Thursday, March 22, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Texas-Arlington


SLU Lions (15-6, 3-3 SLC) vs University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks (13-8, 3-3)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1 - 6pm Friday March 22
Game 2 - 2pm Saturday March 23
Game 3 - 1pm Sunday March 24

The Line on the Lions
Offense:  .270/.386 OB%
Pitching:  3.18/.230 OBA
Defense:  .971
Ranking:  N/R
Boyd's World RPI:  30
Last 10 Games:  6-4
Last 5 Games:  4-1
Streak:  L1

The Line on the Mavericks
Offense:  .258/.347 OB%
Pitching:  4.03/.284 OBA
Defense:  .971
Ranking:  N/R
Boyd's World RPI:  64
Last 10 Games:  6-4
Last 5 Games:  3-2
Streak:  L1

What to Watch For
 Top hitters for the Lions are Brock Hebert (.450/0/10), Jonathan Pace (.355/1/16), and Ladd Rhodes (.345/0/8).  The Mavericks top hitters are Preston Beck (.343/4/28), Ryan Walker (.318/0/10) and Michael Guerra (.316/0/13).

Probable pitchers SLU are Andro Cutura (1-1, 2.45), Jordan Hymel (3-1, 2.30), and Josh Janway (2-1, 2.45).  Out of the bullpen is Jason Greenleaf (0.50, .190 OBA), Dylan Hills (4-1, 1.26) and Stefan Lopez (0.00, 7 Saves).  Texas-Arlington will go with RHP Collin Reynolds (3-0, 3.31) and Ryan Walker (6-0, 2.77) who leads the nation in wins.  Their Sunday starter is TBA.

Last Time They Played - In Arlington, TX last season the Lions won Friday 5-3 and Saturday 2-1 to take the series.  UTA on the Sunday game 4-3.  During the 2010 season the Lions won the series in Hammond winning Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 6-0.  The Mavericks won the opening game of the set 7-6.

Home Sweet Home - The Lions are 10-1 in games at The Pat this season.  UTA is 6-4 on the road.

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