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Missouri Baptist Volleyball team wins NAIA Invitational.

The Missouri Baptist men's volleyball team defeated Grand View University (Iowa) 3-0 (38-36, 25-22, 25-22) for the NAIA National Invitational title on Saturday with a capacity crowd.

Set one went back and forth with 30 total ties and 74 total rallies as the teams battled for the lead. Both teams pushed far past twenty five as there were 18 total chances at set point for what is likely an Invitational record. The Spartans came out on top with a 38-36 crucial set one victory.

Grand View took an early lead in the set two but MBU jumped into action to tie the score. The teams continued to battle as Missouri Baptist took the lead after a tie score of 17 and a service ace from Grant Carder. The Spartans furthered that advance to a 25-22 set victory.

The third set much like the second saw an early lead for the Vikings but the Spartans were not far behind in tying the score. With another battle for the lead and a tie score of 21, Missouri Baptist went on a four point run to claim the 2016 NAIA National Invitational Title.

Chris Flood led the offense with 13 kills. Mico Janicijevic and Carder followed with 12 kills apiece.

Kyle Foley quarterbacked the offense with 44 total assists for an average of 14.67 assists per set.

The Spartans remain undefeated on their home court after the win with 24 games.

This is the second title the Spartans have won in just as many years. The team became the second to claim back-to-back titles. The only other team to claim back-to-back titles was California Baptist from 2004-2007.

At the conclusion of the match the teams were presented with their trophies and the All-Tournament team was announce. Foley and Flood were both named to the All-Tournament team from Missouri Baptist. Foley was also named the tournament MVP as head coach John Yehling was named tournament coach of the year.

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Game Recap: Softball | 4/23/2016 5:37:00 PM |
Seniors Shine During Final Doubleheader at Lindenwood
The Lindenwood softball team capped off the 2016 season on senior day with a doubleheader sweep of Central Missouri on Saturday afternoon from St. Charles, Mo. Seniors Morgan Colvis and Brooke Miller were credited with the win in their respective game, as Alexandra Newcomb had two hits on the day while Mallory Eitel had four.

Game One
After Ali Jo Rogers reached on an error to lead off the game for the Jennies, a steal of second put her in scoring position to score on a single up the middle by Emily King to give the visitors the early lead.

The Lady Lions wouldn't be phased. Brooklyn Sisk was hit by a pitch and Madeline Bohr followed with a bunt single. With one out, Newcomb singled through the right side to load the bases. Alexis Theis drew a walk to even the score at one apiece, and Caitlyn Touchette followed with a sacrifice fly to score Bohr.

Back-to-back doubles from Hailey Crabtree and King tied the game for UCM in the third, but Colvis got a strikeout and groundout to end the inning to limit the damage. Eitel tied the game in the bottom of the third with a two-out infield single to score Touchette and give Lindenwood the 3-2 lead.

Madison Huot added onto the Lady Lions' lead in the fourth when she doubled home Sisk, who singled and stole second to lead off the inning.

Colvis sent down six in a row before the sixth inning, but UCM would end it there. Loading the bases with nobody out, Colvis surrendered a double to pinch-hitter Allie Dishinger to the game at four to head into the seventh. Lauren Mabe put the Jennies ahead 5-4 with a double down the left-field line to score Crabtree.

A single by Touchette to lead off the seventh for Lindenwood preceded a double to the right-field fence for Maria Tippit to put runners in scoring position with nobody out. Eitel bunted to reach first, and then Rebecca Stocker reached on an error by the first baseman, which scored Touchette. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Sisk drilled a deep fly ball to left-center for a sacrifice fly to score pinch-runner Shelby Sharpe to win the game for the Lady Lions 6-5.

Colvis ends her career with a 2016 record of 8-13 and 90 strikeouts. She led the team with 132 innings pitched and a 4.45 ERA. Newcomb collected one hit, and Eitel had two infield singles.

Game Two
The Lady Lions scored two in the first inning to give senior Brooke Miller an early lead to work with. After Sisk walked, Bohr reached on a bunt and trotted all the way to third after an error. Huot doubled home Bohr to give Lindenwood a 2-0 lead.

The Jennies threatened in the second as they drew three walks, but Miller recorded a strikeout to end the inning.

After scoring one in the third, the Lady Lions added four runs in the fourth. Three consecutive singles resulted in Eitel scoring, followed by a Newcomb knock and a Theis double to bring the score to 7-0 after four innings.
UCM put a four-spot on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth. After Miller allowed three runs on four hits, Bethany Fountain came in relief for the senior. The Jennies tacked on another run from a double by King to only trail 7-4.

Fountain recorded the last two outs of the sixth, but surrendered a lead-off double to Mabe to begin the seventh. Payton Wilson came in for the save opportunity, and recorded the first out after a UCM runner slid past third base after a successful steal. Wilson quickly got two flyouts to Theis in right field to give the Lady Lions the win to end the 2016 season.

Miller won her first game of the year, going 5.1 innings. Eitel tallied another two hits in game two, as Newcomb also had one.

Lindenwood ends its season with a record of 15-37, along with a 9-17 mark within the MIAA.

Game Recap: Baseball | 4/23/2016 3:48:00 PM
Baseball Drops Game Two on Saturday
The Lindenwood baseball team fell 18-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Lou Brock Sports Complex in St. Charles, Mo.

The Lions struggled to keep Emporia State from scoring, as the Hornets tallied nine runs in the first three innings. Lindenwood surrendered four more runs in the top of the fifth, but scrapped together a few runs in the bottom of the sixth. Zac Perkins grounded out to first base, but drove in a run in the process. Jake Cooper singled to drive in Kyle Teter, and Wes Degener drove in Bobby Lang on a sacrifice fly to right field.

Lindenwood made it a 10-run game, but five more runs in the top of the seventh for the Hornets sealed the victory for Emporia State. Mike Ehrhard was the only Lindenwood player with two hits on the day, while the rest of the team registered seven hits.

Lindenwood falls to 18-24 on the season and 12-19 in the MIAA. The Lions will close out the three-game series with Emporia State on Sunday at 12 p.m. Lindenwood will be handing out wrist bands in support of Cancer Awareness throughout the day at the Lou Brock Sports Complex in St. Charles, Mo.

Baseball Falls in Final Inning

The Lindenwood baseball team lost 5-4 after late push by Missouri S&T on Wednesday afternoon in Rolla, Mo.

Wes Degener opened up the scoring with a run scored in the top of the first after Drew Quinones hit a sacrifice fly. Missouri S&T tied the game in the bottom of the second with the help of two hits, but the Miners also stranded three runners. Nick Paulda gave the Lions the lead again in the top of the third after he singled earlier in the inning.

Lindenwood extended its lead after Degener scored on a wild pitch, and Jake Cooper scored on a sacrifice fly by Rayce Singbush. The Lions held a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, but a costly error to start the inning allowed the Miners to score two-unearned runs to pull within one. Missouri S&T tied the game in the bottom of the ninth after a stolen base led to a run, and a single drove in a run to end the game 5-4.

Jevon Boyd threw four innings, allowed just one run on two hits, and struck out two batters. Lucas Tibbs tossed four innings of his own, allowed two runs, both unearned, and struck out one. Degener led the team with three hits and two runs scored.

Lindenwood falls to 17-23 on the season after the non-conference loss. The Lions will return to the Lou Brock Sports Complex on Friday to host Emporia State in a three-game set that begins at 6 p.m. in St. Charles, Mo.


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The Missouri Baptist men's volleyball team defeated Warner (Fla.) 3-2 (25-20, 25-18, 22-25,19-25,15-11) in the NAIA National Invitational semifinal on Friday.

