BILLIKENS PLAY INDOORS FOR SEASON OPENER
-- Saint Louis will play five games on opening weekend in the Petersen Hotels Invitational, hosted by Bradley University and played indoors at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, Ill.
-- SLU begins the tourney by playing host Bradley on Thursday night in a 6 p.m. first pitch. On Friday, the Billikens play Miami (Ohio) at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting with nationally ranked and Women's College World Series participant Washington at approximately 11:30 a.m. Following an off day on Saturday, the Billikens wrap up the tournament Sunday against Western Illinois at 11:30 a.m. and Miami (Ohio) at 2 p.m.
-- Live stats for all games in the tournament are available here.
-- Click here for the Tournament Central page, which includes ticket and venue information.
ABOUT THE BILLIKENS
-- The Billikens finished 25-25 overall and 12-10 in Atlantic 10 Conference play a season ago.
-- Senior Allie Macfarlane is the Billikens' top returning hitter. She begins her senior campaign first in school history in career RBIs (134), third in career batting average (.320) and slugging percentage (.542) and fourth in career home runs (23). Macfarlane hit .354 last season and drove in a team-leading 50 runs.
-- SLU returns all three pitchers from a season ago – senior Maddie Baalman, sophomore Kaylea Chappelle and junior Kallen Loveless.
-- SLU will take next week off and return to action Friday Feb. 23-25 for the Louisiana Tech Invitational in Ruston, Louisiana.