A trio of home tennis contests featured in Ledger

A trio of home tennis contests featured in Ledger

Tuesday, February 24

Men's Tennis vs. Chestnut Hill - 3 p.m.

Where: Saint Leo Tennis Complex, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 4-1 | CHC 3-1
Website: SLU | CHC

Game Notes

  • The Saint Leo men’s tennis team is fresh off a 9-0 win over No. 34 Florida Southern College on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  Alex Theiler ousted Arthur Viallaneix in straight-sets at the top court while teaming with Bruno Sisti to win in doubles action.
  • After an upset win over Lynn University, the team leaped from the No. 7 team in the South Region to the No. 3 squad in the latest ITA regional ranking release.
  • Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio is a perfect 5-0 in singles action, manning the fifth and sixth courts while Bruno Sisti is also undefeated with a 4-0 record in singles matchups and a 4-1 in doubles play.
  • Chestnut Hill begins its season against Florida Tech on Monday, Feb. 23rd before meeting the Lions for the second matchup of the season.

Baseball at Embry-Riddle - 6 p.m.

Where: Sliwa Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Record: SLU 13-1 | ERAU 9-3
Website: SLU | ERAU
Coverage Links: Live Stats 

Game Notes

  • On Tuesday Saint Leo will face the 9-3 Embry-Riddle University Eagles on the road. The Eagles this season are 4-1 at home while the Lions are 4-1 on the road.
  • Last time out, the Saint Leo swept McKendree University 3-0 this past weekend. Saint Leo outscored the Bearcats 24-4. Embry Riddle won their last series versus Auburn Montgomery 2-1 in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Through 14 games, the Lions have scored 148 runs for just over a 10/game average. A big contribution to those runs have been the 28 home runs already hit this season. That is only seven less than the total of last season’s long ball total. 

Wednesday, February 25

Women's Basketball at Eckerd - 5:30 p.m.

Where: MacArthur Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Record: SLU 9-15, 4-10 SSC | EC 20-6, 10-5 SSC
Website: SLU | EC
Coverage Links: Live Stats | Video

Game Notes

  • The Saint Leo women’s basketball team is a week removed from a 63-61 win over the University of Tampa.  Freshman Mary Redmond was nearly unstoppable, posting a blistering 6-for-7 field goal percentage with an equally impressive 5-for-6 from three-point territory.  The guard totaled 17 points in the take-down of the Spartans.
  • Senior Chachi Guzman totaled 13 points on the game while adding three rebounds and three assists. Freshman Maggie Flynn notched 12 with four scores from beyond the arc.
  • Senior Melissa Jackson maintains her conference-leading rebound mark, averaging 9.9 boards per game.  The forward is seventh in scoring, managing 13.3 points per contest.  Redmond is second in three-point field goal percentage, draining 43% of her shots from outside the line.
  • Eckerd College took a 60-51 road win over Barry University on Feb. 21st. Forward Trine Kasemagi led the charge, scoring 21 points for the Tritons while grabbing eight rebounds.
  • Rana Thomas is the leader in scoring for the Tritons, managing 16.6 points per game while picking up 37 steals on the season.
  • The Tritons took the last meeting between the two squads by a 52-45 margin.  Jackson spun a double-double in the game behind 11 points and 10 rebounds while Kinnara Lewis and Flynn added 11 points.

Baseball vs. Eckerd - 6 p.m.

Where: Thomas B. Southard Stadium, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 13-1 | EC 8-2
Website: SLU | EC
Coverage Links: Live Stats | Video

Game Notes

  • Saint Leo University baseball is off to a 13-1 start, including being 9-0 at home this season. Though Eckerd College is in the SSC, the none-conference meeting will have regional implicatiosn. Eckerd is 8-2 on the season after a three-game sweep of conference foe Rollins College. The Tritons are 3-1 on the road.
  • The team batting average is .344, led by third base sophomore Dylan Harris who holds a .455 average. Junior centerfielder Cole Stancil is the only other Lion to don a plus .400 batting average with at least 40 at bats with a .431 average. Showing patience at the plate sophomore Troy Sieber leads the team with 12 walks 26 RBI. Eight of those came against Southeastern early last week.
  • Eckerd has a team batting average of .275 and have held opponents to .230 against. They have two players batting .400 plus through 10 games combining for 34 of the teams 79 hits. 

Men's Basketball at Eckerd - 7:30 p.m.

Where: MacArthur Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Record: SLU 12-14, 4-10 SSC | EC 11-14, 4-11 SSC
Website: SLU | EC
Coverage Links: Live Stats | Video

Game Notes

  • The Saint Leo men’s basketball squad was dealt a 65-57 loss at the hands of Tampa on Wednesday Feb. 18.  Senior Ron Foxx posted 18 points while adding five rebounds despite the outcome.  Freshman Jonathan Childs added 12 points, shooting 6-for-7 with five boards to his credit.
  • The Lions shot 18-for-20 from the free throw line against Tampa, as Foxx was perfect in his 10 trips.  The Green and Gold lead the nation in free-throw shooting as the team converts 79.6% of their shots.
  • Eckerd dropped an 85-70 decision to No. 4 Barry University on Saturday on the road.  Ray Darnell and Jerrick Stevenson led the Triton attack, reaching 15 and 13 points, respectively.
  • In the last meeting between the two teams, the Lions came away with a 69-64 home win over the Tritons.  Four members of the Green and Gold tallied double-digit points as Foxx and Devin Crisosto netted 16 apiece while Cale Girten and Marcus Dewberry added 11 each.

Thursday, February 26

Tennis vs. Embry-Riddle - 3 p.m.

Where: Saint Leo Tennis Complex, Saint Leo, Fla.
Men's Record: SLU 4-1 | ERAU 4-0
Women's Record: SLU 4-1 | ERAU 4-1
Website: SLU | ERAU

Game Notes

  • The Saint Leo women’s tennis team took a Friday night sweep of Palm Beach Atlantic University on the road.  The Lions won 9-0 over the Sailfish to improve to 4-1 on the season.
  • The women’s squad remains the No. 2 team in the region as announced in the latest ITA regional ranking.  The Green and Gold trail only Barry in the regional poll and sit No. 3 in the nation.
  • The Embry Riddle men’s team is the No. 2 NAIA program, soon to make the jump to Division II.  The ERAU women sit No. 2 as well as the Lions prepare for a formidable matchup.

Baseball vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 5 p.m.

Where: Port Charlotte, Fla.
Record: SLU 13-1 | UNO 3-3
Website: SLU | UNO

Game Notes

  • On Thursday the Lions are back on the road to play their third game in as many days in a neutral site matchup with University of Nebraska- Omaha. The Mavericks this season are 3-3 on the season having taken two of three from Chicago State in their latest series.
  • Senior righty Liam O’Sullivan picked up his fourth win in as many starts against McKendree last time out. He has pitched 30.0 innings to this point with a 1.20 ERA and 33 strikeouts. Junior Michael Dunnigan leads the Saint Leo pitching staff with five wins in his four starts and one relief appearance. He holds a 2.48 ERA through 29.0 innings of work. Senior righty Tyrone Miller and junior lefty Brandon Mumaw each have a save to their name this season in their limited opportunities.
  • In 7.0 innings of relief work, Tyler Hamer of the Mavs has an ERA of 0.0 with 8 strikeouts.
  • Nebraska-Omaha has been a Division I school in the Summit League since July 2011. 

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