Lone Star Conference play continued last week with Abilene Christian sweeping its four-game series, while Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central both won three of four games.
LSC Baseball teams are 199-188 overall this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the LSC is currently 9-6 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 5-1 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).
Teams are competing for one of six spots in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Abilene, Texas, May 1-2-3-4.
Diamond Players of the Week
Junnior Dishmey, Tarleton State, Jr., Second Base, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dishmey has continued to excel at the plate since returning to the Texans after an injury. Dishmey added to his hit streak on Tuesday in San Antonio and has hit safely in his last seven games, which included a 5-for-5 performance against Texas A&M-Kingsville in doubleheader action in Stephenville on Friday. For the week, the junior second baseman hit .647 while collecting 11 hits in 17 trips to the plate. He a double and hit his first home run of the season as well. Dishmey drove in seven runs and scored eight times while slugging out an .882 percentage in five games over the weekend.
Koby Temple, East Central, Fr., Outfielder, Mesa, Ariz./Valley Christian HS
Temple batted .619 (13-for-21) for the week with three homers, three doubles, five runs scored and eight runs batted in as the Tigers went 3-2 in games last week, taking 3-of-4 home contests from Northeastern State and losing once at Oklahoma Baptist. He finished the week with a 1.190 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage. Temple had at least two hits in all five games with his best performance being a 4-for-5 effort with a three-run blast in a 13-12 win over NSU in the final game of the series on Saturday. He also hit a solo-homer in a 19-15 victory over NSU on Friday and added a solo-shot in an 8-2 loss at OBU on Tuesday.
Logan Grimes, Cameron, So., Pitcher, Simi Valley, Calif./Central Connecticut
Grimes shut out a tough West Texas A&M team on Monday (March 29) for a dominant 8-0 victory in Lone Star Conference play. Logan picked up the road victory against West Texas A&M giving up no runs on only five hits for a total shutout victory. This was the first time all season that West Texas A&M had been shut out; Grimes also threw the first CU shutout of the year. Logan Grimes held the Buffs to a mere .200 batting average with five strikeouts and only one walk. Logan now posts an ERA of 3.68 with a record of 5-1 and has given up only one home run all season.
Kale Murphree, Central Oklahoma, Sr., Pitcher, Duncan, Okla./Duncan HS
Murphree shut down No. 22-ranked Southeastern Oklahoma in leading UCO to a 6-2 victory last week. The senior right-hander scattered six hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out four while allowing one earned run as the Bronchos prevailed 6-2 in eight innings. Murphree retired the last 10 batters he faced, putting SOSU down in order in the sixth, seventh and eighth as UCO overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie it with two runs in the seventh and win it with four in the eighth.