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Georgianna Roeder, Alexis Segura Lead LeTourneau Women’s Track and Field To Third-Place Finish At ASC Championships.

ABILENE, Texas – Behind 2019 American Southwest Conference Outstanding Freshman Athlete Georgianna Roeder and ASC Champion Alexis Segura, the LeTourneau University women’s track and field team would solidify a third-place finish at the 2019 American Southwest Conference Women’s Track, and Field Championships held on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University on Saturday, April 20.

Segura, along with freshman Kaylee Packer and junior Rebekah Stevenson would earn All-Conference honors for their performances over the two days as LETU would finish with 118.33 points in the event. Hardin-Simmons University would edge out McMurry University for the team-title by securing 224.83 points, with the War Hawks finishing with 206 points to take a second. Well back of the YellowJackets in fourth-place would be East Texas Baptist University with 86.50 points while Concordia Texas (57.33 points) and Louisiana College (48 points) rounded out the top-six of the eight teams that posted a score.

Late results from Friday night would see Stevenson take second-place in the hammer throw with a mark of 38.60 meters (126 ft. – 8 in.) while Alicia Griscom took fourth (31.63 meters, 103 ft – 9 in.) in the 17-person field. Stevenson would continue Saturday with an eighth-place finish in the javelin (28.46 meters, 93 ft. – 4 in.) and a ninth-place finish in the shot put (9.98 meters, 32 ft. – 9 in.) to finish out her second year at the conference championships.

Roeder would pick up where she left off by taking third in the javelin with a throw of 37.65 meters (123 ft. – 6 in.) while also claiming seventh in the shot put (9.52 meters, 31 ft. – 3 in.). The javelin would also feature Hayley Anguiano (29.23 meters, 95 ft. – 11 in.), Melanie Shempert(24.84 meters, 81 ft. – 6 in.), and Lexi Funk (24.10 meters, 79 ft. – 1 in.) while the triple jump saw Tori Field (10.16 meters, 33 ft. – 4 in.) and Kennady Poling (9.89 meters, 32 ft. – 5.50 in.) both compete to close outfield events.

Segura’s ASC Championship would come in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:05.06 while also going on to claim second in the 5,000 meters (19:38.80) and sixth in the 800 meters (2:36.18). A third-place finish would come from Field in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.43 while Roeder took fifth (17.78) and Funk finished sixth (18.17). The 4×100 meter relay team of Kristyn Matthews, Field, Roeder, and Galloway took fifth with a time of 51.85 while Funk, Poling, Roeder, and Segura teamed up for a sixth-place finish in the 4×400 meter relay team (4:37.98).

Other finishes for LeTourneau included a fifth-place finish from Funk in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:11.72 while Victoria Hood took sixth in the 5,000 meters (20:51.71) and 10th in the 800 meters (2:41.89). Allison Fuller and Bridey Davis also competed for the YellowJackets on Saturday, posting times of 22:46.21 and 24:52.16 in the 5,000 meters.

What’s Next?

LeTourneau will be back in action next week in a pair of meets as the team will split up to make the most of their opportunities. The week will start on Wednesday, April 24 back in Abilene at the Abilene Christian University Oliver Jackson Twilight Meet before continuing later in the week at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

LeTourneau Men’s Track and Field Finishes Fourth At ASC Championships.

ABILENE, Texas – Making a big second-day move by scoring 97 points, the LeTourneau University men’s track and field team would finish in fourth-place at the 2019 American Southwest Conference Men’s Track and Field Championships hosted by Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas on Saturday, April 20.

LETU would finish with 120.50 points, just behind third-place East Texas Baptist who scored 136.50 points. McMurry University would grab the team title with a total of 171 points while host Hardin-Simmons took second with 151.50 points as eight teams would post a score toward the team title.

