Tori Foster, Staff Writer
The University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons (7-28 GLVC 6-18) went up against the Lindenwood University Lions (19-19 GLVC 13-11) Tuesday. Last time the Tritons played the Lions, they won 13-11 at Lindenwood.
The rematch against Lindenwood was intense.
In the bottom of the first inning UMSL scored two runs on two hits with one person left on base. #7 Brain Seymour, infielder, redshirt senior, physical education, scored after hitting a double to the gap in right center. #5 Brandon Olion, outfielder, freshman, undecided, stole home while #23 Koltyn Schilly, outfielder, redshirt junior, business, stole second.
There were no hits or runs during the bottom of the second. The Tritons and Lions stayed tied 2-2.
Olion scored in the third inning with help from #2 Tom DeCero, infielder, senior, criminology, who hit a sacrifice fly to center field. The inning ended with two people on base, one run, one hit and only one error. The error was on #11 Jackson Dvorak, outfielder and infielder, junior, business administration, because he reached on a dropped fly by short stop.
Neither team scored in the fourth inning. The score was 8-3 in favor of the Lions.
In the fifth inning there was still no luck for the Tritons to advance home with two people on base. DeCero was on third base while #27 Mitchel Becher, infielder, freshman, nursing, was on first base. Dvorak flied out to the right fielder, Schilly grounded out to second base, and Dvorak struck out swinging.
The Tritons caught up to the Lions in the sixth inning. #3 Nathan Steen, outfielder, redshirt junior, physical education and #6 Andrew Taylor, outfielder, freshman, computer science, scored after Seymour singled up in the middle of the field. Seymour and Olion scored upon Dvorak hitting a single to center field. Schilly and Dvorak scored on back-to-back hits. Steen grounded into double plays with the shortstop throwing to the second baseman. Stroke was out on the play but while the second baseman threw it to first base, Becher advanced to third. DeCero made it back to the home plate as Becher attempted to follow. In the last play for the sixth inning, Olion struck out. The Tritons were fired up in the sixth inning. There were eight runs, seven hits, one error and two left on base.
The Tritons had another slow streak in the seventh and eighth inning, but in the ninth inning Olion scored the final run for the Tritons.
The Lions defeated the Tritons 14-12.
The hitting leaders for the Tritons were: Dvorak (3-6) with three RBIs, Seymour (2-5) with two RBIs, Schilly (2-6) with one RBI, and DeCaro (2-3) with two RBIs.
This upcoming week the baseball team plays Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tuesday, April 23, the Tritons play Illinois Springfield at noon and 3 p.m. in Springfield, Illinois. Saturday, April 27, the Tritons will travel to Evansville, Indiana to play Southern Indiana at noon and 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at noon.