UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Mar 25, 2024

The baseball team got strong starting pitching throughout the weekend, including from sophomore Garrett Brunstetter, as it swept Truman State and stretched its winning streak to seven games.
Lefthander Garrett Brunstetter delivers a pitch

Sophomore pitcher Garrett Brunstetter limited Truman State to one run in seven innings while striking out 10 batters as UMSL completed a sweep of the Bulldogs. The Tritons have now won seven in a row and improved to 8-4 in GLVC play.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis baseball team ran its winning streak to seven games and improved to 8-4 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play after sweeping a four-game road series at Truman State over the weekend. The Tritons swept a Friday doubleheader in Kirksville, Missouri, with scores of 8-2 and 6-0, and they followed up with 9-4 and 7-1 victories on Saturday. Andrew Buescher hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs on the weekend.  UMSL also got home runs from Braedon Stoakes, Logan McIntyre and Barrett Rose in the series, and Rose drove in four runs in Sunday’s finale. The Tritons’ starting pitchers were strong througout the series. R.J. Elmore pitched nine innings, yielding only two runs, in the opener. Zach Haygood shut the Bulldogs out for seven innings in Game 2. Dustin Hagens allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in Saturday’s first game but struck out 12 batters. Garrett Brunstetter totaled a season-high 10 strikeouts while holding Truman State to one run in seven innings in the finale. UMSL (16-9, 8-4 GLVC) visits Maryville for a four-game series beginning Thursday.

The Tritons were swept in a doubleheader Sunday at McKendree, losing by scores of 3-1 and 3-2. Katie Schaake surrendered back-to-back home runs to the Bearcats’ Olivia Stansbury and Reagan Cheeley in the second inning of the opener, and UMSL’s only offense came courtesy of Irene Travis‘ RBI single in the sixth. McKendree scored twice in the first inning of the second game as Cheeley delivered an RBI single and the Bearcats took advantage of Gwyn Miller‘s error to add a second tally. Travis managed another RBI single in the fourth, but Stansbury answered two innings later with her second homer of the day. UMSL managed one more run in the seventh on Miller’s single to left and loaded the bases with nobody out but couldn’t get the tying run home. Ashley Borowitz took the loss after allowing two earned runs while striking out six in six innings. The Tritons (16-14, 3-3 GLVC) will play a nonconference doubleheader against Central Missouri on Tuesday at home before hosting weekend conference series against Indianapolis on Friday and Lewis on Saturday.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
UMSL’s track teams combined for five top-10 finishes as they opened their outdoor seasons at the Miner Invitational on Saturday at Allgood-Bailey Stadium in Rolla, Missouri. On the men’s side, the Tritons had four runners finish in the top 11 in the 1,500-meter race. Jacob Warner was fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 0.29 seconds. Caleb Leach, Jonny Key and Toby Middleton came in eighth, 10th and 11th, respectively. Kennedy Moore and Makayla Brown both finished in the top 10 in the triple jump for the UMSL women’s team. Moore jumped a personal-best 36 feet, 2 inches while Brown posted a mark of 34-11 1/4. Moore and Brown also tied for 16th in the high jump after clearing 4-9. The Tritons will next compete at the Washington University Distance Carnival on Friday and at Southeast Missouri State’s Joey Haines Invitational on Saturday.

Women’s Golf
Sophomore Wilma Zanderau shot a tournament-low 69 in the final round to help UMSL secure a fourth-place finish in the 15-team field at the Findlay Spring Invitational, which concluded last Tuesday at Boone Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Kentucky. Zanderau finished with a 54-hole total of 222 to place fourth individually while helping the Tritons post a team score of 911. Host Findlay won the tournament with a total of 889, one shot better than Indianapolis, while Anderson placed third with a combined score of 895. Ebba Wernered, Victoria Klausner and Juliette Lecomte tied for 17th, 23rd and 30th, respectively. Findlay’s Mary Kelly Mulcahy was the medalist with a total of 215. UMSL will return to the course when they play in the Central Region Invitational, hosted by Arkansas Tech, beginning on April 8 at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri.

Men’s Golf
The Tritons finished ninth in a 17-team field last week at Oklahoma Christian’s Oak Tree Invitational at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. UMSL finished with a combined score of 918 in the 54-hole tournament, won by Central Oklahoma with a total of 883. Senior Zach Unnerstall was the Tritons’ top finisher, placing 24th out of 98 golfers with a total of 227. Cyril Henault and Leo Baudry were 36th and 40th, respectively. Seth Campbell of Texas Tyler was the individual medalist with a score of 210. The Tritons are competing in the Findlay Spring Invitational, which began today and ends Tuesday at Boone Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Kentucky.

Women’s Tennis
UMSL dropped a dual meet against Drury 7-0 on Saturday as it opened a four-match road trip at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri. The Panthers won the doubles point after taking two of three doubles matches, though the Tritons’ tandem of Hannah Tse and Aleksandra Lopez picked up a 6-2 victory over Maria Fernanda De la Torre and Antanina Novik. Tse, Lopez and Anna Favaron each managed to take a set in their singles matches but weren’t able to pull out victories. UMSL (5-4) continues its road trip today against UT Dallas in Richardson, Texas, and will also play Southeastern Oklahoma State on Wednesday and Harding on Friday.

Men’s Tennis
The Tritons lost 7-0 against No. 13 Drury on Saturday afternoon at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri, as they began a four-match road trip. UMSL got swept in three doubles matches and also went winless in singles, though Joshua Mackey and Marcos Navas did force their No. 4 and No. 5 singles matches to match tiebreakers before falling. The Tritons (5-5) will face UT Dallas today, Southeastern Oklahoma State on Wednesday and Harding on Friday.

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