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Baseball vs. Greenville and Rhodes Preview

Baseball vs. Greenville and Rhodes Preview

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University baseball team gets its 2019 season underway this weekend in Memphis, Tenn. The team takes on Greenville at 10:30 a.m., on Friday and will close out the weekend against host Rhodes at 2 p.m.

Fontbonne (0-0) vs. Greenville (0-0)

When: February 15th, 2019

Where: Memphis, Tenn.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Live Video: HERE

Live Stats: HERE

 

Fontbonne (0-0) at Rhodes (1-2)

When: February 16th, 2019

Where: Memphis, Tenn.

Time: 2 p.m.

Live Video: HERE

Live Stats: HERE

 

A Look At The Griffins

  • The Griffins are coming off a 19-20 (11-11 SLIAC) performance during the 2018 season.
  • Luke Summers, who returns for his junior campaign, was named Co-Pitcher of the Year and earned SLIAC First Team honors after totaling seven wins, three complete games, and owned a 2.10 ERA.
  • Gus Purschke also returns to the lineup where he hit .366 in conference play and ended the year overall with a .339 clip, totaling 42 hits, 20 runs scored, 15 doubles, and 18 RBI.
  • Jackson Penrod looks to build off his .333 average, while Michael Puckett, Jr., (.312), Matt Tossick (.311), and Braeden Dobbs (.302), all hit over .300 for the Griffins last year.
  • Transfers Lance Chapman, Mike Jacobson, and Alex Phillips look to make an impact in the first year with Fontbonne.

 

A Look At The Greenville Panthers

  • The Panthers, who were picked to finish second in the East Division in the SLIAC, will hit the diamond for the first time this year on Friday.
  • Greenville ended 2018 with a 23-20 overall record and 13-9 in SLIAC play. The team advanced to the SLIAC Tournament Championship, but fell 8-0 to Webster.
  • The team looks to replace a few key hitters that include Austin Marsh who led with a .390 average, 60 hits, and 31 RBI.
  • Back in 2019, though is Klalton Wolff as he batted .347.
  • Sam Hodges, who was named to the SLIAC All-Conference First Team, returns for his junior season after he hit .314, with three homers and 24 RBI.
  • On the bump, Jonah Moore leads the staff in 2019 after totaling a team-high 58 strikeouts last year.

 

A Look At The Rhodes College Lynx

  • Rhodes is off to a 1-2 start in 2019. After dropping its first two games against Belhaven (7-6, 11 inn.) and Maryville College (4-2, 10 inn.), the Lynx picked up an 11-10 win over Letourneau University.
  • In that contest, Ryan Palermo and Nick Bosma each went 3-for-4, while Bosma added an RBI and a run scored.
  • Jake Stacy posted a team-high three RBI.
  • On the bump, John Fears got the win out of the pen after going 3.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out one.
  • On the year, the Lynx have a .259 team batting average. Paul Giacomazzi and Stacy are each batting .400 and combined for five RBI.
  • On the rubber, the pitching staff has a combined ERA of 4.71 in 28.2 innings pitched.
  • C.J. Carron stands out of the pen with a 1.80 ERA in 5.0 innings of work.

 

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