Lynx seeded second in tournaments

News-DemocratMay 8, 2014 

— The Lindenwood-Belleville baseball and softball teams are both seeded second heading into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournaments this weekend.

The baseball team brings a 30-14 record -- their first 30-win season in program history -- into the tournament.

The Lynx received a bye in the first round. They'll play the winner either seventh-seeded Selma University or 10th-seded Robert Morris-Springfield at 9 p.m. Monday at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield.

The defending national champion softball team brings a 32-23-1 record, including wins in seven of their final 10 games, into the tourney.

The Lady Lynx also received a bye in the first round. They'll play either seventh-seeded New Hampshire Technical Institute or 10th-seeded Penn College at 8 p.m. Monday in Akron, Ohio.

Offensively, the baseball squad is led by Mirek Sharp, who has a .358 batting average and a .444 on base percentage this season.

Kyle Forsythe ranks second in hitting with a .339 batting average and Vince Anello ranks third in hitting with a .333 batting average. Anello has a team-leading 13 dubles and 38 RBIs.

Pitchers Joe Phelps and Mike Sabatino both have notched eight wins this season for the Lynx. Phelps has a 2.65 ERA, while Sabatino has a 4.14 ERA.

Nicolle Miskowicz tops the softball squad with a .389 batting average, while Jamie Navarro has a .370 batting average with 41 RBIs.

Kaylin Stewart has a .380 batting average with eight homrs and a team-leading 29 bases.

Junior Michelle Pilster has a 13-10 record with a team-leading 2.27 ERA on the mound for the Lady Lynx.

Freshman Taylor Winn has a 9-9 record with a .259 ERA.

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