Three YellowJacket men would earn the distinction of All-Conference with three more earning All-Conference Honorable Mention as ASC champions Austin Parrish and Alex Hindman along with Stanley Williams would earn All-Conference honors while Javaughn Dantzler, Arvin Hrushka, and Lorien Nightingale were All-Conference Honorable Mention selections. Hrushka would also be named ASC Men’s Track and Field Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year as part of the post-meet awards.

Hindman and Parrish would manage to tie for the ASC title in the pole vault by clearing 4.91 meters (16 ft. – 1.25) as LeTourneau finished with six of the top seven marks in the event. LETU would grab the four through seven spots in the competition with Collin Jones (4.75 meters, 15 ft. – 7 in.), Jack Miller (4.31 meters, 14 ft. – 1.75 in.), Cole Ironside (4.31 meters, 14 ft. -1.75 in.), and Hrushka (4.16 meters, 13 ft. – 7.75 in.) all earned points in the event.

The javelin would also feature a multitude of LETU student-athletes with Hindman taking sixth with a throw of 44.48 meters (145 ft. – 11 in.) while Keishaun McMillian (39.93 meters, 131 ft. – 0 in.), Adrik Kling (37.29 meters, 122 ft. – 4 in.), Hrushka (35.46 meters, 116 ft. – 4 in.), Jones (33.39 meters, 109 ft. – 6 in.), and Evan Koehler (32.30 meters, 106 ft. – 0 in.) also competed in the event. In the triple jump, Dantzler would land a fifth-place finish with a wind-aided leap of 13.25 meters (43 ft. – 5.75 in.) while McMillian posted a jump of 11.94 meters (39 ft. – 2.25 in.).

Rounding out the field events would be the shot put with McMillian (10.92 meters, 35 ft. – 10 in.), Hrushka (10.50 meters, 34 ft. – 5.5 in.) and Judson Iverson (10.05 meters, 32 ft. – 11.75 in.) all posting marks in the event. An early start on the track saw Nightingale finish fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:35.22 before later going on to finish fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:21.63).

Williams would be the top finisher for the YellowJackets on the track with a second-place finish in the 100 meters (11.07) while Colton Pounders posted a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (57.78). Other top-five individual finishes for LeTourneau saw Jaylon Williams (400 hurdles, 57.88) and Solomon Siniard (200 meters, 22.52) both take fourth as the 4×400 meter relay team consisting of Dalton Heichelheim, Siniard, Pounders, and Jones took third (3:24.49) while the 4×100 meter relay team (Siniard, Jones, Jaylon Williams, Stanley Williams) took third with a time of 43.53.

Sixth-place finishes would come from Hrushka in the 400-meter hurdles (59.67) and 110-meter hurdles (16.18) while Pounders would finish just behind Hrushka in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.34. Stanley Williams (200 meters, 22.98) and Wesley Anderson (1,500 meters, 4:29.39) would grab seventh-place finishes in their events to go along with an eighth-place finish from Siniard in the 400 meters (54.07) to close out top-eight finishes for the YellowJackets. Other finishes for LETU on the track would come in the 800 meters as Nathan Glastetter (2:11.87), and Anderson (2:18.69) both competed in one final event to close out their championship performance.

What’s Next?

With a full month remaining before next month’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, LETU will look to improve their marks with a set of split-squad events next week. LeTourneau will send some athletes to the Abilene Christian University Oliver Jackson Twilight Meet on Wednesday, April 24 while others will make the long trek to Des Moines, Iowa to take part in the Drake Relays April 24-27.

 

 

LeTourneau Softball Drops Regular-Season Finale To Ozarks 2-1.

CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas- With their final regular-season series on the line, the LeTourneau University softball team took an early lead in game three against the University of the Ozarks before falling on a walk-off hit to result in a 2-1 loss on Saturday, April 20.

The YellowJackets finish the regular season with a 23-15 overall record and an 18-12 standing in the American Southwest Conference. The Eagles have one more series remaining next weekend and improve to 10-27 overall and 7-20 in the ASC.

