Tarleton State baseball team misses out on NCAA playoffs despite LSC title

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Coming off its first regular-season championship, Tarleton State’s baseball team went 2-2 in the Lone Star Conference Tournament and found itself on the outside of the NCAA Division II Regionals when selections came down Sunday.

Coach Bryan Conger feels the team had a résumé that should have put the Texans (34-16-1, 21-7 LSC) into the tournament.

“We won the toughest conference in our region,” he said. “We won it by four games over the team that got in over us.”

Angelo State (36-20, 17-11) joined automatic qualifier Texas A&M-Kingsville (40-16, 18-10) as the two LSC teams to earn a postseason berth. Tarleton was 2-2 against Angelo State in the regular season, but a 4-0 defeat to Angelo in the conference tournament may have doomed the Texans’ chances to receive the at-large bid.

The Texans had 12 seniors on the roster, including first-team All-South Central Region selection Miguel Ramirez and second-team selection Matt Buckmaster. The two were joined on the all-region team by juniors Alvaro Moreno, Colten Boothe and Nico Moran.

“It has been a pleasure to watch this group,” Conger said. “This group of seniors was a special group. For them to win the first regular-season conference championship is an awesome accomplishment.”

Wesleyan falls in region final

No. 16 Texas Wesleyan (42-18) found itself in the region final of the NAIA opening round against No. 1 Faulkner University (52-11) having already defeated the Eagles in the regional.

The Eagles, however, would beat the Rams twice to end Wesleyan’s postseason run.

Faulkner defeated the Rams 9-1 in the first game on May 11 and completed the two-game comeback by knocking off Wesleyan 14-2 to clinch a spot in the next round.

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