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LeTourneau University – Sports

LeTourneau University

BASEBALL

 

The YellowJackets went extra innings in the series finale with No. 13 ranked UT-Dallas but weren’t able to steal a game on the road as they dropped both games of the Saturday doubleheader in Richardson.

LeTourneau (6-14, 0-9 ASC) took an early lead in game one but couldn’t hold on as the Comets scored five unanswered runs in the fourth and sixth inning to take the 7-2 victory.

Kyle Jacobs <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3425> went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs for the YellowJacket offense. Senior Jacob Simmons <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3433> and sophomore Ryan Conger <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3445> each picked up a RBI in the seven-inning bout.

Freshman Haden Simmons <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3434> falls to 1-3 on the season giving up four runs on four hits and walking three in his three-inning effort. Luke Ludwig <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3436> pitched three innings of relief and gave up three runs on three hits.

The series finale would require extra innings as the two teams became deadlocked at three runs apiece after nine innings. The Comets would load the bases and score on a fielder’s choice to take the 4-3 win in the bottom of 11thinning.

Gonzalo Sosa <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3444> knocked a two-run homer over the fence in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2 after UTD scored two runs in the third inning.

Trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning, senior Kyle Jacobs <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3425> homered for the third time this season and tied the game again.

LETU couldn’t find the decisive run in extra innings and fell to the nationally ranked Comets to end the weekend series.

Kyle Buchanan <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3417> takes the loss and drops to 0-2 on the year as he gave up one run on three hits in his 4.2 innings. The sophomore slinger struck out five and forced six groundouts the relief effort.

Sophomore starter Andrew Harlan <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3423> struck out two in his six innings. The Lewisville product gave up two runs on six hits.

LeTourneau now prepares for a midweek duel with Wiley College on Tuesday, March 21st. The Wildcats will enter the game with a 5-21 record. First pitch is 7:00 p.m. from Conrad-Vernon Field on the LETU campus.

[iley College logo] Next Game:
Wiley College
3/21/2017 – 7:00 PM
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* FULL SCHEDULE <http://www.letuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball>
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SOFTBALL

 

LeTourneau softball won their second American Southwest Conference series as they took a 10-0 victory over University of the Ozarks in the finale. The Eagles took game two of the series 7-3 over LETU in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader.

LeTourneau (11-14, 6-12 ASC) once again used big offensive innings to put away their opponent. The YellowJackets scored four runs in the third inning and then poured it on again in the fifth inning scoring six runs. The pressure was then on the Eagles who needed to score to extend the game.

Sophomore Faith Genoway<http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3413> made sure that didn’t happen as she retired three straight batters, one with a strikeout, to run-rule Ozarks and ended the series. Genoway faced 16 batters and struck out five, forced eight groundouts and gave up just two hits and zero runs. The Lake Jackson native improves to 7-4 on the season.

Four YellowJackets went 2-for-3 at the plate including Junior Ashlin Roach <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3210> who recorded two RBIs. Freshman Taylor MacKenzie <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3223> and junior Kelsi Coleman <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3205> each had a RBI. Freshman Shelby Barrick <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3217> was 2-for-4 at the plate bringing in two runs.

Roach started off the scoring with a RBI sacrifice fly that brought home, Coleman. Barrick followed that with a RBI single as senior Whitney Judd <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3207> scored. Another sac fly from Bailey Woodard <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3211> would score Courtney Matulis <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3208>. An Eagle error on would lead to the fourth run of the inning as the YellowJackets took a commanding lead.

The deciding fifth inning saw more timely hits for LETU as MacKenzie singled to left field to score Alyssa Pierce <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3215>. Kelsi Coleman <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3205> followed suit and singled down the left side bringing home Kaitlyn Allen <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3202>.

Hayley Hurley <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3222> and Coleman each had scored on Ozark’s errors before Roach doubled to left field to bring home Matulis. Barrick finally switched things up and decided to single to right field and scored Roach for the sixth run of the inning.

In game two of the series, the Eagles jumped out to an early 3-0 first-inning lead and would score a run in each of the next four innings to hold on for the victory.

LeTourneau couldn’t take advantage of runners in scoring position as they left eight stranded. LETU had four stolen bases in the game including two from senior Courtney Matulis <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3208> who went 4-for-4 at the plate and scored a run.

Ashley Burdine <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3204> falls to 3-7 on the year despite four strikeouts for the YellowJackets. The junior pitcher gave up six runs on eight hits in her 3.2 innings in the circle.

The YellowJackets will now turn their attention to ASC foe, Louisiana College, who will make the trip to Longview for a three-game series. The Wildcats come in with a 20-2 overall record and 14-1 in conference play. The series will kick off with a doubleheader on Friday night with first pitch at 5 p.m. The series finale will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from the Joyce Family Athletic Village.

[ouisiana College logo] Next Game:
Louisiana College
3/24/2017 – 5:00 PM
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* FULL SCHEDULE <http://www.letuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=softball>
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SOFTBALL

 

LeTourneau softball scored eight runs on ten hits as they took the series opening victory over University of the Ozarks on Friday afternoon in Clarksville, Arkansas. The win improves the YellowJackets to 5-11 in American Southwest Conference play and are now 10-13 overall on the season.

LETU used a three-run first inning to jump on the Eagles early and would add more in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings to seal the 8-2 win.

Senior Whitney Judd <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3207> started the scoring as she used savvy base running to steal a home base as the Eagle defense tried to pick off Courtney Matulis <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3208> who drew the throw to the second baseman. Judd went 3-for-4 at the plate with a RBI and scored two runs to lead the LeTourneau offense.

After a double steal, freshman Shelby Barrick <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3217> singled to right field and scored Matulis and Ashlin Roach <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3210> who reached on a fielder’s choice. Barrick went 1-for-2, was hit by a pitch and recorded two RBIs in her appearances at the plate.

The two teams would play scoreless softball through the next three innings before LeTourneau once again jumped on the scoreboard.

Judd once again got on base with a lead-off single and moved her way into scoring position. Ashlin Roach <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3210> knocked a RBI single up the middle to bring home the fourth run for the YellowJackets.

The LETU senior duo of Judd and Kaitlyn Allen <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3202> would record RBIs in the sixth inning as LeTourneau and Ozarks each scored two runs in the inning.

Shelby Bagwell <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3414> added a few insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh inning when the junior sent a moonshot over the center field fence for her second home run of the season and added two of her seven RBIs on the season.

Faith Genoway <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3413> pitched her seventh complete game of the season and improved to 6-4 on the season. The sophomore slinger struck out two and forced 14 flyouts, and five groundouts in her 26 batters faced.

The YellowJackets will look to win the conference series with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m. with the series finale to follow in Clarksville.

[niversity of Ozarks logo] Next Game:
at University of Ozarks
3/18/2017 – 12:00 PM
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* FULL SCHEDULE <http://www.letuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=softball>
* ROSTER <http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?path=softball>

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