The Spartans started strong in set one and posted their highest hitting percentage of the match at 0.450. The set went back and forth at the start. Warner held the lead for a time but with a 5-0 run from MBU the team took a two point lead. Missouri Baptist saw that lead to a 25-20 set one win.

MBU carried the momentum from set one into set two as the team held the Royals to their lowest hitting percentage of 0. The score flip-flopped at the start but with a service ace from Mico Janicijevic the Spartans took the lead and controlled the match from there on out for a set two victory.

Missouri Baptist started off with the lead but Warner was not going down without a fight. The Royals went on a 6-0 run and gained the lead. MBU just could not find its way back into the lead as Warner took the third set 25-22.

The Royals charged on in set four as they held the Spartans to their lowest hitting percentage of 0.048. Warner had another six point run that put them in a position to take set four and tied things up at two sets apiece.

The teams trudged on to a fifth and final set. The match is only the second, five set match that MBU has played all season. The Spartans took an early lead and never allowed the Royals to surpass them and with a kill off the hand of Janicijevic MBU was the first to punch its ticket to the championship match.

Janicijevic led the offense with a double-double and posted 14 total kills and 10 digs in the match.

This will be Missouri Baptist's four appearance in the championship match. MBU has only won 1 of 3 championship matches as the fourth is yet to be played.

The Spartans have not lost a match at home since March 21, 2015, against Grand View (Iowa) in the Spartan Invitational. Since that loss, Missouri Baptist has recorded 23 straight wins on its home court.

MBU will have the chance to win the title in back-to-back years as the team won the title in 2015. The only other team in the NAIA to win the title in back-to-back years was California Baptist from 2004-2007.

Missouri Baptist will battle Grand View on the hardwood for the 2016 Men's Volleyball National Invitational Title on Saturday, April 23 at 6 p.m. on the MBU campus in the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex.


MBU Men's Volleyball Advances to NAIA Title Game

The Missouri Baptist men's volleyball team went undefeated in pool play with a 3-2 (19-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-13, 15-13) win over Lourdes (Ohio) and a 3-1 (28-26, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19) win over Grand View (Iowa) MBU became the first team to receive a spot in the semifinals.

The Spartans (31-1) started the day off with a match-up against Lourdes.

MBU was sluggish in set one and only recorded a hitting percentage of 0.161, the team's lowest of the match.

After dropping set one, Missouri Baptist looked to make a comeback in set two. The Gray Wolves, however, continued to capitalize on the Spartans slow start as Lourdes went up two sets to none with its second highest hitting percentage of 0.303.

MBU in a pickle with a due or die set three, flipped the momentum in its favor as the team regained its footing and posted its highest total of kills in the match with 18.

The pressure remained on Missouri Baptist in the fourth set as the Gray Wolves were still one set away from taking the match, but the Spartans were on a roll. MBU recorded it's highest hitting percentage at 0.842.

The Spartans had evened the score as their first deciding fifth set of the season stared them in the face. MBU, however, maintained the momentum from set four to take the set and recorded only three errors off of 18 attempts.

Race Munger led the offense with a new career-high of 17 total kills.

Kyle Foley quarterbacked the team with a new season-high of 59 total assists for an average of 11.8 assists per set.

Robert Hall cleaned-up in the back row with 13 total digs.

The team closed out the first day of pool play against Grand View (Iowa).

The teams started the match with a nail biter as they posted hitting percentages that had only an 0.003 difference. The Vikings may have taken an early lead, but MBU closed the scoring gap and pushed past 25 to take the first set 28-26.

In set two three roles flip-flopped as the Spartans took the early lead and Grand View came from behind to swipe the match from MBU as the Vikings recorded their second highest hitting percentage of the match.

GVU was hot on Missouri Baptist's tail but were unable to capture the third set win. As MBU held the lead for the majority of the set, the Spartans also held the Vikings to their lowest hitting percentage of 0.

Set four was the most contested set in the match-up with 21 total ties as each team fought for the upper hand in the beginning. MBU, however, had a four point run for a 23-19 lead. After an attacking error from Grand View and a service ace from Hall the Spartans punched their ticket to the semifinal round.

Grant Carder led the offense with 12 total kills. Outsides Chris Flood and Mico Janicijevic followed with 10 kills apiece.

As the number one team in pool A, Missouri Baptist will advance to play in the first semifinal match at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 21 against the number two team out of pool B.


ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Baptist men's lacrosse team, in their first year playing in the NAIA, has qualified for the first even NAIA National Invitational.

The team qualified as the Independent Conference regular season winner and was dealt only one loss in the NAIA regular season by Sienna Heights (Mich.).

MBU will enter the Invitational as the five seed.

Play in the Invitational will begin on Thursday, May 5 with the quarterfinal round and will be held in Greenville, S.C.

The Spartans first match-up will be against the No. 4-seed Lourdes (Ohio) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.

The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals on Friday, May 6.

The semifinal winners will advance to the championship on Saturday, May 7.


Three of the Missouri Baptist men’s volleyball players were named to the 2016 AVCA NAIA All-American team as one was announced as the AVCA NAIA Player of the Year on Wednesday night at the NAIA National Invitational awards Banquet.
Local talent Kyle Foley, who graduated from Vianney high school, was not only named as an All- American but the Player of the Year. Foley is in his second year as the starting setter for the Spartans squad and quarterbacked the offense to an NAIA best 0.355 hitting percentage. The setter led five of his teammates to reach triple-digit kills number in 2016. The sophomore also leads the team in service aces by a monstrous 30. 

Mico Janicijevic and Race Munger were also named as All-Americans. Munger was the only middle to be named to the All-American team and leads the only player in the nation with a hitting percentage over 0.500. Janicijevic has been a key point to the Spartan offense this season as he leads the team in kills per set and recorded double-digit kills in 23 of 30 matches in 2016.

Missouri Baptist will begin play in the National Invitational on Thursday, April 21, as pool play for the tournament begins. The team will face Lourdes
(Ohio) at 1 p.m. and Grand View (Iowa) at 7 p.m. in the Carl & Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex located on the MBU campus.


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Billikens One of Nation’s Most-Improved Teams

Saint Louis University boasted one of the most-improved women’s basketball teams in NCAA Division I during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Billikens posted a 26-8 record this season, bettering their 15-16 mark of a year ago by 9 ½ games. That improvement is good for an eighth-place tie with Binghamton and South Alabama.

Saint Louis claimed a share of the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship and reached the third round of the WNIT. The Billikens registered school records for total wins (26), conference wins (13), overall winning percentage (.765), conference winning percentage (.813), home wins (14) and road wins (10).

UNC Asheville led Division I with an improvement of 16 games, followed by UTEP (14), Georgetown (12 ½), Manhattan (11 ½), Central Arkansas (10 ½), Santa Clara (10 ½), Northeastern (10), Saint Louis, Binghamton and South Alabama.


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Cox Punches Ticket to 2016 Summer Olympic Games
Cox wins World Games Qualifying Tournament Championship, will wrestle at 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Mizzou Wrestling junior J’den Cox (Columbia, Mo.) officially secured his spot in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games with a first place finish in the freestyle 86 kg weight class at the World Games Qualifying Tournament in Mongolia on Sunday. Cox (shown right in Mizzou photo) dominated en route to the championship, outscoring the opposition, 36-3, in five matches.

The top-three placers at each weight class from the Qualifying Tournament in Mongolia locked up spots at the Summer Olympic Games, which take place August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cox will be the second wrestler in program history to compete in the Olympics after Ben Askren wrestled in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Cox cruised to victory in his first two bouts, recording an 11-0 technical fall over Shamir Atyan (Armenia) in the first round and a 10-0 technical fall over Timofel Xenidis (Greece) in the second round. The hometown Tiger needed just 1:27 to put away Xenidis, as Cox advanced to the quarterfinals, where he would face Zbigniew Mateusz Baranowski (Poland). Cox led, 2-1, after the first three minutes of the match and scored a late takedown in the second period to ensure the victory, 4-1.

