Red Wolf Recap
A look at the A-State games you might have missed
Published: Monday, February 24, 2014
Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 17:02
Baseball goes one for four against Illinois State
The A-State baseball team began a four-game home stand against the Illinois State Redbirds Friday at Tomlinson Stadium.
In the opening matchup, despite a furious comeback in the 7th inning, the Red Wolves fell 4-3. Following the defeat the Red Wolves faced a double header on Saturday with similar results.
A-State lost 3-2 early in the afternoon, and then took a 9-7 setback later in the evening. The season, which began with a three-game win streak, seemed to take a dramatic turn for the worse, and the Red Wolves desperately needed to turn things around in the final matchup on Sunday afternoon. The team did just that, churning out 14 runs in 5 innings to take a 14-8 win.
Following the weekend of action, the Red Wolves now sit at 4-4 on the season, and close out their season-opening nine game homestand when they play host to Southeast Missouri at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tomlinson Stadium.
Tennis drops road games
The A-State tennis team went into a weekend double header in Carbondale, Ill. searching to bring home a pair of non-conference wins, but was bitterly disappointed.
The Red Wolves opened up the weekend’s games on Friday against the hometown Southern Illinois Salukis. The Salukis took the win as they defeated the Red Wolves 5-2, with senior Janie Nowland and freshman Julie Gauguery taking the only points for the Red Wolves.
Hoping to bounce back on Saturday, the Red Wolves took on the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin. Unfortunately for the Red Wolves, the results were the same, and a 5-2 loss ended the Red Wolves’ weekend play. Juniors Tamara Slijepcevic and Jess Heeps-Eriksen grabbed the only singles points for the Red Wolves, and Nowland and Slijepcevic got the only doubles points.
A-State returns to action at 1 p.m. on Tuesday to host in-state opponent Central Arkansas at Allen Park.
Rugby takes down Lindenwood 25-17
The A-State Rugby team began conference play on Saturday when they took on the Lindenwood Lions.
Coming into the contest the Red Wolves were ranked 5th in the nation behind St. Mary’s, Calif., BYU and Life, with Lindenwood coming in ranked 16th. Despite being relatively new to the D1 rugby scene, the Lions have been hugely successful in one of the toughest conferences in the country, which includes Life University, Davenport University and Arkansas State University.
The Red Wolves knew that Lindenwood had an upset on their mind, but managed to handle the Lions with a final score of 25-17. With a win to start off conference play, the rugby team faces rival Life University at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Marietta, Ga.
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