SLIAC Weekly Release - March 29

SLIAC Weekly Release - March 29

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Read the recaps of the prior weeks results and highlights of upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.

HEADLINES

Feature Friday with Holly Goergen (March 24, 2017)
In this week's Feature Friday we talked with Holly Goergen, from Webster University, a two sport student-athlete; find out how running is in her blood.....MORE

Hahn Ties Westminster Career Wins Record (March 28, 2017)
Alyson Hahn earned the 31st win of her career during game one of the Westminster sweep over MacMurray, tying the career record.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2016-17 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Baseball Hitter
Ray Vogel
Eureka College
Baseball Pitcher
Jonathan Stepp
Blackburn College
Softball Hitter Madaline Kane
Eureka College
Softball Pitcher Kali George
Eureka College
Men's Field
Jamie York
Webster University
Men's Track Caleb Clemons Webster University
Women's Field Raven Venegas Fontbonne University
Women's Track Meghan Illig Webster University

Baseball l Softball l Men's Golf l Men's Tennis l Women's Tennis l Men's Track & Field l Women's Track & Field

FINAL SLIAC WINTER STANDINGS

BASEBALL
      SOFTBALL      
East Division              
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall  
Principia
1-0 8-5
  Westminster 2-0 9-9  
Spalding
4-1
14-7   Webster --- 12-7  
MacMurray
3-3 11-8
  Eureka --- 7-5  
Blackburn 1-3 3-12   Spalding --- 4-3  
Greenville 0-2 8-10   Blackburn
--- 4-4
 
West Division       Greenville
--- 7-8
 
Webster 2-0
11-7   Iowa Wesleyan
--- 3-9
 
Westminster 3-2
8-5
  Fontbonne
--- 2-10  
Eureka
1-1 3-10   Principia --- 0-2  
Iowa Wesleyan
2-5 8-11
  MacMurray 0-2 0-15  
Fontbonne 0-0
5-11
 
 
 

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn sophomore Jonathan Stepp recorded the first ever no-hitter in Beaver baseball history last week. Stepp went all seven innings in a 7-0 win over Eureka, allowing no hits and walking just one. Stepp recorded six strikeouts in the game as just a total of three Red Devils reached base (two errors and one walk).
The Red Devil softball team split a non-conference doubleheader against North Central on Tuesday afternoon, winning game one 5-1 and falling in game two 10-1. Eureka's Kali George limited North Central to just one run over seven innings to help secure the Red Devils first win over a CCIW opponent since 2003. Eureka is now 7-5 overall this season.
The Fontbonne University tennis teams picked up wins this week as they get their spring season underway. The men's team defeated Concordia Seminary 5-4 for their first win this spring. Sebastian Culton, Blake Wisniewski, and Zac Ridenhour all picked up wins. The women's team topped Blackburn 8-1, marking the first time the Griffins have recorded eight points in a match since 2007-08.
The Greenville men's track and field team placed third overall at the Washington-St. Louis mini-meet. The Panthers were paced by wins from Andrew Sharp and Jarrid Williams. Sharp picked up a win in the 800-meter race, finishing with a time of 1:56.75. Williams notched a win in the triple jump with a distance of 14.17 meters.

Tanner Anderson etched his named into the Tigers baseball record books when he went 3-for-7 in a doubleheader sweep of Blackburn last week. Anderson's three hits moved him past Nathan Taylor's 156 hits, becoming the program's career leader in hits. Anderson is hitting .338 this season with 25 hits through 19 games.

The MacMurray baseball team has won four of their last five games, including sweeping Iowa Wesleyan in a doubleheader last week. The Highlanders are now 11-8 overall this season. Their doubleheader against Blackburn for this week has been postponed but they are scheduled to face Webster in a conference series on Saturday in Jacksonville, Ill.

Principia announced Sedge Southworth will take over as the head coach of the school's men's and women's cross country programs. Southworth, a former cross country athlete at Principia, previously spent two years as an assistant coach with Principia, as well as two coaching stints in high school, and the director of the 100 Elk Outdoor Center. He will be coming to Principia from Loveland, Colorado and is joined by his wife, Laura.

Anthony Irwin had an impressive outing at the Mount St. Joseph Invite earlier this week, capturing a second place finish. Irwin finished with a two-day score of 150, including a round of 72 on the second day. This marks Irwin's second top-five finish in six events this season. Irwin and the Golden Eagles will be back in action early next week when they compete in the Gorlok Spring Invitational.

The Webster baseball team picked up a couple of thrilling wins over Greenville last weekend, winning 2-1 and 6-5, with both wins coming in the Gorloks final at-bats. Webster is 11-7 overall and 2-0 in conference play. They will face MacMurray on Saturday in a conference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Tom O'Donnell has been hired to the coaching staff at Westminster College. O'Donnell will take over head coaching duties for the men's and women's golf programs and also serve as the offensive line coach for the Blue Jays football team. O'Donnell comes to Westminster after most recently working at Lindenwood University-Belleville.

 

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE
To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click
HERE

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Be sure to check out the SLIAC Feature Friday interview series. Each Friday we will feature interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from around the SLIAC. You can also view our previous feature videos, where you can get to know our student-athletes outside of athletics and get an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete, as well as conference tournament highlight videos.

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