MSU Softball Streak Ends at Cameron

Cameron bunched together three of its four hits to plate the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and held on to snap Midwestern State's nine-game winning streak 2-1 here on Tuesday afternoon.
MSU, which dropped to 23-21 on the season and to 13-11 in Lone Star Conference play, battles No. 4 Central Oklahoma in a doubleheader Wednesday in Edmond before closing the regular season with a three-game set against Abilene Christian Friday and Saturday at Mustangs Park.
The Aggies snapped a six-game skid thanks to a stellar relief performance from Carrie Dilks, who threw six innings of shutout, four-hit out of the bullpen after spelling starter Kelsy Hebert in the second inning.
Midwestern State freshman Kelley Schaefer connected on a leadoff homer to center field in the second inning before Dilks, a former Burkburnett High School standout, dazzled the Mustangs the rest of the way.
The effort spoiled MSU starter Lindsi Glenn's showing as the frosh from Healdton, Okla. permitted just two runs on four hits and carried a one-hitter into the sixth inning.
The Aggies struck first with an unearned run in the first inning as Misty Dooley scored on Tara Martini's RBI groundout to third base.
The game remained tied after Schaefer's third homer of the season knotted the score at 1-1 into the sixth inning.
But Drew Wright reached on a single to center field while Sonia Foutch and Amanda Karth delivered back-to-back two-out singles to notch the Aggies first win since beating ACU on April 5.
Kim Jerrick drew a leadoff walk in the seventh inning, advanced to second on Elena Bennett's groundout to third base before moving to third on Mallory Mooney's two-out infield single but was stranded 60 feet away from scoring the tying run.
Senior third baseman Mallory Mooney paced the Mustangs by extending her current hitting streak to 10 games by going 2-for-4, while Kim Jerrick and Courtney Bingham had hitting streaks snapped at 10 and 7 games, respectively.

MSU Women's Golf Finishes in Second

For the second straight season, the Midwestern State Mustangs was the runner up at the Firestone Lone Star Conference Golf Championships.  Only this year, MSU had wanted more.
"We just did not have a good day," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray.  "There we were three strokes out of first, but it was one of those days."
The Mustangs posted a 314 in the final round to finish at 616, 19 strokes behind five-time LSC Champion Tarleton State at 597.  Texas A&M-Commerce was third at 624.
MSU's Kendra Whittley, who held the first round lead, suffered on Tuesday.  After touring the par 72, 5,864 yard Whitworth Course of the Trophy Club (Texas) Country Club in 1-under 71 on Monday, Whittley bogied five of the first 10 holes on her way to an 8-over 80 in the final round to finish at tied for seventh at 151.
"Kendra got off to a tough start and just didn't putt particular well today," said Ray.
A pair of Mustangs tied for 12th as Brenna Moore and Taylor Klutts totaled 9-over 153 for the tournament.  The freshman Moore fired MSU's low round on Tuesday with a 4-over 76, while junior Klutts chalked up a 7-over 79.
Junior Lindsay Burkhart added an 81 to her opening round 80 for a 161 to tie for 22nd, while junior Lauren Romines counted a 79 in the team score to finish at 162.
"We just didn't put together at the right time and hopefully we do better at the regional," Ray added.
The Mustangs still are in great shape to be selected for their first team berth in the NCAA Division II Super Region 4 Championship May 6-8 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Men Finish in 3rd Place; Cameron Wins

The Midwestern State Mustangs held their ground on Tuesday in the 2012 Firestone Lone Star Conference Golf Championships.  The Mustangs posted a 293 in the final round to place third with a 9-over-par 873.
Cameron won the conference title at 1-under 863, 11 strokes better than MSU, with Abilene Christian in second at 867.
"We played well but we couldn't make up any ground," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray.  "You've got to hand it to Cameron and ACU.  They played very well."
MSU freshman Derek Oland led the way for the Mustangs, earning All-Tournament honors by firing an even-par 72 in the final round for a 1-over 217 that tied for fifth.
Senior Trevor Arianna just missed all-tournament honors with a 1-over 73 on Tuesday to tie for seventh at 2-over 218, while junior Sam Smith fired a 1-under 71 to tie for ninth at 3-over 219.
"Derek had another strong tournament, just like he has all season," said Ray.  "And what can you say about Trevor.  He came with us as our fifth man and nearly made the all-tournament team.  I'm very proud of him."
Playing with an ailing back, sophomore Jeremy LeGuen made the top 20 with an 18th place tie by shooting a 5-over 77 for a 9-over 225.  Junior Raine Copeland added a 7-over 79 to finish at 226.
"We just didn't get a quality fourth score today," said Ray.  "Hopefully we can get healthy and regroup for the regional."
The Mustangs, ranked 37th nationally by Golfstat and fifth in the South Central Region, are expected to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II Midwest/South Central Super Regional at the Jefferson City Country Club in Jefferson City, Mo., May 7-9.