KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Sports - Islanders Sports - Islanders en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:07:27 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Womens Basketball Coaching Staff #Chillin4Charity Challenge http://www.kristv.com/news/womens-basketball-coaching-staff-chillin4charity-challenge/ http://www.kristv.com/news/womens-basketball-coaching-staff-chillin4charity-challenge/ Sports - Islanders Thu, 17 Jul 2014 6:07:34 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Womens Basketball Coaching Staff #Chillin4Charity Challenge

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's basketball coaching staff along with Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, accepted the #Chillin4Charity Challenge today on University Beach. Members of the 2014-15 women's basketball team doused the coaching staff and Dr. Trent Hill with ice water coolers to help raise funds for the Kay Yow Foundation.

Coaches across the nation have been taking the plunge and passing on the challenge to others. The rules are if a head coach is called out they have 48 hours to complete the challenge. If they don't, they owe the Kay Yow Foundation $250, and if they answer the challenge, the one who challenged them will owe the Kay Yow Foundation $50. The Kay Yow Foundation has raised more than $8 million for research on women's cancers since it was started in 2007.

Dr. Trent Hill presented his challenge to Stephen F. Austin President Dr. Baker Pattillo.

For all the latest on the Islanders women's basketball team during the offseason, be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersWBB) and like the team on Facebook (Islanders Womens Basketball).

 


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Islanders Selected for 2014 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-selected-for-2014-corpus-christi-coastal-classic/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-selected-for-2014-corpus-christi-coastal-classic/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 16 Jul 2014 2:43:00 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Selected for 2014 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi basketball team will be one of the eight teams in the field for the 2014 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic, tournament organizers announced today. The Thanksgiving weekend exempt tournament will also see TCU, St. Louis, Mississippi State, Bradley, Radford, Mississippi Valley State and North Carolina A&T take part in the event.

Each team will play four games in the tourney - the first two at campus sites and the final two rounds at the American Bank Center on Nov. 28 & 29. A&M-Corpus Christi will play its first two games of the tournament on the road - at St. Louis and at Bradley - before returning to Corpus Christi for the final two games.

This is the second year for the exempt tournament to be hosted over Thanksgiving weekend at the American Bank Center. In 2013, Virginia won the event en route to a No. 1 national ranking and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

"We're excited to be a part of the Corpus Christi Coastal Challenge this year," head coach Willis Wilson said. "Last year the Coastal Bend saw a Sweet 16 team and the runner-up from the NIT (SMU) play in the American Bank Center, and this year's field could have just as much star power. It should be a great experience for our team, our school and our city and we can't wait to be a part of it."

The Islanders are looking to follow up on a strong 2013-14 campaign that saw them post 12 more wins than the prior season and finish in second place in the Southland Conference. Wilson was named Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year - presented annually to the top minority coach in all of Division I men's basketball.

On the court, A&M-Corpus Christi is led by senior John Jordan, a First Team All-Southland selection who sits in the school's career top 10 in points, rebounds, assists, free throws and steals. Among the other key returners for the squad are sophomore Rashawn Thomas, who averaged 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in his debut campaign, and senior Hameed Ali, who has started 72 games and scored 620 points in his three years for the Islanders.

Tickets for the final rounds in Corpus Christi can be purchased beginning Saturday, July 19, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or purchase by phone by dialing 1-800-745-3000. For ADA seating please call 361-826-4170. Tickets to the event will also be included in the Islanders men's basketball season ticket package. To order your season tickets, call the Islanders Athletics Ticket Office at 825-BALL (2255) today.

 


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Soccer Adds Denmark's Poulsen to Incoming Class http://www.kristv.com/news/soccer-adds-denmark-s-poulsen-to-incoming-class/ http://www.kristv.com/news/soccer-adds-denmark-s-poulsen-to-incoming-class/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 18 Jun 2014 3:22:00 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Soccer Adds Denmark's Poulsen to Incoming Class

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team has added to its class for 2014 with the signing of Nanna Bach Poulsen to a National Letter of Intent. Poulsen is a talented scoring presence who hails from Ribe, Denmark.

"With her international experience, Nanna is very technical and understands the nuances of the game," head coach Shanna Caldwell said. "Her vision and movement on and off the ball will bring an added dimension to our attack and compliment our returning front line."

Poulsen was the leading scorer for Varde, her club team, which she has played with since she was 14. She netted five goals in the 2012 season for the under-18 squad, which plays at the top level in Denmark. Most recently, she appeared in eight games for the senior team, scoring single goals in each of the team's last two matches, both of which resulted in victories for Varde.

Poulsen joins the five players who signed with the Islanders in February as part of the team's incoming 2014 class. Zoe Cole (Friendswood, Texas), Kimberly Isaacson (Missouri City, Texas), Jacey Love (Belton, Texas), Bri Lugo (Brazoswood, Texas) and Christina Remmes (Kingwood, Texas) all inked NLIs earlier this calendar year.

A&M-Corpus Christi will open the 2014 season on the road with a contest against Houston on Aug. 22, with the home opener slated for Sept. 5 against the University of Texas at Dugan Stadium. For all the latest on the team leading up to the 2014 slate, be sure to follow the squad on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersSoccer) and like the official Facebook page (Islanders Soccer).

 


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Vaughan, Tierney Named to Southland All-Academic First Team http://www.kristv.com/news/vaughan-tierney-named-to-southland-all-academic-first-team/ http://www.kristv.com/news/vaughan-tierney-named-to-southland-all-academic-first-team/ Sports - Islanders Tue, 17 Jun 2014 5:48:16 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Vaughan, Tierney Named to Southland All-Academic First Team

CORPUS CHRISTI - Seniors Russell Vaughan and Brandon Tierney of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team have earned spots on the Southland Conference All-Academic First Team, the league announced today.

Both Islanders were automatic selections to the team, with Tierney gaining recognition due to his GPA and First Team All-Conference selection and Vaughan due to his Academic All-America laurels. A&M-Corpus Christi was one of just three schools in the league to have more than one player pick up first team recognition, joining McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana.

