Early week action starts Spring Break off on the right foot

Early week action starts Spring Break off on the right foot

Monday, 3/13

Baseball vs. Bridgeport - 1 p.m. 
Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
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#4 Women's Tennis vs. Dallas Baptist - 3 p.m. 
Saint Leo Tennis Center | Saint Leo, Fla.

Tuesday, 3/14

#10 Softball vs. #18 Caldwell (DH) - 11 a.m. 
University Softball Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
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#17 Men's Lacrosse vs. Ala. - Huntsville - 7 p.m. 
University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Baseball Notes

  • The Saint Leo baseball team takes on Bridgeport on Monday in non-conference action with a new game time of 1 p.m. The Lions are now 10-9 after going 3-3 over the week as they had five games against ranked opponents. Saint Leo topped Northwood, 8-6, to open the week, and then followed it with wins over No. 12 Minnesota State, 5-2, and No. 24 Catawba, 11-0. The Lions closed the week with a three-game series at No. 3 Tampa, where they went 0-3.
  • Saint Leo has 42 doubles on the year with one triple and 24 home runs as a team.
  • Dylan Harris has had 94 plate appearances for the Lions and 87 at-bats, and in those attempts, he has produced 43 hits, with nine doubles and one dinger. His batting average is .494.
  • Junior Tyler Bauman has a 2-0 record on the year with six starts. He has 22 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. Zach Whitacker has made eight appearances with 19.1 innings pitched, and he has recorded 23 strikeouts.
  • Bridgeport comes into the game with a 2-3 record in their young season. The Purple Knights’ last outing was also against Tampa, as they played the Spartans on Sunday, March 12. It was a high-scoring affair as Bridgeport fell 17-10. 

Women's Tennis Notes

  • The No. 4 Saint Leo women’s tennis team takes on Dallas Baptist on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. Saint Leo is currently 3-4 on the season. Dallas Baptist enters at 10-2. 
  • Dallas Baptist is currently ranked at No. 40 in the ITA rankings.
  • Saint Leo is looking to build momentum off their 6-3 win over Grand Valley State. The Lions went down 2-1 after doubles but used success in the singles to gain the win.

Softball Notes

  • No. 10 Saint Leo (21-6, 4-2 SSC) returns to the diamond after a 3-0 SSC sweep of Eckerd March 10-11. The Lions welcome in No. 18 Caldwell (4-3) to University Softball Stadium for a doubleheader on March 14.
  • Saint Leo swept their last series from Eckerd 3-0, 4-3 (9 innings), 5-4 (8 innings). The Lions finished last week off with a 5-0 record after wins against Ashland and Findlay on March 7. For the week, Kacie Kelly led the Lions with a .500 batting average (7-14) while adding a .571 slugging percentage and a .611 on-base percentage. Kelly scored three runs on the week while driving in two. Rachael Heath led the team in RBI as she drove in seven runs ahead of Sommer Pollard who knocked in four.
  • In the circle, Stephanie Adkins had a dominating week as she went 3-0 in four appearances with one save. Adkins three 18 innings of work and struck out 23 batters while allowing 10 hits in her one complete game shutout and combined shutout on the week. Adkins allowed no runs to finish with a 0.00 ERA on the week and held opposing batters to a .159 batting average. Sara Neuman ended the week with a 0.00 ERA as well with a 1-0 record in five innings of work. Alison Mitts appeared in three games and went 1-0 on the week with a 2.69 ERA after 13 innings of work.
  • On the year, Danielle Bottley leads the team with a .414 batting average (12-23) as Kelly is second at .402 (35-85). Samantha Ohmie, who hit her third walk-off homer of the season Saturday, is tied for the team lead in RBI with 20 with Ciera Schumaker. Adkins moved to 30-6 in her career in the Green and Gold after her 12th win of the year this past weekend and is at 12-2 on the season in 82.1 innings of work. Adkins leads the staff in ERA at 1.02 and has pitched nine complete games with three solo shutouts and one combined shutout. While on the mound, Adkins holds opposing batters to a .190 average from the box. Neuman stands at 4-0 on the year with a 1.48 ERA as Mitts is 4-3 on the season with a 2.23 ERA in 66 innings of work.
  • No. 18 Caldwell enters with a 4-3 record after a week of play in Florida. The Cougars started their season off on March 9 with a 10-1 loss to Saint Anselm and have since won three straight before two games against the University of Charleston and Edinboro University set for March 13. Caldwell will come to Saint Leo following the two Monday games.  
  • On the year thus far, the Cougars are led by Marisa Monasseri who is 9-19 from the plate for a team-leading .474 batting average. Kelle Lalier is a close second with a .429 average after going 3-7 from the plate.
  • In the circle, Sydney Ponto leads the team with a 3-1 record, 0.94 ERA in five appearances and 22.1 innings pitched. Ponto has recorded 20 strikeouts on the young season. Jessie Johnston is second in ERA with a 2.21 mark and is 0-1 on the year as Alexa Toner is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA. Sara Bearden rounds out the four pitchers that have thrown at least four innings of work with a 5.25 ERA and a 0-0 record in two appearances.
  • Last Meeting: In last year’s meetings, the Lions swept the two-game series by a total score of 12-1 in 12 innings of work. Saint Leo won game one 4-1 in seven innings where they picked up game two with an 8-0 win in five innings.

Men's Lacrosse Notes

  • Saint Leo men’s lacrosse hosts Alabama - Huntsville on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The Lions look to improve upon their 5-1 record and their 3-0 record at University Turf Stadium.
  • Saint Leo is averaging 17.5 goals per game on the season while only allowing an average of 8.33 per game by their opponents. 
  • Juniors Jake Gilmour and Kyle Pauwels have provided a one-two punch for the Lions offensively this season. Kyle Pauwels has tallied 25 goals and seven assists for 32 points, while Gilmour has scored 17 goals and added 17 assists for a team-high 34 points. 
  • In the Lions' last outing, Saint Leo topped Westminster, 16-9. The Lions saw Gilmour score three goals and dish out three assists. The junior also added four ground balls. Jake Gilmour now has 132 career points and moved into 5th on the all-time leaderboard. Thomas Tatarian's 15 saves in the game was a new career high.
  • UAH enters with a 3-3 record, but are on a two-game rise after topping Chowan, 17-8, and Notre Dame De Namur, 12-6. Luke LeVette is the leading point scorer for the Chargers, with 21 as he has scored 10 goals and added 11 assists.