Baseball team continues SLIAC dominance
Webster’s baseball team downed MacMurray College 11-1 on April 26 to stay hot on the heels of SLIAC-leader Spalding University.
Spalding, 13-0 in SLIAC play, and Webster, 14-2 in the conference, will meet up for a three-game series on April 30 and May 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.
In the Gorloks’ win over MacMurray, seniors Craig Schaefer and Anthony Genna both hit two-run home runs to pace the offense. Webster had nine hits in seven innings of play.
The Gorloks are on the road for their next eight games before they close the regular season out with a home doubleheader versus Fontbonne University on May 8.
Tennis teams gear up for postseason play
The Webster University men’s and women’s tennis teams have one tune-up match against Maryville University on April 29 before both teams begin the SLIAC postseason tournament on April 30 at the Webster Groves Tennis Center.
The men will take on Greenville College in the semifinals. The winner will face either Westminster or Principia in the championship. The Gorloks are seeking their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
The women’s team will play Westminster in the semifinals. The Gorloks beat Westminster on April 3 by a 7-2 score. The winner of that match will face either Principia or Greenville in the championship. The Gorloks are trying to make it to nationals for the second straight year.
Track teams prepare for final meet
Webster’s men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the Dewey Allgood Invitational on April 23, leaving just the SLIAC championship on the team’s schedule. The championship will be based on the results of the Illinois College Twilight Invitational held on April 30.
At the Dewey Allgood Invitational, junior Gretchen Rieger won the javelin throw with a toss of 37.16 meters. Rieger has placed first in the javelin throw in three of the five meets she has participated in this season.
For the men, senior Robert Aaron placed third in the 100-meter dash. Sophomore Aaron Oberneufemann finished fourth in the 400-meter dash, while sophomore Daniel Henkey placed 13th out of 20 competitors in the 800-meter run.