UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
The University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team is streaking, having won 10 in a row after sweeps of Quincy, William Jewell and Truman State last week as it opened Great Lakes Valley Conference play. The Tritons hit a combined five home runs in their doubleheader sweep of the Hawks on Monday by scores of 6-1 and 8-2. They dominated William Jewell by scores of 8-1 and 5-0 on Saturday, and they took care of Truman State 10-5 and 10-2 in six innings on Sunday. Third baseman McKenzie Lamos accounted for 11 hits and 12 RBI for the week. Pitcher Ashley Borowitz had complete games Monday and Saturday as she combined to hold Quincy and William Jewell to two runs across 14 innings while striking out 15. Jenna Towle finished the week with three victories, including a five-hit shutout on Saturday against William Jewell. UMSL (20-10, 6-0 GLVC) will play host to Southwest Baptist for a doubleheader on Saturday before welcoming Rockhurst for a doubleheader on Sunday.
The 22nd-ranked Tritons women’s golf team finished third in an 18-team field at last week’s Findlay Spring Invitational, held Monday and Tuesday at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington. Sophomore Tove Brunell led the way as UMSL compiled a team score of 922 in the 54-hole tournament to finish behind Anderson (888) and host Findlay (894). Burnell finished time for fourth individually with a score of 222 and was named to the all-tournament team. Wilma Zanderau was tied for 11th with a total of 226. Tiffin’s Lisa Marie Schumacher was the individual medalist with a score of 215. The Tritons next play April 3-4 at the North Georgia Bracket Challenge at Chimney Oaks Golf Club in Homer, Georgia.
UMSL dropped the final three games of a four-game series against William Jewell over the weekend in Liberty, Missouri. The Tritons won the opener 11-7 Friday afternoon but saw a pair of seventh-inning rallies come up short as they were swept in a doubleheader on Saturday, falling 11-8 in the first game and 10-9 in the second. The Cardinals wrapped up the series by winning a low-scoring affair 3-1 on Sunday. Outfielder Carson Holin had seven hits and drove in seven runs in the series. His RBI double began a string of five unanswered UMSL runs in the last three innings of Friday night’s victory. Holin and teammates Braedon Stoakes and Logan Mantz all homered in Saturday’s first game, but the Tritons were caught playing catchup after surrendering 11 runs in the first four innings. They trailed 10-6 after six innings in the second game, but rallied for three runs in the seventh only to strand Brandon Olion at second base to end the game. UMSL (12-13, 5-3 GLVC) opens a four-game home conference series against Indianapolis on Friday.
The Tritons fell to Drury 7-0 in a nonconference dual meet on Friday at Forest Lake Tennis Club in Chesterfield, Missouri. The Panthers won both doubles matches to take the opening point, then swept all six singles matches in straight sets. UMSL’s Anna Domingo and Maja Lietzau didn’t go quietly in the first two singles matches. Domingo lost to Nastasia Jedrychowski 7-5, 6-2, and Lietzau fell against Clara Kuehnle 6-4, 7-5. The Tritons (6-4) will return to the court on Tuesday when they take on Lindenwood in their final nonconference match at Lindenwood Tennis Courts in St. Charles, Missouri. They will also take on Indianapolis Friday and McKendree on Saturday in road duals to open GLVC play.
UMSL dropped its sixth consecutive dual when it lost to Drury 6-1 on Friday in a nonconference meet at Forest Lake Tennis Club. The Tritons lost the doubles point despite getting a 6-3 victory from Raphael Kerndl and Juan Vigil. Tanin Ramnath secured UMSL’s lone singles victory when he beat Oscar Reis 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 5 match. The Tritons (3-8) wrap up their nonconference schedule at Lindenwood on Tuesday and will open GLVC play on the road at Indianapolis on Friday and at McKendree on Saturday.
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