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The Extra Point: Webster Baseball Team reaches No.4 in NCAA ranking
The Webster University baseball team earned a No. 4 national Division III ranking after an undefeated weekend. The No. 4 ranking is the highest rank for any team in Webster history. The Gorloks extended their winning streak to eight after a pair of victories against Blackburn College, Ill. on Tuesday, April 1.
Freshman Pitcher CJ Lee threw a complete game shutout in game two of the double-header and picked up his second win of the year in a 2-0 victory.
The first game of that double-header, was a less-exciting match up, with the Gorloks winning by a score of 9-1. Earlier in the week, the Gorloks completed a series sweep of MacMurray College, Ill. with wins of 11-1, 16-1 and 4-1.
On March 26, Junior Isaac Behme pitched a complete game 10 inning shutout against Blackburn College. The 10-game winner from last year allowed only 4 hits in the victory. The Gorloks secured victory on a walk-off suicide squeeze bunt by Charlie Gandolfi in the 10th inning.
The Gorloks are benefiting from new faces in the 2014 roster. Junior Pitcher Chris Jansen transferred from Saint Joseph’s College, Ind. and broke a Webster record in his fourth start as a Gorlok. His 15 strikeouts in just seven innings against MacMurray on Saturday, March 29 were the most in a single game in Webster history.
Junior first baseman Jeff Kammer transferred to Webster this season from Jefferson Community College, Mo. His two home runs in the three-game series against MacMurray gave his team a three-run lead in the season.
Webster defeated St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent, MacMurray, by a combined score of 31-2 in the three games. Webster has not had an undefeated season in conference play since 2009.
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The Extra Point is an hour-long weekly sports talk show hosted by Galaxy sports director Scott Lunte, sports reporter Sam Masterson and Journal staff writer Taylor Overstreet. The show primarily focuses on the weekly topics in Webster Athletics, and exposes the personalities of athletes and coaches through an informal interview setting. You can listen to The Extra Point Monday Nights at 9 p.m. on The Galaxy Radio, or on a mobile device at stream.thegalaxyradio.com.