Drury stays alive in GLVC Tournament with 12-2 win at Lindenwood

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Drury Panthers smacked four home runs and got a complete-game performance from starting pitcher Mason Meeks to stay alive in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament with a 12-2 win over Lindenwood in St. Charles, Missouri on Friday afternoon.
Drury improved to 37-15 and advances to a 12:30 pm game on Saturday and will play either Indianapolis or Quincy. The Lions ended their season with a 27-24 record.
The Panthers hit two home runs in the opening frame as Aaron Mann went deep with a solo shot in the first, as did DJ McNew. Drury took a 5-0 lead in the third as Mann’s single resulted in a Lindenwood error that produced a run and Nikko Calabro hit an RBI double.
The Panthers blew open the game with a six-run fourth inning that featured a two-run bomb from Kaden Helsel, and a three-run shot by Wes Collins.
Mason Meeks (6-3) threw just 77 pitches in a complete-game win allowing seven hits and two earned runs with one walk and two strikeouts. Eli Brown (3-3) took the loss for the Lions.
Thursday GLVC Tourn. Scores
#4-B Indianapolis 11 #1-G Drury 1
#2-B Quincy 12 #3-G Lindenwood 3
#1-B Ill. Springfield 5 #4-G William Jewell 4
#2-G Maryville 3 #3-B Lewis 1
Friday Schedule
Lewis 12 William Jewell 6
DRURY 12 Lindenwood 2
Maryville vs. Ill. Springfield, 3 pm
Quincy vs. Indianapolis, 4 pm
Saturday Schedule
Game 9, Lewis vs. loser of Maryville/Ill. Springfield, 9 am
Game 10, DRURY vs. loser of Quincy/UIndy, 12:30 pm
Game 11, winner of Game 10 vs. winner of Game 8, 4 pm
Game 12, winner of 9 vs. winner of Game 7, 7:30 pm

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