A quiet start offensively would be seen from both squads to begin the day as neither team was able to build momentum at the plate through four scoreless innings of play.

LETU’s Ashley Crawford began the top of the fifth reaching base on a walk for the YellowJackets as Emilee Anderson followed with an infield single before a Taylor Nichols sacrifice fly would bring in pinch-runner Silver Montgomery for the first run of the game.

Ozarks was able to put their leadoff batter aboard in the bottom half of the sixth and cashed in a run following an RBI double to tie things up at one but would strand the go-ahead run at second.

The YellowJackets went down in order in the top half of the seventh and faced with the task of keeping UO off the board to try and send the game into extra-innings with a series victory on the line. The Eagles had other plans as they put the game-winning run on first with a one-out walk and would use a sacrifice bunt to put the runner into scoring position. A two-out walk-off RBI single would end the game and allow Ozarks to steal the series from LETU 2-1.

Despite a reliable performance in the circle, freshman Bailey Richey would take the loss for the YellowJackets after allowing two runs on just six hits in a complete game with eight strikeouts. Anderson led LETU with two hits on the day while Hana Bonner and Taylor Nichols also added one single each with the YellowJackets limited to four singles in the game.

ASC Tournament:

LeTourneau has the final week of the regular-season off but will use the opportunity to prepare for the American Southwest Conference tournament which will take place May 2-4. LETU is locked into three seed and will face the winner of the number six-seed vs. number seven-seed in the single-elimination portion of the tournament on Thursday, May 2. First pitch is 4:00 p.m. in Marshall on the campus of East Texas Baptist University, with a full bracket release coming next weekend following the conclusion of the regular-season.

 

 

LeTourneau Softball Splits Doubleheader at Ozarks.

CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas- Closing out their 2019 regular season schedule on the road, the LeTourneau University softball team sailed to a 10-0 victory over the University of the Ozarks in game one of the three-game series but failed to do the same in game two as they suffered an 8-3 loss on Friday, April 19.

Following, the YellowJackets move to 23-14 on the season, and 18-11 in American Southwest Conference play while the Eagles are now 9-27 on the season and 6-19 in conference action.

Game One:

It was a slow start to the series as neither team was able to get a run across in the opening three innings of play. LeTourneau’s Haydn Parker finally broke the scoreless tie with a solo home run to right center field to get the YellowJackets on the board in the top of the fourth in what would be the only run of the inning.

The YellowJackets held their own on the defensive side of the ball. The LETU offense was able to put up a five-run inning in the top of the fifth. Kennedi Dillow began the spurt with an RBI single up the middle followed by a Macey Mize single of her own to right field to put the YellowJackets up 3-0. An Eagle error brought in Dillow to add to the lead and would be followed up by Katelyn Trombley who brought in two more runs with a two-RBI double to right center field to put LETU up 6-0.

The YellowJackets added to their lead in the top half of the seventh frame after Parker sent her second home run of the game over the left-center field fence to put LeTourneau up 8-0. Taylor Nichols would be the final one to add to the total with a two-RBI double to left field.

Bailey Richey finished off the Eagles by striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh to seal a game one victory for the YellowJackets as the freshman struck out nine in the game.

The win gave Richey her ninth win of the season in the circle for the YellowJackets, tossing a complete game while allowing just three hits. LETU out-hit the Eagles 14-3 and would be led by Mize who had a team-high four singles in the contest while three other YellowJackets recorded multiple hits in the game.

Game Two:

Ozarks jumped on top early in game two, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning making use of two hits and a LeTourneau error.

The Eagles struck again in the bottom half of the fourth frame, using a two-run home run to double their lead and put the YellowJackets in a 4-0 hole. Using four more hits, UO continued their mid-game run by adding four additional to go up 8-0 and threaten to end the game early via the eight-run mercy rule.

