Quantcast

Gorillas to Hit the Road to Open Series Against Lindenwood Frida - KOAM TV 7

Gorillas to Hit the Road to Open Series Against Lindenwood Friday

Updated:
Press Release PSU:

The Pittsburg State University baseball team will travel to St. Charles, Mo., to take on Lindenwood University in a four-game MIAA series. The series will begin Friday (Mar. 28) with a single game at 4 p.m. (CDT) at the Lou Brock Sports Complex. The Gorillas and Lions will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 29) and close out the series with a final game at 12 Noon Sunday (Mar. 30).

The Gorillas (13-13, 10-10 MIAA) enter the game after winning eight of their last 10 contests. Pitt State took three of four games against MIAA rival Washburn University last weekend, including a 5-4 13-inning decision in the series finale Sunday. In its most recent action, Pitt State defeated Newman, 17-3, Tuesday (Mar. 25).

The Lions enter the series at 10-17 overall and 7-9 in MIAA play. Lindenwood dropped a twinbill to Quincy Wednesday, falling by scores of 5-2 and 6-5. The Lions dropped three of four in their most recent MIAA action against Southwest Baptist.

The Gorillas are batting .298 and scoring 5.5 runs per game. PSU has a 5.86 team ERA. Senior outfielder Cody Ball leads the team offensively with a .375 batting average. He has 21 runs scored, four home runs and 24 RBIs, all team highs. The Shawnee, Kan. native ranks seventh in in the conference in RBIs, eighth in slugging percentage (.623) and fourteenth in batting average.
 
Freshman Cort Lesmeister (3-1) leads the Gorilla starters with a 4.13 ERA. The Raymore, Mo. native has notched 15 strikeouts to five walks in 28.3 innings of work. Tyler Thompson (4-3), last week's MIAA Pitcher of the Week, has a 4.31 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 39.7 innings pitched. Thompson currently ranks second in the league in innings pitched and third in strikeouts and wins. Ryan McKay (1-1) leads PSU with five saves. The Wichita, Kan., native has notched a 1.86 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 19.3 innings. He currently ranks second in the league in ERA and saves.

The Lions are batting .283 as a team and scoring 5.8 runs per game. Lindenwood has a 5.80 team ERA. LWU has three players currently batting over .300, led by senior first baseman Mike Failoni. The Edwardsville, Ill., native is batting .386 while also leading the team with three triples, four homers and 22 RBIs. Failoni ranks fifth in the MIAA in on base percentage (.513), seventh in slugging percentage (.624) and 15th in batting average.
 
Dylan Terell (2-3, 3.94 ERA), Austin Klein (3-1, 5.02 ERA), Zac Pearman (2-3, 5.50 ERA) and Brendan Kleekamp (2-2, 6.66 ERA) are the anticipated starters for the weekend series. Klein ranks second in the league with 39 strikeouts, while Terrell is 10th with 31.     
  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cowboys Talk About First Practice

    Cowboys Talk About First Practice

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:27:57 GMT
     The Oklahoma State football team held its first practice of 2014 Friday morning at the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility. Dressed in jerseys, helmets and shorts, the Cowboys completed an approximately two-hour long practice session.More >>
     The Oklahoma State football team held its first practice of 2014 Friday morning at the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility. Dressed in jerseys, helmets and shorts, the Cowboys completed an approximately two-hour long practice session.More >>
  • Former Southern runner travels to Kenya to pursue Olympic dreams

    Former Southern runner travels to Kenya to pursue Olympic dreams

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:26:59 GMT
    Former Missouri Southern distance runner Jake Benton will look to further his running career by traveling to Kenya to train to qualify for the US Marathon Trials to be held in Los Angeles in 2016.More >>
    Former Missouri Southern distance runner Jake Benton will look to further his running career by traveling to Kenya to train to qualify for the US Marathon Trials to be held in Los Angeles in 2016.More >>
  • Rock Chalk Choice Awards to Honor KU's Finest Student-Athletes

    Rock Chalk Choice Awards to Honor KU's Finest Student-Athletes

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:25:44 GMT
     For the third consecutive year, Kansas Athletics will celebrate its best student-athlete performances of the previous school year - on and off the field of play - with the Rock Chalk Choice Awards, an Academy Awards-like event, Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center of Kansas. On Friday, the nominating committee released the nominees for the Jayhawker Award, one of seven total awards to be presented.More >>
     For the third consecutive year, Kansas Athletics will celebrate its best student-athlete performances of the previous school year - on and off the field of play - with the Rock Chalk Choice Awards, an Academy Awards-like event, Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center of Kansas. On Friday, the nominating committee released the nominees for the Jayhawker Award, one of seven total awards to be presented.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.