Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LSC Roundup 4-24

Softball Postseason Begins Friday With Lone Star Conference Championship - ACU Softball
TWU softball doubleheader versus Southeastern Oklahoma State cancelled - TWU Softball

Collegiate Baseball Poll (South Central Region Teams Listed)
2. St Mary's (LW 2)
6. Central Missouri (6)
19. Angelo State (21)
28. Southeastern Oklahoma (RV)
29. Texas A&M-Kingsville (29)
Receiving Votes - St. Edwards, Missouri Western, Southern Arkansas, West Texas A&M, Newman, Emporia State

Championship berths on the line - LSC Office

With just one week of regular season play remaining, Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville are tied atop the Lone Star Conference baseball standings.  ASU and TAMUK, along with Incarnate Word and West Texas A&M have earned a spot in the LSC Championship field with three teams - Tarleton State, Abilene Christian, and Cameron - vying for the remaining two berths.
In league action last week, ASU went 3-1 versus CU, while TAMUK swept Eastern New Mexico. UIW won three of four games against WTAMU and Tarleton State posted a 3-1 mark in its series with Abilene Christian.
This week’s schedule includes midweek non-conference games, followed by a full schedule of conference action.  Each LSC series includes a 9-inning game Friday, a 7x7 doubleheader Saturday and 9-inning contest Sunday.
The overall LSC Champion will be the team(s) with the best winning percentage in regular-season conference games, while the winner of the postseason championship will be recognized as LSC Tournament Champion and receive the league’s automatic qualification into the NCAA postseason. The championship will be played May 5-8 in San Angelo, Texas.
LSC baseball teams are 184-152 overall this season.  In the NCAA South Central Region, the LSC is currently 39-33 overall including 17-17 combined versus Heartland Conference teams, 20-15 opposed to the Great American Conference and 2-1 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).
Jason Stone, University of the Incarnate Word, JR, Outfielder, Georgetown, Texas

Stone was a key part of Incarnate Word winning 3-of-4 games from West Texas A&M this weekend, hitting an impressive 9-for-13 (.692) with 4 RBI and scoring 3 runs against the Buffs. Starting all four games at left field for UIW, Stone drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday for coach Danny Heep’s 500th career win. All nine of his hits were singles and he also recorded a sacrifice bunt. In addition, he  walked once and struck out just one time the entire weekend.

Cameron Dullnig, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, SR, 3B-OF, San Antonio, Texas, Clark HS
Dullnig sparked the Javelinas to a four-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico. He extended his hitting streak to 17 games and he was a terror on the base paths. He was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base chances and scored seven times in the series, including the game-winning run in Games 2 and 3. In addition to going 6-for-9 at the plate, he was also hit twice and drew two walks for a .769 on-base percentage. On the mound, he picked up a save in the third game with a scoreless inning of relief to tie the school record with nine saves in a season.

Jaden Dillon, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, SR, SP, Bridge City, Texas, Bridge City HS

Dillon pitched to two batters over the minimum in a dominant performance over Eastern New Mexico on Friday. He tossed a one-hit shutout without allowing a walk and struck out 11. He improved to 8-0 on the season and his league-leading ERA dropped to 1.39. The 11-0 win was a perfect jump-start to a series sweep of the Greyhounds.

Wade Myatt, Cameron University, SR, Pitcher, Eaton, Colo., Garden City CC
Myatt took the mound in the opening game of CU’s series with No. 18 ASU. Myatt delivered a dominate performance, keeping the Rams off balance at the plate. The Colorado-native recorded six strikeouts in the effort and scattered five hits over nine innings. His control was also on display, as the senior walked only one batter during the game. Myatt’s strong game on the mound allowed the Aggies to seal a 3-1 victory in the opener.

STEPHENVILLE - Tarleton football fans got a taste of the upcoming season for the Texans as they held their annual spring game Friday at Tarleton Memorial Stadium.  Over 1,500 fans were in attendance for the final practice of the spring.

With a mixture of young talent and veteran experience, the Purple and White squads battled it out for four quarters Friday evening.  There were a number of noteworthy plays that got fans and coaches excited for the upcoming campaign.

Vaughn Smith, a junior running back from Menlo, Calif., showcased his speed and why the Tarleton coaches were excited about his progress.  He rattled off an 80-yard run for a score, though it was eventually called back on a penalty. It was still a play that got the fans in attendance on their feet.

The spring game was a culmination of hardwork through the past 15 practices and allowed the offense and defense to get some actual game-like experience.

One player that is riding momentum from the success last season into this year is sophomore defensive back Dashaun Phillips, who intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 30 yards.  It eventually set up the first touchdown of the game, a 15-yard run by freshman Savion Washington.
The action on the field took place after a hamburger cookout hosted by the Texans themselves.  Players and coaches served food to fans prior to the game, and interacted with the community before taking the field at 7:30 p.m.

The weekend did not end there though, and the football team hosted another event on Saturday in the annual Bobby Fox Memorial Golf Tournament.  Over 30 teams took place in the fundraising event that helps support the Tarleton football program in the upcoming season.

"I was happy with the way the game went and our guys got some live-game experience," said head coach Cary Fowler.  "It was important for the players to just get out there, have fun, and compete.  We hope it will spring board us into the fall season."

Coach Fowler also talked about the importance of the Bobby Fox Golf outing.

"We just want to thank everyone for coming out this year and supporting us," said Fowler.  "It means a lot to the program and these kids that they have the support of the community and the university.  It is fun every year and this year was one of the best yet."

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