LeTourneau would chip away at the Eagle lead in the top half of the fifth when Mize sent a two-run home run over the center field wall to score Dillow and ensure that the bottom of the fifth would take place. Hana Bonner also managed to hit a round-tripper with a solo home run coming the same in the sixth inning to pull the YellowJackets within five at 8-3.

Despite two hits in the top of the seventh, the LETU offense would be unable to put together a rally to mount a comeback as the Eagles would hold LeTourneau scoreless in the inning to grab game two and force tomorrow’s game into a series rubber match.

Leigh Luker took the loss for the YellowJackets allowing two earned runs in 3.1 innings of work. Mize continued her impressive day at the plate in game two with a three-hit performance to lead the YellowJacket offense.

What’s Next?

Tomorrow will feature the finale of the three-game series will first pitch set for noon at the Hurie Softball Field in Clarksville. A win would add to LeTourneau’s record-setting season as the YellowJackets have set a single-season win-record for the program’s 20-year history and has qualified for the American Southwest Conference Tournament for the fourth-time in school history.

 

 

LeTourneau Men’s Track Sets Four School-Records, Advance Nine To Saturday’s Finals.

ABILENE, Texas – With four record-setting performances and advancing nine-athletes into the finals of their respective races on Saturday, the LeTourneau University men’s track and field team would score 23.50 points to sit in fifth place following the opening day of the 2019 American Southwest Conference track and field championships hosted by Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas on Friday, April 19.

The 23.50 points put LETU just one point back of East Texas Baptist and 2.50 points back of Ozarks while still in striking distance of second-place Hardin-Simmons University (41.50 points). McMurry has a commanding lead after day one with 80 points while Belhaven (22.50 points) and Concordia Texas (16 points) round out Friday’s team scoring.

In field events, it would be junior Javaughn Dantzler who would post a big school-record of 7.04 meters (23 ft. – 1.25 in.) in the long jump to take third while also placing sixth in the high jump (1.72 meters, 5 ft. – 5.75 in.). Taking home fifth in the high jump would be Arvin Hrushka by clearing 1.77 meters (5 ft. – 9.75 in.) while Keishaun McMillian would take 10th (1.62 meters, 5 ft. – 3.75 in.).

Also competing in the long jump would be Collin Jones with a wind-aided mark of 6.73 meters (22 ft. – 1 in.) to take seventh while Stanley Williams (6.43 meters, 21 ft. – 1.25 in.), McMillian (6.03 meters, 19 ft. – 9.50 in.) and Dale Wallace (4.39 meters, 14 ft. – 5 in.) also recorded marks in the event. LETU’s other two field events would see Hrushka lead a trio of YellowJackets in the discus with a throw of 33.03 meters (108 ft. – 4 in.) while Adrik Kling took fifth in the hammer throw (35.23 meters, 115 ft. – 7 in.). Kling would go on to record a throw of 26.40 meters (86 ft. – 7 in.) in the discus alongside McMillian (25.97 meters, 85 ft. – 2 in.) while Judson Iverson took eighth in the hammer throw (30.41 meters, 99 ft. – 9 in.).

The track events recorded three school records, led by Solomon Siniard putting up record times of 22.04 in the 200 meters and 49.47 in the 400 meters to advance to tomorrow’s finals in both events. Williams would record the lone other school-record with a time of 10.93 in the 100 meters to post the second-best time in the competition heading into tomorrow’s finals and advanced to the 200-meter finals following a time of 22.05.

Both Colton Pounders (16.28) and Hrushka (16.83) both advanced to tomorrow’s finals in the 110-meter hurdles before going on to post top-eight times in the prelims of the 400 meters hurdles as Pounders ran a time of 56.91, Hrushka 58.63, and Jaylon Williams a time of 57.63.

Running personal-best times in the 100 meters would be Jaylon Williams 11.24 and Evan Koehler 11.62 while Dalton Heichelheim ran times of 22.99 in the 200 meters and 52.06 in the 400 meters. Koehler added a time of 23.30 in the 200 meters alongside Jones (22.67) and Jack Miller (23.66) while Wallace posted a time of 1:10.84 in the 400 meters.

