Southwestern Oklahoma at East Central - SWO on a bit of a roll, winning 4 of last 5; ECU surprised UCO in last two games of series last weekend. Teams are last in LSC in batting, but ECU scored 25 in last two games vs. UCO, and SWO scored 48 in series vs. WTAM.
GAME ONE - ECU 6-1. Chasen Bennett goes 9 innings, allowing just 1 unearned run, Lucas Armenta drives in 3 to lead ECU.
GAME TWO - ECU 7-6 Tyler Pybas drove in 3 runs, including the game winner with 2 out in the bottom of the seventh as ECU takes both games Saturday.
GAME THREE - ECU 6-5 Two Tiger relievers hold off a late Bulldog rally. Tyler Pybas with two more rbi for ECU.
GAME FOUR - SWO 5-1. The Bulldogs avoid the sweep, as Chris Morrison throws a complete game gem. Dakota James had 2 hits and drove in 2 for SWO.
Cameron at Southeastern Oklahoma - SEO has won 5 of last 7, including a split with #2 OBU, Cameron has lost 5 of 8 including a split with ENMU last weekend
GAME ONE - SEO 13-5. Jared Johnson hit a 3-run HR and drove in another run to help overcome 3 HRs by Cameron.
GAME TWO - Cameron 12-9. Neither starting pitcher made it out of the first inning, as the teams combined to score 17 runs in the first frame. Two more Cameron HRs, and 5 Aggies with 2 rbi led the balanced attack.
Angelo State at Northeastern State - Angelo is on top of the LSC and has won 6 straight conference games, NSU lost 3 of 4 to a hot SEO squad. The Rams need a good series to stay ahead of ACU.
GAME ONE - NSU wins 9-4. Lago allows one earned run in 7 innings, Neighbors 4-4, HR, 2 rbi, 3 r.
GAME TWO - ASU wins 14-8. Balanced, total team offensive effort, all starters with hits, all but one with at least one rbi, no one with more than two hits or rbi.
GAME THREE - ASU 11-4 Don Carter with pinch-hit grand slam, Steven Allred with 4 rbi.
GAME FOUR - ASU 8-2 Don Carter went 4-4 with 3 rbi, Bradley Durst with 6 strong innings,now 3-0.
Tarleton State at Eastern New Mexico - Should be a lot of runs scored here. Not only is ENMU is averaging 10.75 runs per game and Tarleton is scoring 7.10, but the pitching staffs have been quite accomodating as well - ENMU's ERA is 7.99, and TSU's is 8.38.
Game One - ENMU 20-5 Tyler Hayes 6-6 w/2 3-run HRs and 8 rbi
Game Two - TSU 15-5 Tarleton pounds out 23 hits, Greg Sillivent hit a HR , drove in 4 and scored 4
Game Three - ENMU 6-5 The Greyhounds scored two in the bottom of the eighth inning. Freddy Carmona with 3 hits, and Sean Cruce with 2 rbi, and 2 runs.
Game Four - TSU 8-2. Greg Terpenning threw a 6 hit complete game, and the Texans blew open a close game with 5 runs over the last two innings. Greg Sillivent with a HR, and Keith Peacock drove in 3 runs.
West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian - If we had a mismatch of the weekend, this would be it. ACU is 8-3 in LSC play, and two of the series were against UCO and TAMK. WTAM is at the opposite end 3-8, and that includes 1-6 against SWO and UCO, while ACU was 5-2 vs. the same teams. ACU's offense should continue to get healthy against a WTAM staff that has an LSC worst ERA of 9.40.
GAME ONE - ACU 3-2 It took 10 innings, but ACU gets the win. Maynard goes 9 strong innings, but Wiman gets the win with a hitless 10th inning. Zeleznak also 9 strong innings, but he was left in for the 10th, and gave up two quick hits, and Hickey was unable to keep ACU from scoring. Matt Spotanski gets the game winning single for ACU.
GAME TWO - ACU 23-2 Preston Vancil gets the win with 5 solid innings for ACU, and the Wildcats scored in all but one inning.
