Category Archives: American Southwest Conference

Blake Booher Headlines Six Patriots on All-Region Teams


MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Junior Blake Booher (Hurst, Texas) was named West Region Pitcher of the Year by Rawlings and the American Baseball Coaches Association on Monday afternoon. Booher was just one of three Patriots named to the All-West Region First Team. Joining Booher was senior second baseman Clay Baker (Henderson, Texas) and junior pitcher Brett Holland (Lindale, Texas).

Booher, Baker and Holland are the first Patriots to be named to the First Team All-Region by the ABCA. All three UT Tyler players are now eligible to become All-Americans. The All-America teams will be revealed on May 23.

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McMurry wins ASC Title, advances to host regional


ABILENE, Texas -Three times a host, three times a champ. McMurry played small ball Sunday to defeat Concordia-Texas 4-1 in the American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship at Walt Driggers Field. Dakota Smith pitched a complete game and McMurry used timely hitting to win its fourth conference championship in school history.

McMurry is 3-for-3 when hosting the ASC postseason tournament now after winning at Driggers Field in 1998, 2004 and 2008. The program’s other title came in 2001 at the University of Dallas when McMurry defeated Hardin-Simmons.

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American Southwest Conference Tournament Recap 05/03


Game 3: #6 UT-Tyler 6, Mississippi College 3 (Choctaws eliminated)

ABILENE, Texas – Facing elimination, Texas-Tyler rebounded from a Friday loss to eliminate Mississippi College in a 6-3 win at Walt Driggers Field Saturday. UTT and MC both lost its respective opening games in the American Southwest Conference Championship Round Friday but the Patriots avoided elimination and will play the loser of the winner’s bracket game between Concordia-Texas and McMurry.


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Game 4: McMurry 9, Concordia-Texas 7

ABILENE, Texas – Head coach Lee Driggers said after a Friday win that he didn’t think McMurry was in the driver’s seat. However, after a 9-7 win over Concordia-Texas in the winner’s bracket games Saturday, McMurry will enter championship Sunday as the only team without a loss in the American Southwest Conference Championship Round.

ASC Tournament Recap

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Game 5 (Semifinal): Concordia-Texas 7, UT-Tyler 3 (UT-Tyler eliminated)

ABILENE, Texas – For the second time in two days the Concordia-Texas Tornados knocked off the nationally-ranked UT-Tyler Patriots and moved on to the championship game Sunday. The Patriots took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning, but CTX countered with two runs apiece in the second, third, and fourth innings and held on for a 7-3 win in the American Southwest Conference Championship Round.

ASC Tournament Semifinal Game Recap

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ASC Tournament update: McMurry moves to winner’s bracket with 10-2 pounding of Mississippi College


ABILENE, Texas – Stephen Derrick and Weston Franco put a charge into McMurry’s offense with back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the home team went on to defeat Mississippi College 10-2 in its opening game of the American Southwest Conference Championship Round Friday at Walt Driggers Field.

Derrick poked a 3-run home run to opposite field for his 10th of the season and Franco followed with a towering solo shot to left field for his 10th of the year The four-run inning for McMurry followed Mississippi’s run in the top of the third when Will Reed led off with a solo homer. However, McMurry starter Clint Johnston kept the Choctaws at bay and McMurry came through offensively.

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American Southwest Conference Tournament

Well May must be just right around the corner as the DIV II and DIV III schools are gearing up for conference tournament time. If you are like us here at The College Baseball Blog, then this is a very exciting time of the year. Make sure that you keep checking back as we will cover the tournaments as they begin to kick off this weekend.

To follow all the action in the ASC Tournament please follow the link.

American Southwest Conference Tournament

UT-Tyler eliminates Hardin Simmons to advance to the Championship round.


The 8th-ranked University of Texas at Tyler baseball team took care of Hardin-Simmons, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon at Irwin Field to win the best-of-three game series and advance to next weekend’s Championship Round of the 2008 American Southwest Conference tournament.

UT Tyler jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning with RBI singles from seniors Kyle Braden (Carrollton, Texas) and Corey Farra (Lewisville, Texas.)

In the bottom of the inning, the Cowboys’ Wayne Pimpton tripled to lead of the inning and would score two batters later to pull within one.

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