UChicago Athletics Preview: April 12-17

UChicago Athletics Preview: April 12-17

Baseball

UChicago (14-5 record) concludes its nine-game home stand this week before heading out to Wisconsin on the weekend. The Maroons host Dominican University (6-15) on Wednesday and North Central College (9-7) on Friday, then travel to Beloit College (8-11-1) for a Saturday doubleheader.

The bats have made a mark this season – UChicago currently ranks fifth in all of NCAA Division III with a .349 batting average. Seven different players have at least 10 RBI. In last weekend's four-game series with Finlandia University, junior outfielder Max Larsen and sophomore outfielder Connor Hickey stood out. Larsen batted .571 with five RBI, three doubles and one triple. Hickey hit .500 with five stolen bases and four RBI.

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 12 @ 3:30 PM – Dominican at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats
  • DATE/TIME: Friday, April 14 @ 3:00 PM – North Central at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats


Softball

The Maroons (13-8 record) take on a pair of local CCIW opponents this week before heading to Michigan on Monday afternoon. Thursday's home opponent is Wheaton College (5-19). UChicago visits North Central College (12-11) on Saturday and then Hope College (14-6) on Monday.

Molly Moran secured University Athletic Association (UAA) Pitcher of the Week status on Monday afternoon. The junior faced Washington University-St. Louis three times over the weekend and did not allow an earned run. She struck out 12 batters in 12 innings and picked up one win and one save along the way. On the base paths, UChicago ranks 14th in the nation with 2.81 steals per game. Sophomore outfielder Serena Moss is a perfect 11-for-11 on stolen base attempts while sophomore first base Carly Schulz is 8-for-8.

  • DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 13 @ 3:00 PM – Wheaton at UChicago (DH)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 15 @ Noon – UChicago at North Central (DH)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Monday, April 17 @ 3:30 PM (ET) – UChicago at Hope (DH)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video


Track & Field

In its final tune-up before the UAA Outdoor Championships, UChicago will take part in the two-day Benedictine University Relays this Friday and Saturday.

At last week's Wheaton College Invite, the Maroons women and men finished first and second, respectively, in the team standings. Junior Khia Kurtenbach submitted the fifth-fastest time in the nation by winning the women's 5,000 meters with a time of 17:06.78. Senior Andrew Maneval now leads the UAA in the men's shot put by more than one foot after his 14.94-meter toss at Wheaton.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday-Saturday, April 14-15 @ Noon/11:00 AM – UChicago at Benedictine Relays


Women's Tennis

The No. 8-ranked Maroons (12-3 record) head south to St. Louis for a pair of weekend matches against No. 22-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (17-5) and No. 10-ranked Washington University-St. Louis (9-7).

UChicago and WashU will be meeting for the third time this season – the Maroons won the previous meetings 5-2 and 5-4. UChicago is fresh off defending its Midwest Invite title, going 3-0 last weekend. The 5-4 championship match victory over WashU was clinched by the No. 3 doubles tandem. In their first match playing together, junior Courtney Warren and freshman Laura Gutierrez pulled out the 8-6 win.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00 PM – UChicago vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (at St. Louis, Mo.)
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 16 @ 2:00 PM – UChicago at Washington-St. Louis
  • LINKS: Live Stats


Men's Tennis

No. 5-ranked UChicago (14-2 record) will join the women's team in St. Louis with weekend contests against No. 39-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-9) and No. 6-ranked Washington University-St. Louis (11-3).

The Maroons have taken a lead after doubles play in all but one match this season and own a 40-8 doubles mark on the season. The team has captured 16 of its past 18 doubles results, with a 12-0 mark at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00 PM – UChicago vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (at St. Louis, Mo.)
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 16 @ 10:00 AM – UChicago at Washington-St. Louis
  • LINKS: Live Stats