The 3,000-meter steeplechase would feature a seventh-place finish from Jared Rose with a time of 11:11.02 while Nathan Glastetter (11:45.31), Daniel Lopez (12:06.32), and Matt Nusser (13:04.92) also competed in the event. The only other function of the day for LeTourneau saw Lopez post a personal-best time of 41.49.96 in the 10,000 meters.

What’s Next?

LeTourneau will get off to a quick start int he morning with the 5,000 meters getting started at 9:30 a.m. The YellowJackets had plenty of opportunities to scored points, including six student-athletes who rank in the top-eight in the ASC this season in the pole vault.

 

 

Kaylee Packer ASC Champion, LeTourneau Women’s Track and Field In Third At ASC Championships.

ABILENE, Texas – LeTourneau University freshman pole vaulter Kaylee Packer would become the first women’s American Southwest Conference Champion in program history as the LETU track and field team would compile 43.33 points to sit in third place after day one of the 2019 ASC Championship meet held on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas on Friday, April 19.

Leading the charge of five top-three Friday finishes, Packer would clear 3.11 meters (10 ft. – 2.50 in.) to win the pole vault while Kennady Poling would take fourth with by making 2.73 meters (8 ft. – 11.50 in.). Grabbing a pair of top-five finishes in field events would be freshman Georginna Roeder by tying for second in the high jump (1.44 meters, 4 ft. – 8.75 in.) and long jump (5.14 meters, 16 ft. – 10.50 in.) while also running a personal-best 18.07 in the 100 meter hurdle prelims to advance to tomorrow’s finals. Also competing in the long jump for the YellowJackets would be Tori Field with a mark of 4.68 meters (15 ft. 4.25 in.) and Hayley Anguiano (4.45 meters, 14 ft. – 7.25 in.) while Riley Blok would clear 1.29 meters (4 ft. – 2.75 in.) in the high jump.

In the only other field event of the day featuring LeTourneau student-athletes, Rebekah Stevenson would set a school record in the discus with a throw of 31.29 meters (102 ft. – 8 in.) while Alicia Griscom threw a personal-best 24.33 meters (79 ft. – 10 in.). On the track, LETU would be led by a second-place finish in the 3,000 meters steeplechase from Alexis Segura (11:58.51) while Field took third in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries in school-record time (17.17) alongside Lexi Funk (17.84) with a sixth-place mark as both would advance to tomorrow’s finals. Funk would go on to record a school-record time of 1:11.63 in the 400-meter hurdles to advance to tomorrow’s finals while Ro Galloway put up a school-record time of 12.62 in the 100-meter dash prelims to also develop into tomorrow’s finals.

Other top-10 finishes for the YellowJackets on track would come from Victoria Hood (sixth, 12:44.05) and Allison Fuller (seventh, 14:22.17) in the 3,000 meter-steeplechase while Bridey Davis came in ninth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 55:28.04. In her only other event of the day, Poling would run a season-best time of 1:05.35 in the 400 meters while Kristyn Matthews (13.56) and Anguiano (14.07) would both narrowly miss out on tomorrow’s 100-meter dash finals.

What’s Next?

LeTourneau will look to finish strong tomorrow with the final day of the 2019 ASC Track and Field Championships that get underway at 9:00 a.m. with the 5,000 meters. Last season, LETU would finish sixth in their inaugural meet at the ASC Championships and is currently just two points back of matching last season’s point total at the event.

 

 

Letourneau Baseball Drops Series Finale To Tornadoes 8-2.

AUSTIN, Texas – Looking to pick up a win before heading into the holiday weekend, the LeTourneau University baseball team would be unable to put up enough offense in an 8-2 road loss to number 24 nationally-ranked Concordia University Texas at Tornado Field in Austin, Texas on Friday, April 19.

