ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Facing off against the defending St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Webster University on Wednesday, the Panthers split the double-header dropping the opener 8-0, and bouncing back with a 2-1 decision in the nightcap. Junior David Massengill shined for the GC club, dealing a one-hit gem through seven innings to pick up the win in the finale.
Webster ace David Mueller pick up his third win on a two-hit shutout in the opener, while Greenville’s Daniel Covert fell to 0-4 on the season from the mound. Covert tossed five innings while surrendering two earned runs on six hits, and getting little run support offensively.
In the nightcap, the Panthers bounced two doubles off the left field wall in taking a 2-1 lead in the third inning, and that is all they would need.
Massengill, now 1-1, struck out three Gorloks while blanking WU at the plate for six straight innings.
Freshman Zach Schneider was charged with the loss for the Gorloks.
GC was led at the plate by sophomore right fielder Cole Lawson. Lawson went one-for-three at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.
Greenville will next take the diamond on Friday, April 1, as they travel to Washington University to take on the Bears at Kelly Field.