June 21, 2018

Sports Short: Baseball team wins sixth straight SLIAC title

The Webster University baseball team's April 28 game against Fontbonne University was suspended due to hail. The Gorloks swept the Griffins in a tripleheader the following day. PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHY ROYER.

On April 29 at Shaw Park in Clayton, the Webster University baseball team won its sixth consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in a row after defeating Fontbonne University in a three-game series.

Webster completed its suspended game from April 28, and defeated Fontbonne 1-0 in 10 innings. The Gorloks then beat Fontbonne in the regularly scheduled doubleheader by the scores of 5-2 and 2-1.

In the 1-0 victory, junior Steven Dooley started the suspended game after senior Da vid Mueller pitched five hitless innings at GCS Ballpark the day before.

The Gorloks played on the evening of the 28th despite the storm system that plagued the St. Louis area. After five hours of waiting for the storm to let up, the game was finally rescheduled for the next day.

Dooley started the 5-2 victory and was relieved by junior Cody Hafeli, who received his sixth win of the year. Hafeli started the second game of the doubleheader and was relieved by freshman Issac Behme, who saved the 2-1 victory.

Webster will be the No. 1 seed in the SLIAC Tournament on May 10-12 at Gilk Park in Highland, Ill. Webster is 19-2 in the SLIAC, and has a four-game lead over second-place Spalding University. The Gorloks are 27-10 overall.

Webster plays its final home game of the season against Greenville College on May 4 at GCS Ballpark. Seniors will make their final regular season appearance of their career and will be honored before the game.

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