MSU Softball Still #3 Overall, 2nd in Regional Rankings

Midwestern State remained at No. 3 in the latest National Fast-pitch Coaches' Association Division II Top 25 poll released Wednesday morning.
The Mustangs are off to the best start in school history at 30-3 and have won eight of their last nine games heading into the Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament this weekend at Texas Bank Sports Complex in San Angelo.
MSU begins the tournament Friday against No. 2 Angelo State at 12:30 p.m. before taking on Abilene Christian at 4:30 p.m.
The Mustangs play Texas A&M-Kingsville and No. 15 West Texas A&M on Saturday before closing the round-robin with Texas Woman's and Tarleton State on Saturday.
Midwestern is one of seven teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 2 Angelo State, No. 15 West Texas A&M, No. 16 Emporia State (Kan.) and No. 21 Nebraska-Omaha while St. Mary's (Texas) and Missouri Western are receiving votes.
The No. 3 ranking matches the highest in program history.

Mustangs Open South-Central Regional Rankings at No. 2

Midwestern State opens the South Central Region rankings at no. 2 as released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA Division II Softball Committee.

The Mustangs (30-3), who have won eight of their last nine games, lead a strong contingent from the Lone Star Conference as the league laid claim to five of the top eight spots in the ranking.

Angelo State (27-3) controls the top spot followed by the Mustangs at No. 2, Emporia State (21-6) at No. 3, Nebraska-Omaha (23-5) at No. 4, West Texas A&M (25-8) at No. 5, Incarnate Word (16-14) at No. 6, St. Mary's (Texas) (23-14) at No. 7, Abilene Christian (20-16) at No. 8, Southeastern Oklahoma (24-14) at No. 9 and Tarleton State (16-10-1) at No. 10.

The top eight teams advance to the 2011 NCAA Division II South Central Regional which will be played in two four-team, double elimination tournaments at campus sites.

The advancing teams play in a best 2-of-3 Super Regional at the site of the highest remaining seed for the right to play in the 2011 NCAA Division II Softball Championships to be held from May 26-30 at Moyer Complex in Salem, Va.

Midwestern State opens the 2011 LSC Crossover Friday against regionally ranked Angelo State and Abilene Christian at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. respectively at Texas Bank Sports Complex in San Angelo, Texas.

The Mustangs battle Texas A&M-Kingsville and West Texas A&M at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday before closing the tournament against Texas Woman's and Tarleton State at noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday.