Friday, May 20, 2011

LSC Roundup 5-20


Thursday night was the place to be if you’re a fan of collegiate baseball as the University of the Incarnate Word faced off against St. Mary’s University at V.J. Keefe Stadium in the final game of the first day of the 2011 South Central Regional Championships for NCAA Division II.

The Rattlers were the No. 1 seed in the regional tournament and the Cardinals were the No. 6 seed and after shaky starts from both pitchers… nine inning just wasn’t enough as STMU came back to win, 6-5, in a contest that went 12 innings.

“Should we have lost this game? Absolutely not,” Cardinals coach Danny Heep said. “We got guys into scoring positions or on the corners, but then we’d hit a line into a double play and then, in the end, it’s a dribbler that beats us. But that’s just the way this game is.”

Tarleton narrowly defeated by No. 4 Central Missouri on walk-off hit - TSU Baseball
The Tarleton baseball team took on fourth-ranked Central Missouri Thursday down in San Antonio in V.J. Keefe Stadium and rallied to tie the game in the ninth, but the Mules took the victory with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

“It was a great college baseball game,” said Conger. “Hats off to Central Missouri. I’m really proud of our guys, the way they battled and competed. We had some opportunities, but were unable to take advantage. We just have to show up and be ready to play tomorrow though and do what we do.”

Storm Drop Regional Opener to ESU - SOSU Baseball
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – No. 26 Southeastern knotted its South Central Regional contest against No. 8 Emporia State at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning, but allowed the hornets to score runs in their final four innings to suffer a 10-2 loss in its tournament opener in San Antonio, Texas.

The Savage Storm slip to 34-18 and will be back on the field on May 20 to face the winner of the St. Mary’s/Incarnate Word contest.

Chase Larsson Makes The Cut, Named To Tino Martinez Finalist List - CU Baseball
The Finalists for the 2011 The Tino Martinez Award have been named by College Baseball Lineup and Cameron slugger Chase Larsson is among the 8 names included on the list.

The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The final list was originally meant to include only five names, but with voting at the top to close to call, the final list was extended to eight names, with finalist representing a different school

Larsson, the newly crowned Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, NCBWA Player of the Year, ABCA Player of the year and Daktronics Player of the Year, is the only Lone Star Conference player on the list.

He had one of the most dominant seasons in the history of college baseball, leading the nation in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000), total bases (190), and runs scored (74) in his first season in Division II. He also set a new NCAA DII record for the most consecutive games with a homer (9), tops among all NCAA divisions.


Wildcats Fall In Semifinals - ACU Golf

For ACU it was the best team finish under Mike Campbell's tenure and the highest finish since 1997 as they knocked off Ft. Lewis, 4-1 before falling in the National Semifinal match with Cal State-Monterey Bay, 2-2-1 due to a tiebreaker of team score losing by six strokes on Thursday at the NCAA National Championships on the Fighting Joe Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


MSU, West Texas head to rematch - Times Record News
The Midwestern State Mustangs were pushed to the limit last weekend in their half of the South Central Regional Tournament, while the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs had to take the long way to claim theirs.

As a result they'll meet this weekend in the NCAA Division II Super Regional at Mustangs Park.

Game 1 of the best-of-three series is set for 5 p.m. today, with Game 2 beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. A third game, if necessary, would follow at 4:30 p.m.

The winner will represent the region in the 2011 College World Series set for next week at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va.

The No. 5 Mustangs (50-11) rolled through South Central Regional I last weekend in Wichita Falls by claiming wins over Texas A&M International and Emporia State before defeating Angelo State to win the regional for the second straight season.

No. 12 West Texas A&M (49-16) dropped its opening game of the tournament to St. Mary's (Texas) before rattling off four straight homes wins over Missouri Western, St. Mary's and two times over Nebraska-Omaha.

Midwestern State and West Texas A&M have split two meetings this season with the Mustangs claiming a 2-0 win on Brittney Tanner's two-hit shutout at the LSC Crossover in San Angelo. The Lady Buffs took a 6-3 decision with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth at the LSC Championship in Durant, Okla., on the way to the title.


Track Announces Recruiting Class (Men) (Women) - TAMK Track
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Texas A&M-Kingsville head track & field coach Ryan Dall announced his 2011 recruiting class on Thursday. He has added 13 women and six men to the roster.

Aricela Alvarez is a jumper from Bishop, TX where she went to Bishop High School. She was the 2011 District 31-2A triple jump champion with a leap of 35-0. She won the 2010 Regional Qualifiers meet at Javelina Stadium with a long jump of 17-8 and a triple jump of 35-8.

Brianna Bartosch is a sprinter-hurdler from Goliad, TX where she went to Goliad High School. She was the 2011 District 30-3A champion in the 100-meter hurdles and took fourth place at the Region IV Championships. She owns a top time of 14.37 in the hurdles while also earning district runner-up honors in the 200-meter dash (26.15) and in the triple jump (35-3).