LETU falls to 20-17 overall and 9-9 in the American Southwest Conference while the Tornadoes move to 27-9, and 13-5 in conference play to remain in the hunt for ASC Tournament hosting rights.

Both teams would try to figure things out in the early innings as the game would remain scoreless until the top of the third. The YellowJackets would get a leadoff single from Eli Birriel and walk to put two runners on before a pair of groundouts would bring Birriel around to score and give LETU a 1-0 lead.

A one-out single and hit batter in the bottom of the third would put two runners on for the Tornadoes to make the most of a three-run home run as LeTourneau would face a 3-1 deficit heading to the fourth. CTX managed to add on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth with a two-out rally by putting together back-to-back hits and taking advantage of a throwing error to push their lead to four runs.

Following a fifth inning that saw the YellowJackets strand a pair of runners that would have cut the Concordia lead in half, LETU would get one run back in the top of the sixth by stringing together a two-out walk and pair of singles to score Jacob Jones and force a Tornado pitching change. With a chance to cut further into the lead with runners on second and third, LeTourneau would end up stranding two more runners to end the inning and see momentum flip back over to CTX.

Things would remain a three-run deficit until the bottom of the eighth when Concordia would score three runs on two hits including a pinch-hit, two-RBI triple to break the game open and double their lead to 8-2. In similar fashion to yesterday’s series opener, LETU would be unable to record a hit in the final three innings of action as the Tornadoes would take the victory.

LETU would be led by senior Eli Birriel with two hits in four at-bats while also scoring a run as Josh Raies, Cody Lee and Will Bradshaw each had one hit. The YellowJackets would see stranded base runners once again play a role in their defeat as seven base runners through the first six innings of play would prove to be costly in trying to mount a comeback.

What’s Next?

LeTourneau will close out the regular season at home next weekend against Texas-Dallas with a three-game ASC series kicking off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. After starting the season 9-16 overall, the Comets have won eight-straight games heading into this weekend’s home series with Sul Ross State University with the winning streak including back-to-back ASC series sweeps.

 

 

LeTourneau Baseball On Wrong End Of Doubleheader Sweep To Concordia Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas – Playing in their final road series of the regular season, the LeTourneau University baseball team would find themselves on the wrong end of a 15-3 and 9-6 defeat to number 24-ranked Concordia University Texas at Tornado Field in Austin, Texas on Thursday, April 18.

With four games remaining in the regular season, LETU finds themselves with a 20-16 overall record and 9-8 mark in the American Southwest Conference while the Tornadoes have now won five straight to improve to 26-9 overall and 12-5 in ASC play.

Game One:

The YellowJackets would get off to a slow start in the series opener as CTX would take a 1-0 lead after one inning of play before LETU would be able to take advantage of a Noah Mahoney leadoff triple in the top of the second. Mahoney would be driven home by a sacrifice fly from Jacob Jones as LeTourneau would threaten to take their first lead of the game when a fielding error allowed Cody Lee to reach base and eventually move to third before being stranded along with Eli Birriel.

An offensive explosion would then be seen from the Tornadoes as Concordia collected eight hits in the bottom of the second inning which included five-straight two-out hits to plate seven runs and take an 8-1 lead into the third inning. LETU would get a pair of runs back in the top of the third as a Brandon Ramirez one-out single and Bryce Brueggemeyer RBI triple drove in a runner before Mahoney drove in another run on an RBI groundout.

The five-run CTX lead would be pushed back out to seven in the bottom of the third as the Tornadoes use a pair of RBI hits to match LeTourneau’s scoring output in the inning to kill off any momentum the YellowJackets may have grabbed in the top half of the inning. Five more runs would be tacked on in the bottom of the fourth on two hits and one error for Concordia as the 15-3 lead would be kind enough to hold with the final three innings of the game going hitless.

