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MSU Roundup: Softball Makes NCAA Tournament

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Midwestern State earned its ninth bid into the NCAA Division II postseason field as announced Monday morning.
 
The Mustangs open South Central 1 Regional play against host West Texas A&M Friday night at Schaeffer Park in Canyon. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
 
No. 4-seeded Texas Woman's takes on No. 5 Metro State (Colo.) in the other opening round game Friday at 4 p.m.
 
The winners move on to play in the semifinal round of the double elimination bracket Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., while the losing teams battle in an elimination game Saturday at 4 p.m. The winner of the elimination game then plays the loser of the winner's bracket semifinal matchup in a second elimination contest Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
 
The victor of the winner's semifinal game battles the survivor of the elimination bracket in the championship game at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. An if necessary game would follow at 4 p.m.
 
The South Central Region 2 bracket which features Angelo State, St. Mary's (Texas), Cameron (Okla.) and St. Edward's (Texas) is set for May 9-11 in San Angelo.
 
The winners of the two four-team double elimination tournament advance in a best-of-3 Super Regional to be played at the home site of the highest remaining seed for the right to advance to the 2014 NCAA Division II World Series set for May 23-26 at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.
 
The Mustangs are making their fourth postseason appearance in the last five seasons claiming South Central Region titles in 2010 and 2011 while advancing to the national semifinals in 2011.
 
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 8 at 9 a.m. and fans can order them online or by calling the West Texas A&M Ticket Office at 806-651-1414. A ticket will get fans into all games in a single day with reserved seats ($10), general admission ($8) and student ($3).


NCAA Division II Championships
South Central Regional #1
Schaeffer Park
Canyon, Texas
Friday, May 9

Game 1: Texas Woman's (34-17) vs. Metro State (32-15), 4 p.m.
Game 2: West Texas A&M (51-5) vs. Midwestern State (28-22), 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10
Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 1:30 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser, 4 p.m.
Game 5: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 11
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser, 4 p.m.

M. Golf: Oland Rallies For Opening-Round 72 at Regionals

Midwestern State's Derek Oland rattled off five birdies in an eight-hole stretch to battle his to even par in the opening round of the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional Monday at Par-72, 6,909-yard Grey Rock Golf Club.
 
"Derek was able to get on a run," MSU coach Jeff Ray said. "He's done that all year long. He was able to get himself back into contention. He has a chance to win any time he tees it up."
 
Like the rest of his teammates, the junior from McKinney got off to a rough and stood 5-over through is first six holes as the Mustangs teed off on the Back Nine.
 
Oland recovered for a birdie on Hole No. 17 then strung together birdies on Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 before posting a bogey on his final hole of the day to finish at an Even-par 72 to stand tied for seventh three strokes off of the pace of tournament leaders Brandon Hortt of California State, Monterey Bay and Andres Rodas of St. Edward's.
 
MSU stumbled out of the blocks as all but one golfer posted bogeys which includes a double, a quadruple and quintuple on No. 10 while facing stiff 20-mile per hour wind off of the first two tees.
 
"We didn't get off to a very good start as a team and never recovered," Ray said. "The guys are very disappointed. We hope to bounce back and get back in it tomorrow."
 
Freshman Colton Dorion carded an 8-over 80 (77t), while senior Julio Gonzalez-Galvan battled his way to a 9-over 81 (83t) and senior Jeremy LeGuen rounded out countable scores with a 12-over 84 (100t).
 
"It was a tough day for the Mustangs," Ray said. "Our inability to hit fairways cost us dearly today. We knew this was a tree lined course and knew this was a target golf course. The kids made a good effort at it, but didn't hit fairways. When you do that, you are going to have a tough day on this course."
 
Sophomore Brandon Banks carded a 16-over 86 to place 107th after the opening round.
 
The Mustangs totaled a 29-over 317 and head into the second round of the 54-hole competition in 19th place.
 
California State, Monterey Bay tops the team leader board with an even-par 288 followed by St. Edward's (291/+3), Chico State (293/+5), Western New Mexico (295/+7) and Cameron (299/+11) while Hawaii-Hilo and Colorado, Colorado Spring are tied for sixth (300/+12).
 
The top six teams and four low scoring individuals not associated with advancing teams move on to the NCAA Division II Championships set for May 19-23 at The Meadows in Allendale, Mich.
 
Second round play begins Tuesday at 8 a.m.
 

NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional
Grey Rock Golf Course
Austin, Texas
Par-72, 6,909 yards
Team Leaderboard
PlaceTeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1California State, Monterey Bay288288E
2St. Edward's (Texas)291291+3
3Chico State (Calif.)293293+5
4Western New Mexico295295+7
5Cameron (Okla.)299299+11
6Hawaii-Hilo300300+12

Colorado, Colorado Springs300300+12
8California State, Stanislaus301301+13

Colorado Christian303303+15
10Dallas Baptist (Texas)304304+16
11Dixie State (Utah)305305+17
12Sonoma State (Calif.)306306+18

California, San Diego306306+18
14Simon Fraser (B.C.)309309+21

Western Washington309309+21
16Colorado State-Pueblo310310+22
17Colorado Mines311311+23
18California Baptist314314+26
19Midwestern State (Texas)317317+29
20St. Mary's (Texas)323323+35
Individual Leaderboard
PlacePlayer, TeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1Brandon Hortt, California State, Monterey Bay6969-3

Andres Rodas, St. Edward's6969-3
3Will Flitcroft, Chico State7070-2

Thomas Neve, Western New Mexico7070-2
5Calum Hill, Western New Mexico7171-1

Enrique Livas, St. Edward's7171-1
7Derek Oland, Midwestern State7272E

Minkyu Jeon, Colorado Christian7272E

Ray Richards, California State, Monterey Bay7272E

Chris Shimomura, Hawaii-Hilo7272E

Dustin Dalzell, Colorado, Colorado Springs7272E

Colin Prater, Colorado Mesa7272E
Midwestern State Scorecard
19Midwestern State317317+29
7tDerek Oland7272E
77tColton Dorion8080+8
83tJulio Gonzales-Galvan8181+9
100tJeremy LeGuen8484+12
107Brandon Banks8888+16
** -- competing as individual medalist only.

W. Golf: Mustangs Struggle in Opening Round

Midwestern State struggled to an opening round 328 (+40) in the NCAA Division II Women's Super Region Four Championships Monday at the Par-72, 6,044-yard Walnut Creek Country Club.
 
With two rounds to play, the Mustangs stand eighth on the overall team leader board but are just 14 strokes out of the final NCAA Division II Championship berth.
 
The low three teams and the top three individuals on non-advancing teams earn a spot in the championship field set for the Rock Bark Golf and Spa Club in Canover, N.C. from May 14-17.
 
St. Edward's (306/+18), Tarleton State (310/+22) and California Baptist (314/+26) top the leader board followed by Dallas Baptist (320/+32), California State, East Bay (323/+35), West Texas A&M (324/+36), Hawaii-Hilo (326/+38) and MSU.
 
Junior Brenna Moore fought back to fire an even-par 37 on the back nine after suffering through three double bogeys and two bogeys over the first nine holes to finish the day tied for 18th with an 8-over 80.
 
Freshman Hayley Dambold carded a team-best two birdies to match fellow frosh Sierra Campbell with a 9-over 81 to tie for 21st.
 
Freshman Kellie Martin stands tied for 41st after firing a 14-over 86 as the Mustangs' final counter, while sophomore Kynze Mann is tied for 45th notching a 16-over 88.
 
Colorado State-Pueblo's Hee-Leina Kim tops the individual leader board as the lone golfer in red carding an opening round 71 (-1) which is good for a three-stroke leader over St. Edward's Taylor Moreno and Tarleton State's Jessica Pickwick.
 
The second round of the 54-hole tournament begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The Mustangs tee off between 8:20 and 8:50.
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NCAA Divison II Super Region 4 Championship
Walnut Creek Country Club
Mansfield, Texas
Par-72, 6,044 yards
Team Leaderboard
PlaceTeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1St. Edward's (Texas)306306+18
2Tarleton State (Texas)310310+22
3California Baptist314314+26
4Dallas Baptist (Texas)320320+32
5California State, East Bay323323+35
6West Texas A&M324324+36
7Hawaii-Hilo326326+38
8Midwestern State (Texas)328328+40
9Chico State (Calif.)337337+49
Individual Leaderboard
PlacePlayer, TeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1Hee-Leina Kim, Colorado State-Pueblo7171-1
2Taylor Moreno, St. Edward's (Texas)7474+2

Jessica Pickwick, Tarleton State7474+2
4Isabell Jimenez-Perea, Tarleton State7575+3

Alyssa Smith, St. Edward's7575+3

Tina Young, California Baptist7575+3
7Audra Kepler, California State, Monterey Bay7676+4

Nathalie Silva, California Baptist7676+4
9Glory Jangthonsiri, West Texas A&M7777+5

Kristen Sewada, Hawaii-Hilo7777+5
Midwestern State Scorecard
8Midwestern State328328+40
18tBrenna Moore8080+8
21tHayley Dambold8181+9
21tSierra Campbell8181+9
41tKellie Martin8686+14
45tKynze Mann8888+16
** competing as individual medalist only.