SLIAC Weekly - April 25

SLIAC Weekly - April 25

 

HEADLINES

Gorloks Look To Complete Perfect Conference Season (April 23, 2018)
The Webster University women's tennis team enters the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament as the favorites after having gone 5-0 during conference play in the regular season. The tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27 and April 28, at Dwight Davis Tennis Center at Forest Park in St. Louis, Mo....MORE

Previewing the 2018 SLIAC Track and Field Championship (April 24, 2018)
The 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship will take place this weekend in Greenville, Ill. Greenville is the defending champion, winning both the men's and women's titles in the inaugural championship last spring. This year's championship will begin on Friday evening with several throwing and long distance track events. The championship will conclude on Saturday with the bulk of events running from late morning to afternoon.....MORE

Webster Rolls To 2018 Men's Golf Title (April 24, 2018)
From the first tee shot of the tournament to the final putt, Webster University was in control of the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Tournament. Zac Ciesla started the tournament off with a tee shot and by the time his teammate Cole Pickett turned in his card for the final round the Gorloks had secured their 8th tournament title in program history.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Baseball (Hitter) Clay Kelly, Spalding
Baseball (Pitcher) Luke Summers, Fontbonne
Softball (Hitter) Katie Jolliff Rosado, Greenville
Softball (Pitcher) Maddy Strickland, Fontbonne
Men's Field Athlete Greg Mitchell, Greenville
Men's Track Athlete John Mangold, Greenville
Women's Field Athlete Emily Bay, Fontbonne
Women's Track Athlete Katie Suiters, Spalding
Women's Tennis Monica Behrle, Webster

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College

Blackburn baseball picked up a come from behind win on their 2018 senior night, defeating Lincoln Christian 2-1. The Beavers fell behind 1-0 early in the game before responding with a run in the third inning and the game-winning run in the sixth inning. Lowell Schwartz picked up the win, going 7 innings and allowing just four hits while striking out seven. 

Eureka College

Eureka College softball senior Kali George became the Red Devils career leader in wins on Tuesday, notching the 46th win of her career. George moved past the previous mark of 45 set by Tina Sharp (1993-96). George is also the program's career leader in innings pitched and is third in strikeouts. 

Fontbonne University

Luke Summers was named the SLIAC Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week this week after picking up a pair of wins and setting a career high in strikeouts. Summers defeated #20 Spalding, working seven innings in a 4-1 victory. He followed with a seven-inning win over Iowa Wesleyan in which he set a new career mark with 12 strikeouts. He is just one win away from tying the school record for wins in a season and nine strikeouts from the program single-season mark.

Greenville University

The Greenville softball team extended their winning streak to eight games and are in second place in the SLIAC standings with a 13-3 conference record. They close out conference action on Thursday with a doubleheader against Westminster at home. 

Iowa Wesleyan University

The Iowa Wesleyan softball split a road doubleheader against Knox on Tuesday, snapping a four-game losing streak by winning the second game. The Tigers are 7-21 overall and 5-10 in conference play this season. They will host Westminster and Webster in conference doubleheaders to close out the season.

MacMurray College

The MacMurray baseball team had a four-game winning streak snapped with a pair of losses to Webster last Saturday. The Highlanders are 7-9 in the SLIAC and will face Greenville on Wednesday night before heading to Principia for a three-game series this weekend. 

Principia College

The Principia baseball team is looking for their first 20 win season since 2011. The Panthers are currently 18-13 overall, 9-8 in the SLIAC, and will play five straight at home before closing out the regular season with a doubleheader against Westminster next week. 

Spalding University

Spalding had just one golfer compete at the 2018 SLIAC Men's Golf Championship but he made his presence known. Garrett Nielsen battled for the individual title all tournament long including putting up a second-round best score of 70. He finished 3rd overall with a 221 and earned First Team All-Conference honors. 

Webster University

The Webster softball team will be looking for a strong finish to the year in order to secure a spot in the SLIAC Tournament. The Gorloks are 6-6 in SLIAC play, 6th in the standings, but are just one game back in the loss column from 3rd place. They face Blackburn, Spalding, and Iowa Wesleyan this week to close out the regular season.

Westminster College

The Blue Jays softball team is 12-0 in the SLIAC this spring and will face Iowa Wesleyan, Greenville, and Spalding over three straight days to wrap up the regular season. They are looking to clinch their second straight regular-season title and looking to become just the second program in conference history to record a perfect regular season since league expansion to 10 members. 

 

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