Seven home events highlight weekend of action

Seven home events highlight weekend of action

Wednesday, 3/15

Baseball vs. Rollins - 3 p.m.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Video  | Live Stats

Women's lacrosse vs. Belmont Abbey - 7 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Live Stats 

Thursday, 3/16

Tennis vs. St. Mary's (Texas) - 10:30 a.m.
Saint Leo Tennis Center | Saint Leo, Fla.

Baseball vs. Rollins - 11 a.m.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Video  | Live Stats

#15 Men's lacrosse vs. North Greenville - 4 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Live Stats 

Friday, 3/17

Track at USF Bulls Invitational
USF Track & Field Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
Live Results 

Baseball at Rollins - 6 p.m.
Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field | Winter Park, Fla.
Video | Live Stats

#11 Softball at Lynn - 3 p.m.
Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
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Saturday, 3/18

Track at USF Bulls Invitational
USF Track & Field Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
Live Results 

#11 Softball at Lynn(DH)- 12 p.m.
Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
Video |G1 Live Stats | G2 Live Stats 

Baseball at Rollins (DH) - 12 p.m.
Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field | Winter Park, Fla.
Video | G1 Live Stats | G2 Live Stats

Women's Lacrosse vs. Alabama-Huntsville - 1 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Video | Live Stats 


Baseball Notes
  • The Saint Leo baseball team hosts Rollins on Wednesday and Thursday for two games before heading to Winter Park for a three-game series with the Tars. The Lions are 11-9 on the season so far 

    and are 7-6 at home.

  • Saint Leo is coming off a 10-inning win over Bridgeport where the Lions won on a Chad Miller walk-off hit that send pinch runner Francis Ortiz across the plate for the win, 18-17. Senior Zack Sabo got aboard with a double down the left field line to open the home half of the 10th inning, beating the throw to second with a head-first slide. Pinch runner Francis Ortiz scrambled to third on a wild pitch, and Miller sent him home. Both teams recorded 22 hits in the game.
  • Senior Alex Mata now has 30 RBIs on the season to lead the team. He has recorded 28 hits with ten doubles and two homers. Dylan Harris has racked up ten stolen bases and has a .541 on-base percentage.
  • Tyler Bauman, Oscar Gordillo and Zach Whitaker each have earned two wins for the Lions, with Whitaker earning the most recent. Whitaker leads the trio with 23 strikeouts, while Bauman has tallied 22. Gordillo has 17 punch outs and has only walked five batters.
  • Rollins is 14-6 so far this season, but are coming off a 1-2 series with Eckerd over the weekend.
  • Peter Nicoletto of the Tars was named the SSC Player of the Week for hammering six home runs in five games last week. He hit .522 with a .577 OBS and 1.435 slugging percentage. Nicoletto racked up 12 hits in 23 at-bats and drove in 13 runs while scoring 11 of his own
Women's Lacrosse Notes
  • The Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team hosts Belmont Abbey on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and Alabama-Huntsville at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Saint Leo is 3-3 on the season, with a 2-2 home record.

     
  • The Lions are coming off a 15-9 loss to Seton Hill over the weekend. Saint Leo saw Kaylah Walstad, Katherine Larson, and Abbie Ross tally two goals apiece, while both goalkeepers Rebecca Halley and Erin Davis recorded six saves.

     
  • Saint Leo has seven different players with 10-plus points so far this season. Senior Caroline Fraser leads with 19 points, while Katherine Larson and Kaylah Walstad each have 12. Leslie Ferguson and Sabrina Sanacore have tallied 11 points apiece, and Abbie Ross and Lexie Walstad each have 10 points.

     
  • Belmont Abbey enters with a 4-3 overall record. They are coming off a 20-1 win over Erskine in their last outing. They are averaging 13.29 goals per game at this point in the season, while also having tallied 46 assists.

    Rebecca Luca has recorded 32 points for the Crusaders as she has scored 23 goals and added nine assists. Katelin Glass has added 28 points with 21 goals and seven assists.

     
  • Alabama – Huntsville has an 8-2 record so far this season and will take on Keiser (NAIA) on Thursday before the match with the Lions on Saturday. The Chargers are averaging 16.2 goals per game, while only allowing their opponents to score 9.00 per game.

    The Chargers have three 30-point scorers so far as Nicole Federovitch leads with 36 points on 26 goals and ten assists. Natalie Pachinger has added 35 points with 28 goals and seven assists, while Jenna Carr has added 33 points with 28 goals and five assists.

