Saint Louis 24
Lafayette 6
Friday, Feb. 17 | San Antonio, Texas

Incarnate Word 3
Saint Louis 6
Friday, Feb. 17 | San Antonio, Texas

Saint Louis poured on 24 runs in the Billikens' first game of the season, defeating Lafayette 24-6. It is the most runs scored by a Saint Louis team since the 1992 team defeated Southwest Baptist 30-8 (also the first game of the season). Additionally, the Billikens had 24 hits in the contest, setting a SLU record. Sophomore Miller Hogan picked up the win.

• Senior Trent Leimkuehler was 3-for-4 with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. He matched the SLU record for doubles in a game.
Carter Hanford went 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a double in his first game as a Billiken.
• Freshman Jake Garella entered the game off the bench and went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. 
• Freshman Ryan Hernandez gathered his first collegiate hit, a home run, SLU's first of the season.
• Hernandez also tallied a team-leading four RBIs.
• In addition to the team hits in a game record, SLU set the record in single game RBIs (22) and matched the record for single-game doubles (10). 
• On the hill, Miller Hogan walked his first three batters, but responded by retiring eight consecutive batters. He threw 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks while striking out eight. 

The Billikens used the long ball to capture their second win of the season, hitting four home runs en route to a 6-3 win over Incarnate Word. Junior shortstop Alex King laced two home runs in the contest. Jackson Wark earned the win and Luke Sommerfeld got a three-inning save.

Alex King hit a pair of home runs in the contest. His first HRs since Feb. 22, 2015.
• Also adding homers were Aaron Case and James Morisano.
Trent Leimkuehler hit another double in the contest, and now has four this season.
• Leimkuehler was 3-for-4 in the game, and is now 6-for-8 at the plate this season.
• Morisano was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
• With two hits today, Parker Sniatynski extended his hitting streak to nine games. 
Jackson Wark picked up the win throwing five innings with five hits, two earned runs, six strikeouts and four walks.  It was his first win as a Billiken.
• In relief, Luke Sommerfeld hurled three and two/thirds innings, earning his second career save. He allowed one earned run, three hits, one walk and struck out four.

The Billikens are back in action tomorrow as they take on Notre Dame at 11 a.m. in San Antonio, Texas. Junior Devin Mahoney is slotted to start on the hill for SLU.