In the semifinals, Cox defeated Umidjon Ismanov (Uzbekistan), 5-2, to officially punch his ticket to Rio de Janeiro. Cox led, 2-1, after the first period, then added a push-out point and a takedown in the second to put the match away.

Cox jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period against Pedro Francisco Ceballos Fuentes (Venezuela) in the finals. Cox scored a point after Ceballos Fuentes failed to score after being put on the shot clock, then Cox added another point for pushing out the Venezuelan. The Tiger junior and Team USA representative added two more takedowns in the second period to capture the championship and finish the day a perfect 5-0.

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Match-by-Match Results
Freestyle 86 kg/189 lbs:
First Round: J’den Cox (USA) def. Shamir Atyan (Armenia) by 11-0 technical fall
Second Round: J’den Cox (USA) def. Timofel Xenidis (Greece) by 10-0 technical fall
Quarterfinals: J’den Cox (USA) def. Zbigniew Mateusz Baranowski (Poland) by 4-1 decision
Semifinals: J’den Cox (USA) def. Umidjon Ismanov (Uzbekistan) by 5-2 decision
Finals: J’den Cox (USA) def. Pedro Francisco Ceballos Fuentes (Venezuela) by 6-0 decision

#19 Mizzou Softball Earns Walk-Off Win Over #16 Texas A&M
Sophomore Amanda Sanchez comes through in the eighth inning
COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 19 Mizzou Softball (32-12, 7-9 SEC) posted its first walk-off victory of the 2016 season on Saturday in a dramatic 7-6 extra inning ballgame against No. 16 Texas A&M. Sophomore Amanda Sanchez (West Covina, Calif.) supplied the heroics for the Tigers, roping an RBI single in the eighth inning.

Sanchez was one of five Tigers with multi-hit efforts Saturday afternoon. Joining the Tiger third basemen was redshirt senior Taylor Gadbois (Maryville, Mo.), senior Emily Crane (Troy, Mo.), redshirt senior Sami Fagan (Dunnellon, Fla.) and junior Kirsten Mack (Riverside, Calif.).

Gadbois, Crane, Fagan and Sanchez were dynamite atop Mizzou's lineup, hitting .625 (10-for-16) with five runs scored, one home run and four RBI. Gadbois' first inning single extended her season-high hitting streak to nine games. The Tiger centerfielder also recorded her fifth three-hit game of the season and team-leading 20th multi-hit outing.

Sophomore Paige Lowary (Dallas Center, Iowa) picked up her team-high 17th victory of the year. Lowary matched her career-high with 8.0 innings pitched while earning her 100th strikeout of the 2016 campaign.

Saturday's Top 20 Southeastern Conference matchup was back and forth all afternoon long. The Tigers and Aggies produced three ties and five lead changes to keep the 1,213 Mizzou faithful on the edge of their seats.

Fagan launched her 11th home run of the year to even the score in the fourth inning. Freshman Rylee Pierce (Visalia, Calif.) put Mizzou on top in the fifth inning with an RBI double to right field. The Aggies evened the score yet again in the sixth inning following their third home run of the afternoon.

Texas A&M went back to its starting pitcher in the eighth inning and Mizzou capitalized with two consecutive hits to lead off the frame. After intentionally walking Fagan, Sanchez stepped to the plate and ripped a line drive to left field that fell in past the outstretched Aggies defender.


The Tigers delivered clutch at bats all game long, including game-tying hits in the third and fourth innings. Texas A&M had a golden opportunity to go back on top in the eighth inning but Lowary's sixth and final strikeout of the day ended its rally.


Fagan: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Gadbois: 3-for-5, 2 R, SB
Sanchez: 2-for-3, RBI, BB

Game two of the series between Mizzou and Texas A&M is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, April 24. The evening matchup will broadcast live on SEC Network.

Baseball | 4/23/2016
Mizzou Baseball Falls at No. 12 South Carolina, 5-1
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Mizzou Baseball dropped game two of its series at No. 12 South Carolina, 5-1, on Saturday afternoon at Founders Park. Mizzou starter Tanner Houck (Collinsville, Ill.) was tagged with the loss despite turning in a quality start, allowing just six hits over 6.0 innings while being charged with three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and two walks. Carolina's Braden Webb earned the win as he improved to 8-2 on the year.

The loss drops the Tigers to 20-20 overall and 4-13 in SEC play while South Carolina goes to 32-8 and 13-4 in SEC play. Offensively, Mizzou was led by CF Jake Ring (Ingleside, Ill.), who had a pair of hits and an RBI. Senior 1B Zach Lavy (Auxvasse, Mo.) had his career-long 11-game hitting streak snapped but he did walk and was hit by a pitch as he has reached base safely now in 12 straight games.

After Webb struck out the side in the first inning, Houck came out and struggled, allowing the first five South Carolina batters to reach base. Alex Desitno delivered a bases-loaded single through the right side to plate a pair, but Houck minimized the damage after that, getting a 1-2 fielder's choice and a pair of strikeouts to get through the inning.

After knocking in a pair of runs, Destino then made a diving catch in left to rob extra bases from OF Trey Harris (Powder Springs, Ga.). That turned out to be a big out as Brett Bond (St. Louis, Mo.) singled in the next at-bat as the play likely saved a run. Bond has now hit safely in five consecutive games. RF Kirby McGuire (Round Rock, Texas) also walked in the frame and he has now reached base safely in a team-long 15 consecutive games.

Houck had to pitch out of trouble again in the second as the first two Gamecock batters reached base a walk and hit batter. But he got a flyout, a strikeout and 1-3 bounce out to get out of the inning. Jonah Bride then doubled to lead off the third inning and scored on a passed ball to give South Carolina a 3-0 lead after three innings.

Mizzou finally got to Webb in the top of the fifth inning as he walked a pair to bring up Ring who singled through the right side for his second hit of the day and an RBI, cutting into the lead. After Webb walked the bases loaded, Lavy flew out to center to strand the bases loaded.

The Tigers threatened to get more in the sixth inning, putting two men aboard with two outs, but Shane Benes (Town & Country, Mo.) struck out to strand a pair. Mizzou left eight runners on base through the first six innings as South Carolina carried a 3-1 lead into the seventh.

Mizzou stranded two more runners in the seventh inning on a tremendous play in the right centerfield gap by CF Dom Thompson-Williams as he went down to his shoelaces for a catch on a sinking line drive by Harris, which likely would have been extra-bases and runs for Mizzou.

RHP Cole Bartlett (Williamsburg, Ind.) then relieved Houck in the bottom of the seventh. South Carolina added two unearned runs off of Bartlett on a single to right center by Destino, who drove in four of South Carolina's five runs on Saturday. That put the game out of reach for Mizzou.

Mizzou and South Carolina will play game three of their series tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. (CT) at Founder Park. The game will air live on SEC Network+. For all the latest on all things Mizzou Baseball, stay tuned to and follow the team on twitter @MizzouBaseball and like the team on Facebook and Instagram (Mizzou Baseball).

Cox Ready for Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament in Mongolia

To qualify for Olympics, Cox must finish in the top three at 86 kg/189 lbs.

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Mizzou Wrestling junior J’den Cox (Columbia, Mo.) is set to represent Team USA in the Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament on April 23-24 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In order to qualify for the Summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, later this summer, Cox must finish the tournament in the top three of his weight class, freestyle 86 kg/189 lbs.

Assistant Coach Joe Johnston has made the trip to Mongolia to accompany Cox throughout the Qualifying Tournament.

