Small college notes: Tarleton St. baseball begins conference play ranked No. 18

Posted Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

The Tarleton State baseball team begins its defense of its 2013 Lone Star Conference regular-season championship on Friday against Eastern New Mexico.

The Texans open conference play ranked for the first time in the National College Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll. The No. 18-ranked Texans (9-3) have dominated the series with the Greyhounds (10-2) of late by winning the last 13 meetings in the series, including five in 2013.

Tarleton coach Bryan Conger said the four-game series is important to build momentum.

“We just need to make sure we come out and play our game,” he said. “It is big for this club. It is a young club and will be a lot of these guys’ first go around. They need to not put too much pressure on themselves.”

Eastern New Mexico brings the league’s best offensive lineup into Stephenville, averaging 8 runs in 12 nonconference games. The Greyhounds also lead in batting average, hitting .351 compared with Tarleton’s .346.

Countering ENMU at the plate is a contingent of Texans who have helped the offense succeed in the early season. Luke Slentz is second in the conference with a .533 batting average and Kevin Meredith has knocked in 14 RBIs to lead the LSC.

The Texans and Greyhounds begin their series at 3 p.m. Friday. The teams resume on Saturday with a seven-inning doubleheader. The series concludes with a nine-inning game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Texans close season

The Tarleton State men’s basketball team closes its regular season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas A&M-Commerce, looking to earn the outright Lone Star Conference regular-season championship.

Tarleton State (24-1, 12-1 LSC) leads Midwestern State by a game heading into the finale, already earning at least a share of the team’s third conference championship.

Tarleton is assured of at least one of the top two spots in the Lone Star Conference tournament that begins Wednesday in Allen.

Rams face must-win

Texas Wesleyan men’s basketball closes out the regular season when it travels to Wayland Baptist University at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Rams (15-14, 7-11 Sooner Athletic Conference) sit in eighth and are just one game ahead of Oklahoma Baptist for positioning in next week’s conference tournament in Shawnee, Okla. OBU takes on last place Southwestern Christian to close out its schedule.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Thursday, October 30Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, October 30Full Scoreboard
Washington 10/30 7:00 PM ET
Orlando TV: CSN-DC, FSN-FL
New York 10/30 8:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: TNT
Detroit 10/30 8:00 PM ET
Minnesota TV: FSN-DET, FSN-N
Utah 10/30 8:30 PM ET
Dallas TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-SW
Oklahoma City 10/30 10:30 PM ET
LA Clippers TV: TNT
Full Scoreboard
Week 9Full Scoreboard
Thursday
New Orleans 8:25 PM ET
Carolina TV: NFL Network
Sunday
Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: FOX
Arizona 1:00 PM ET
Dallas TV: FOX
Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET
Houston TV: FOX
NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Kansas City TV: CBS
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota TV: FOX
St. Louis 4:05 PM ET
San Francisco TV: FOX
Denver 4:25 PM ET
New England TV: CBS
Oakland 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Baltimore 8:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: NBC
Monday
Indianapolis 8:30 PM ET
NY Giants TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, October 30Full Scoreboard
Boston 10/30 7:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: NESN, MSG-BUF
Winnipeg 10/30 7:00 PM ET
New Jersey TV: TSN3, MSG
Los Angeles 10/30 7:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: NHLN, TVA2, FSN-W, ROOT
Chicago 10/30 7:30 PM ET
Ottawa TV: CSN-CH, RDSI, TSN5
Philadelphia 10/30 7:30 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: CSN-PHI, SUN
Arizona 10/30 7:30 PM ET
Florida TV: FSN-AZ, FSN-FL
San Jose 10/30 8:00 PM ET
Minnesota TV: CSN-CA, FSN-N+
Anaheim 10/30 8:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FSN-PT, FSN-MW
NY Islanders 10/30 9:00 PM ET
Colorado TV: MSG+, Altitude
Montreal 10/30 10:00 PM ET
Vancouver TV: RDS, SN360
Full Scoreboard