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Cougars Meet Purple Aces in Midweek Showdown

Cougars Meet Purple Aces in Midweek Showdown

SIUE (8-13) at
Evansville (10-9)

Wed., March 27, 6 p.m.
Braun Stadium
Evansville, Indiana

Live Stats 

Probable pitching matchup
SIUE LHP Ryan Byrd (1-1) vs. UE RHP Shane Gray (1-0)

  • SIUE and Evansville are meeting for the 21st time. Evansville owns a 15-5 lead in the all-time series. The Cougars are 2-12 all-time. The teams last met in 2017, with SIUE winning both games
  • SIUE is coming off a 2-0 win over Saint Louis Tuesday night at home
  • SIUE starter Ryan Byrd will make his seventh appearance and second start of the year. He has 10 strikeouts in 16 innings of work
  • Jack Rigoni leads the Cougars in batting average at .325. Raul Elguezabal is the RBI lead at 20 and is eighth in the OVC at 0.95 RBIs per game
  • The Aces are 4-2 at home this year and are coming off a road series loss at Xavier last weekend. Evansville has not faced an OVC opponent this year. Three scheduled games against OVC foes have been postponed. Following SIUE, the Aces still have seven games scheduled against OVC competition
  • UE righthander Shane Gray starts Wednesday. He has made seven appearances and one start. He has 18 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings
  • Live stats are available for Wednesday's game at



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