"Brandon and Russ were two of the biggest reasons for our success this year," head coach Scott Malone said, "not just for their performance on the field, but because of their leadership. That dedication to working hard and doing things the right way carried over into the classroom, so it's no surprise that they picked up this honor. I'm proud of all their accomplishments in their time here."

Tierney was recently named First Team All-Central Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The Arlington, Texas, native was a First Team All-Southland selection following the regular season, the only Islander to pick up first team honors this season. He hit .341 overall on the year, the ninth-best mark in the Southland. He posted 13 doubles, two triples and three home runs, driving in 32 runs while scoring 36 times. He was hit by a pitch a team-leading 15 times.

Vaughan became the fourth Islander in any sport to be named Capital One First Team Academic All-American when he picked up the honor earlier this year. He finished his undergraduate career by earning an A in every class but one for a 3.95 cumulative GPA at the Island University. He also picked up Third Team All-Conference honors in the Southland for his performance on the field this year, hitting .318 with a .456 on-base percentage. He was one of the most improved players in the conference, raising his average 137 points at the plate.

The duo gives the Islanders six Southland All-Academic selections over the last two seasons. Last year, Stafford Brantley, Brad Porras and Jacob Dorris were first team honorees, and Jordan Lee was a second team member. Prior to the 2013 squad, A&M-Corpus Christi had just four All-Academic honorees in program history.

For all the latest on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball during the offseason, be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and like the team's official Facebook page (Islanders Baseball).

 


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Tierney collects First Team All-Central Region Honors http://www.kristv.com/news/tierney-collects-first-team-all-central-region-honors/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tierney-collects-first-team-all-central-region-honors/ Sports - Islanders Sun, 15 Jun 2014 6:25:21 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Tierney collects First Team All-Central Region Honors

CORPUS CHRISTI - Senior third baseman Brandon Tierney of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team has been named First Team All-Central Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Tierney was tabbed the top third baseman in the region, and will be a candidate for the ABCA All-American teams later this month.

"This is a great honor, both for Brandon and for our program," head coach Scott Malone said. "He provided our team with great leadership, both on and off the field. Brandon really played like a senior and carried the Islanders to another outstanding finish in the Southland."

Tierney was one of five Southland Conference representatives on the all-region first team, as he was joined by Andro Cutura (SP, Southeastern La.), Anthony Azar (C, Sam Houston State), Doug Votolato (OF, Central Arkansas) and Andrew Godbold (OF, Southeastern La.). He is the first Islander to earn first team all-region recognition since Daniel Minor did so in 2012.

The Arlington, Texas, native was a First Team All-Southland selection following the regular season, the only Islander to pick up first team honors this season. He hit .341 overall on the year, the ninth-best mark in the Southland. He posted 13 doubles, two triples and three home runs, driving in 32 runs while scoring 36 times. He was hit by a pitch a team-leading 15 times.

He posted a 13-game hit streak that ran from March 30-April 22, during which the Islanders went 9-4 overall. During that stretch, he hit .458, and also registered a remarkable five straight games with three hits. He earned Southland Hitter of the Week honors during that stretch, collecting the honor on April 20, after leading the Islanders to a sweep of Northwestern State.

In his two years as an Islander, he played in 98 games and totaled 109 hits and 51 RBI. He posted a strong .947 fielding percentage at third base, and made just six errors this season as one of the top infield defenders in the league.

For all the latest on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball during the offseason, be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and like the team's official Facebook page (Islanders Baseball).

 


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Islanders Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-soccer-announces-2014-schedule/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-soccer-announces-2014-schedule/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 11 Jun 2014 2:19:12 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team will play seven regular-season home games, highlighted by the home opener against Texas, as part of its 2014 schedule. The Islanders will play a total of 17 contests in the regular season, in addition to hosting a pair of exhibitions at the Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium in the preseason.

"I'm excited with the schedule we've put together for this fall," head coach Shanna Caldwell said. "I think our non-conference opponents will certainly test us and help us be prepared for the start of conference play.

"Also," she added, "the buzz around our home opener under the lights with Texas on Sept. 5 has been awesome. I'm really looking forward to seeing our entire Corpus Christi community out there cheering and supporting us the way they did all of last season. We hope to continue to make our fans proud of our work both on the field and in the classroom."

With the addition of lights to Dugan Stadium, A&M-Corpus Christi will play five Friday night matches at home. Among these are marquee matchups such as Texas, UTSA and conference rivals Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Abilene Christian.

The first opportunity for fans to see the Islanders in Corpus Christi will be on Thursday, Aug. 14, as the team will play an exhibition against Cisco Junior College. The squad will also host an exhibition against St. Mary's, on Sunday, Aug. 17. A&M-Corpus Christi then opens its regular season at Houston on Friday, Aug. 22 at Houston, before following that with road contests against Texas Southern (Aug. 24) and Texas State (Aug. 29).

The home opener will feature the Islanders against the Longhorns under the lights on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. It will mark the second consecutive season that A&M-Corpus Christi has played host to a top-flight foe in its opener, as the squad took on Houston in the first soccer game at Dugan Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,187.

After a Sunday afternoon game at Rice (Sept. 7), the Islanders will return home to take on UTSA on Friday, Sept. 12. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earned the first win in program history over the Roadrunners last year in San Antonio.

Conference play opens with four of the first five league games being played away from the Coastal Bend. Trips to Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 19) and Nicholls (Sept. 21) start the league slate, before the Islanders' home conference opener against UCA on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. A&M-Corpus Christi then returns to the road for matchups with McNeese State (Oct. 3) and Incarnate Word (Oct. 10).

The Islanders then play four consecutive games at home, beginning with a Sunday afternoon affair against Lamar, on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Friday night affairs against ACU (Oct. 17) and SHSU (Oct. 24) at Dugan Stadium follow, with a Sunday afternoon matchup against Houston Baptist on Oct. 26 scheduled as the home finale. The Islanders will honor their three seniors - Alyssa Miller, Sara Chandlee and Aulona Velaj prior to that game as part of Senior Day festivities.

A&M-Corpus Christi then wraps the regular season with a trip to the Piney Woods, as matchups with Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 31) and Northwestern State (Nov. 2) conclude the year. The 2014 Southland Soccer Tournament is slated for Nov. 6-9 at the Lamar Soccer Complex in Beaumont, Texas. The top six teams in the conference will earn berths into the postseason.

