UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
Adam Rose struck out eight in a 3-2 complete-game victory Sunday afternoon to help the University of Missouri–St. Louis baseball team earn a split in its weekend series against visiting Indianapolis. The Tritons dropped the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader 18-8 after splitting two games Saturday – losing the opener 13-6 but winning the second game 7-5. Braedon Stoakes delivered a two-out single to short to drive in Mitchell Green with what proved to be the game-winning run on Sunday to back Rose as he improved to 3-1. Green drove in three UMSL runs in Saturday’s victory. Leighton Keller hit a pair of home runs on the weekend, and Stoakes added one in Sunday’s loss. UMSL (14-15, 7-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference) will travel to Truman State on Thursday to begin a four-game series against the Bulldogs.
The Tritons ran their winning streak to 12 games Saturday as they swept a doubleheader against Southwest Baptist, winning by scores of 5-3 and 8-0 at the UMSL Softball Field. The streak ended there on Sunday as they lost the opener of their doubleheader against Rockhurst 7-5, but they bounced back by shutting out the Hawks 5-0 in the second game. Ashley Borowitz went 2-0 for UMSL in the circle while posting a 1.75 ERA on the weekend, and Courtney Settles hit .615 at the plate with three RBI and five runs scored. Corinne Daley homered twice on the weekend, and McKenzie Lamos homered in Sunday’s second game. The Tritons (23-11, 9-1 GLVC) will play host to Illinois Springfield in a doubleheader on Wednesday and travel to Lewis for a doubleheader on Saturday.
The 12th-ranked UMSL men’s golf team finished 14th out of 20 teams at last week’s Tennessee River Rumble with a combined score of 889 in the 54-hole tournament played last Monday and Tuesday at Windriver Golf Club in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Juan Antonio Padilla was the Tritons’ top finisher, tying for 12th place with a score of 1-under-par 215 after recording 10 birdies across his three rounds. Joel Sylven was UMSL’s next highest finisher in 45th place with a total of 222. North Georgia’s Evan Thompson was the individual medalist with a score of 206, and North Georgia won the team championship with a score of 18-under-par 846 to finish six strokes better than defending national champion Lee University. The Tritons compete at the West Florida Argonaut Invitational this week in Pensacola, Florida.
The Tritons went 1-2 last week, beating Lindenwood 6-1 on Wednesday in their final nonconference but opening GLVC play with back-to-back losses against No. 7 Indianapolis 6-1 on Friday and 4-2 against McKendree on Sunday afternoon. UMSL’s Anna Favaron went 3-0 in singles play for the week. The Tritons (7-6) will take on Maryville on Saturday at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.
UMSL dropped its first two GLVC matches of the season, losing 7-0 against No. 2 Indianapolis on Friday and 6-1 against McKendree on Sunday. A.J. Burrows went 2-0 against McKendree, teaming with Tanin Ramnath for a doubles victory and winning the No. 6 singles match 0-6, 6-3, (10-6). UMSL will meet Maryville on Saturday at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
The UMSL track teams opened the outdoor portion of their schedules over the weekend by competing in the Washington University Distance Carnival and the Central Methodist Invitational. Benjamin VandenBrink placed eight in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Wash U meet with a time of 15 minutes, 27.02, and teammate Jacob Warner was 26th in the 10,000 with a time of 30:36.46. Gavin Love, meanwhile, led UMSL’s contingent at CMU with a third-place finish in the 1,500 (4:13.55) and a fourth-place showing in the 800 meters (1:59.91). On the women’s side, Dominica Rooks came in 14th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:06.19 in the CMU Invite, and teammate Haeley Johnson was 17th in the long jump with a mark of 4.29 meters. At the Wash U Distance Carnival, Kayley Heeter placed 35th in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 20:00.71. The Tritons will compete in the McKendree Bearcat Classic on Friday in Lebanon, Illinois.
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