Rubber game of series set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
Saint Louis pitchers Miller Hogan (nine strikeouts) and Ryan Lefner (six strikeouts) combined to strike out 15 batters in a 4-2 SLU win over visiting Dayton. The nine strikeouts matched a season-high for Hogan and Lefner doubled his previous career-best with six. The win moves SLU to 22-13 overall and 6-5 in Atlantic 10 games.
First pitch for Saturday's game is set for 4 p.m. Sunday's series finale will begin at 1 p.m.
the Billikens have a potent 1-2 punch of Miller Hogan and Jackson Wark. Hogan leads the A-10 and is 17th in the NCAA with six wins. He leads the A-10 with a 1.24 ERA. Wark has 40 strikeouts in 40.2 IP and a .224 batting average against.
Saint Louis fell to in-state rival SEMO 13-2 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Parker Sniatynski and Ryan Hernandez recorded solo home runs to provide the Billiken offense. The loss drops SLU to 21-13 overall.
The Billikens surrendered two big innings and fell to in-state rival Missouri State 15-8. Charlie Sheehan was strong in relief, throwing five innings with four strikeouts and one walk. The defeat drops SLU to 21-12 overall.
Trent Leimkuehler leads the Billikens with a .333 batting average and has hit 15 doubles this season. James Morisano leads the team with seven home runs, a .556 slugging percentage and a .408 on-base percentage. On the mound, the Billikens will throw freshman righty Garrett Acton against Missouri State. He is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 20 IP this season. SLU's starter against SEMO is TBD.
The Billikens led for most of the game, but surrendered two runs in the ninth to fall at UMass 5-4. The defeat drops SLU to 21-11 overall and 5-5 in Atlantic 10 games. Starting pitcher Jackson Wark threw five innings, recording six strikeouts. James Morisano led the Billiken offense going 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and his seventh home run of the season.
Saint Louis defeated UMass 8-1 in Amherst, Mass. to rise to 21-10 overall and 5-4 in Atlantic 10 Conference games. Starting pitcher Miller Hogan threw six scoreless innings to earn his sixth win of the season. Trent Leimkuehler collected his 15th double of the season in the game.
Saint Louis posted a six-run seventh inning en route to an 8-4 victory over UMass in Amherst, Mass. The win moves SLU to 20-10 overall this season and 4-4 in Atlantic 10 games. Junior outfielder Parker Sniatynski was 5-for-5 in the contest, matching a Saint Louis single-game record. Devin Mahoney earned the win in relief, striking out four of the 10 batters he faced.
Trent Leimkuehler leads the Billikens with a .330 batting average and has hit 14 doubles this season. James Morisano leads the team with six home runs, a .568 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage. On the mound, the Billikens are led by staff ace Miller Hogan. He has a 5-0 record with a 1.38 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 52.0 innings pitched.
Saint Louis dropped a midweek contest to McKendree 5-3. Freshman Ryan Hernandez hit his second home run of the season in the contest. The loss drops SLU to 19-10 overall and 10-4 in home games this season.