Thursday, April 30, 2009

LSC Roundup 4-30

No changes for LSC, ASC plans
The Lone Star Conference baseball and softball postseason events scheduled this weekend at Abilene Christian University will go on as planned.

Stan Wagnon, commissioner of the LSC, said "as of right now (late Wednesday afternoon), they are going on as planned. Of course, we'll be monitoring (the swine flu) situation."

The LSC Softball Championship between ACU and Angelo State begins with a single game Friday and possibly two games Saturday at ACU's Poly Wells Field. The LSC Baseball Championship begins Saturday at ACU's Crutcher Scott Field. Six teams are in the tournament field, including ACU and Tarleton State. The tournament will continue through Tuesday.

"We've talked to all the right people," Wagnon said.

Jared Mosley, ACU's director of athletics, said the school remains wary of any threat posed by the swine flu. "At this point, we're monitoring the situation," he said. "On campus, we've had a couple of meetings just to raise awareness. and we're closely monitoring students who may be coming in. We're trying to track anything that may be popping on the radar in Abilene. At this point, we don't get a sense that we've got an issue with it here in Abilene that would affect anything we'd host here. Right now, things are just moving forward as is, but we're continuing to watch it."

The LSC track and field championship is scheduled May 7-9 in Kingsville. That event also still is on as scheduled. Wagnon said the campuses at the 15 LSC member institutions remain open, though The Texas A&M University System was conferring Wednesday by conference call.

"We'll have a lot better idea (today)," Wagnon said.

'Cats, A&M-Commerce to play in Cotton Bowl
The Abilene Christian University football team will play in the Cotton Bowl next season.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic department announced on Wednesday that ACU and A&M-Commerce will play in the second annual Harvey Martin Classic at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Cotton Bowl.

The Wildcats beat A&M-Commerce, 45-14, in a Lone Star Conference crossover game Sept. 13 in Abilene.
Related: Texas A&M University-Commerce announces 2009 football schedule

Mustangs at home 6 times in '09
The Midwestern State Mustangs will kick off the 2009 football schedule with a showdown against New Mexico Highlands on Aug. 29 at Memorial Stadium.

The Cowboys are one of six home games for the Mustangs and one of two non-conference games. They will also face the University of the Incarnate Word on Sept. 19 at Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

The Mustangs draw Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southeastern Oklahoma, Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma for the second straight season.

MSU fills out the 11-game slate against the LSC South with home games against West Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Kingsville and Abilene Christian. The Mustangs hit the road to face Angelo State, Tarleton State and Eastern New Mexico.

Hounds prepare for LSC tournament
PORTALES — Freddy Carmona’s neck hurts a little bit. But the Eastern New Mexico University catcher won’t complain about that. Or when his bicep got hit by a foul tip. Or when he had wrist problems.

Tough to complain when first baseman/pitcher Seth Clabaugh lost teeth when he collided with a post at Central Oklahoma. Or when outfielder Jereme Johnson separated his shoulder. Or that shortstop Garrett Cook still has numbness in his arm from being hit by a pitch. And so on, but the Greyhounds are still a playoff team for the first time in 15 years despite the litany of injuries.

“I would say (we’re) pretty tough,” said Carmona, who’s batting .406 and is one hit away from tying his own school record for hits in a season. “I’d definitely say we were tougher than previous teams I’ve played for.”

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