MSU Softball Game Times Change

The starting times for Midwestern State's scheduled doubleheader with Texas-Permian Basin Tuesday afternoon has been moved up to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. due to forecasted inclement weather.

The teams were originally slated to begin play at 5 and 7 p.m., but precipitation chances are forecasted to increase ahead of dry line moving in from the west. Storms could turn severe.

The Mustangs' Swing for the Cure promotion has also been reslated for Friday, April 19 against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Midwestern State (29-12) has won five of its last six games after taking two of three from No. 7-ranked Texas Woman's University over the weekend.

Texas-Permian Basin (10-28) snapped a seven-game skid by taking two of three over Oklahoma Christian over the weekend.

Men's Golf Leading at DBU Classic

The Midwestern State Mustangs posted three sub-70 rounds in the second 18 of the day to vault into the lead of the Dallas Baptist Classic at the Hackberry Creek Country Club on Monday.
The Mustangs were tied for sixth after the opening 18 before coming back with a 12-under 276 as a team for a 4-over 580 to take a three-stroke lead over Oklahoma Christian at 7-over 583.  Host Dallas Baptist is third at 588 in the 16-team field.
MSU was paced in the second round by junior Jeremy LeGuen who scorched the par 7-2, 6,964 yard Hackberry Creek course with a 5-under 67 to stand in third individually at 2-under 142, two strokes behind Abilene Christian's Alex Carpenter and Oklahoma Christian's Alasdair Dalgliesh at 4-under 140.
But LeGuen wasn't the only Mustang to go low.
Senior Antonio Herran fired a 3-under 69 and redshirt freshman Santiago Gomez added a 4-under 68, with sophomore Derek Oland adding an even-par 72 for MSU to round out the great team score in the second round.
"The guys played really solid in the second," said MSU assistant coach Chester Butts.  "The steady 25 mile per hour wind caused them problems in the first round, but they figured it out the second time around."
Herran is tied for sixth individually at 1-over 145 and Gomez is tied for ninth at 2-over 146.  Oland is tied for 14th at 3-over 147.
Freshman Ian Gallagher carded rounds of 79 and 81 for a 160 after two rounds for the Mustangs.
The tournament concludes with a single 18-hole round on Tuesday at Hackberry Creek.

Women's Golf 7th in Strong Field at US Women's Invitational

The Midwestern State Mustangs are seventh after the first two rounds of the United States Women's Invitational hosted by Belmont Abbey at the Pine Island Country Club.
The field of 10 teams features eight of the top 17 team in the GolfStat rankings, including the 10th ranked Mustangs.
The Mustangs played the par 72, 6,094 yard Pine Island Course in 319-320 for a 36-hole first day total of 639.
"This is a great and very challenging golf course," said MSU coach Jeff Ray. "The course was 6100 yards and a little wet. This hurt us some as we have only one long hitter. The girls battled, but I would have to say the course won today."
Sophomore Brenna Moore led the way for MSU, posting a 79 in the first 18 and a 78 in the second to sit 16th individually at 13-over-par 157.
Senior Kendra Whittley is tied for 21st after posting a pair of 80s to stand at 16-over 160, while senior Lauren Romines is in 26th with an 83-79 – 152.
Senior Taylor Klutts posted a 78 in the opening round, but followed with an 86 for a 164, a stroke ahead of Lindsay Burkhart who tallied 82-83 – 165.
"Taylor and Brenna had solid first rounds," Ray said. "Both had a triple bogey. I thought we were trying to hard. Every hole can possibly being in a big number here. It's a very fair course, but challenging."
The Mustangs are tied with No. 17 St. Leo (Fla.) in seventh, eight strokes behind No. 12 North Carolina-Pembroke in sixth at 631.
No. 8 Florida Southern leads the tournament after the first day at 611, with No. 9 Florida Tech second at 619.  No. 16 Newberry (S.C.) sits third at 621, just ahead of No. 6 Barry (Fla.) at 622 and No. 14 Flagler (N.C.) at 627.
Individually, Flagler's Olivia Ferrer posted a 2-over 146 on day one to lead by two strokes over Newberry's Lisa Brandl and Florida Southern's Megan Kiley at 4-over 148.
"Great experience and we'll re-focus and try to have a great round tomorrow," Ray added.