Itchy Jones Stadium — Carbondale, Ill.
Tuesday, May 14 — 5:00 p.m. CT
Stats: Live Stats
SIU: LHP Brad Harrison | SLU: RHP Colin Townsend
Saint Louis swept the weekend series against George Mason over the weekend, bringing their 2019 overall record to 24-25. The Billikens are looking to move back to .500 for the first time since they were 11-11 on Saturday, March 23, following their win over Dayton.
Sophomore Colin Townsend will take the mound for his first start in a Billiken uniform on Tuesday night. In 34.1 innings pitched, the right-hander is 0-2 in 2019 with a .3.41 ERA. Townsend has struck out 29 batters in his 17 appearances.
Cole Dubet is looking to build off of his monster weekend against the Patriots. The reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week went 10-15 (.667) with two home runs, three doubles, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored. He had 19 total bases in the weekend series.
Jake Garella (.322) is one of four Billikens hitting for better than a .300 clip for the season. Garella tied SLU’s single season double record with No. 22 in the first inning during Sunday’s game. He hit two more later in the game, now leading SLU with 24 doubles.
Freshman Cam Redding (.319) has consistently been at the top of the Billikens batting leaders all season. He’s hit seven doubles in 2019, to go along with 25 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
SCOUTING THE SALUKIS
SIU enters their mid-week contest against the Billikens with a 22-25 record. They were riding a five-game winning streak prior to getting swept by Valparaiso over the weekend.
For the seventh time this season, LHP Brad Harrison will make the start for the Salukis. He’s appeared in 12 games overall, putting his record at 2-1 with a 3.25 ERA. Harrison has struck out 33 batters in 36.0 innings pitched.
Senior Alex Lyon leads SIU in hitting, with a .264 batting average. The utility man has started in 44 games, smacking five home runs, ten doubles, 25 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
Philip Archer is tied with Lyon for the team-lead with five home runs. The junior infielder is batting .255 with 24 RBIs and 31 runs scored.
The Billikens are 14-51 all-time against the Salukis.