#9 Burkburnett 1 (16-4-1, 3-0)
#13 Iowa Park 0 (22-4, 1-2)
BURK: Trahan 7 IP, HBP, 15 Ks, Jordyn Faulkenbery RBI
IP: Peyton Helton 7 Ks
Incarnate Word cashed on three Midwestern State errors to come away with a 6-5 win in the Lone Star Conference series opener Thursday night at Cardinals Field.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Mustangs which fell to 23-10 on the season and to 5-5 in league play.
MSU jumped on LSC Preseason Pitcher of the Year Briana Sanchez for two runs on Kaitlyn Vinson's sixth homer of the season in the second inning.
Incarnate Word broke through with a run of its own in the bottom frame as Whitney Waltrip led off with a double to left field and was sacrificed to third before scoring on a Kim Hanson's groundout to shortstop.
The Mustangs expanded their advantage to 4-1 in the third as junior catcher Kim Jerrick blasted her 12th homer of the season over the left-field fence and Shelby Carter's two-out single to center field plated Haley Howerton, who reached on an infield single.
The Cardinals took advantage of MSU's first miscue in the third as Alex Zepeda reached on a fielding error to lead off the inning before coming around to score on Monica Acuna's single to left field to cut the Mustangs' advantage to 4-2.
Vinson laced a single into center field to lead off the fourth inning and came around to score on Jerrick's one-out single to left to give MSU a three-run cushion, but the Mustangs left the bases loaded allowing Sanchez to squeeze out of another jam.
Hanson highlighted UIW's four-run fourth frame with a homer to left field then the Cardinals plated unearned runs in the fifth and sixth innings to claim their first lead at 6-5 going into the seventh inning.
Sanchez (12-6) allowed five runs -- all earned -- on 11 hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in the win, while MSU freshman Laci Belovsky (15-6) took the loss allowing three earned runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Jerrick paced the Mustangs' 11-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with two RBIs while Carter, Vinson and freshman Haley Howerton had two hits each.
Incarnate Word improved to 21-12 on the season and to 5-5 in LSC play.
The teams close the three-game set with a doubleheader on Friday at Cardinals Field. First pitch is slated for noon.
The No. 27 Midwestern State Mustangs came through in the clutch to upset No. 19 Cameron 5-4 in Lone Star Conference action on Thursday at the Streich-Henry Tennis Center.
Freshman Madeline Schorlemmer outlasted Florencia Tornero at the No. 4 singles spot 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to pickup the final point to give the Mustangs the victory.
The Mustangs (9-5, 2-1 LSC) won their third straight match, while Cameron (12-3, 0-2) had it's two-game win streak stopped and handed the Aggies their second loss in their last nine matches.
Freshman Lauren Pineda picked up two points for MSU in the match, teaming with Sarita Adhikary at No. 2 doubles to beat Tornero and Laura Winter 8-4. She then took out Antonia Moberg at No. 5 singles 6-3, 6-2 that evened the match at 2-all.
The Mustangs had to come from behind, scoring just the point at No. 2 in doubles.
But the singles came through for Midwestern to collect the win.
"I'm very pleased with the way we responded after being down in doubles," said MSU coach Scott Linn. "We didn't get down and competed hard on all six courts to make the comeback."
Fatima Clementino made short work at No. 6 beating Winter 6-1, 6-0, and Kayla Casey took down Elle Scholles 7-5, 6-4 at No. 3 to set up the dramatic finish for Schorlemmer.
While it was a loss, Linn also praised senior Adhikary for taking No. 47 Amanda Moberg to three sets at No. 1 before falling 6-1, 0-6, 6-0.
"It really helped Madeline for Sarita to stay out on the court," said Linn. "She took a nationally-ranked player deep."
The Mustangs were down after No. 15 Amanda Moberg and Julia Puckhaber downed MSU's No. 1 duo of Schorlemmer and Casey 8-0, and CU's No. 3 team of Scholles and Antonia Moberg edging Taylor Coffman and Clementino 8-6.
Coffman also fell to Puckhaber at No. 2 singles 6-2, 6-2.
The Mustangs travel to Fort Smith for a Friday afternoon match against Arkansas-Fort Smith. First serve is set for 1:30.
The 24th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs five-match winning streak came to an end on Thursday as the19th ranked Cameron Aggies beat the Mustangs 6-3 at the Streich-Henry Tennis Center.
The Mustangs fell to 11-5 overall and closed their Lone Star Conference regular season at 1-2. Cameron improved to 15-2 and opened its LSC season 1-0.
"This was a tough one," said MSU coach Scott Linn. "We started a little flat, but we did finish strong, so that's a good sign."
Midwestern used the play of the top doubles duo in the region, No. 9 Luke Joyce and Colby Meeks to win at No. 1 over Cameron's Duje Janjic and Angelo Lencioni 8-6.
"Luke and Colby came out once again, what more can you say," said Linn.
MSU also got wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles as Kacper Boborykin beat Jorge Gerosi 6-7, 6-2, 10-8 at No. 4, while Franko Siljeg won at No. 5 over Lencioni 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
However, MSU allowed CU to get the upper hand in doubles. The No. 2 team of Kyle Davidson and Austin Crawford slipped to Nicolai Ferrigno and Dean Weigelt 8-5, while Tomas Grejtak and Zack Santagate dropped a heartbreaker at No. 3 to Dennis Merdan and Joao Fazendiero in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-5).
The Aggies won the top three spots in singles as well as the last position.
No. 20 Ferrigno beat the Mustangs Joyce, ranked 44th, 6-4, 7-6 (4) at No. 1, as Janjic beat Meeks 6-4, 6-2 for the point at No. 2. Davidson fell at No. 3 to Merdan 7-6, 6-1 and Austin Crawford was downed by CU's Fazendiero 6-2, 6-2.
The Mustangs next visit Arkansas-Fort Smith in a non-conference match on Friday at 1:30.
Midwestern State women's basketball will host its annual tryout on Wednesday, April 17 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Prospects must fill out the tryout form below and bring a recent physical examination from within the last six months to participate in workouts.
Prospects must have exhausted all high school eligibility. If a prospect has attended another collegiate institution, a release must also be obtained.
All current Midwestern students intending to tryout for the Mustangs must email their name and MSU indentfication number to assistant coach Christopher Reay at email@example.com.
For more information, contact Reay via email or at (940) 397-4406.