SLIAC Weekly - April 18

SLIAC Weekly - April 18

 

HEADLINES

Feature Friday with Madison Watts (April 12, 2018)
On this week's Feature Friday interview we talked with Webster University women's tennis player Madison Watts. Here Madison talks about rivalry and sportsmanship developed during the conference tournament.....MORE

Carter Breaks 60 Year Old Principia Record (April 16, 2018)
Corey Carter had a record-setting day while competing in the Greenville Select Meet. Carter, a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, continued his impressive season for the Panthers with two more first-place finishes on the day.....MORE

SLIAC Men's Tennis Tournament Preview (April 17, 2018)
Principia College comes into the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Tournament looking to extend their winning streak to five consecutive titles. Principia has won four straight and will be looking to tie the third longest consecutive title streak in conference history with a fifth straight.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Baseball (Hitter) Blake Strebler, Westminster
Baseball (Pitcher) Isaiah Taylor, Eureka
Softball (Hitter) Kaylin Rucker, Spalding
Softball (Pitcher) Katie Price, Westminster
Men's Field Athlete Austin Wagner, Webster
Men's Track Athlete Corey Carter, Principia
Women's Field Athlete Emily Bay, Fontbonne
Women's Track Athlete Donalda Desir, Webster
Men's Tennis Jules Kitchingman, Principia
Women's Tennis Clara Baldwin, Westminster

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College

Blackburn senior Tyler Durand had a BIG day last weekend when the Beavers took on Webster in a baseball doubleheader. Durand had two home runs in each of the games that day. He was 2-for-3 with two home runs and two RBI in game one and went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI in game two. On the season he is hitting .322 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI. 

Eureka College

Believe it or not but the Eureka softball team finally makes their home debut this season on Wednesday. The Red Devils have played their first 20 games this season away from campus. They are set to play eight games this week including six at home. 

Fontbonne University

The Fontbonne softball team exploded for 26 runs on 28 hits in a doubleheader sweep of MacMurray on Tuesday. The Griffins improve to 9-1 in the SLIAC this season and will host Webster in the Battle of Big Bend on Wednesday in a doubleheader. 

Greenville University

The Greenville baseball team pulled their conference record even at 6-6 after taking two games against MacMurray last weekend. The Panthers are 11-14 overall and in third place in the SLIAC East Division. They will face Iowa Wesleyan and Blackburn this week.

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan student-athletes were named the Main Street Mount Pleasant Partner of the Year. They were chosen for their volunteer hours this past fall, events that included Chili Cook Off, Pints in the Park, and Farm to Table. 

MacMurray College

The MacMurray softball team is headed into a long stretch of road games. The Highlanders will play their next eight games on the road including doubleheaders against Eureka, Iowa Wesleyan, and Principia this week. 

Principia College

The Principia softball team will host a pair of doubleheaders this week. The Panthers host Robert Morris-Springfield on Thursday and will host MacMurray on Saturday. 

Spalding University

Kaylin Rucker was named the SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles in a high scoring attack last week. Rucker hit .600 with two home runs with 12 runs batted in as Spalding scored in double figures in all four games on the week. 

Webster University

The Gorloks baseball team recorded its 15th consecutive 20 win season after winning a pair of games against Principia College. The Gorloks are currently ranked #22 in the latest ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Poll and have a seven-game winning streak. They are 11-2 in conference play and in first-place in the West Division.

Westminster College

After earning conference honors, Westminster's Blake Strebler picked up another award as he was named Honorable Mention Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Strebler hit .471 with 4 home runs and 8 RBI last week including tying the NCAA Division III record with 4 home runs in one game. 

 

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