RICHARDSON, Texas –– The University of Texas at Dallas senior third baseman Cody Ross and Sul Ross State University junior shortstop Javier Arrieta earned player of the year honors, while University of Texas at Tyler senior right-hander Brett Holland, Hardin-Simmons University senior right-hander Kyle Barton and Concordia Texas University junior right-hander Michael Johnson earned pitcher of the year accolades to highlight the 2009 American Southwest Conference baseball awards, following a division-only vote by head coaches, the conference office announced on Wednesday (May 6).
Game 2: Texas Lutheran 2, Ozarks 0
SEGUIN, Texas – The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs advanced to the double-elimination round of the 2009 American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Series with a 2-0 win Saturday afternoon over the University of the Ozarks.
Texas Lutheran 10, Ozarks 1
SEGUIN, Texas – The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs opened the 2009 American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Series with a 10-1 win over the University of the Ozarks on Friday.
At TLU’s Katt-Isbel Field, the Bulldogs captured game one of the best two-of-three series with 15 total hits and with seven innings from freshman ace Brad Orosey (Houston/Cypress Creek).
RICHARDSON, Texas –– Mississippi College, the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas Lutheran University and Hardin-Simmons University will each serve as first round hosts of the 2009 American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship Tournament Series, to be held April 24-25, after locking up one of the top two seeds from their respective divisions.
McMurry senior second baseman Tre Lips
HITTER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Teaster, OF, Jr., Ozarks
Ozarks junior outfielder Andrew Teaster ( Hollister,MO / HHS) went 9-for-18 with three doubles, a triple and a home run to pace a 3-1 week, which included an East Division series win over LeTourneau. Teaster also drove in seven runs, scored six times and walked twice. He was a single short of the cycle in the series opener against LeTourneau.
The 5th-ranked University of Texas at Tyler baseball team went 1-1 during Saturday’s doubleheader at Walt Driggers Field in Abilene to avoid losing all three games of the three game series.
UT Tyler (10-3) narrowly lost game one, 4-3, but bounced back with an 8-5 win in game two.
ABILENE, Texas – The 5th-ranked University of Texas at Tyler baseball team’s bats went flat during the final four innings of Friday’s game, as McMurry rallied for the 11-7 upset at Walt Driggers Field in Abilene.
The lead went back and forth for most of the game and both teams had plenty of opportunities to score. The Patriots (9-2) had 14 hits during the game, while McMurry (6-3) had 15.
McMurry and Texas-Tyler have been picked to win 2009 ASC baseball division titles
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
RICHARDSON, Texas –– McMurry University and the University of Texas at Tyler have been predicted to win 2009 American Southwest Conference baseball division titles, it was announced by the ASC office on Tuesday (Jan. 27) after a vote of each division’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Joseph Villegas, Concordia University Texas’ Tom Williams, Hardin-Simmons University’s Kyle Barton, the University of the Ozarks’ Cory Briggs and Bruce Cameron, and UT Tyler’s Blake Booher all earned preseason individual honors.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
ABILENE, Texas – All-American Kurt Yacko and Patrick O¹Hail helped the No.
1-ranked Chapman Panthers end McMurry¹s season and a run for a West Region
title. Yacko struck out six and didn¹t allow a hit in the final 3.2 innings
in relief and O¹Hail hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th
inning to give the Panthers a 5-3 win Thursday at Walt Driggers Field.
McMurry led 3-0 to open the game in the top of the second inning. Then,
Chapman scored a run in the second, third and sixth innings to knot the
score at three. However, no run crossed the plate until the bottom of the
12th with two outs when Jake Hurst and O¹Hail scored on O¹Hail¹s opposite
field homer to end the game.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
ABILENE, Texas – California State-East Bay took advantage of McMurry early and jumped out to an early 11-0 lead before holding on for a 14-7 win at Walt Driggers Field Wednesday night. Mark Marelich hit a third inning grand slam, Jesus Muela had five hits and three RBI and Matt Veira moved to 10-2 on the mound as CSUEB rolled to a win in the first day of the NCAA Division III West Region Baseball Championships.
The Pioneers jumped on McMurry starter Cody Curry and touched the junior starter up for seven runs (five earned). Curry left in the third with the bases loaded and on reliever Arnold Toombs’ first pitch, Marelich hit a towering homer to left field to clear the bases.