LETU’s three runs would come on five hits and three walks as the YellowJackets would get a team-high two hits from Ramirez while the four, five, and six-hole hitters of Brueggemeyer, Mahoney, and Jones drove in one run each. LETU would end up stranding six runners and would not record a hit after the third inning of play.

Game Two:

Looking to bounce back in the nightcap, LeTourneau would pick up a run in the top of the first inning on a Kyle Guevara RBI single to go up 1-0 after one inning of play and double their lead thanks in part to a Will Bradshaw RBI double to score Lee Hosie in the top of the second.

A hit batter for the Tornadoes would lead to a run in the bottom of the third with an RBI single that would be cut down at second for the third out of the inning after a Concordia run would cross home plate. The score would remain a 2-1 LETU advantage until the top of the fifth when the YellowJackets would break out a five-hit inning with three of the first four batters of the inning collecting base hits. Following a Jones RBI single, Mark Sanders would deliver with a two-RBI single to put LeTourneau up 5-1 at the midway point of the contest.

Concordia wouldn’t wait long to get back into the game as the Tornadoes put up a three-spot of their own on three hits in the inning as all three hits would come at the start of the inning with a two-RBI single and balk bringing home the three runs. Following a scoreless sixth, the YellowJackets would add an insurance run in the top of the seventh as Bradshaw would deliver again by driving in Lee on an RBI single with two outs to make the score 6-4 which is where things would stay until the bottom of the eighth.

A leadoff walk would come in handy for the Tornadoes as an RBI groundout would drive in a run and cut the LETU down to a single-run at 6-5 and would be followed up by a one-two-three top of the ninth. Looking to close things out and split the first two games of the series, LeTourneau would allow a leadoff walk and bunt single to put the game-winning run aboard for Concordia before a sacrifice bunt would bring home a run and move the game-winning run 90 feet closer to home. LETU would then intentionally walk the next batter to set-up a double-play opportunity but get burned by a walk-off three-run home run to give CTX a stunning 9-6 victory.

Opportunities would be seen but not used by the YellowJackets as 12 stranded runners spoiled a 13-hit outing as LeTourneau would leave the bases loaded twice. Bradshaw had LETU’s only extra-base hit of the ball game and would be one of four LeTourneau batters with multiple hits while also driving in a team-best two RBI.

What’s Next?

LETU will look to try and grab the final game of the series when the YellowJackets and Tornadoes meet back up for a noon first pitch on Friday, April 19. The game will mark the 10th game of the year that LeTourneau has faced off against a nationally-ranked team or a team that is receiving votes in the top 25.

 

 

LeTourneau Men’s Tennis ASC East Champions, To Host ASC Tournament April 25-27.

LONGVIEW, Texas – Following a perfect 4-0 mark in American Southwest Conference East Division play, the LeTourneau University men’s tennis team has won the ASC East Division regular-season title and will host the 2019 American Southwest Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament April 25-27 at the Davis Tennis Courts on the campus of LeTourneau University.

LETU recently concluded their regular-season with an 11-7 overall which included a 6-0 mark in actual road contests this past season and will be making their sixth consecutive appearance in the ASC postseason tournament. In their four ASC matches, the YellowJackets would earn 9-0 road sweeps over University of the Ozarks and Louisiana College while also receiving a 7-2 home win over Belhaven and 8-1 victory over East Texas Baptist.

The 2019 ASC Men’s Tennis Tournament will get underway on Thursday, April 25th when LeTourneau takes on the number four seed from the West Division at 4:30 p.m. Conference play will finish up this weekend for both the ASC East and West divisions, with an official tournament bracket released late Saturday night.

You can find Information regarding the 2019 American Southwest Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament on the Tournament Central web page, which will have the 2019 bracket once it is made official along with a list of competing teams, photo galleries from each match, and box scores following the conclusion of each game. 2019 ASC Men’s Tennis Tournament Central.

Matt Kinney
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