UMHB Sports roundup
Friday, 20 April 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men's golf team fired a spring-best 296 and the Cru is tied for fourth place in the team standings after the opening day of the Gorlok Invitational Sunday in Saint Louis, Missouri. UMHB's 296 is tied with Carroll University for fourth place, eight strokes behind first-round leader Central College's 288. Parkland Community College carded a 292 for second place and Millikin University is in third place, two strokes ahead of the Cru with a 294. Tournament host Webster University is in sixth place with a 308 in a 14-team field for the tournament.
Robby Schimmels fired a one-over-par 71 to lead the Cru on Sunday. Schimmels is part of a five-way tie for third place individually. He trails first-round leaders David Keenan and Lewis Martin of Parkland CC by just one shot. Stayton Lindeman and Michael Haney both posted 74's for UMHB and are tied for 15th-place and Mike McQuaid and Evan Kaye both posted 77's to tie for 32nd place on the opening day.
The two-day, 36-hole event is being played on two different courses in Saint Louis. The Cru played the par-70, 6,299-yard Forest Park Golf Course today and will move to a par-72, 6,636-yard layout at Sunset Country Club tomorrow. UMHB will begin teeing off in tomorrow's final round at 12:00 PM.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team could not generate enough offense to overcome Concordia's timely hitting as the 17th-ranked Tornados swept a doubleheader from the Cru Saturday afternoon in Belton. UMHB fell 8-1 and 9-3 to drop to 13-15 overall and 4-8 in American Southwest Conference West Division play on the season. Concordia Texas improves to 24-6 overall and 10-2 in the ASC West on the year with the two wins.
Concordia took control of game one with eight runs in the first two innings and the Cru never recovered in an 8-1 loss. Andrew Burns singled home two runs and two more runs scored on a throwing error as the Tornados built a 5-0 lead in the top of the first. Concordia added three more in the top of the second on RBI singles from Collin Janssen and Colton Gommert and a bases loaded walk before the Cru was able to get out of a bases loaded jam. UMHB cut it to 8-1 on Zach Young's RBI single in the bottom of the second, but the Cru left the bases loaded with a chance to really slice into the lead. Both pitching staffs settled down from there as the teams combined for just one hit over the final five innings. Taylor Burrow took the loss for the Cru to fall to 2-6, but four relievers combined for 5 and two-thirds innings of hitless relief. Tyler Grygar scattered six hits over seven innings to improve to 3-2 for the Tornados.
UMHB could not take advantage of early scoring chances as Concordia pulled away late for a 9-3 victory in game two. The Tornados took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first before Zach Crosswhite's RBI fielder's choice cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the second. Concordia added two runs on Nick Kozole's two-run double in the top of the fourth to make it 4-1. Seth Mogavero's two-run single pulled the Cru to within 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, but Concordia added single runs in the sixth and eighth and put three on the board in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Cameron Arnett took the loss for UMHB to drop to 3-2 on the year. Chris Joshlin, Chris Florack and Dylan Tepoel had two hits apiece for the Cru.
The Cru will now hit the road for a stretch of seven straight road games. That stretch starts with a three-game series at Sul Ross State next Thursday and Friday in Alpine.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team scored early and often in both games as the Cru rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Sul Ross State University Saturday in Alpine. UMHB pounded out a 20-0 win in game one and cruised to a 15-2 victory in game two to improve to 18-11 overall and 14-2 in American Southwest Conference play with the two victories. The Lobos drop to 4-24 overall and 1-11 in the ASC West on the year with the two losses.
The Cru jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the top of the first inning on the way to a 20-0 game one win. Ashton Feight tripled home three runs and scored on a throwing error. Chandler Henson and Caitlin Wells also added two run doubles in the inning. UMHB added six more in the top of the second on just one hit. Tori Gomes drove in three runs as the Cru took advantage of two errors, two walks, a hit batter and a pair of wild pitches. Dayton Kunz and Feight drove in runs in a two-run third to make it 19-0 and Wells singled home the final run in the top of the fourth. Rebekah Ragsdale earned the win to move to 9-5 on the year for the Cru. Wells, Henson and Leanne Hinojosa had two hits apiece to lead UMHB's 12-hit attack. Feight drove in six runs and Wells and Gomez drove in three each for the Cru.
UMHB broke open a tight second game with 14 runs in the final two innings in a 15-2 win. Kaysie Creech's RBI double gave UMHB a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, before Sul Ross answered with two in the bottom of the third. The Cru seized control with a five-run fourth to grab a 6-2 lead. Hannah White's three-run double would be the biggest hit in the inning. UMHB then put the game away with nine runs in the top of the fifth. White singled home two runs and Creech added a two-run triple as the Cru bunched seven hits along with two Lobo errors. Ariel Kemmerer tossed an eight-hitter to raise her record to 6-3 on the season, White, Creech and Janie Neyland had three hits apiece for UMHB and White and Creech combined to drive in eight runs in the game.
The Cru will now return home to host Hardin-Simmons in a crucial ASC West Division series next week. The two teams will open the series with a 4:00 PM doubleheader on Thursday before closing out the weekend with a noon doubleheader on Friday.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team stormed back from an early deficit, but the Cru's comeback fell just short in a 7-5 loss to 17th-ranked Concordia Texas Friday night in Belton. The loss drops UMHB to 13-13 overall and 4-6 in American Southwest Conference West Division play. The Tornados improve to 22-6 overall and 8-2 in the ASC West Division on the year with the victory.
Concordia took a 3-0 lead on Kyle Bieschke's RBI single and a two-run error in the top of the second inning. The Tornados added single runs in the fourth and fifth to push the lead to 5-0 and used Quinn Guest's two-run single to make it a 7-0 lead in the top of the sixth. The Cru cut it to 7-5 with a five-run seventh. Seth Lynn singled home the first run and Zach Crosswhite followed with a grand slam. UMHB would bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but could not push across a run.
Chance Ryan took the loss for the Cru to fall to 4-1 after giving up 10 hits and five earned runs in eight innings of work. Lynn had two of UMHB's six hits in the game. Scott Hays picked up the win for Concordia to move to 5-1 after giving up six hits and five runs in six and a third innings.
of work. Jacob Spelbring earned his third save of the year for the Tornados. Kyle Rodriguez had three hits and Guest and Collin Janssen added two apiece for Concordia in the victory.
The two teams will close out the series with a 1:00 PM doubleheader tomorrow at Red Murff Field. The Cru will then hit the road for a three-game series at Sul Ross State next Thursday and Friday.