For all the latest on Islanders Soccer during the offseason, be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersSoccer) and like the team on Facebook (Islanders Soccer).

 

2014 Women's Soccer Schedule

Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Streak Home Away Neutral
0-0 .000 0-0 .000 - 0-0 0-0 0-0

 

Date Opponent Notes Result Time/Status Links
Aug. 14 Cisco College Dugan Stadium (Exhibition) 7:00 PM
Aug. 17 St. Mary's (Texas) Dugan Stadium (Exhibition) 1:00 PM
Aug. 22 at Houston Houston, Texas 7:00 PM
Aug. 24 at Texas Southern Houston, Texas 2:00 PM
Aug. 29 at Texas State San Marcos, Texas 7:00 PM
Sep. 5 Texas Dugan Stadium 7:00 PM
Sep. 7 at Rice Houston, Texas 1:00 PM
Sep. 12 UTSA Dugan Stadium 7:00 PM
Sep. 19 at Southeastern Louisiana * Hammond, La. 4:00 PM
Sep. 21 at Nicholls * Thibodaux, La. 1:00 PM
Sep. 26 Central Arkansas * Dugan Stadium 7:00 PM
Oct. 3 at McNeese State * Lake Charles, La. 7:00 PM
Oct. 10 at Incarnate Word * San Antonio, Texas 7:00 PM
Oct. 12 Lamar * Dugan Stadium 1:00 PM
Oct. 17 Abilene Christian * Dugan Stadium 7:00 PM
Oct. 24 Sam Houston State * Dugan Stadium 7:00 PM
Oct. 26 Houston Baptist * Dugan Stadium 1:00 PM

Oct. 31 at Stephen F. Austin * Nacogdoches, Texas 7:00 PM
Nov. 2 at Northwestern State * Natchitoches, La. 1:00 PM
Nov. 6 at Southland Conference Tournament Beaumont, Texas TBA
Home games in bold.
*Conference Game
All Times Central Standard Time

 


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Dugan Stadium to Add Lights http://www.kristv.com/news/dugan-stadium-to-add-lights/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dugan-stadium-to-add-lights/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 4 Jun 2014 9:16:46 PM TAMUCC.COM Dugan Stadium to Add Lights

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium will be receiving an upgrade in the coming months, as lights will be added to the facility, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby announced today. The Islanders will make their regular-season debut under the lights on Friday, Sept. 5, when the women's soccer team faces Texas at 7 p.m.

"Adding lighting to Dugan Stadium, which is already one of the top venues in the area, makes an already outstanding facility even more so," Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "It also gives us the ability to host conference championships and increases our ability to host events that will benefit the Corpus Christi community.

"To play our first regular-season home game under those lights against a nationally recognized program like the University of Texas should make for a tremendous atmosphere and a landmark moment in Islanders Soccer history," he added.

The remainder of the women's soccer schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

The addition of lights will greatly expand the options for both the track and field and soccer programs in scheduling, both for games and practices. The addition will allow the women's soccer program to play its midweek home games in the evening rather than the afternoon, allowing more fans to attend contests. The track and field programs will be able to host more in-depth meets that span multiple days, and should attract larger and deeper fields of teams.

Additionally, both teams will be able to host practices during the evening hours, when summer temperatures are not as extreme, helping the overall welfare of Islanders student-athletes. It will also allow student-athletes more flexibility when assembling their class schedules.

The lighting will be provided by Musco Lighting, the same lights that are used at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. Facilities Solutions Group of Corpus Christi will supply the electrical work for the four-pole system, which will also be equipped with the ability to be turned on and off remotely.

The university broke ground on the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium on May 25, 2012 and it celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 23, 2013. The approximately $8.8 million facility is the home to the Islanders track team and the newly-established Islanders women's soccer program. The 15,300-square foot facility, which features a soccer field enclosed by an eight-lane track, hosts Southland Conference competitions as well as non-conference games and tournaments featuring nationally-prominent programs from across the country. There is also seating for up to 1,000 spectators, concessions, a press box, private suites, locker rooms, training rooms, storage, a ticket office and coaches' offices.

 

 


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Pair of Islanders Set to Run in NCAA West Prelims http://www.kristv.com/news/pair-of-islanders-set-to-run-in-ncaa-west-prelims/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pair-of-islanders-set-to-run-in-ncaa-west-prelims/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 28 May 2014 5:16:30 PM TAMUCC.COM Pair of Islanders Set to Run in NCAA West Prelims

CORPUS CHRISTI - Two members of the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Track & Field Team will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete in the NCAA West Preliminaries, which are set to begin Thursday at John McDonnell Field.

The two Islanders making the trek are Angelo Garland on the men's side and Ebony Collins for the women, both qualifying after strong performances in the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships two weeks ago.

Garland qualified in the 400-meter dash and will run his first race at 7:20 p.m. Thursday and will run the following day at 6 p.m. if he qualifies from the first round. Collins is set to participate in the first round of the 100-meters just before Garland at 6:55 p.m. Thursday and will then run at 6:45 p.m. the following day if she advances to the quarterfinals.

During the Championships, Garland posted one of the highest finishes among all the Islanders, as he made the podium by finishing third in the 400. After already setting the school record in the event twice during the regular season becoming the first Islander to run a sub-48 second race, the freshman shaved a full second off his fastest time during the finals at the Championships by clocking a time of 46.82 to earn the silver medal. This mark gives him the 30th fastest qualifying mark in the west region.

The native of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, also just missed out on qualifying with his Southland Championship 4x400-meter relay team, as he ran the anchor leg of the event to earn gold with a time of 3:10.03, just .01 seconds behind the final team to qualify.

Collins also was a runner who continued to improve as the season went along, running the best 100m time of her collegiate career during the finals of the event during the Southland Championships, as she clocked a time of 11.72 to finish sixth amongst conference foes. This time gave the sophomore the third quickest in school history - just a tenth of a second off the school record - and qualified her in 41st going into the regionals.

