UChicago Athletics Preview: May 1-6

UChicago Athletics Preview: May 1-6

Softball

UChicago (19-15 record) plays the final home games of the season this week. On Tuesday, the Maroons face North Central College (29-7) for a Senior Day doubleheader, as the team honors utility player Sarah Koniewicz and pitcher Molly Moran. UChicago then hosts a rescheduled doubleheader against Elmhurst College (15-19) on Wednesday.

In Sunday's doubleheader against Case Western Reserve University, junior outfielder Maeve Garvey bashed her fifth home run of the year and first-year third base Skye Collins added a solo shot of her own. Garvey's 31 RBI this season currently ranks third in school history. Junior outfielder Serena Moss has stolen 12 bases this season and has only been caught once in 34 career attempts.

 

Baseball

The Maroons (22-9 record) square off against local Division I opponent University of Illinois-Chicago (23-14) on Tuesday night. On the weekend, UChicago heads to Iowa to face Luther College (23-11) and Grinnell College (16-15) on Saturday afternoon before a Sunday doubleheader against host Grinnell rounds out the week.

The Maroons' last victory against a D1 team came in 2013 with a 9-7 win at Northwestern University. Since then, UChicago has dropped close battles to Northwestern (2-1), Chicago State University (6-5) and Dartmouth College (19-11).

In a three-game sweep of Caltech over the weekend, UChicago scored 33 runs and received a pair of home runs from junior outfielder Josh Parks. Senior outfielder Maximiliano Larsen now ranks second all-time in program history with 92 walks drawn.

  • DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:30 PM – UChicago at Illinois-Chicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 5 @ 1:00 PM / 4:00 PM – UChicago vs. Luther / UChicago at Grinnell
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video

 

Outdoor Track & Field

UChicago's track and field squads will head to Iowa on Friday for the Dr. Tucker Open hosted by Loras College.

At the UAA Championships last weekend, the women finished second while the men placed third. The Maroons combined for 26 All-UAA performances from 16 different athletes and won four event titles. Senior Khia Kurtenbach broke the UAA meet record on her way to victory in the 10,000 meters. Her time of 35:24.57 bested a mark that had stood for 26 years by nearly three seconds. It was the second-fastest time in program history and the seventh-fastest in Division III this season. Sophomore Laura Darcey defended her long jump title on Saturday and added a high jump win on Sunday, with teammates junior Alexandra Thompson and senior Ade Ayoola filling out the podium for a Maroon sweep. On the men's side, senior Nathan Downey claimed victory in the pole vault, while sophomore Alexander Scott racked up All-UAA honors in three events (shot put, hammer throw and discus). 

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, May 4 @ 3:00 PM – UChicago at Loras College Dr. Tucker Open