Cox is one of nine wrestlers from Team USA who will compete in Mongolia for a spot in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, joining four women freestyle wrestlers, three Greco-Roman wrestlers, and one other men’s freestyle wrestler. The Mongolia Qualifying Tournament is the third stage of Olympic Qualification, with Team USA qualifying nine of 18 possible weight classes so far.

Men’s freestyle competitors are scheduled to compete on Sunday, April 24, beginning with the qualification rounds at 9 a.m. and the finals round at 6 p.m. local time. Mongolia is 14 hours ahead of the Central Standard time zone, meaning Cox is scheduled to wrestle on Saturday at 7 p.m. for the qualification round and 4 a.m. on Sunday for the finals round.


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UMSL Baseball Falls Twice at Truman State Late in Game

KIRKSVILLE, MO., April 24, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis baseball team dropped two games at Truman State on Sunday in the finale of a four-game Great Lakes Valley Conference series. The host Bulldogs won with a walk-off in the opener, 2-1, and scored three runs in the eighth inning of the nightcap en route to an 11-9 win.

The Tritons fall to 23-20 overall, including 7-13 in the GLVC, while the Bulldogs are now 18-24 and 10-10 in the league.

UMSL will play a mid-week game at Southern Indiana on Wednesday night before hosting Missouri S&T on Saturday and Sunday in a four-game GLVC series.

GAME ONE: Truman 2, UMSL 1
The Bulldogs walked off with a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh off UMSL reliever Austin Simokaitis.

Truman took a 1-0 lead in the second, but UMSL countered in the third with an RBI single from freshman Tom DeCero.

The Tritons tallied eight hits, including two each from juniors Nick Ulrey and Jake Beckwith, with each recording a double.

Simokaitis was tagged with the loss, walking two in two-thirds of an inning.

Senior Kyle Wilson went six innings in the start, scattering seven hits and allowing one run, while walking three and striking out one.

GAME TWO: Truman 11, UMSL 9
The Bulldogs scored four unanswered runs en route to the win, including three in the eighth inning to erase UMSL’s 8-4 lead after four innings.

The Tritons battled back from an early 4-1 deficit with a six-run third inning on five hits, including RBI singles from Beckwith, senior Jose Ortiz, junior Tanner Hudson and an RBI double from freshman Matt Foster and made it an 8-5 advantage in the fourth on a double play groundout.

UMSL’s final run came in the seventh as Beckwith drew a bases loaded hit-by-pitch for a 9-7 lead.

Hudson finished with two hits as the Tritons tallied 10 as a team. All nine batters recorded at least one hit, while Beckwith finished with two RBIs. Senior JonMichael Weaver scored three runs and had two stolen bases.

Junior Zach Lindsay suffered the loss, allowing four runs on six hits and two and two-thirds of an inning.

UMSL Women’s Golf Earns Runner-Up Finish at GLVC Championships

WATERLOO, ILL., April 24, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team earned its second straight runner-up finish at the GLVC Championships, held Friday-Sunday.

The Tritons turned in a 54-hole school record 920 behind rounds of 311, 304 and 305. Indianapolis repeated as champion, finishing 21 strokes ahead of UMSL, shooting an 899 (302-303-294).

The Tritons had three players finish in the top-10, including sophomores Ares Boira and Alexa Capesius, who tied for seventh place with a score of 229, which equals the second best individual 54-hole score in program history. Boira turned in rounds of 75, 77, 77, while Capesius carded rounds of 78, 73, 78.

Sophomore Stefaniya Ivanova, who ended the opening 18 holes in a tie for 34th place, worked her way up to a ninth place finish with a score of 230 with rounds of 83, 76, 71. Her one-under par 71 today equaled a tournament low.

Sophomore Alix Beriard (78-78-82 – 238;T20th) and freshman Maxi Roth (80-82-79 – 241; T27th) rounded out the scoring.

UMSL should officially learn of its seventh straight NCAA East Regional bid tomorrow when the NCAA unveils its tournament field. The Tritons were ranked No. 5 in the latest regional rankings.

No. 6 UMSL Softball Wraps Up Regular Season With Sweep at Southern Indiana

EVANSVILLE, IND., April 24, 2016 – Sophomore Jennah Perryman delivered a two-out grand slam in the second of two games at Southern Indiana on Sunday to help the No. 6 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis softball team to a sweep at Southern Indiana to close out the regular season.

Perryman’s long ball sparked a 7-0 run by the Tritons to end the game en route to the 7-1 victory. UMSL took the opener, 8-4.

The Tritons improve to 48-5 overall, equaling the program’s second-most wins, one shy of the record 49 set two years ago. UMSL also wraps up GLVC play with a 26-4 mark, equaling the program record for league wins, also set by the 2013 and 2014 teams. The Tritons finish second in the GLVC regular season and will be the league’s No. 2 seed in the GLVC Tournament, which begins on Friday. Complete tournament details, including UMSL’s first round opponent and game time will be released by the conference office later this evening.

GAME 1: UMSL 8, Southern Indiana 4
Junior Alex Stupek went 4-for-4 as UMSL out-hit the Screaming Eagles, 11-4.

The Tritons jumped out to a 6-0 lead, scoring twice in the second inning on a pair of wild pitches before crossing the plate four times in the third inning. Sophomore Jennah Perryman had an RBI single in that frame, while junior Ryan Logan drew a bases loaded walk before freshman Serena Olson delivered a two-run single.

Southern Indiana scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the third inning on Marleah Fossett’s grand slam. Senior Hannah Perryman allowed three of her four hits in that frame and her lone walk. She struck out 11 in the game, improving to 41-3 in the circle. Perryman also moved her season strikeout total to 501, which ranks third on the NCAA DII single season charts.

Sophomore Rachel Matthies added two hits, while junior Sara Kern drove in two runs in the sixth on a single for the final score.

GAME 2: UMSL 7, Southern Indiana 1
J. Perryman and Stupek accounted for all seven runs with Stupek delivering a three-run double in the sixth inning.

Southern Indiana jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a two-out RBI single.

Freshman Carly Kingery tossed the complete-game victory, allowing the one run on six hits, while walking four and striking out two. She improves to 7-2.

UMSL tallied seven hits, including two from freshman Alicia Shivers.

No. 12 WashU Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 1 Emory in UAA Title Match
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 24, 2016 – No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team suffered a 7-2 loss to No. 1-ranked Emory University in the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship match Sunday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Emory improved to 23-4, while the Bears fell to 15-8. The UAA title for Emory was its fourth-straight and 27th in program history.

Match-by Match Results:
1. Jamie Silverberg/Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Daniela Lopez/Anna Fuhr (EUW) 8-5
2. #2 Bridget Harding/Katarina Su (EUW) def. Rebecca Ho/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-5
3. Michelle Satterfield/Paula Castro (EUW) def. Kaylan Griffith/Aly Coran (WASHUW) 8-1

1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #14 Bridget Harding (EUW) 6-0, 6-1
2. #18 Michelle Satterfield (EUW) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 6-0, 6-4
3. #3 Taylor Cosme (EUW) def. Grace Deering (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. #34 Beatrice Rosen (EUW) def. Aly Coran (WASHUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. #28 Madison Gordon (EUW) def. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Paula Castro (EUW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-0

• WashU is 10-8 against ranked teams this season.
• Ho moved into sole possession of sixth place in school history with 129 victories.
• Ho has won 12-straight singles matches and is 11-4 against ranked opponents.
• WashU was making its 17th UAA Title match appearance, and first since 2005.