Fans can keep track of how the duo does during the meet by keeping track of live results or live video. Links to those can be found above. Results will also be posted on the team's social media outlets on Twitter (@IslandersTFXC) and Facebook (Texas A&M Corpus Christi Track & Field/Cross Country).

 

 


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McNeese Rallies Past Baseball to Conclude Islanders' Season http://www.kristv.com/news/mcneese-rallies-past-baseball-to-conclude-islanders-season/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mcneese-rallies-past-baseball-to-conclude-islanders-season/ Sports - Islanders Fri, 23 May 2014 3:42:46 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi McNeese Rallies Past Baseball to Conclude Islanders' Season

CONWAY, Ark. - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team's season came to a close Friday, as it fell to McNeese State 7-5 in an elimination game in the Southland Conference Tournament at Bear Stadium. Brandon Tierney went 3-for-5 at the plate in his final game in an Islanders uniform.

The Islanders finished the year at 31-27, while the Cowboys advance to a 7 p.m. game tonight against host Central Arkansas.

The top of the lineup paced the Islanders' offense, as the 1-4 hitters combined to go 9-for-19 at the plate with five RBIs. Tierney's three hits were joined by two each from the rest of the trio, while Kyle Danford led the team with his two runs driven in.

The top of the order was also solid for the Cowboys, as the 1-3 hitters went 6-for-10 at the dish, with their eight-hole hitter Connor Lloyd also tallying three hits and scoring two runs. Cole Prejean had a strong outing out of the bullpen for the Cowboys, as he gave up two hits and no runs over the final four innings to pick up his sixth win of the year.

The Islanders were able to get on the board early, as Tierney, Tyler Ware and Danford tallied three consecutive singles with one out to post the first run of the game. A walk to Russell Vaughan juiced the bases before a ground ball rolled to the shortstop for a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat for A&M - Corpus Christi.

The Cowboys had a quick response though, as they were able to pick up three singles to start the bottom half of the frame to tie the game up at one. After an infield fly for the second out, McNeese took its first lead of the game with a single to left by Reed Gordy to plate its second run. However, the bottom of the first ended just like the top, as starter Devin Skapura was able to induce a 6-4-3 inning-ending double play with the Islanders trailing 2-1.

After a perfect frame from Steven O'Bryant in the second, McNeese looked to extend its lead in the bottom of the second. Skapura was able to get the first out of the inning, but a pair of singles and a sac bunt to put runners on second and third spelled the end of his outing. Kaleb Keith then came on in a tight spot, but was able to get a grounder to get out of it and keep the Cowboy lead at one.

The game continued its back and forth action in the third, as for the second time in the contest the Islanders were able to string together three straight hits with Ware driving in the tying RBI. Then with runners on the corners, Danford drove in his second run of the day with chopper out in front of the plate, as Tierney scampered home on the throw to put the Islanders back up 3-2.

Keith was able to set down the Cowboys in the bottom of the third on the backing of some nice defense behind him. Following a leadoff single, Frankie Salas handled a grounder, threw it to second and then got the return throw for a 3-6-3 double play. Then a hot shot down the third base line had Tierney sprawling to his right, as he was able to handle it for the final out of the inning.

The Cowboys found some holes the following inning, though, with two singles through the left side after a strikeout. A sacrifice bunt then brought the tying run of the game in to score, while Cameron Toole was safe at first as well on the fielder's choice. This would end the day for Keith and bring Dalton D'Spain on to pitch, who saw both runners advance on his first pitch on a double steal. A groundout then saw the Cowboys jump back out on top 4-3 after the first four.

The lead didn't last long for McNeese though, as Lee swung at the first pitch he saw for the third time of the game, ripping it down the right field line and turning on the jets for a leadoff triple. Tierney followed with a groundout to short, but it was good enough to bring Lee in and tie the game.

The Cowboys attempted to grab the lead back, drawing a walk and hit by pitch to start the bottom of the fifth, chasing D'Spain from the game. Kevin Landgrebe entered the game and got pinch hitter Matt Williams to foul off three consecutive bunts for the first out. A failed hit and run resulted in the runner being gunned down at third before a fly out brought the fifth to a close with the game still tied at four.

This left the door open for the Islanders to take the lead back in the sixth. Salas started things by drawing a walk to chase O'Bryant from the game, while Zack Gibson singled with Salas in motion to put the first two runners aboard. Josh Garza advanced both runners on a sac bunt, while another RBI groundout, this time by Lee, put A&M - Corpus Christi back up 5-4.

In the bottom of the seventh the tying run got to third on some miscues by Landgrebe, as he hit Jackson Gooch, who then advanced on a balk and a wild pitch. Out one came on a terrific play by Lee, as the left fielder sprinted over and made a sliding catch in the gravel in foul territory. Jacob Dorris then came on and picked up the second out on another foul out, but couldn't prevent the tying run from coming in, as Williams tallied the first extra base hit for the Cowboys with a double to knot the game at five going into the eighth.

McNeese was able to get to Dorris in the eighth though, leading things off with a single before an RBI triple by Andrew Guillotte brought around the go-ahead run. Guillotte then came in to score, as James Cantu singled through the drawn-in infield to give the Cowboys a 7-5 lead.

Prejean then came back out for his fourth inning of work and only allowed a two-out single by Tierney, which broke up a streak of 11 consecutive Islanders set down, before recording the final out to secure the win for the Cowboys to eliminate the Islanders.

It marked the final game in an Islanders uniform for the team's five seniors - Tierney, Vaughan, Cody Stephens, Jacob Hubert and A.J. Longoria. The team posted back-to-back top-three finishes in the league in their final two years for A&M-Corpus Christi.

Be sure to stay up-to-date with the Islanders during the offseason by following the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and liking the team on Facebook (Islanders Baseball).

 


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Islanders Fight Off Elimination, Knock Off Nicholls 3-2 http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-fight-off-elimination-knock-off-nicholls-3-2/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-fight-off-elimination-knock-off-nicholls-3-2/ Sports - Islanders Thu, 22 May 2014 3:34:34 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Fight Off Elimination, Knock Off Nicholls 3-2

CONWAY, Ark. - Trevor Belicek threw 7 1/3 strong innings and Jacob Dorris slammed the door as the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team delivered a 3-2 victory over Nicholls on Thursday at Bear Stadium. The Colonels (32-26) were eliminated from the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament with the loss.

