Due to forecasted rain, tomorrow's series opener against St. Bonaventure has been moved up to a 4 p.m. first pitch. The rest of the series remains the same. Visit SLUBillikens.com for the most up-to-date information on Billikens baseball.
Saint Louis baseball rose to 16-4 overall with a 4-2 victory against St. Bonaventure in the Billikens' Atlantic 10 Conference opener. Sophomore Miller Hogan (4-0) earned the win, throwing seven innings with one earned run. Ryan Lefner picked up his sixth save of the season.
The 2017 Billikens boast one of the top offenses in the NCAA, ranked in the top-50 nationally in walks (23rd), doubles (19th), on-base percentage (27th) and slugging percentage (39th). Nick Reeser leads the Billikens with a .367 batting average, one of six Billiken starters hitting over .300. James Morisano has a team-leading .636 slugging percentage. Aaron Case holds the team lead in on-base percentage at .484. On the mound, the Billikens are led by sophomore Miller Hogan, who has a 3-0 record with a 1.16 ERA, 27 strikeouts and 11 walks in 31.0 IP.
Saint Louis baseball will host a high school baseball tournament on September 1-4 at the Billiken Sports Center. The tournament will be limited to the first 10 teams with each team being guaranteed four games. Billiken coaches and student-athletes will conduct technical instruction for all participants during the Friday session.
Saint Louis defeated Butler on Sunday 4-2 to push its overall record to 15-4 this season. Jackson Wark got the win as a starting pitcher to rise to 3-1 this year. Ryan Lefner picked up the save, his fifth of the season.
Saint Louis hit five doubles and Carter Hanford hit a home run in a 6-5 defeat at Butler. Trent Leimkuehler hit two doubles in the game and now has 10 doubles this season. The loss drops SLU to 14-4.
A four-run eighth inning from Butler handed Saint Louis baseball its third loss of the season. Starting pitcher Miller Hogan threw seven innings allowing two runs on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts. At the plate, Parker Sniatynski was 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. The loss drops SLU to 14-3 overall this season.
The 2017 Billikens boast one of the top offenses in the NCAA, ranked in the top-50 nationally in walks (24th), doubles (15th), on-base percentage (23rd), slugging percentage (25th), batting average (37th), home runs (44th) and runs scored (36th). Nick Reeser leads the Billikens with a .367 batting average, one of six Billiken starters hitting over .300. Alex King is the SLU leader in slugging percentage at .673 (third in A-10). Aaron Case holds the team lead in on-base percentage at .494 (third in A-10). On the mound, the Billikens are led by sophomore Miller Hogan, who has a 3-0 record with a 0.75 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 10 walks in 24.0 IP.
Saint Louis withstood a late rally from Western Illinois to top the Leathernecks 7-6 at the Billiken Sports Center. The Billikens led most of the game, but WIU tied it with a four-run sixth inning. SLU responded with runs in the seventh and eighth to capture the victory. Aaron Patton (3-0) earns the win for SLU and Ryan Lefner gathered his fourth save of the year. Saint Louis is now 14-2 overall this season.
The 2017 Billikens boast one of the top offenses in the NCAA, ranked in the top-50 nationally in walks (25th), doubles (14th), on-base percentage (26th), slugging percentage (31st), batting average (44th) and runs scored (34th). Aaron Case leads the team with a .368 batting average, .507 on-base percentage and a .684 slugging percentage. On the mound, the Billikens turn to Jackson Wark who has a 2-1 record with a 5.79 ERA, 15 strikeouts and 13 walks.
Due to the cancellation of tomorrow's baseball contest against Missouri State, the Billikens have added a game to the schedule. Saint Louis will host Western Illinois on Wednesday, March 15 at the Billiken Sports Center. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.
Saint Louis baseball had its nine-game win streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Northern Illinois at home. It is the first time the Billikens have been shut out since May 7 of last season. Freshman Josh Garner (0-1) takes the loss, despite not allowing an earned run. The loss drops SLU to 13-2 this season.