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LSC Softball Quick Notes
On tap this week is the 11th annual Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament. The 2010 edition will be held March 26-27-28 in Durant, Okla. at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex, located across from the Durant Country Club on Highway 78 (click here for directions). Games will be played on four fields; with starting times of 10:30 a.m. on Fields 5 and 6, and 11 a.m. on Fields 7 and 8 Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, action begins at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The three-day, 42-game event allows LSC teams, who are split into North and South Divisions for regular conference play, to play six of the teams in the opposite division.
LSC softball teams are 205-149 overall, with a 106-83 mark in the South and 99-66 in the North this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the women’s teams are currently 58-26 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 36-21 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).
Teams are competing for one of eight spots, four from both the North and South Division, in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Seguin, Texas, May 6-7-8.
Players of the Week
Kasey Barber, East Central, Jr., Third Baseman, Elgin, Okla./Elgin HS
Barber tied a school and conference record with three home runs, including a game-winning three-run blast in the top of the seventh inning, as ECU rallied for an 11-9 victory at Northeastern State. Barber, who went 3-for-4 in the game with seven runs batted in, also hit a solo-homer in the second inning and had another three-run shot in the sixth. She finished the week (two games) with a .500 batting average, .500 on-base percentage and 2.000 slugging percentage.
Cassie Chambless, Southwestern Oklahoma, So., P, Tuttle, Okla./Tuttle HS
Chambless pitched back-to-back shutouts for Southwestern Oklahoma State University last week. She threw a five-hit shutout in a 6-0 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State and followed it with a seven-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Pittsburg State. She allowed just 12 hits through 14 innings, struck out nine batters and walked just two.
Arianna Rodriguez, Tarleton State, Fr., SS, Bruceville, Texas/Bruceville Eddy HS
Rodriguez finished the week with a 1.313 slugging percentage after belting three home runs and knocking in nine runs batted in last week. In the first game at Central Oklahoma, Rodriguez tripled to left center to score two runs in the top of the third before the freshman shortstop nailed a homer over the left centerfield fence to put the TexAnns on top 7-6 and give Tarleton the victory. Rodriguez had two home runs on Tuesday, including a three-run blast in the second game after going two-of-four in game two. She was three-for-four in the first game with an RBI and two runs scored to tally a total of five-for-eight at the plate on Tuesday in the doubleheader.
Carly Case, Texas Woman’s, Sr., P, Bowie, Texas/Bowie HS
Case led the Pioneers to a three-game sweep at Abilene Christian and helped the team snap a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats. She picked up wins in all three games with two complete games. Case posted an 1.43 ERA in 14.2 innings and struck out eight batters while allowing three runs. On the season she leads the team and the conference with 13 wins and has 86 strikeouts.
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DAVID FLORES: Cardinals' football remains work in progress this
Infamous former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf will plead guilty to felony prescription drug charges and will receive 10 years of probation and a $20,000 fine as part of a plea deal reached yesterday with his attorney, a Texas prosecutor said.
The deal doesn’t include prison time largely because his alleged burglary victim asked prosecutors not to pursue charges against him, said James Farren, the prosecutor in Randall County, Texas.
A Texas judge will have final say on the plea deal recommendation.
Farren expects Leaf to arrive in Randall County next week to enter his plea. He said he does not expect Leaf to cancel the agreement, which could have turned out much worse for him. Leaf, 33, faced 20 years in prison on the burglary charge alone.