Wednesday, March 31, 2010

LSC Roundup 3-31

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2010 Lone Star Conference Softball Crossover All-Tournament Team

P Katie Petersen, MSU
P Carrie Harvey, CU
P Julie Norris, Tarleton
C Kacie Edwards, UCO
1B April Mandel, TWU
2B Shawna Barrow, ACU
SS Ariel Lichtenberger, TAMUK
3B Lisa Ripperger, NSU
OF Elena Bennett, MSU
OF Alex Mayo Otis, ENMU
OF Sarah DeMoss, ASU
OF Cassandra Nordie, ECU
OF Billie Callahan, TWU
DP Kaycee Taylor, ASU
UT Lindsey Brown, TAMUK
UT Kristina Myles, WTAMU

LSC Softball Quick Notes
No. 7 Midwestern State claimed the Lone Star Conference Softball Crossover Tournament title with a perfect 6-0 run during the three-day, 42-game event last week in Durant, Okla. The Mustangs finished with a flawless record against their LSC South Division opponents, including an 8-7 win over No. 2 Angelo State and a 6-1 triumph against No. 22 West Texas A&M. MSU (30-4) has won eight straight games and 22 of their last 23 contests. The South Division squads prevailed in 22 of the games, while the North teams won 20. Central Oklahoma went 5-1 in the tournament.

LSC softball teams are 256-196 overall, with a 130-105 mark in the South and 126-91 in the North this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the women’s teams are currently 60-28 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 Durant, Okla., May 6-7-8.

Players of the Week
Kacie Edwards, Central Oklahoma, Fr., Catcher, Yukon, Okla./Yukon H
Edwards led UCO to a 5-1 record and runner-up finish in the LSC Crossover Tournament last weekend, batting .500 at the plate. The freshman catcher had nine hits in 18 at bats with two home runs and six RBI while also going perfect in the field with no errors in 38 fielding chances. Edwards hit safely in all six games over the weekend, smacking a solo homer in UCO’s 2-1 win over Tarleton State and adding a three-run shot in a 7-6 victory over Texas Woman’s. She also went 2-for-3 in a 10-2 run-rule victory against No. 22-ranked West Texas A&M.

Katie Petersen, Midwestern State, Sr., Pitcher, Plano, Texas/Plano West HS

Petersen played a key role in leading No. 7 Midwestern State to a LSC Crossover championship as the Mustangs swept each of their six games over the weekend at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. The senior from Plano showed dominant form while going 3-0 while allowing two earned runs on 11 hits for a 0.78 ERA in 18 innings. Petersen fanned better than two an inning with 39 strikeouts and walked just three. She matched a school record with 16 strikeouts in a 6-1 win over No. 22 West Texas A&M before punching out 14 more in a 5-2 victory over Texas Woman’s. She then allowed just two hits while fanning nine more in a relief appearance to earn her third win as MSU defeated Eastern New Mexico 6-2. The opposition hit a paltry .172 against Petersen during the LSC Crossover.

Ariel Lichtenberger, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Sr., Shortstop, Alice, Texas/Alice HS

Lichtenberger had one of the best offensive weeks in school history at the LSC Crossover Tournament. She hit at least one home run in each of the first five games of the tourney. She went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, RBI and run scored in a 6-5 loss to Central Oklahoma. She was 1-for-3 with two RBI’s, a home run and two runs scored in a 14-0 win over Southwestern Oklahoma. She went 1-for-1 with two runs, an RBI, a home run and three walks in an 11-5 win over Northeastern State. She was 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI’s and a homer in a 9-1 win over Southeastern Oklahoma. She hit two home runs and had three hits in a 10-2 win over Cameron. She went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 7-1 loss to East Central. She posted a 1.750 slugging percentage for the week. She raised her season batting average from .211 to .272.

Amanda Arriaga, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Fr., Pitcher, Kingsville, Texas/H.M. King HS

Arriaga had an outstanding weekend at the LSC Crossover Tournament. She went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three starting appearances. She twirled 5.0 shutout innings against Southwestern Oklahoma allowing three hits and striking out five. She allowed just one earned run in four innings in a win over Northeastern State. She finished the weekend allowing four hits and two runs in a five inning run-rule win over Cameron. She struck out 10 batters without allowing a walk during the week. She entered the week with just one win on the season.

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