The Islanders (31-26) will now wait to see who they will face Thursday, as they will square off against the loser of the McNeese/Central Arkansas on Friday at noon in another elimination game.

Belicek gave up two runs on six hits to earn his fifth win of the year, while Dorris finished the game off in emphatic style, as he recorded the four-out save - his eighth of the year - by striking out each batter he faced.

Kyle Danford and Jordan Lee provided just enough offense for the Islanders, with each going 2-for-4 with one RBI, with Lee also scoring one of the runs.

Grant Borne tallied the loss for the Colonels by allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched. The Islanders are now 8-2 against left handed starters this season.

A nice defensive play started the game, as a slow roller to Cody Stephens was gloved and flipped directly from the leather to first baseman Tyler Ware to record the first out. However, Belicek left one over the plate to the next Colonel, as Leo Vargas ripped the pitch over the left-field wall for a solo homerun for the first run of the day.

The Islanders were able to respond in the bottom half of the inning though, with Russell Vaughan and Brandon Tierney picking up a single and double, respectively, following the first out. Danford was able to notch the tying RBI, sending one through the right side to bring Vaughan in to score to make it 1-1.

A fielder's choice where David Zorn decided to come home, but was unable to record an out with Tierney able to scamper back to third, loaded the bases for the Islanders. Borne was able to get out of the jam, though, as a grounder to third was played by Tyler Duplantis with him touching the bag and then throwing it on to first for an inning-ending double play.

Both pitchers then settled in over the next two innings, both posting zeros in the second and third to keep the game tied at one. Nicholls jumped back on top in the fourth, though, despite Belicek striking out the side. The damage came with two away, as a walk put runners on first and second was followed by a single up the middle by Justin Smith to put the Colonels up 2-1.

The Islanders came right back again in the bottom half of the fourth to tie the game up at two. Lee and Zach Hardy got things started with consecutive singles, followed by a throw that pulled the third baseman off the bag on a bunt to load the bases with still no outs.

Jacob Hubert followed by becoming the second Islander to hit into a double play with the bases loaded, but the runner did come in from third to make it 2-2 after the first four innings.

After Belicek came back out and set down the Colonels in order, he saw his offense put another single run up on the board to give the Islanders their first lead of the game.

The bottom of the fifth was sparked by a pair of miscues by Nicholls, as an error and catcher's interference put runners on first and second with one away. The bats for the Islanders followed, as back-to-back singles by Danford and Lee brought in the third run of the game for A&M - Corpus Christi. Borne was able to strand the bases loaded though, as a fly out and strikeout brought the fifth inning to a close.

The Islanders did chase Borne in the bottom of the sixth after he hit Vaughan to put runners on first and second, but his reliever, Marc Frazier was able to come in and strikeout Tierney to end the threat. Frazier went on to throw the seventh and eighth as well not allowing a hit.

Belicek found himself having to escape a jam in the top of the seventh, as a hit batter and single with two away loaded the bases. This prompted a long discussion on the mound, but head coach Scott Malone decided to stay with his southpaw. The decision paid off, as Belicek stranded the bases full by getting a fly out.

The Colonels made some more noise the following inning, as a two hit batters with a sac bunt in between those put runners on first and second and chased Belicek from the game. Kevin Landgrebe came on and got the only batter he faced on a fielder's choice, before sidewinder Dorris punched out Smith to strand runners on the corners.

Dorris came back out in the ninth and continued to be filthy on the mound, as he struck out the side to record Ks on every batter he faced to secure the win for the Islanders.

There will be free online video broadcasts of all games throughout the tournament on the Southland Digital Network, which includes Southland.org and the league's free mobile and tablet apps. The championship game will be carried live on ESPN3.

Be sure to follow A&M - Corpus Christi on Twitter (@IslandersBSB) to find out who the Islanders will be matched up against tomorrow.

 


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Seven Islanders Recognized on All-Southland Baseball Team http://www.kristv.com/news/seven-islanders-recognized-on-all-southland-baseball-team/ http://www.kristv.com/news/seven-islanders-recognized-on-all-southland-baseball-team/ Sports - Islanders Mon, 19 May 2014 3:57:21 PM TAMUCC.COM Seven Islanders Recognized on All-Southland Baseball Team

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team saw seven players earn recognition from the Southland Conference on Monday, as the league announced its all-conference teams for the 2014 season.

Senior third baseman Brandon Tierney was the lone Islander to earn First-Team All-Southland honors, while junior pitcher Matt Danton was placed on the second team. A trio of Islanders were tabbed on the third team, as seniors Cody Stephens and Russell Vaughan picked up the honors at second base and catcher respectively, while junior outfielder Tyler Ware joined them.

The five members placed on the three all-conference teams tied for the most out of any Southland teams, as Sam Houston State and Oral Roberts each had five players honored as well.

Two more players from A&M - Corpus Christi were also recognized as honorable mention, as juniors Jordan Lee and Trevor Belicek earned votes from at least 25 percent of the league's coaches and sports information directors.

After earning honorable mention a year ago, Tierney had a strong year at the plate and defensively at the hot corner to be placed on the first team in his senior season. The native of Arlington, Texas, led the team throughout the regular season with his .335 batting average. A 13-game hit streak, as well as five consecutive three-hit games during that stretch, helped him to the solid average.

In his second season after transferring from Iowa Western JC, Tierney tallied 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs in his 68 hits to give him the highest slugging percentage on the team at .453. He finished second in on-base percentage at .429, while also driving in the fourth most runs on the season with 30.

The lone Islander on the second team, right-handed pitcher Danton was the workhorse for A&M - Corpus Christi this season, compiling the third-most innings pitched in the Southland during the regular season with 95, just two thirds of an inning less than the leader in the category.

The Conroe, Texas, native settled in as the Friday night starter for the team, and was able to tally quality starts in 11 of his 14 appearances, going at least seven innings in nine of his outings.

Danton finished second on the team in ERA at 3.69, while picking up seven wins on the year. The righty also posted the lowest batting average against at .264, while also setting down 59 batters by way of strikeout.

