SAINT LOUIS - [BOX SCORE] Saint Louis University Baseball made it four in a row on Tuesday evening in a mid-week clash with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. The Billikens posted five runs on 10 hits to grab a 5-2 victory.
Saint Louis (29-15, 14-1 A-10) put together another strong game coming off a three-game sweep at La Salle over the weekend in Philadelphia. The home team began its offense in the first inning with an RBI single to score Aaron Case and made it a 1-0 game.
Both teams went scoreless in the second, but Saint Louis put together a big third to give starting pitcher Connor Lehmann some breathing room. A pair of doubles from Sniatynski and Garella plated the first of three runs in the inning.
An error later in the inning proved deadly for the Redhawks. Nick Reeser advanced to first on a fielder’s choice, but an errant throw allowed Jake Garella to make it to third and score to help build a 3-0 advantage for the Billikens. Cole Dubet followed a single from Alex King with a sacrifice bunt to plate Reeser and Saint Louis amassed a 4-0 lead heading into the fourth.
Saint Louis tacked-on another run in the fourth as Lehmann pitched an absolute gem. The redshirt junior tossed a six-inning, 66-pitch, no-hitter with just one walk.
Southeast managed one run in the seventh and put together a comeback bid in the eighth, but Aaron Patton entered with one out to end the threat. After hitting the first batter, the lefty mitigated the damage with an RBI ground out and a strikeout to take the game to the bottom of the eighth with a 5-2 lead.
Sniatynski, Garella, Reeser and Alex King all recorded two hits on the evening with one double apiece to lead the Billiken offense.
Ryan Lefner entered the game in the ninth and did his job to shut-down the Redhawks. The junior earned his seventh save of the season with a 1-2-3 inning to finish things off for the Billikens.
Saint Louis will now prepare for an Atlantic 10 showdown with second-place Davidson at the friendly confines of the Billiken Sports Center. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.