Up Next: The 2016 NCAA Division III Championship Field will be announced on Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m., while the list of individual qualifiers will be announced Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

UMSL Baseball Splits at Truman, Takes Opener, 8-6

KIRKSVILLE, MO., April 23, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis baseball team opened a four-game Great Lakes Valley Conference series at Truman State on Saturday with a split, taking the opener, 8-6. Truman used a walk-off in the 10th to win the nightcap, 6-2.

The Tritons move to 23-18 overall, including 7-11 in the GLVC, while the Bulldogs are now 16-24 and 8-10 in the league. The two teams will play another doubleheader tomorrow, starting at Noon.

GAME ONE: UMSL 8, Truman State 6
Junior Tanner Hudson went 4-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run and finished with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Tritons out-hit the Bulldogs, 16-8.

Senior Justin Busekrus also homered in the win and finished with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while senior Jose Ortiz tallied three hits.

A sixth-inning solo home run by Truman State knotted the score at 4-4, but in the seventh, UMSL struck for two runs, including a go ahead RBI single from freshman Matt Foster and an RBI single from fellow freshman Tom DeCero.

Hudson’s two-run long ball gave the Tritons an 8-4 cushion and helped senior Austin Simokaitis get his 13th save, despite allowing two runs on three hits.

Senior Kurt McGuire improved to 7-1 on the mound, going seven and one-thirds of an inning in the start. He gave up four runs on four hits, walked four and struck out four.

GAME TWO: Truman 6, UMSL 2
Truman used a walk-off grand slam to garner the win in the 10th inning after the Tritons tied it up in the seventh and forced extra innings.

UMSL got its first two men aboard to lead off the seventh with senior JonMichael Weaver singling and junior Jake Beckwith reaching on a fielder’s choice. After being sacrificed over, senior Dominic Orlando drove in pinch runner Brendan Reismeyer with an RBI groundout for the tying run.

The Tritons took a 1-0 lead in the third on Busekrus’ RBI single, while Truman went ahead with a two-out, two-run single in the fourth.

The Bulldogs held a 10-9 advantage in hits with UMSL being led by Busekrus’ two hits and RBI. Weaver also finished with two hits.

Junior Jon Shanker suffered the loss, allowing four runs on four hits, while issuing four walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Junior Jake Renfrow went a season-long nine innings, scattering nine hits and allowing two runs, while striking out three and walking one.

No. 18 WashU Softball Drops Pair of Games to Monmouth on Senior Day
St. Louis, Mo., April 23, 2016 — The No. 18-ranked Washington University in St. Louis softball team committed seven errors and was limited to one run in a pair of losses to Monmouth College (Ill.) Saturday at home on Senior Day.

Monmouth recorded a 7-0 win in game one, and then posted a 4-1 victory in nine innings in game two. Monmouth improved to 21-9 with the sweep, while WashU dropped to 32-10.

Prior to the contest, WashU honored its three seniors: Brooke Hofer, Amanda Kalupa and Annie Pitkin. The Class of 2016 has compiled an overall record of 127-54 (.702) and have been apart of four seasons with 30 or more wins and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Bears also won University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Monmouth 7, #18 WashU 0 – Game One
Pitkin retired the first nine batters with five strikeouts, but garnered a lead-off hit in the fourth. Charlotte Park then launched a deep homerun with two outs to give Monmouth the 2-0 advantage.

With the WashU offense not producing at the plate, Pitkin cruised through the next two innings to keep the Bears in the game. Junior Janet Taylor made a diving catch on the first pitch of the sixth as Pitkin only threw three pitches in the inning.

Taylor led off the sixth with a double off the left field fence, and moved to third on a wild pitch. She was stranded at third. Monmouth put the game out of reach scoring five runs on just two hits, and took advantage of three infield errors.

Pitkin (19-5) took the loss allowing four hits and seven earned (four earned) in 6 1/3 innings pitched. She struck out seven and walked two. Junior Hannah Mehrle was 3-for-3 as WashU was limited to six hits. The Bears left six runners on base.

Monmouth 4, #18 WashU 1 (Nine Innings) – Game Two
Tied at 1-1 in the ninth, Monmouth scored three runs without recording a hit, and took advantage of two WashU errors.

Sophomore Maggie Clapp (9-5) tossed a complete game and took the loss allowing six hits and four earned runs. Clapp dropped her team-leading earned run average to 1.29.

WashU scored first in the first at-bat of game two despite not getting a hit. Mehrle led off with a walk, and then came around to score after a sacrifice fly by Hofer.

The Bears were limited to three hits in game two, and committed a season-high four errors.

WashU hosts Fontbonne University (19-11) in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 27. Game one is set to begin at 4 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Monmouth 8-4 … Hofer played in her 180th career game, most in school history … WashU was shutout for just the second time this season in game one … The Bears have committed 10 errors in the last three games … Mehrle leads the team with 18 multi-hit games … Taylor’s 34-game reached base streak came to an end in game two … Pitkin appeared in her 118th game, tied for most in school history … WashU is 3-1 in extra innings this year … Mehrle was 4-for-7 at the plate and took over the UAA lead in batting average (.482).

Walker, Kern Homers Help No. 6 UMSL Softball to Sweep at Bellarmine

Senior Erin Walker and junior Sara Kern broke up Ally Foster’s no hitter in the top of the seventh with back-to-back home runs to help the No. 6 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis softball team to a 2-1 victory over the Knights in the first of two games on Saturday afternoon in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. UMSL then completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the capper.

Senior Hannah Perryman picked up wins 39 and 40 on the season, combining for 24 strikeouts on the day, moving her season total to 490, which ranks fourth on the NCAA Division II single season charts. Her 40 strikeouts equal the 10th most in an NCAA DII single season, while her 22 shutouts this year are the seventh most.

UMSL improves to 46-5 overall, including 24-4 in the GLVC. The 46 wins are the third most in program history. Bellarmine slips to 33-20 overall, including 17-10 in the league.

The Tritons will close out the regular season tomorrow with a doubleheader at Southern Indiana.

GAME 1: UMSL 2, Bellarmine
In the match-up between NFCA DII Player of the Year Top 25 finalists Perryman and Foster, it was Perryman who came out on top despite a solid effort from Foster.

Foster gave herself an early cushion with a lead-off home run and retired 19 of 20 UMSL batters before allowing the two long balls. She finished the complete game effort with 14 strikeouts and issued just one walk to the Tritons.

Perryman, meanwhile, struck out 15 and allowed three hits and five walks – including three intentionals to Foster following her home run.

Walker reached base twice, drawing Foster’s lone walk, before stealing second.

GAME 2: UMSL 2, Bellarmine
The Tritons took advantage of three Knights errors to plate two unearned runs. Freshman Serena Olson’s RBI single in the second inning scored sophomore Jennah Perryman, while junior Alex Stupek’s RBI groundout in the third sent sophomore Rachel Matthies home. Matthies led off with a double and advanced to third on an error.

Perryman scattered four hits in the shutout and struck out nine, while walking four.

Bellarmine left eight runners on base, including bases loaded in the fourth and sixth innings.

UMSL Women’s Golf Finishes Opening Day of GLVC Championships in Third Place

WATERLOO, ILL., April 22, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team turned in an opening round score of 311 Friday as play began at the 2016 GLVC Championships.

The Tritons enter day two in third place in the team standings, one stroke behind second place Illinois Springfield and nine strokes behind leader Indianapolis in the 14-team field. Southern Indiana is in fourth place with a 316.

Sophomore Ares Boira paced UMSL with a three-over par 75 and is tied for fourth place, sitting just two strokes behind leader Katharina Keilich of UIndy.

Also for the Tritons, sophomores Alexa Capesius and Alix Beriard turned in a 78 and are tied for 13th place, while freshman Maxi Roth shot an 80 and is tied for 23rd place. Sophomore Stefaniya Ivanova rounds out the scoring with an 83, in a tie for 34th place.

