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Baseball Travels to Western Illinois Tuesday

Baseball Travels to Western Illinois Tuesday

SIUE (15-22) vs.
Western Illinois (15-22)

Tue., April 23, 4 p.m.
Alfred D. Boyer Stadium
Macomb, Illinois
Live Stats

Pitching Matchup:
SIUE LHP Cameron Prayer (0-1) vs, WIU RHP Jordan Cheek (1-0)

  • SIUE has won six of its last seven games
  • The Cougars and Leathernecks met last Tuesday at Simmons Complex, with SIUE prevailing 13-3 in seven innings
  • SIUE is coming off a nonconference series win over Valparaiso
  • The Cougars scored a season-high 16 runs in the finale, winning 16-6 in eight innings
  • SIUE is seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference in hitting with a .265 team batting average
  • Peyton Cordova-Smith is SIUE's leading hitter with a .312 batting average
  • Catcher Brock Weimer hit his 32nd career home run Saturday against Valparaiso and ranks second all-time in home runs at SIUE. Devin Caldwell (2011-2014) has the current record at 33
  • Weimer leads the team with nine home runs and 32 runs batted in
  • Dustin Woodcock has 214 career hits, tying for No. 16 on SIUE's career hit list
  • Woodcock has 46 career doubles, which is tied for 11th all-time at SIUE
  • SIUE starters David Llorens (11.61) and Collin Baumgartner (10.26) are second and fifth, respectively in strikeouts per nine innings in the OVC
  • Llorens is fourth in the OVC with a batting average against of .214
  • Braydon Bone has five saves, which is fifth most in the OVC this year
  • SIUE is third in the OVC in fielding percentage at .968
  • Tuesday is the 34th all-time meeting between SIUE and Western Illinois, with the Cougars holding a slim 17-16 lead in the series
  • The Leathernecks are coming off a weekend series loss at South Dakota State
  • Drue Galassi is the top hitter for Western Illinois with a .294 batting average, seven home runs and 33 RBIs
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