     

Tennis Notes
  • Saint Leo men’s and women’s tennis host St. Mary's out of Texas on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Saint Leo's men's team is 5-2 overall with a 5-1 home record. Their lone home loss was to a strong DI Valparaiso team. 
  • Saint Leo's women's team is 3-4 entering the match up with St. Mary's, most recently topping Grand Valley State. The Lions were supposed to play Dallas Baptist on Monday, but that game was rained out. 
  • St. Mary's men's squad is ranked No. 23 in the latest ITA rankings, but they are just 5-4 on the year. 
  • The women's team for the Rattlers is No. 9 in the nation and are 8-1 on the year with wins over No. 17 Cameron and No. 21 Midwestern State. Their lone loss came to No. 22 Academy of the Art.
Men's Lacrosse Notes
  • The No. 15 Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team hosts North Greenville on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Lions enter the match-up with a 6-1 record and a 4-0 record at University Turf Stadium.
  • In their last outing, the Lions topped Alabama-Huntsville, 21-3 behind six goals from Kyle Pauwels and eight points, two goals and six assists, from Jake Gilmour. Starting keeper Thomas Tatarian finished with 12 saves, and a .857 save percentage, while freshman Ian Areford, who played the fourth quarter, made four saves, including an incredible one-on-one stop. The Lions caused nine turnovers and picked up 41 ground balls.
  • Saint Leo is averaging 18 goals per game on the season with a 70.6-shot on goal percentage. The Lions also have a 90.7-percent mark for successful clear attempts.
  • Gilmour is now tied for fourth all-time in career points with 142. He is tied with Kyle Marceau (2008-10).
  • North Greenville enters the game with a 5-1 record and is currently on a four-game winning streak. The Crusaders have taken down UAH, Emmanuel, Shorter, Young Harris, and Walsh University, while their lone loss came to Queens (N.C.). They are averaging 12.8 goals per game while giving up 8.0.

Track  Notes

  • The Saint Leo men’s and women’s track teams are heading to the University of South Florida for the Bulls Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
  • This is just the third meet of the season for Saint Leo as they competed at the Embry-Riddle First Chance Last Chance meet and the University of Tampa Track Invitational.
  • Saint Leo runners Niclas Bez and Rafal Matuszczak each claimed a pair of first-place finishes to pace Saint Leo men's track at University of Tampa Track Invite. Bez won the men's 800m run with a time of 1:52.61. Matuszczak posted a time of 14:44.50 while winning the men's 5000m run, improving upon his seed time by nearly 10 seconds.
  • Colett Rampf posted a time of 17:03.67 in the 5000m at UT, winning the event by over a minute and showing an 11-second improvement over her seed time. Overall, Saint Leo finished fifth out of nine teams with 32 points.

Softball Notes

  • No. 11 Saint Leo (23-6, 4-2 SSC) returns to Sunshine State Conference action when they travel to Boca Raton for a three-game series with Lynn (17-10, 6-3 SSC) Friday and Saturday. 
  • The Lions enter the weekend on a seven-game win streak after most recently sweeping No. 18 Caldwell 5-0 and 12-3 (5 innings). Saint Leo saw Alison Mitts, and Sara Neuman picked up their fifth wins on the year in the circle.
  • In the two wins over the Cougars the Lions saw Ciera Schumaker, and Samantha Ohmie hit home runs with Schumaker’s starting the day off in the first inning of game one and Ohmie hitting a three-run walk-off in the bottom of the fifth in game two.
  • On the year, Kacie Kelly leads the team in batting average with a .419 (39-93) with a .491 on-base percentage. Schumaker has a slight edge over Ohmie in the RBI race with 25 and 24, respectively. Rachael Heath continues to be a threat on the base paths as she leads the team and SSC in stolen bases with 29 on the year.
  • Stephanie Adkins leads the team and SSC in ERA and wins in the circle with a 12-2 record and a 1.02 ERA. Neuman is 5-0 on the year with a 1.50 ERA where Mitts sits at 5-3 and a 2.00 ERA. All three pitchers have combined for 174 strikeouts where Adkins leads the team with 98 in 82.1 innings of work where Mitts follows with 48 in 73.2 innings and Neuman third with 27 in 37.1 innings. All three pitchers are in the top 10 in ERA in the SSC and Adkins, and Mitts are 1 and 9, respectively in strikeouts.
  • Lynn comes into the series on a three-game win streak after sweeping Maryville (Mo.) 6-2 and 3-2 on March 14. The Fighting Knights saw Victoria Ross hit a walk-off RBI single to win game two to complete the sweep.
  • On the year, the Fighting Knights see Karolina Flores lead the team in batting average with a .395 clip. Flores leads the team in RBI with 21 on the season.
  • Francais Olexa leads Lynn in wins and ERA as she is second to Adkins in the SSC standings for ERA. Olexa owns a 7-6 record in 87.2 innings of work as she holds a 1.12 ERA. Kayla Sheffield is second on the team and stands at 6-2 on the year with a 2.00 ERA. Both pitchers have combined for 29 strikeouts. Both Olexa and Sheffield rank in the top 10 in the SSC in ERA and Olexa is third in strikeouts in the league