Bethani Eberhart is a middle distance runner from Lindsay, TX and went to Lindsay High School. She has been a member of four state meet qualifying 4x400-meter relay teams and one 4x100-meter relay team. She was a part of the 1A State Championship Cross Country team in 2007 and third place teams in 2008 and 2010. She has a top time of 59 seconds in the 400 meters.

Logan Nelson is a sprinter from Orange Grove, TX where she went to Orange Grove High School. She was a three-time District 31-3A champion in the 100-meter dash and has a top time of 12.06. She also won the district championship in the 400-meter dash this year in a time of 60.73.

Chelsea Ikeda is a thrower from Keller, TX where she attended Keller Central High School. She won the District 7-5A championship in both the shot put and discus in 2011. Her personal best in the shot put is 38-2 and her best in the discus is 128-2.

Ashley Hesseltine is a high jumper from Corpus Christi, TX where she went to King High School. She finished second second in District 28-5A in 2011 and has a personal best of 5-2. She is the cousin of current Javelina men’s high jumper Trent Hesseltine.

Rebekah Jimenez is a distance runner from McAllen, TX where she went to McAllen Memorial High School. She was the 2010 District 31-3A Cross Country champion and posted a personal best time of 11:46 in the 2010 Region IV Championships. Her best times on the track are 2:24.7 in the 800 meters, 5:25 in the 1600 meters and 12:07 in the 3200 meters.

Taylor McCumber is a pole vaulter from George West, TX where she attended George West High School. She was a 2011 State Qualifier and Regional Runner-Up. She has a top clearance of 11-6 and was a teammate of current Javelina Amy Rabalais.

Meagan Lindsay is a distance runner from La Porte, TX where she went to La Porte High School. She was the District 21-5A champion in the 3200 meters and runner-up in the 1600 meters. She was a part of four district champion track teams and one champion cross country team. She has personal best times of 5:27 in the 1600 meters and 12:08 in the 3200 meters.

Amber Perry is a sprinter from Goliad, TX where she went to Goliad High School. She won the 400-meter dash State 3A titles in 2010 and 2011 with a top time of 55.65. She has a personal best of 25.22 in the 200 meters and 17-11.25 in the long jump. She turned down an offer from University of Nebraska.

Anna Richburg is a distance runner from La Porte, TX and attended La Porte High School. She was a member of four district championship track teams and made two regional appearances in cross country. She has a personal best time of 2:25.7 in the 800 meters.

Marisa Reyes is a distance runner from West Oso, TX and she attended West Oso High School. She was a two-time District 31-3A champion in the 1600 meters and won the district title in the 3200 meters this year. She was the district runner-up in cross country as a senior. She has a personal best time of 5:13 in the 1600 meters and 11:59 in the 3200 meters.

Porschea Wilson is a sprinter-jumper from Round Rock, TX where she went to Round Rock High School. She finished sixth in the Region II-5A 100-meter hurdles in 2011 with a time of 14.93 and has a top time of 14.77. She has posted a top time of 12.44 in the 100 meters and over 17 feet in the long jump.

Jarvous Bryant is a sprinter from Dallas, TX where he attended Carter High School and is a transfer from University of Mary. In high school he had personal bests of 10.50 in the 100 meters and 21.80 in the 200 meters. He then attended Neosho County Community College where he posted times of 6.86 in the 60 meters, 10.65 in the 100 meters and 21.73 in the 200 meters.

Catrell Butler is a hurdler from Pembroke Pines, FL where he attended Flanagan High School. He had scholastic personal bests of 14.61 in the 110-meter hurdles and 41.61 in the 300-meter hurdles. He recently attended Iowa Western Community College and qualified for the 2011 indoor and outdoor NJCAA National Championships in the 60-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles, respectively. He ran a personal best 8.27 in the 60-meter hurdles and 14.54 in the 110-meter hurdles.

Jaleal Butler is a hurdler from Pembroke Pines, FL where he attended Flanagan High School and is the brother of Catrell. He was a middle distance runner in high school, but will run the 400-meter hurdles. He had a top time of 56.87 in the hurdles at Iowa Western Community College.

Nicholas O’Brien is a decathlete that specializes in the pole vault. He is from Pine Bush, NY where he attended Pine Bush High School. He was the New York State Indoor Pole Vault Runner-Up and was 12th at the New Balance High School Indoor Nationals. He has a top clearance of 15-3 indoors and 14-6 outdoors. He has a top time of 15.59 in the 110-meter hurdles. He won the 2010 Empire State Games Decathlon with 5,223 points.

Andrew Wells is a thrower from Ontario, Canada where he went to Unionville High School. He was the 2010 Canadian Junior National Champion in the discus with a toss of 177-11, which was the seventh best throw in Canada. He finished 12th in his qualifying round at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships. He had a top shot put of 53-11.

Jordan Yamoah is a pole vaulter from Arlington, NY where he attended Arlington High School. He owns both the New York State indoor and outdoor pole vault records at 17-1 and 16-6.5, respectively. He finished third at the New Balance High School Indoor Nationals with a vault of 16-8. He is a two-time Penn Relays High School pole vault champion. He is ranked fifth in the nation in outdoors and was ranked second during the indoor season.

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