Truman State heads south to face Southwest Baptist


The Truman Baseball team will wrap up their non-conference slate of games this week. The Bulldogs travel to Bolivar for a Tuesday afternoon game at Southwest Baptist University and then will play a four-game set against Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State University starting on Friday at the Truman Baseball Park.

The Bulldogs had the final game of their series against the University of Indianapolis whited out off their schedule after snow forced the cancellation. The Greyhounds had taken the first three games.

Noah Schrader belted his first two collegiate home runs during the series and along with Charlie Kreh hit .455 with five hits apiece. Bryan Clark and Rian Markes had strong starts but each was not figured in the final pitching decisions. Each tossed six innings.

The Bearcats are 7-13 overall and snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday with a 4-0 shutout over Central Oklahoma. Andrew Meier paces the Bearcats offensively with a .429 batting average.

This will be the first meeting between Saginaw Valley and Truman on the diamond. The Cardinals will come to Kirksville with an 11-4 overall record and a lofty .349 team batting average. Jordan Swiss is hitting .500 with 26 hits in 52 at bats.

Courtesy Truman State University

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