UMSL will begin teeing off tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

UMSL Men's Golf Tabbed No. 1 Seed in Midwest Region as NCAA Unveils Tournament Field

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., April 22, 2016 - With the 2016 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship field announcement on Friday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis men's golf team is set to make its 11th postseason trip, and it's fifth in the last six years. The Tritons, who secured an automatic berth after claiming second straight GLVC Championship last Tuesday, will be one of 20 teams competing in the Midwest/Central Regional May 2-4 at The Meadows in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.

There will be four regional sites across the country, with two regions at each site, consisting of both team and individual competition being conducted concurrently with 20 teams and eight individual players from non-qualifying teams. The top five teams from the Midwest/Central Regional, along with the top two players not with a team (regardless of region), advance to the NCAA Championships May 17-21 in Denver, Colo.

Dubbed the No. 1 seed in the Midwest, UMSL is one of four GLVC teams at the regional, which also includes Indianapolis, Lewis and Bellarmine. Other teams from the Midwest Region include: Tiffin, Grand Valley State, Northwood, Northern Michigan, Ferris State and Trevecca Nazarene.

Teams from the Central Region include: Central Missouri, Central Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Winona State, Arkansas Tech, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Henderson State, Lindenwood, Washburn and Minnesota State-Mankato.

UMSL, which moved up five spots to No. 13 in the latest Golfweek NCAA DII Coaches Poll, has won a school record six tournaments this season and owns a program single season best scoring average of 295.97. Sophomore Markus Lindberg leads the team with an average of 73.83 behind seven top-10 finishes, while junior Julien de Poyen sports a 74.45 average with six top-10 finishes.

The Tritons placed 12th nationally last year the NCAA Championships after placing third at the regional.

UMSL Softball’s Hannah Perryman Named to Schutt Sports/NFCA DII National Player of the Year Top 25 List

LOUISVILLE, KY., April 20, 2016 – University of Missouri-St. Louis senior pitcher Hannah Perryman is one of 25 student-athletes from across the country to be selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 List for the Schutt Sports/NFCA DII National Player of the Year award.

Perryman, named to the 50-member watch list in February, is 38-3 in the circle with a career-best 0.95 ERA. Perryman ranks first in the NCAA statistics with 21 shutouts and stands at 466 strikeouts, which ranks fifth on the NCAA DII single season charts. In 280.2 innings pitched, she has issued only 42 walks and ranks fourth nationally with 3.24 hits allowed per seven innings. Perryman also ranks second in NCAA DII in victories and is third in strikeouts per seven innings (11.6). She has tossed five no-hitters, including two perfect games.

Perryman broke NCAA Division II career records for perfect games (nine) and strikeouts (1,624) this season and is on track to graduate with the strikeouts per seven innings career record (currently at 12.42). Perryman also ranks third in DII in career no-hitters (15), eighth in shutouts (58) and 11th in victories (119).

UMSL Men’s Golf Defends GLVC Championship

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., April 19, 2016 – The No. 18 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team successfully defended its Great Lakes Valley Conference championship on Tuesday by defeating Indianapolis, 4-1, in the match play final, to capture its second straight conference championship.

“It’s a great accomplishment to win the conference title again,” said UMSL head coach Troy Halterman. “We start every year with the same two goals – to win conference and to get to the NCAA finals. This program had gone a long time without winning, so to win it back-to-back is something for these guys to be proud of.”

UMSL advanced to the championship match with a 4-1 win over Illinois Springfield in the morning’s semifinals, while Indianapolis defeated Bellarmine, 3-2, in the other semifinal contest to set up the afternoon’s contest.

The Tritons won three of the five matches against Indianapolis, while tying in the other two.

Senior Anthony Cope shot a 71 to defeat Andrew VanAelst by two strokes, while freshman James Henderson also turned in a 71, finishing one stroke better than Evan Stoker, securing the clinching point. Junior Julien de Poyen also secured a one-stroke victory with a two-under par 70, to better GLVC medalist Graham McAree.

“James has been playing very well as of late,” said Halterman. “We have a lot of depth on this team and he’s been close all year to cracking the lineup. We went on spring break and he qualified for his tournament after that and has been playing great since. I think he’s at the point where he’s finally feeling comfortable with his game.”

“Julien and Graham’s match was unbelievable,” added Halterman. “They battled back and forth all day. Julien struggled in the morning and wasn’t happy with how he played, but when I asked who wanted to play Graham, it was Julien who stepped up and I think he played some of his best golf in that round.”

The win holds additional significance for the Tritons as it secures them the GLVC's automatic postseason bid. UMSL, which has been ranked No. 1 in all NCAA Midwest Regional rankings this year, is now assured of its 11th NCAA regional appearance for the program and the fifth in the last six years under Halterman. The NCAA will announce its official field on Friday.

The victory marks the fourth conference title overall for men's golf with the 1992 and 1993 teams winning MIAA championships. It is also just the third GLVC title won by a men's team (baseball in 2003) and the fifth overall in the athletics department (softball in 2013, 2014 and 2015).

GLVC Championship
Missouri-St. Louis def. Indianapolis, 4-1
Match 1 - Colby Yates, UMSL 71 vs. Zach Gurtner, UINDY 71 -- Tie, 0.5-0.5
Match 2 - Anthony Cope, UMSL 71 def. Andrew VanAelst, UINDY 73 -- UMSL, 1.5-0.5
Match 3 - Markus Lindberg, UMSL 72 vs. Christopher Heck, UINDY 72 -- Tie, 2.0-1.0
Match 4 - James Henderson, UMSL 71 def. Evan Stoker, UINDY 72 -- UMSL, 3.0-1.0
Match 5 - Julien de Poyen, UMSL 70 def. Graham McAree, UINDY 71 -- UMSL, 4.0-1.0

GLVC Semifinals
Missouri-St. Louis def. Illinois Springfield, 4-1
Match 1 - Colby Yates, UMSL 73 def. Nate Goecks, UIS 84 -- UMSL, 1.0-0
Match 2 - Talon Supek, UIS 68 def. Julien de Poyen, UMSL 74 -- Tie, 1.0-1.0
Match 3 - Markus Lindberg, UMSL 70 def. Kent Gregory, UIS 80 -- UMSL, 2.0-1.0
Match 4 - James Henderson, UMSL 70 def. Erik Thulien, UIS 78 -- UMSL, 3.0-1.0
Match 5 - Anthony Cope, UMSL 68 def. Trevor Flota, UIS 71 -- UMSL, 4.0-1.0



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WashU Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader at Spalding
Louisville, Ky., April 24, 2016 — The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team ran its winning streak to four games with a doubleheader sweep Sunday at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

WashU held on for a 5-4 win in game one, and then the Bears posted a 22-5 victory in the nightcap. WashU improved its overall record to 26-13, while Spalding fell to 22-13.

WashU 5, Spalding 4 – Game One
Junior Christian Santos got things going for the Bears in the third in game one with an RBI triple to right, and then junior Ben Browdy drove in a run with an RBI double to right.

With junior Scott Nelson in control on the mound, Santos delivered again in the fifth with an RBI double to push the advantage to 3-0.

Spalding broke up the shutout with a run in the sixth, but WashU answered back with a pair of runs in the eighth after a two-RBI single by junior Austin Darmawan.

Nelson exited the game with a 5-2 advantage in the ninth, but the bullpen faltered giving up two runs. Junior catcher Kyle Kozak threw out the eventual tying run trying to steal second to end the game.

Nelson (6-4) picked up the win allowing seven hits and two earned runs, while sophomore Alex Truss garnered his second save of the season allowing one hit in the ninth.

