Tarleton State closes in on first conference baseball title

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Tarleton State is just a win away from its first regular-season Lone Star Conference championship in program history.

The Texans (28-14-1, 17-7 LSC) lead the conference by three games over Texas A&M-Kingsville, and close the season by hosting doubleheaders against Cameron on Saturday and Sunday. First pitch both days is 1 p.m.

“That means a lot to the seniors that bought into our vision four years ago,” Tarleton State coach Bryan Conger said. “It’s a big goal because the regular season is a grind. It’s far tougher to win the regular season than it is a tournament. Anything can happen on one weekend out of the year.”

Up for grabs is the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, beginning next Friday in Canyon. Conger said that the team has some areas to improve before it enters the tournament.

“We want to continue to work on our approach at the plate,” Conger said. “We strayed away from that in the fourth game against Abilene Christian.

“We have a very mature group of seniors, and they understand that the team on the other side of the field is irrelevant. If we play our game, they know that they can play with anyone that we come against in the tournament.”

Wesleyan baseball

Texas Wesleyan begins the Red River Athletic Conference baseball tournament at 6:30 p.m. Saturday against tournament host LSU Shreveport.

The Rams (37-14) earned the No. 3 seed in the tournament and are ranked 17th in the NAIA. TWU swept the season series with LSU Shreveport, but the teams have not met since March 2.

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