For the second consecutive season Stephens made his way onto the third team. During the regular season, the second baseman hit .283 and tied for the team lead with 32 RBIs. Stephens turned it on in league play, picking up 28 of those RBIs against Southland foes, while also stealing eight of his 11 bases in conference games.

Fellow senior Vaughan joined Stephens on the team, as the catcher had a big turnaround at the plate in his second season with the Islanders, hitting .319 at the plate - the second highest average on the team - after batting just .181 at the dish a year ago. He played especially well against Southland foes, hitting at a .374 clip during conference games.

Vaughan finished first on the team in on-base percentage at .459, with his 32 walks leading the team as well. His mark of .488 in that category during Southland play was the highest in the conference.

Newcomer Ware joined the senior leaders on the third team in his first season with the Islanders after transferring from Iowa Western, hitting .294 on the year, while tying for the team lead in RBIs at 32 as well as home runs with three.

The native of Omaha, Neb., had a strong finish to the season, reaching base safely in 23 consecutive games before failing to get on in the series finale. He also had a knack for collecting triples, as he recorded six, which ranks in the top 20 in the nation.

For the third straight year, Lee was tabbed as honorable mention, as he is now just one stolen base short of tying teammate Stephens for the most stolen bases in a single season, sitting at 18. Lee also tallied the third-highest batting average on the team at .304 to go along with 27 RBIs on the season.

Belicek earned honorable mention after settling in during the second half of the season to post an ERA of 4.09 with four wins on the year in 88 innings of work. He also finished in fourth among Southland pitchers in punchouts with 74 on the year, with 54 of those coming against conference foes.

As a team, the Islanders finished in a tie for third place in the Southland on the season, and earned the three seed in the conference tournament. A&M - Corpus Christi will play tournament host Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. in the final game of day one in the tourney at Bear Stadium. For full information on the tournament, visit the tournament website by clicking HERE.

Fans can keep up with the team on various social media outlets by following the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB), as well as on Facebook (IslandersBaseball).

2014 Southland All-Conference Teams

First Team

Pos.
Name
University
Class
Hometown

1B
Chayse Marion2
McNeese State
Sr.
Red Deer, Alberta

2B
Andrew Guillotte
McNeese State
Jr.
Moss Bluff, La.

3B
Brandon Tierney
A&M-Corpus Christi
Sr.
Arlington, Texas

SS
Sam Bumpers2
Lamar
Sr.
Bourbornnais, Ill.

OF
Tyler Boss
Oral Roberts
Sr.
Spring, Texas

OF
Doug Votolato
Central Arkansas
Sr.
Flower Mound, Texas

OF
Jackson Gooch2
McNeese State
Sr.
Delta, British Columbia

C
Anthony Azar3
Sam Houston State
Sr.
The Woodlands, Texas

DH
Mackenzie Handel
Stephen F. Austin
Sr.
Chandler, Ariz.

P
Taylor Byrd
Nicholls
Sr.
Petal, Miss.

P
Andro Cutura
Southeastern La.
Jr.
Pearl River, La.

P
Pepe Gomez
Oral Roberts
Sr.
Tucson, Ariz.


Second Team

Pos.
Name
University
Class
Hometown

1B
Ryan O'Hearn
Sam Houston State
Jr.
Frisco, Texas

2B
Matt Brandy
Oral Roberts
Jr.
Tampa, Fla.

3B
Chase Daughdrill
Northwestern State
Jr.
Bossier City, La.

SS
Jose Trevino2
Oral Roberts
Jr.
Corpus Christi, Texas

OF
Colt Atwood
Sam Houston State
Jr.
Katy, Texas

OF
Jude Vidrine
Lamar
Sr.
Nederland, Texas

OF
Keith Cormier
Nicholls
Sr.
Channelview, Texas

C
Seth Spivey
Abilene Christian
Sr.
Brenham, Texas

DH
Billy Sommers
McNeese State
So.
Moss Bluff, La.

P
Matt Danton
A&M-Corpus Christi
Jr.
Conroe, Texas

P
Tyler Eppler
Sam Houston State
Jr.
Navasota, Texas

P
Adam Oller
Northwestern State
Fr.
Conroe, Texas


Third Team

Pos.
Name
University
Class
Hometown

1B
Caleb Dugas
Northwestern State
Jr.
Raymond, Miss.

2B
Cody Stephens
A&M-Corpus Christi
Sr.
Concord, Calif.

3B
Reed Seely
Lamar
Jr.
Baytown, Texas

SS
Samuel Capielano
New Orleans
Fr.
River Ridge, La.

OF
Andrew Godbold
Southeastern La.
Jr.
Oak Park, Ill.

OF
Hayden Simerly
Sam Houston State
Jr.
Round Rock, Texas

OF
Tyler Ware
A&M-Corpus Christi
Jr.
Omaha, Neb.

C
Russell Vaughn
A&M-Corpus Christi
Sr.
Mesa, Ariz.

DH
Kyle Markum
Lamar
Jr.
Beaumont, Texas

P
Grant Borne
Nicholls
So.
Baton Rouge, La.

P
Bryce Biggerstaff
Central Arkansas
Sr.
Sherwood, Ark.

P
Jordan Romano
Oral Roberts
Jr.
Markham, Ontario


Honorable Mention - First Base: Brandon Provost, Lamar. Second Base: Chris Townsend, Central Arkansas. Third Base: Carter Burgess, Sam Houston State. Shortstop: Corey Toups, Sam Houston State; Leo Vargas, Nicholls. Outfield: Jordan Lee, A&M-Corpus Christi; Jacob Middleton, Lamar; Jesse Hoover, UIW; Jordan McCoy, Houston Baptist; Ricardo Sanchez, Stephen F. Austin. Catcher: Jameson Fisher, Southeastern La. Designated Hitter: Daniel Midyett, Southeastern La. Pitchers: Jason Simms, Sam Houston State;Trevor Belicek, A&M-Corpus Christi; Geno Encina, UIW; Dillon Mangham, Stephen F. Austin; Guillermo Trujillo, Oral Roberts.

