MSU falls in national semifinals - LSC Office
Midwestern State’s run at the NCAA Division II Softball Championship ended with a 2-0 loss to Alabama-Huntsville.
UAH jumped out to an early lead with a home run in the first inning, and added another run in the sixth frame to advance to the championship game Monday against UC-San Diego.
The Mustangs were unable to get the bats going against Chargers starter Whitney Toler, who improved to 21-2 by allowing three hits and notching four strikeouts in five innings. Alex Lewis pitched the final two innings to earn her 15th save of the season.
Kristina Gutierrez limited UAH to just two hits over the first three innings of the game before Brittney Tanner entered for the final three innings.
MSU's one-two punch of Tanner and Gutierrez combined for 27 shutouts including consecutive blankings of Indiana (Pa.) and Minnesota State Saturday to give the Mustangs another shot at UAH, who they dropped a close 3-2 contest in the tournament's opening round.
The Mustangs managed singles by Elena Bennett in the first inning, Amanda Potysman in the second inning and Courtney Bingham in the fourth.
MSU concluded an outstanding season at 54-14, which matches its Lone Star Conference single season wins record. The Mustangs senior quintet of Gutierrez, Tanner, Alyson Reynolds, Potysman and McKenzie Sickler led the team to an NCAA all-division high of 108 victories over the past two seasons.
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ACU men win 19th national title - LSC Office
Abilene Christian captured its 19th NCAA Division II outdoor men's track and field championship Saturday night at Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium, taking the title by 13 points over runner-up Adams State (Colo.).
The Wildcats clinched the championship with Desmond Jackson's win in the 200 meters and Amos Sang's fourth-place finish in the 5000 meters, giving them 68 points to 55 for the Grizzlies. The win matches the Wildcats' indoor national championship won in March and marks the 10th time in school history the Wildcats have won both the indoor and outdoor national championships in the same season.
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Junior thrower Nick Jones won the discus with a meet-record throw of 199 feet, 3 inches, breaking a 28-year-old meet record. The 4x100 relay team finished second and Jackson was third in the 100 meters as the Wildcats racked up 37 points on the final day of competition.
Angelo State finished tied for 9th, with Texas A&M-Kingsville 21st and West Texas A&M 30th in the men's team race, while ACU and Kingsville tied for 29th place on the women's side.
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