Santos was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBIs, while Darmawan went 2-for-4 with a run scored, stolen base and two RBIs. The Bears had nine hits in the victory.

WashU 22, Spalding 5 (Eight Innings) – Game Two
The Bears had 22 hits in the game two victory and took advantage of eight Spalding errors.

WashU broke open game two scoring eight runs in the second inning. Browdy, Kozak and Santos each had RBIs in the inning for the Bears.

The lead grew to 10-0 in the third after Santos drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Browdy added an RBI double to left.

Spalding pushed across a run against senior Julian Clarke in the fourth, but WashU answered back with three runs in the sixth to extend the lead to 13-1. Junior Tate Maider drove in two with a single to left, and then Golembo singled to center to score another run.

Sophomore Auggie Mense added a two-RBI double down the left field line and Maider singled through the left side for two RBIs as the Bears scored eight runs in the eighth.

Maider (2-for-4, two runs scored) and junior Spencer Egly (2-for-6, two runs scored) each drove in four runs, while Golembo (3-for-6, three runs scored, walk, RBI, two stolen bases) and sophomore Conor O’Hara (3-for-6, two run scored) each had three hits.

Clarke (4-4) picked up the win allowing six hits and four runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings pitched. The bullpen was sharp allowing three hits and one unearned run in 3 1/3.

WashU begins a five-game homestand Tuesday, April 26, by hosting Webster University (21-12) for a single game at 3 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU improved to 4-1 against Spalding since 1985 … The Bears have recorded 25 or more wins in six-straight seasons … Browdy leads NCAA Division III with 64 RBIs, three shy of the WashU single-season record … The Bears have recorded double-digit hit totals in 22 games … WashU has scored 20 or more runs three times this season … Darmawan leads the UAA with 29 stolen bases, and is six shy of the WashU single-season record … Darmawan also moved into sixth in school history with 53 steals … Golembo played in his 149th career game … WashU did not commit an error in either contest … The first set of NCAA Division III Regional Rankings will be posted Thursday.

WashU Baseball Powers Past Principia 15-4 in Seven Innings
Elsah, Ill., April 23, 2016 — Senior Max Golembo and junior Ben Browdy each drove in three runs to lead the WashU baseball team to a 15-4 win in seven innings at Principia College Saturday in Elsah, Ill.

Golembo was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, while Browdy was 2-for-3 with a run scored, home run and three RBIs.

Junior Bill Heisler (3-1) picked up the win and did not allow a run in four innings pitched. He gave up four hits and walked one batter with two strikeouts.

WashU won its second-straight game to improve to 24-13, while Principia fell to 8-25. The Bears swept the season series from the Panthers.

The Bears scored four runs on five hits in its first at-bat. Junior Christian Santos drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single, and then Browdy homered to make it 3-0. A two-out RBI single by senior Kyle Kozak pushed the advantage to 4-0.

WashU made it 7-0 with three runs in the second after an RBI triple by junior Austin Darmawan, a double by Golembo and an RBI single by Browdy. Golembo doubled in the fourth to drive in a run as WashU pushed across three runs to make it 10-0.

Darmawan extended his hitting streak to 13 games going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. The Bears had 11 hits in the win.

WashU plays a doubleheader at Spalding University (22-11) in Louisville Sunday, April 24, at Noon (ET).

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU improved to 34-4 against Principia since 1985 … Darmawan recorded the 50th stolen base in his career, seventh most in school history … The Bears have recorded double-digit hit totals in 21 games … Browdy leads NCAA Division III with 61 RBIs.

No. 12 WashU Women’s Tennis Upsets No. 9 Carnegie to Advance to UAA Title Match
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 23, 2016 – No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team upset No. 9 Carnegie Mellon University 6-3 in the semifinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Saturday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

“I am very proud of the team. We were down after doubles and we fought hard till the very end,” said 11th-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. “We new we could do it, and everyone on our team truly believed they could win this match.”

WashU improved to 15-7, 2-0 in the UAA, while Carnegie fell to 15-6, 1-1 in the UAA.

Match-by Match Results:
1. Cori Sidell/Minami Makino (CMUW) def. Jamie Silverberg/Grace Deering (WASHUW) 8-6
2. Brooke Tsu/Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) def. Rebecca Ho/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Kaylan Griffith/Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Nicholle Torres/Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) 8-3

1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #16 Brooke Tsu (CMUW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Nicholle Torres (CMUW) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Cori Sidell (CMUW) 6-2, 6-2
4. Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Minami Makino (CMUW) 6-1, 6-7, 5-5, retired
6. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Marina Selenica (CMUW) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1

• WashU is 10-7 against ranked teams this season.
• Coran moved into fifth in school history in wins (130).
• Ho moved into a tie for sixth place in school history with 128 victories.
• Ho is 10-4 this season against ranked opponents in singles.
• The Bears have recorded 15 or more wins for the sixth-straight season.

Up Next: The Bears take on top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Emory University (22-4) Sunday at 9 a.m. (ET) in the UAA Championship match. WashU is making its 17th UAA Championship appearance, and first since 2005.

WashU Sweeps UAA Outdoor Track and Field Team Titles
St. Louis, Mo., April 24, 2016 — For the eighth time in school history, the Washington University men’s and women’s track & field teams swept the team titles at the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championships hosted by Washington University at Bushyhead Track.

The WashU women won eight events on Sunday to run away with the team title. The Bears tallied 221 points, well ahead of Emory University (173) and the University of Chicago (161.50). The WashU men won three events and scored 161.50 points to claim the conference title ahead of Carnegie Mellon University (137) and New York University (126).

It was the 18th UAA Outdoor title for the WashU men and 14th conference title for the WashU women. The Bears last swept the UAA Outdoor team titles in 2014.

“It was incredible. We just competed really well. We competed for each other, and people went out and took care of business. When someone was down, someone else stepped up,” said head coach Jeff Stiles. “The number of compliments we received from other coaches about our athletes is always humbling.”

Junior Kelli Hancock broke a seven-year school record in the women’s 400 hurdles to win in 1:00.75, with junior Rebecca Ridderhoff claiming second place with a time of 1:03.11.

Hancock then teamed with senior Emily Warner, junior Daisy Ogede, and freshman Elise Grever in the 400 relay to shatter another school record with a winning time of 46.98, nearly a full second ahead of runner-up Emory. Hancock and Warner also teamed with sophomore Annalise Wagner and Ridderhoff to win the 1,600 relay with a UAA-record time of 3:47.03, which is the third-fastest time in school history.

Ogede added an individual title in the 100 hurdles (14.79), but she suffered an injury crossing the finish line. The injury prevented her from running in the 100 and 200—two races where she is ranked first in NCAA Division III. With Ogede sidelined, Grever clocked a time of 25.49 to win the 200, and she added a second-place finish in the 100 with a time of 12.32.

The WashU men had three individual titles on Sunday. Junior Deko Ricketts raced to first in the men’s 800 with a UAA-record time of 1:51.11, which was also the third-fastest time in school history. Senior Josh Clark won the men’s 1,500 with a time of 3:53.94. Sophomore Elvir Sarajlic (3:56.51) and junior Michael Sullivan (3:58.09) came in fourth and sixth place, respectively.

Senior Joey Pasque was the lone event winner in the field events for the WashU men. He cleared 1.99m to win the high jump and post his first UAA outdoor championship. Senior Alex Arteaga came in sixth place after clearing 1.89m. Sophomore Ezugo Onejeme cleared a career-best 13.58m to finish second in the triple jump, with Arteaga adding a fourth-place finish with a career-best mark of 13.36m.