 

2014 Southland Conference Individual Awards

Player of the Year: Anthony Azar, Sam Houston State

Hitter of the Year: Sam Bumpers, Lamar

Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Byrd, Nicholls

Relief Pitcher of the Year: Jordan Romano, Oral Roberts

Freshman of the Year: Adam Oller, Northwestern State

Newcomer of the Year: Jordan Romano, Oral Roberts

Utility Player of the Year: Curtis Jones, Houston Baptist

Clay Gould Coach of the Year: Seth Thibodaux, Nicholls

 

 


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SHSU Completes Sweep, Islanders Finishes Third in SLC http://www.kristv.com/news/shsu-completes-sweep-islanders-finishes-third-in-slc/ http://www.kristv.com/news/shsu-completes-sweep-islanders-finishes-third-in-slc/ Sports - Islanders Sat, 17 May 2014 5:27:34 PM Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SHSU Completes Sweep, Islanders Finishes Third in SLC

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team dropped its regular season finale Saturday at Don Sanders Stadium, as Sam Houston State was able to complete the sweep with a 9-1 victory.

The win for the Bearkats (40-15, 22-8 SLC) clinched their third consecutive Southland Conference title, while the loss dropped the Islanders (30-25, 19-11) to a tie for third with Northwestern State. Owning the tiebreaker over the Demons, the Islanders will be the three seed and will will now play in the Southland Conference Tournament against host Central Arkansas on Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament.

It was another tough offensive day for A&M - Corpus Christi, as the lone run of the game for the Islanders came off a solo shot by Kyle Danford in the second inning, which put the visitors up by one at that point. Russell Vaughan was the only Islander in the last two games to notch a multi-hit game, as he went 2-for-3 at the dish, while Cody Stephens saw his 13-game hit streak come to an end and Tyler Ware had a 23-game streak of reaching base safely fall as well.

Five different Bearkats tallied RBIs on the day, with Colt Atwood tallying three of them at the top of the order, going 3-for-5 at the dish.

Sam Odom picked up the win for SHSU, as he went seven innings, allowing only the home run with four other hits spread out. Devin Skapura picked up the tough loss despite throwing well, as he went 5 2/3 innings with six runs given up, but only one of those earned.

After the dinger by Danford in the second, the Bearkats came back to tie the game up at one in the third. Following eight consecutive SHSU batters set down by Skapura, an error put Travis Lee up at second, before Atwood picked up his first RBI of the game on a single to score Lee.

Both pitchers were able to strand two runners on in the fourth, but SHSU came back with another big two-out knock in the fifth to jump out on top. Lee came in to score once again, as Hayden Simerly single to right field, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double keeping the lead at 2-1 for the Bearkats.

The following inning was when SHSU put the lead out of reach though, as they scored five runs in the sixth after plating nine in the same inning the night before. An error put the first run on in the inning with one down, but Skapura came back to get the second out on fly out.

It was then that Skapura appeared to get out of the inning, as Gibson settled underneath a fly ball, but it was ruled that Skapura had balked prior to the pitch. The inning unraveled from there, as the Bearkats picked up a pair of two-RBI doubles from Luke Plucheck and Lee, as well as a solo RBI single from Atwood to put SHSU up 7-1.

The Bearkats added two more in the following inning to go up 9-1, as their pitching staff closed out the game to secure the win.

The Southland Tournament will run from May 21-24 and will be a double elimination format. For full info on the tournament, check out the tournament central page HERE.

To keep up with the Islanders throughout their tournament run follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and through Facebook (IslandersBaseball).

 

 


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Isles Enjoy Another Solid Year in NCAA Progress Rate http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-enjoy-another-solid-year-in-ncaa-progress-rate/ http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-enjoy-another-solid-year-in-ncaa-progress-rate/ Sports - Islanders Wed, 14 May 2014 2:20:35 PM TAMUCC.COM Isles Enjoy Another Solid Year in NCAA Progress Rate

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Athletics posted another strong showing in the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, as released today by the organization. Thirteen of the 14 Islanders programs whose data were reviewed posted a multi-year APR of 935 or better.

"We're continuing to make progress in the APR, and posting another strong year was a necessity," Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "With the higher standards that were put into place a couple of years ago, it has been a struggle for many schools at our level, but our coaches have done a good job of making adjustments to ensure that we are up to the standards set forth by the NCAA."

The lone team that fell below a 935 was men's basketball, with a four-year rolling average of 910 posted for the most recent data set, which tracks the 2009-10 season through the 2012-13 campaign. The men's basketball team posted a 939 for the 2012-13 season after a 957 in 2011-12.

"Men's basketball has continued to show solid progress in the APR," Lazenby added. "The four-year average won't show it until the 2010-11 data set is off the books, but Coach Wilson has done a tremendous job of improving the character and academics of Islanders Basketball, and I have all the faith in them to continue to post strong numbers."

In addition to women's golf, which received public recognition last week for its perfect score of 1,000, several other programs had strong multi-year scores. Softball (977), men's tennis (964), women's basketball (960), women's tennis (960) and women's cross country (957) all posted four-year APR totals over 950.

The Association holds Division I institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the APR, a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-2013 academic years.

Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 950 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

 

 


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Lamar Tops Islanders Baseball, 10-7, Sets Up Showdown with SHSU http://www.kristv.com/news/lamar-tops-islanders-baseball-10-7-sets-up-showdown-with-shsu/ http://www.kristv.com/news/lamar-tops-islanders-baseball-10-7-sets-up-showdown-with-shsu/ Sports - Islanders Sun, 11 May 2014 6:04:53 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Lamar Tops Islanders Baseball, 10-7, Sets Up Showdown with SHSU

CORPUS CHRISTI - Jude Vidrine went 3-for-5 with four runs scored to lead Lamar to a 10-7 victory over the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team on Sunday at Chapman Field. The Cardinals (29-22, 14-13 Southland) remained in a three-way tie for seventh place with the win, while the Islanders (30-22, 19-8) are now tied with Sam Houston State for the conference lead.

A&M-Corpus Christi and the Bearkats will meet in the final series of the regular season next weekend in Huntsville, with the winner claiming at least a share of the conference crown. The two teams have a one-game lead on Northwestern State and Nicholls, each of which is 18-9.

