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Summers And Hoevelmann Have Record-Setting Day Against Eureka

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

EUREKA, Ill.—The Fontbonne University baseball team earned a split against Eureka on Saturday. The team took game one 5-0 but fell 11-5 in the finale. In game one, Luke Summers tied the all-time record in wins (17) and became the all-time leader in strikeouts (202). In game two, Jonathan Hoevelmann set the single-season record with 26 stolen bases.

Game One

Score: Fontbonne 5, Eureka 0

Location: Eureka, Ill.

Records: Fontbonne (15-6; 2-3 SLIAC), Eureka (6-11; 2-5 SLIAC)

How It Happened

The Griffins got on the board first in the top of the second. Matt Tossick led off with a hit-by-pitch and eventually made his way to third. After a strikeout, Tyler Grimes came through with a single to left to give Fontbonne a 1-0 lead.

Three batters later, Hoevelmann doubled, allowing Grimes and Tyler Chambliss, who reached on a walk, to score and make it 3-0.

That score remained the same up until the top of the seventh. With one on and two outs, Michael Puckett, Jr., hit a homer to left, his second on the year, to extend the advantage out to 5-0. That was more than enough with Summers on the mound as he retired the side for the win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Summers improved 6-2 on the season after striking out 11.
  • Hoevelmann and Puckett, Jr., recorded a hit and two RBI each.
  • Grimes went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Eureka Notables

  • Southpaw J.D. Theile fell to 2-3 allowing four runs and striking out five in his 6.2 innings of work.
  • Dean Moir led the offense going 2-for-3.

Game Two

Score: Eureka 11, Fontbonne 5

Location: Eureka, Ill.

Records: Eureka (7-11; 3-5 SLIAC), Fontbonne (15-7; 2-4 SLIAC)

How It Happened

In the bottom of the second, the Red Devils rattled off six straight hits to plate seven runs and grab the early lead. The team stretched its advantage out to 11-0 after scoring one in the fifth and three in the sixth.

The Griffins, though didn't give in. Summers led off with a double and Grimes walked in the seventh. Matt Manint stepped in and blasted a homer to center, his second on the season, to trim the deficit down to 11-3.

In the eighth, Puckett, Jr., homered for the second time in as many games, this one a solo shot. The team loaded up the bases in the ninth with nobody out, however, the Griffins plated just one run as the Red Devils hung on for the six-run win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Alex Phillips dropped his second game on the year after allowing seven runs and striking out two.
  • Jake Jump put together 6.0 innings of work out of the pen, allowing four runs and striking out a season-high seven.
  • Manint led the offense with his three RBI.
  • Hoevelmann extended his hitting streak out to 11.

Eureka Notables

  • Gregory Cluskey won his fourth game on the season as he struck out six in his 7.1 innings pitched.
  • Dean Moir and Joe Quinn each hit homers for the Red Devils. The duo combined to go 4-for-7 with three runs scored and five RBI.

Up Next

  • The Griffins return to the diamond in the rubber match tomorrow against Eureka. First-pitch at 12 p.m.

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