GAME THREE - ACU 8-5. Allen Smith and Jordan Schmitt each hit HRs, and Trey Watten picks up his fourth win for ACU.
GAME FOUR - ACU 15-1. ACU gets the sweep as Chris Wiman throws a complete game 4 hitter, picking up his 4th win. Schmitt drove in 3 runs, and three other Wildcats drove in 2.
TOP SERIES THIS WEEKEND
Game one - TAMK 11-7. Not a pitching showcase, as TAMK's Bobby Gonsoulin gives up 7 runs in 6 2/3 innings, and UCO's ace Dean McIntyre gives up 7 in 7 innings. The Javelinas got better bullpen support as Ricky Erwin throws 2 1/3 innings of one hit ball, while 3 Broncho relievers allow 4 runs in two innings. Freshman OF Will Mettlach leads TAMK at the plate going 4-5 with a HR and a double, scoring 3 runs and knocking in 3. Owen Weaver went 3-4 and scored 3 runs. For the Bronchos, Breck Draper and Blake Mitchell each had 2 hits, and Michael Pollock hit his 3rd HR of the season and knocked in two.
Game two - UCO 7-3. Clint Straka improved to 4-0, with a complete game 6 hitter, and Dean McIntyre made up for his pitching in game one, by going 3-3 with 3 rbi and a stolen base. Breck Draper knocked in a couple of runs and stole a base as well. Chase Myrick's 21-game hitting streak was ended, and no Javelina had more than one hit.
Game three - UCO 7-6. Kyle Head and Ben Gamblin combined for 5 innings of two-hit relief, allowing just a single unearned run. Bryan Covington and Tyler Carroll each hit HRs. Josh Livingston takes his first loss, allowing 7 runs (all earned) in a complete game effort. Taylor Everett with 3 hits and Joe Hamon with 2 rbi led the TAMK offense.
Game four - TAMK 10-4 - Chase Myrick gets his first HR of the season, Owen Weaver with 3 rbi, Taylor Everett with 2 triples and 2 rbi. Sam Strickland with a complete game, 6 hitter allowing one earned run. Breck Draper with a rough day, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Tyler Carroll hit his 6th HR and drove in 3.
Texas A&M-Kingsville at Central Oklahoma - This series lost some luster with TAMK dropping 3 of 4 to ACU, and UCO dropping their last two to ECU. UCO is the top batting team in the LSC, hitting .377 and scoring over 11 runs per game. They hit for power (26 HRs) are patient at the plate (77 walks) and run the bases very well (55 of 65 in steals). TAMK's offense isn't nearly as dangerous, with a .323 average, just under 7 runs per game scored, only 9 HRs, and 20-40 on steals. The Javelinas do lead the LSC in pitching with an ERA of 4.14, but UCO is second at 4.53.
Players to watch
Tyler Carroll .557, 4 HR, 18 rbi, 24 r, 8-11 SB
Miguel Moctezuma .538, 6 HR, 22 rbi, 28 r
Breck Draper .351, 9 HR, 34 rbi, 25 r
Dustin Dailey and Ryan Schoonover are a combined 17-18 in SB
*Clint Straka 3-0, 0.41 ERA
Ben Gamblin 3-1, 1.80 ERA - all in relief
*Dean McIntyre 3-0, 2.45 ERA
*Breck Draper 2-1, 6.45 ERA (one bad start, ERA 3.23 in other 3 games)
*Joe Noyes 1-0, 7.36 ERA or Nolan Maher 1-1, 9.53 ERA
Joe Hamon .540, 3 HR, 14 rbi, 16 r
Chase Myrick .391, 9 rbi, 15 r
Taylor Everett .375, 10 rbi, 9 r
*Sam Strickland 2-2, 2.25 ERA
*Tim Jones 2-1, 3.06 ERA
*Josh Livingston 3-0, 4.15 ERA - only pitcher to shut down ACU last week
*Bobby Gonsoulin 1-1, 2.77 ERA or Mario Gonzalez 2-1, 5.04 ERA