PREVIEW- Panthers, top seed from Green Div., take on UIndy in opening round of GLVC Tournament

Drury Panthers in GLVC Tournament
May 12-15, 2022
Game #4- #1-G Drury Panthers (36-14, 21-7) vs. #4-B Indianapolis Greyhounds (20-29, 13-15) 
Lou Brock Complex
St. Charles, Mo.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Drury Panthers open the GLVC Tournament against Indianapolis on Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Lou Brock Complex in St. Charles, Missouri.
Drury is 36-14 and won the GLVC’s Green Division with a 21-7 conference record. The Greyhounds went 20-29 with a 13-15 league record and finished fourth in the Blue Division.
The Panthers enter the league tournament having won seven of their last eight games. They swept Missouri-St. Louis at home, then took three of four at William Jewell last weekend. Drury leads the GLVC in offense with a .350 team batting average and ranks fifth in pitching with a 6.26 earned run average.
Drury will be playing Indianapolis for the first time this season and is 11-6 all-time against the Greyhounds. The two teams have not played since the 2019 season.
The winner of Thursday’s game will advance to Game 8 of the tournament and play the winner of Quincy and Lindenwood on Friday at 7:30 pm. The loser of the two games play one another in an elimination game on Friday at 12:30 pm. The Hawks and Lions play the 5 pm game on Thursday.
The tournament concludes on Sunday.
Drury has won three GLVC Championships in its program history, with titles in 2015, 2014 and 2007. They are 21-12 all-time in the league tournament.
Diamond Notes
— Jackson Dierenfeldt enters the tournament with a 10-game hitting streak
— Kaden Helsel has reached base safely in 20 straight games
— Aaron Mann ranks fourth in the GLVC in hits with 73, fifth in runs with 65, is tied in doubles with 19, and is tied for eighth in RBIs in 54
— Nikko Calabro is fifth in the GLVC in RBIs with 58
Probable Starters for Drury
RHP Cade Waits (7-2, 4.42 ERA)
RHP Mason Meeks (5-3, 6.85 ERA)
LHP Cody Bahl (8-2, 6.38 ERA)
RHP Tyler Bastunas (4-1, 7.38 ERA)
Head Coaches
Drury- Scott Nasby (10th year, 293-204-1)
Stat Leaders
DU- Aaron Mann (.406, 8 HR, 54 RBI, 65 R, 19 2B, 44 BB), Stephen Randazzo (.333, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 19 2B), Kaden Helsel (.363, 5 HR, 43 RBI, 16 SB), Tyler Bastunas (.356, 1 HR, 23 RBI), Brant Schaffitzel (.434, 1 HR, 31 RBI, .551 on-base); Jack Jones (13 app, 2-0, 3.60 ERA, 15.0 IP, 8 BB, 21 SO), Cade Waits (7-2, 4.42 ERA, 53.0 IP, 23 BB, 51 SO)
Drury Summary
Record: 36-14 (21-7, 1st, Green Division)
Current Streak: Lost 1
Record in last five games: 4-1
Record at home: 29-6
Record on the road: 7-8
All-Time Record in GLVC Tourn.: 21-12
GLVC Championships: 1 (2015, 2014, 2007)
In 1-run games: 6-2
Extra Innings: 1-0
Shutouts: 1-1
Vs. RH Starter: 30-11
Vs. LH Starter: 6-3
Decided in last AB: 6-1
Leading after 6 inn.: 30-0
Trailing after 6 inn.: 3-14
Tied after 6 inn.: 3-0
Leading after 7 inn.: 15-0
Trailing after 7 inn.: 0-9
Tied after 7 inn.: 3-0
Leading after 8 inn.: 17-0
Trailing after 8 inn.: 0-8
Tied after 8 inn.: 1-1
Best record: 36-13 (21-6)
Worst record: 15-6 (0-1)
Longest win streak: 10 (Feb. 11-28)
Longest losing streak: 3 (2x, last April 22-23)

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics