Thursday, April 2, 2009

LSC Roundup 4-2

NATHAN WRIGHT: ASU softball and baseball teams to host big series with ACU
Angelo State teams will be battling for first place this weekend at both the ASU Softball Complex and Foster Field.

The first-place Abilene Christian softball team will play second-place ASU in a three-game series, while the first-place ACU baseball team will play a four-game series against ASU.

ACU leads ASU by one game in the LSC South softball standings, while ACU leads ASU by two games in the LSC baseball standings.

All four teams bring in high national and regional rankings. The ASU softball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation and No. 1 in the South Central Region. The Rambelles jumped to the top spot in the regional rankings this week after debuting last week at No. 2 behind Southeastern Oklahoma. ACU is ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 3 in the region

Richardson garners more All-America honors
The postseason honors continue to roll in for Midwestern State senior Nolan Richardson. The 6-2 guard garnered third-team All-America honors from The Division II Bulletin Wednesday when the publication released its annual honors.

Richardson becomes the second MSU player recognized by the publication joining Eric Dawson, who was also named a third-team All-American following the 2006-07 season.

Mustangs Spring Fever starts tonight
The Midwestern State football Spring Game and the continuation of the Red River Rivalry on the softball diamond headlines the 2009 Mustangs Spring Fever Saturday on the MSU campus.

All admission and proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to the Officer Tim Swedberg Fund.

Swedberg, who has celebrated 19 years of service on the Midwestern State Campus Police force, is suffering from brain cancer.

A unique view
West Texas A&M football player Brad McCarty has a unique view of the gridiron - upside down from between his legs. And if that view is obstructed, it is more than likely McCarty's fault. He might need to move his posterior. Perhaps no other player on a football field is as preoccupied with his back and rear end than a long snapper, also called a deep snapper.

Midwestern moves up a spot to No. 4 in South Central Region ranking
Midwestern State moved up a spot to No. 4 in the latest South Central Region rankings released Wednesday by the NCAA Division II Softball Committee.

The Mustangs are also receiving votes in the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association poll, but were unable to crack the top 25.

The Lone Star Conference is well represented in the rankings with Angelo State at No. 1, Southeastern Oklahoma at No. 2, Abilene Christian at No. 3, Midwestern State at No. 4, West Texas A&M at No. 5 and Texas A&M-Kingsville at No. 10.

A&M-Kingsville, St. Mary's split softball doubleheader
The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team traveled to St. Mary's University on Wednesday and came away with a split. They won the first game of their doubleheader by the score of 7-6 in nine innings and lost the second game 14-2 in five innings.

In the first game, the Javelinas (23-16) fell behind early, took a lead in the seventh inning and then finally won in the ninth. In the second game, the Rattlers (21-24) offense was hitting on all cylinders. They scored five runs in the first and second innings.

MSU rallies, gets run-ruled for split
Midwestern State rallied from a seventh inning deficit to take a 7-3, eight-inning win over Cameron in Lone Star Conference North Division play Wednesday afternoon at Cameron Field.

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