Friday, March 20, 2009

LSC Roundup 3-20

Adams leads after first day of ASU meet
It hasn't taken long for Aisha Adams to establish herself as one of the top athletes on this year's Angelo State women's track and field team.

In only three weeks of competition, the junior transfer from Barton Community College has automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships in the high jump (and broke a 24-year-old school record in the event) and long jump and provisionally qualified in the 100-meter hurdles.

She will most likely add her third automatic qualification today after the conclusion of the heptathlon.

All about Schmitt
Those darn tonsils. Who would have thought they were holding Jordan Schmitt back from a banner season last year? Apparently they were.

The Abilene Christian catcher had a hard time staying healthy in 2008 because his tonsils stayed infected. Still, as a junior, he hit .350, drove in 48 runs and scored 59 times in 200 at-bats. He also hit eight home runs. Far from sickly numbers. But Schmitt had his tonsils removed during the summer — a month after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

Now, he’s healthy and swinging a pretty healthy bat, too.

The ACU senior is hitting .443 with 53 RBIs — almost twice as many RBIs as anyone else on the team. He’s also hit a team-high nine homers and scored 39 runs. He’s already surpassed his RBI and home run total from last season in almost 100 fewer at-bats.

Javelinas baseball looking to snap out of slump
Texas A&M-Kingsville’s baseball team hasn’t won a four-game series against a Lone Star Conference opponent since the first one a month ago against East Central (Okla.).

The Javelinas are looking to end that trend this weekend against West Texas A&M, a program that they have had a good deal of success against the past two seasons.

James breaks homer record in ASU softball sweep
Freshman Sandy James is the new single-season home run queen at Angelo State University.

James belted a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Game 1, her 16th of the season, to tie the school record previously set by Christel Neal in 2005 and then hit a fifth-inning grand slam in Game 2 to set a new record and lead the No. 1 Rambelles to a doubleheader sweep of St. Mary's on Thursday at the ASU Softball Complex.

Javs softball hopes to build on success
Hoping to build off a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Newman University, Texas A&M-Kingsville will try to remain among the leaders in the Lone Star Conference South Division softball standings when it travels to Abilene Christian for a three-game series.

The Javelinas (21-9) snapped a two-game losing streak by sweeping the Jets on Tuesday. Unfortunately, those two losses were to West Texas A&M, dropping the Javs into a third-place tie in the South with the Buffaloes at 5-4 at the halfway point of the South schedule. Nationally ranked Angelo State and ACU lead the South with 5-1 records.

D'Hamecourt, MSU women earn 5-4 win
Midwestern State senior Faye D’Hamecourt survived Veronica Castilla 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 in No. 4 singles Thursday afternoon at Loyola Park Tennis Center.

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