Senior Maisie Mahoney had a banner day for the WashU women, winning two field event titles. She won the triple jump with a career-best mark of 11.36m. Freshman Heidi Nassos followed in fourth place with a career-best mark of 10.88. Mahoney also won the women’s javelin throw (38.82m), with freshman Rachel Kershner finishing second (37.84m) and senior Jackie Nelligan finishing fifth (31.87m).

Besides those two event titles, Mahoney cleared a career-best 1.60m to place third in the high jump. Junior Betsy Wiener captured sixth place in shot put with a career-best toss of 10.86m.

Wagner set a new UAA record in the women’s 800 with a winning time of 2:10.33. Junior Ashley Knudson posted a fifth-place finish with a time of 2:15.15. Warner clocked the second-fastest time in school history (55.94) to finish third in the women’s 400.

The men’s 1,600 relay team of senior James Fitzhugh, senior Alex Bastian, freshman Jeremy Barnes and Ricketts were runner-up finishers with a time of 3:17.17. Bastian (50.14) and Fitzhugh (50.55) also finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the men’s 400.

Sophomore Roderick Smith secured second place in the men’s 100 with a time of 10.95, just .02 seconds behind the event winner from NYU. Sophomore Michael Billington posted a third-place finish in the men’s 400 hurdles with a time of 55.24.

Both teams return to action at the True Blue Twilight on Friday in Jacksonville, Ill.

No. 7 WashU Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 1 Emory in UAA Title Match
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 23, 2016 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis won two of three doubles matches but could not hold on in singles as the Bears suffered a 6-3 loss to No. 1 Emory University in the finals match of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Championship Saturday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Emory, who won its 25th conference title in the 29-year history of UAA Championships, improved to 20-3. WashU fell to 16-5.

Match-by Match Results:
1. Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) def. Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EU) 9-8 (7-4)
2. Rafe Mosetick/Jonathan Jemison (EU) def. Josh Cogan/Johnny Wu (WASHU) 8-5
3. Jeremy Bush/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. David Omsky/Andrew Harrington (EU) 8-6

1. #2 Rafe Mosetick (EU) def. John Carswell (WASHU) 6-3, 6-1
2. #16 Jonathan Jemison (EU) def. Johnny Wu (WASHU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Aman Manji (EU) def. Tyler Kratky (WASHU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Adrien Bouchet (EU) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. Josh Goodman (EU) 1-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-6
6. #35 Andrew Harrington (EU) def. Jake Klein (WASHU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

• The Bears are 11-5 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• Kratky moved into a tie with Kevin Chu for 14th on the all-time win list (116).
• WashU made its 11th-straight appearance in the UAA Championship match.
• Kratky and Haugen posted a 5-1 record at the UAA Championship.

Up Next: The 2016 NCAA Division III Championship Field will be announced on Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m., while the list of individual qualifiers will be announced Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

WashU Men’s Tennis Upsets No. 5 Chicago to Advance to UAA Title Match
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 22, 2016 – Sophomore Johnny Wu pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 singles to clinch a 5-3 upset victory for the No. 3 seed Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team over No. 2 seed University of Chicago Friday in the semifinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Friday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

No. 7-ranked WashU improved to 16-4, 2-0 in the UAA, while No. 5-ranked Chicago fell to 15-4, 1-1 in the UAA.

Match-by Match Results:
1. #3 Chua, Nicolas/Liu, David (UCM) def. Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) 9-8 (10-8)
2. Josh Cogan/Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. Leung, Peter/Pei, Charlie (UCM) 9-8 (7-2)
3. Jeremy Bush/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Tsai, Luke/Hawkins, Max (UCM) 8-6

1. #6 Chua, Nicolas (UCM) vs. John Carswell (WASHU) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, unfinished
2. Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. #36 Liu, David (UCM) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
3. Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Pei, Charlie (UCM) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kranz, Sven (UCM) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. Leung, Peter (UCM) 4-6, 7-6 (12-10), 1-0, retired
6. Tsai, Luke (UCM) def. Jake Klein (WASHU) 6-3, 6-2

• The Bears are 11-4 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• Chicago defeated WashU 8-1 on April 10.
• Wu handed David Liu his first dual loss (16-1) of the year.
• Kratky upped his career win total to 115.
• The Bears have won 16 or more matches in 11-straight seasons.
• Chicago is the third opponent WashU has defeated after dropping its first meeting.

Up Next: The Bears take on top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Emory University (19-3) Saturday at 9 a.m. (ET) in the UAA Championship match. WashU is making its 11-straight and 21st appearance in the UAA championship match.

Margolin Dominant in Shutout Victory Over MacMurray
St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 2016 — Junior Brad Margolin tossed the first complete-game shutout of his career to lead the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team to a 6-0 win over MacMurray College Friday in non-conference action at Kelly Field.

Margolin (5-1) allowed eight hits and struck out four and did not walk a batter. The complete game was his third of the season.

WashU improved to 23-13 with the win, while MacMurray fell to 18-16. The Bears also improved to 13-2 this season at home.

The game was scoreless after two innings, but WashU scored four runs with two outs in the third to jump in front 4-0. The Bears recorded three singles in a row with two outs to load the bases, and then junior Ben Browdy laced a triple to right to clear the bases. Browdy upped his NCAA Division III best RBI total to 58.

The Bears were not done yet in the third as sophomore Conor O’Hara ripped a single to left center to drive in Browdy to make it 4-0. Darmawan drove in his 26th run of the year in the fourth with a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 5-0.

Senior Kyle Kozak added an RBI single to left in the eighth to round out the scoring.

Browdy was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, while junior Christian Santos was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

WashU plays three games in the next two days on the road. The Bears travel to Elsah, Ill., take on Principia College (8-22) Saturday, April 23, at Noon, and then play a doubleheader at Spalding University (20-11) in Louisville Sunday, April 24, at Noon.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Margolin improved his career record to 11-2 … Darmawan extended his season-long 12-game hit streak with a bunt single in the third … The Bears did not commit an error in a game for just the sixth time this season … The shutout for WashU was its third of the season.

Bush Records 100th Win in UAA Quarterfinal Victory vs. Brandeis
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 21, 2016 – Junior Jeremy Bush posted a pair of victories to become the 18th member of Washington University’s 100-win club as the No. 3 seed Bears posted a 9-0 ­victory over No. 6 seed Brandeis University in the quarterfinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Tennis Championship Thursday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Bush as compiled an overall record of 100-53 in three seasons on the Danforth Campus – 45-23 in singles and 55-30 in doubles.

No. 7-ranked WashU improved to 15-4, 1-0 in the UAA, while No. 23-ranked Brandeis fell to 8-8, 0-1 in the UAA.

Match-by Match Results:
1. Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) def. Ryan Bunis/Brian Granoff (BRMTEN) 8-4
2. John Carswell/Josh Cogan (WASHU) def. Michael Arguello/Tyler Ng (BRMTEN) 8-4
3. Jeremy Bush/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Danny Lubarsky/Jackson Kogan (BRMTEN) 8-2

1. John Carswell (WASHU) def. Ryan Bunis (BRMTEN) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
2. Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. Brian Granoff (BRMTEN) 7-5, 6-1
3. Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Michael Arguello (BRMTEN) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
4. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) def. Tyler Ng (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-2
5. Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. Danny Lubarsky (BRMTEN) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jake Klein (WASHU) def. Jackson Kogan (BRMTEN) 6-0, 6-0

• WashU is in the semifinals of the UAA Championship for the 21st-straight year.
• The Bears are 10-4 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• WashU has swept doubles play six times in 2016.
• Cogan’s doubles win was the 50th of his career.
• The Bears have won 15 or more matches in 11-straight seasons.

Up Next: WashU takes on No. 2 seed and No. 5-ranked University of Chicago Friday at 2 p.m. in the semifinals. Chicago (15-3) defeated WashU 8-1 on April 10.


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