Shingledecker Strikes Out 8, Koep Goes Deep Twice


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Shingledecker Strikes Out 8, Koep Goes Deep Twice

La Crosse, Wis. – Major League Baseball Opening Weekend added to the excitement of warm weather and meaningful baseball as the Division I season reached the halfway mark of the 2019 season. The UCLA Bruins remain the top ranked team in the nation, while Texas A&M improved one position to No. 9 and the Arkansas Razorbacks dropped six spots to No. 14.

Incoming Loggers Tyler Shingledecker (Penn State), Hunter Koep (North Dakota State), and Gabriel Levy (Davidson) highlighted the last week of March. Shingledecker made two appearances during the week, striking out eight hitters over just 4.2 innings pitched. The 6-foot-3 left-hander has had an impressive spring thus far, striking out 26 over 18.1 innings pitched and holding opponents to a .177 batting average.

North Dakota State’s Hunter Koep belted two home runs over the weekend and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Saturday’s victory over Oral Roberts. The Northfield, MN native is now batting .321 with a 1.161 OPS and four HR in eight games for the Bison this season. Koep has also added 8.0 innings on the mound, posting a 3.38 ERA and .160 opponent batting average in five appearances this season.

Gabe Levy was effective yet again in the back end of the Davidson bullpen, picking up his 5th save of the season in 2.0 shutout innings against VCU on Friday night. Levy also started the Wildcats’ game on Sunday, struggling a bit in 2.0 innings but possesses a 2.55 ERA in nine appearances on the season. The freshman right-hander has 22 strikeouts compared to just three walks over his 24.2 inning of work.

Freshmen Matt Stinebiser (Duke) and Trey Harris (Arkansas) also both picked up base hits in pinch-hit roles over the weekend, increasing their batting averages to .375 and .308, respectively.

The Loggers 2019 season is just two short months away, so be sure to check out the updated roster and get to know your Loggers before they arrive at the Lumberyard.


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