True freshman Mario Samuel was announced as the GLVC Freshman of the Year on May 7. He had an amazing season, pitching in eleven total games and starting ten of those. He had an impressive E.R.A. of 4.42 while compiling a team high 59 strikeouts, and also pitched the most innings (nearly 74) with five complete games.
One of the highlights of Samuel’s season was winning GLVC Pitcher of the Week on April 1st. He pitched a complete game shutout before claiming the honor in a victory against The University of Indianapolis, 2-0.
He’s the first player to win the honor for Parkside in ten years. Samuel’s record on the year was 5-5. The Rangers overall wrapped up their season with a 15-29 record, 13-23 in conference and finishing 7th in the GLVC East.
Article by Jalen Perry
The UW-Parkside Rangers (10-19) played a double header Friday afternoon against the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons (6-23) of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Rangers played at a very windy, hitter-friendly Oberbruner Field, and those in attendance certainly got their chance to see offense. The two teams put up fifty-one runs over the course of the two games, which was greatly contributed to a strong breeze to the left-center alley way.
The first game didn’t end successfully for the Rangers. Junior left-handed starter Alex Zarek was tagged for twelve hits and ten runs over six innings of work. Of the ten runs allowed, six of them were charged to Zarek. Four Parkside errors in the first contest served as a catalyst to Zarek’s struggles. Whether it be the way the wind affected the ball, or just how hard Missouri-St. Louis was hitting Zarek, the defense kept innings going.
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The UW-Parkside Rangers (8-15) played a double header Saturday afternoon against Great Lakes Valley Conference competitor Lewis (13-14). The Rangers played these games in front of a good turn out at a windy and cold Oberbruner Field. The crowd was treated to a Parkside sweep of the visiting Lewis Flyers.
The first game started at noon, and featured a pitchers duel between Lewis’ right hander Steve Almanza and Parkside junior lefty Alex Zarek. The Rangers’ Zarek allowed a home run by Lewis’ first basemen Tyler Newsome in the second inning, but cruised from that point on. For Lewis, Almanza was keeping the Rangers in check. He was performing well by posting six scoreless innings, but the Rangers wouldn’t let him get out of the seventh inning.
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