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2011 Southland Conference Preseason Poll Released

FRISCO, Texas – Texas State is favored to win its third consecutive Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Tuesday.

The Bobcats received nine first-place votes and 118 points in the coaches’ poll and eight first-place votes and 112 points in the SID poll. Texas State returns 20 letterwinners, six starters and 12 pitchers, including junior Carson Smith, the Southland’s pitcher and newcomer of the year recipient, from a Bobcat squad that won its second consecutive regular-season title. Texas State went 23-10 in conference play last spring, recording its fourth 20-win season in conference play in the last five years. Continue reading 2011 Southland Conference Preseason Poll Released

Lamar’s Indoor Practice Facility Complete


StraitBaseballBEAUMONT – The Lamar University baseball team will have a place to hold indoor practices with the completion of the H.D. “Tex” and Emma Strait Baseball Training Facility.

Situated next to Vincent-Beck Stadium on Jim Gilligan Way on the Lamar campus, the 9,600-square-foot complex is state-of-the-art and includes Astroturf flooring, batting nets and 60-square-foot batting cages used by pitchers and hitters for practice drills.

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Ricklefsen promoted at Lamar


RicklefsenLamar On the heels of a Southland Conference Tournament championship and a run to the NCAA Regionals, Lamar University baseball coach Jim Gilligan has announced that longtime assistant Jim Ricklefsen has been promoted to associate head coach.

Ricklefsen just completed his 13th season with the Cardinals baseball program, helping Lamar to four NCAA Regional appearances. Lamar has won at least 35 games in nine of Ricklefsen’s 13 seasons.

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Fort Worth Regional Day 2 Recap

13 March 2010: Here is a recap of Saturday’s action at the Fort Worth Regional.

TCU 11, Arizona 5

FORT WORTH, Texas – Joe Weik connected on two home runs and freshmen Matt Purke held the Arizona bats in check en route to leading the Horned Frogs to an 11-5 victory on Saturday evening at Lupton Stadium in the Fort Worth Regional.

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Fort Worth Regional Day 1 Recap

TCURegional Here is your Fort Worth Regional Day 1 Recap.

TCU 16, Lamar 3

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Horned Frogs rode a solid pitching performance from Kyle Winkler and finished 17 hits en route to securing a 16-3 victory over Lamar in the second game of the Fort Worth Regional held at Lupton Stadium on Friday evening.

The TCU sophomore allowed one earned run on seven hits over 6.0 innings of action en route to securing his 11th victory of the season.

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2010 NCAA Regional Previews: Fort Worth

tcu-10-ncaa-basebl-btn No. 1 TCU

With a starting lineup full of .300 or better hitters, the TCU Horned Frogs (a definite hall-of-fame team name if I’ve ever heard one) are the #1 seed in the Fort Worth Regional. TCU is on a seven game winning streak, winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament last weekend for the sixth time in seven years. Hosting the Regional looks to be a significant benefit for the Horned Frogs – they have won 23 of their 27 home games thus far this season.

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Winkler will start Friday’s game against #4 Lamar. Winkler, named to the MWC All-Tournament team last weekend, pitched a complete game last Thursday against UNLV. He has pitched over 100 innings this season. TCU has a strong pitching staff, with Matt Purke (12 wins), Steven Maxwell (2.73 ERA), Kaleb Merck (1.12 ERA) and Tyler Lockwood (4 saves.)

TCU only faced one team from their Regional field this season – Baylor, which they split a home and home series with in late April.

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Texas State Repeats as Top Seed for Southland Baseball Tournament

Bobcats win fourth regular season title and will be trying to become second team to win four tournament titles.
FRISCO, Texas – After defending its title from a season ago, Texas State will again be the top seed in the 2010 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament when it begins Wednesday at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Bobcats claimed their fourth regular-season championship and second outright title on the final day of the regular season with a 34-20 overall record and a 23-10 mark in conference play.

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Southland Conference Recap for May 21st


ChaseLyles Texas State can win the Southland Conference title outright with a victory Saturday against UT Arlington. The Bobcats can also earn a share of the regular-season championship in defeat provided that Northwestern State also loses in its series finale vs. Southeastern Louisiana. The Lions and Bobcats would finish with identical conference records in that scenario and while they would share the conference regular-season title, Southeastern would be the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament since it won two of three games against Texas State earlier this season. Northwestern State can win an outright championship should it beat Southeastern on Saturday and Texas State lose. The eighth and final seed is still not determined entering the final day of the regular season. Nicholls leads UTSA by one game. A Colonels’ win or a Roadrunners’ loss puts Nicholls in the tournament. A Colonels’ loss and a UTSA win send the Roadrunners to Corpus Christi for the tournament since the Roadrunners own the tiebreaker between the teams by virtue of its regular-season sweep.

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