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Mustang SB Swept by Angelo State

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SOFTBALL: Hot-hitting Rambelles sweep past Midwestern

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Midwestern State junior Kelley Schaefer crushed three homers Saturday afternoon and finished the four-game set against Angelo State hitting .545 with seven RBIs.

That was where the good news ended for the Mustangs as the Rambelles completed the series sweep claiming 14-13 and 11-2 victories at Mayer Field.

Midwestern (23-13, 11-5) dropped from first to third place in the Lone Star Conference standings falling two games behind Angelo State (13-3) and are now one game back of second-place West Texas A&M (12-4).

The hot-hitting 'Belles blitzed the MSU staff at a .459 hitting clip and scored runs in 14 of 18 innings over the weekend by outscoring the Mustangs, 44-18. The Mustangs allowed 39 earned runs on 45 hits and issued 17 walks in 18 1/3 innings allowing a 14.89 ERA.

Still, the Mustangs rallied back from a four-run deficit in Game 1 Saturday ignited by Schaefer, who blasted a solo shot in the third and a two-run homer in the fourth to pull MSU to within a run at 5-4.

Sophomore Katelyn Vinson drilled her fifth homer of the season -- a two-run shot to left field -- to spark a four-run rally in the fifth as MSU took the lead at 8-7 when Haley Howerton dropped a two-run triple to right field, but the Belles kept hitting.

Angelo State answered with four runs of its own in the bottom of the inning and tacked three more in the sixth to re-establish a 14-10 lead going into the seventh.

The Mustangs narrowed the margin to one run as Katy Vandewater and Vinson drove runs in the seventh but left the tying run stranded at first.

Angelo State took control of Game 2 by scoring a run in the first and four in the second before Schaefer belted her seventh homer of the season - a two-run blast to center field - to provide MSU's only offense.

The Rambelles erupted for six runs in the third to clinch their third run-rule win of the series.

Senior Mary Kate McKay claimed wins in three of the four games limiting the Mustangs to nine runs -- six earned -- on 14 hits with six strikeouts and six walks in 19 cumulative innings.

Midwestern State takes on Texas Woman's University for a four-game Friday and Saturday in Denton.

MEN'S TENNIS: #18 Mustangs down #27 St. Mary's, 6-3

ARLINGTON, Texas – After trailing 2-1 following doubles, the 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs roared through singles play to beat 27th ranked St. Mary's 6-3 Saturday morning at the Arlington Tennis Center.

Midwestern (11-5) picked up its fourth straight win, while the Rattlers (8-7) saw a brief two-game win streak end.

The Mustangs used a solid sweep in No. 3-6 to have the match won before 30th ranked Kacper Boborykin beat St. Mary's Phillipp Raickovic 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 10-4 at No. 1.

Ramon Toyos started the wave at No. 3, easily defeating Bob Resink 6-0, 6-1, while Chris Norrie took No. 4 with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Matt Banner.

Jarrod Liston claimed the No. 5 spot with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Carlos Olea, and Tomas Grejtak put away Brien Galon at No. 6, 6-2, 6-1.

The only singles point lost was at No. 2 where 48th ranked Michael Maciel beat 34th ranked Kyle Davidson 6-3, 7-5.

The Rattlers opened the day strong grabbing two of the three points in doubles. Only the Mustangs No. 3 duo of Liston/Zack Santagate was a winner, beating Resink/Galon 8-6.

At No.1, Raickovic/Banner upset MSU's eighth ranked duo of Grejtak/Toyos 9-8 (7-5), and Maciel/Jared Fellows beat Boborykin/Davidson 8-5 at No. 2.

After sweeping their four matches in four days series, the Mustangs have a couple of days off before facing Southeastern Oklahoma State on Tuesday. First serve is 2 p.m. at the MSU Tennis Center.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: #18 Mustangs edge #19 St. Mary's, 5-4

ARLINGTON, Texas – The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs came from behind with four singles wins to edge 19th ranked St. Mary's 5-4 Saturday morning at the Arlington Tennis Center.

The Mustangs (12-3) collected their third straight win, while the Rattlers (10-4) dropped their fourth match in five outings.

MSU sophomore Kayla Casey, ranked 33rd nationally, capped the Mustangs comeback with a rugged 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles against Christina Lopez to clinch the match.

Taylor Coffman came through for MSU at No. 3, going three sets to beat Felicity Delgado 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Courtney Anderson took care of No. 5 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Ariana Saldana, and Paige Boykin won at No. 6 with a 7-5, 6-4 decision against Joanie Bryant.

St. Mary's Mariana Rong, ranked 30th in Division II, picked up the win at No. 1, beating MSU's Amy Clifton 6-4, 6-1, and the Rattlers scored at No. 4 as Jamie Lee Denton beat Lauren Pineda 6-3, 6-3.

The Mustangs battled back from being down 2-1 after doubles, with the lone point coming at No. 3 where Anderson/Clifton beat Bryant/Saldana 8-4.

St. Mary's duo of Rong/Lopez upset 20th ranked Casey/Coffman 9-7 at No. 1, with Delgado/Denton handing Briner/Pineda 8-2.

The Mustangs get a short break after their four matches in four days stretch, as they will be back on the court Tuesday afternoon against Southeastern Oklahoma State at the MSU Tennis Center.

WOMEN'S TRACK: Lopez, Frizzell set top outdoor marks at Lopez Bayou Classic

HOUSTON -- Midwestern State continued to assault personal bests Saturday afternoon at the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic ran on Wendel K. Ley Track at the Rice Track/Soccer Stadium.

Sophomore Ana Lopez set a new outdoor program record by clocking a 2:17.08 to edge teammate Ashley Flores, who was just .04 off of a PR with a time of 2:19.06, to finish second and third in Section 3 of the 800-meter run.

Lopez fell just three seconds shy of the NCAA Division II provisional time of 2:14.00 after clocking a 2:15.42 at the LSC Indoor Championships earlier this month.

Redshirt-freshman C.J. Frizzell (2:21.51) and freshman Maranda Rodriguez (2:25.47) also set top personal marks, while junior Emma Ramirez paced a 2:25.20 in her first go at the distance.

The final section of the 800-meter run is due to run tonight.

Frizzell set a new school standard with a time of 59.53 in the 400-meter dash finishing third in the second heat, while Rodriguez clocked a personal best time of 1:02.66 finishing third in the first heat.

The Mustangs set 15 personal records while setting three outdoor schools standards with junior Gabby Ruiz in the 5,000-meter run (17:45.22), Lopez in the 800-meter dash (2:17.08) and Frizzell in the 400-meter dash (59.53).

Midwestern State competes in the UIW Invitational on Saturday, April 12 in San Antonio.