in the seventh to collect the save. UMSL got all its runs in the third inning as designated hitter Megan Brown cracked a two-run double to center field and on McKenzie Lamos‘ single one batter later. UMSL (28-21, 16-12 GLVC) will next play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament beginning Thursday in East Peoria, Illinois.

The Tritons dropped six straight games last week, losing a home doubleheader on Tuesday against Quincy before getting swept in a four-game road series over the weekend at Drury. UMSL’s pitchers couldn’t control their opponent in either series, getting outscored 29-9 in the doubleheader against Quincy and surrendering 44 runs in four games against Drury. Designated hitter Clayton Stephens hit his team-leading 10th home run in a 7-4 loss to Drury in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Tritons (13-28, 12-12 GLVC) will wrap up their regular season next weekend when they take on Maryville in a four-game series beginning Friday at the UMSl baseball field.

Women’s Tennis
UMSL took two out of three doubles matches against Lewis on Friday but struggled in singles, ultimately losing 4-1 in the opening round of the GLVC Tournament at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center. The start of the match was delayed more than six hours because of wet conditions. Leticia Lunge teamed with Odette Beagrie for a 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles and forced Jovana Vujanic to a third set in her No. 4 singles match but couldn’t avoid being on the losing end of the decisive point Lewis clinched with Vujanic’s 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win. The Tritons ended their season with a 9-8 record, including a 4-2 mark in the GLVC.

Men’s Tennis
The Tritons saw their season come to an end with a 4-1 loss to McKendree Friday in the opening round of the GLVC Tournament at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center. Jose Mayorga claimed the lone UMSL victory at No. 3 singles, taking the first set 6-3 against Subash Paramasivan and closing him out with a 7-6 win in the second set. The Tritons finished the season 4-11, including a 3-2 record in GLVC play.


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