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Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

EUREKA, Ill.—The Fontbonne University baseball team looks to snap its three-game slide this weekend in a series against Eureka. The two teams square off on Saturday for a DH starting at 12 p.m. On Sunday, they'll finish off the series at 12 p.m.

Fontbonne (14-6; 1-3 SLIAC) at Eureka (6-9; 2-4 SLIAC)

When: Apr. 6th and Apr. 7th, 2019

Where: Eureka, Ill.

A Look At The Griffins

  • The Griffins have dropped its last three and five out of its last six.
  • The team is coming off 1-0 and 9-2 defeats against Greenville on Monday night.
  • During the last six games, the offense is batting .259, while the pitching staff has a 6.07 ERA.
  • On the year, the Griffins are batting .290 as a team.
  • Jonathan Hoevelmann leads with a .429 clip, 36 hits and 24 runs scored. He's also tied the school record in a single-season with 25 stolen bases. He's currently tied for second nationally in stolen bases.
  • Braeden Dobbs leads the Griffins with 19 RBI, to go along with his .364 average, 24 hits, and 18 runs scored.
  • Jackson Penrod is batting .309 and ranks second behind Dobbs with 11 walks.
  • Gus Purschke (.299) and Lance Chapman (.291) are both hovering around the .300 mark and combined for 30 RBI.
  • On the bump, the staff has a 3.60 ERA in 165.0 innings pitched.
  • Luke Summers is 5-2, while ranking third in strikeouts (68) and 12th nationally in ERA (0.73). He's one win away from tying the all-time record and 11 strikeouts away from becoming the all-time leader at Fontbonne.
  • Alex Phillips is 4-1 with 38 strikeouts and a 3.79 ERA.
  • Out of the pen, Mike Jacobson has a 26/9 K/BB ratio and a 2.38 ERA.

 

A Look At The Eureka Red Devils

  • The Red Devils are coming off a series win against Iowa Wesleyan. After dropping game one 1-0, the team posted a 24-5 win in game two and a 25-7 victory in the finale.
  • Eureka is batting .283 on the year and they're led by Sean Green. The senior outfielder owns a .447 average, 17 hits, 14 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases.
  • Drew Thoele is hitting .310, while Grant Mullins owns a .308 average and ranks second on the team with nine RBI.
  • On the mound, the staff has a 7.36 ERA.
  • Freshman southpaw J.D. Thelle is 2-2 with a 1.09 ERA and leads with 22 strikeouts.
  • Gregory Clusky is 3-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

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