The top of the Cardinals order did the bulk of the damage, as the top four hitters went 9-for-18 in the game, scoring seven runs and driving in five. Tyler Sullivan also had a strong day, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Lance Warren picked up the win out of the pen, as the Cardinals relievers combined to scatter three hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.

Kaleb Keith was carded with the loss after allowing five runs in 2 1/3 frames of work for the Islanders. Jordan Lee and Frankie Salas each went 2-for-4, with Salas scoring a pair of runs.

Lamar struck in the first on the bat of Sam Bumpers, as Vidrine drew a leadoff walk and Bumpers went the other way with a 2-2 pitch, sending it over the wall in right for his fifth homer of the season. But Keith bounced back to get the next two batters and end the frame.

The Islanders got a run back in the bottom of the second. Salas led off with a double off the right-field wall and Russell Vaughan reached on a walk to follow. Kyle Danford hit into a double play to send Salas to third with two away, but an error scored Salas to cut it to a 2-1 deficit.

Lamar came right back and put a crooked number on the board in the top of the third. After Keith got the leadoff hitter, each of the next three batters tallied singles to load the bags. Keith gave way to Kevin Landgrebe, and the righty got a popout for the second out of the frame. But Jacoby Middleton was hit by a pitch to score the first run, and Tyler Sullivan followed by lining a single into left field to plate two runs and make it 5-1. A passed ball made it a 6-1 Cardinals lead.

The Islanders got a run back in the bottom of the third, as Lee led off with a triple and Tyler Ware brought him home on an RBI groundout to make it 6-2. The teams traded runs in the fourth, with Lamar getting an RBI single from Reed Seeley and the Islanders adding a run on a sac fly from Josh Garza.

A&M-Corpus Christi cut it to three runs in the bottom of the fifth, as Cody Stephens doubled and Salas and Vaughan each walked to load the bases with one out. Danford ripped a pitch to left, but it hung up long enough to result in a sac fly that made it 7-4.

The Cardinals were able to deliver a pair of runs in the sixth to push the lead back to five. Back-to-back singles with one out were followed by a wild pitch and Vidrine delivered a run on an RBI single. Brandon Provost delivered an RBI infield single later in the frame to push the edge to 9-4.

The Islanders made it interesting in the bottom of the eighth, as Jordan Lee delivered a two-run single that plated Danford and pinch-runner Brandon Guilford to cut the lead to 9-6. Brandon Tierney followed with a single to center to bring the tying run to the plate, but Derek Wade was able to get the next two batters to emerge without any further damage. The Cardinals added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, and the Islanders were able to get one run back in the bottom, but that was all they could muster in the 10-7 defeat.

The Islanders will wrap up the regular season with next weekend's three-game set at SHSU, beginning Thursday, May 15, in Huntsville. Live stats and video will be available at GoBearkats.com, with a live audio broadcast on GoIslanders.com. Updates will be provided on Twitter (@IslandersBSB).

 


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Isles Baseball PPD, DH Slated For Saturday http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-baseball-ppd-dh-slated-for-saturday/ http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-baseball-ppd-dh-slated-for-saturday/ Sports - Islanders Fri, 9 May 2014 8:00:12 PM Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Isles Baseball PPD, DH Slated For Saturday

CORPUS CHRISTI - Friday night's game between the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team (28-21, 17-7 Southland) and Lamar (28-20, 13-11) has been postponed due to lightning and severe thunderstorms forecast throughout the evening in the Corpus Christi area. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at Chapman Field.

Matt Danton is slated to go in game one of the double-dip against Lamar's David Carver. Game two will be sponsored by KIII TV, and is scheduled to feature Trevor Belicek for the Islanders and Chase Angelle for the Cardinals.

Be sure to stay in touch with all the latest by following the Islanders on Twitter (@IslandersBSB). Live video and statistics will be available on GoIslanders.com.

 

 


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Islanders Sweep ACU, Takes Sole Possesion of First in Southland http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-sweep-acu-takes-sole-possesion-of-first-in-southland/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-sweep-acu-takes-sole-possesion-of-first-in-southland/ Sports - Islanders Sun, 4 May 2014 8:37:13 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Sweep ACU, Takes Sole Possesion of First in Southland

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team was able to pick up its third Southland Conference road sweep of the season, as it held off Abilene Christian 11-10 in a wild series finale on Sunday.

With the victory, paired with a loss by Nicholls, the Islanders (28-21, 17-7 Southland) are now in sole possession of first place in the conference. The team has also dominated league opponents on the road, with an 11-1 record away from home in four conference series.

The Islanders took advantage of several Wildcat (16-28, 5-13) mistakes, as ACU committed six errors, allowing A&M - Corpus Christi to score 11 runs on just seven hits. Kyle Danford was the only Islander to notch a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs to give him five in the series.

Despite each picking up one hit apiece, both Russell Vaughan and Zack Gibson were able to drive in runs in other ways, accounting for five RBIs together. Vaughan led the team with three, while Gibson tallied two. Josh Garza added two as well without a hit in the game.

For the second straight game, the Islanders jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, this time in the top of the second. An error to lead off the inning put Cody Stephens on second, before back-to-back singles put the visitors on top 1-0. With the bases loaded, a sacrifice fly by Gibson that advanced all the runners, while plating the second run, before a fielder's choice by Garza put the Islanders up by three.

However, the Islanders were unable to get a shut-down inning in the bottom of the second, as three errors and three hits as well as a hit batter and walk brought five runs in to score for ACU to put the Wildcats up by two.

A&M - Corpus Christi was able to bring the momentum back to its side the next half inning, though, as the Islanders were able to hang three runs in its second straight inning. Brandon Tierney started the inning by getting plunked to become the career leader in school history with 27 hit by pitches.

The Islanders followed that up with four hits throughout the rest of the inning, with RBI singles from Stephens and Danford, as well as a sacrifice fly by Vaughan put the Islanders back up by one.

With the score remaining at 6-5 going into the fifth, A&M - Corpus Christi looked like it might have put the game away by hanging five runs in the top of the inning. The Islanders mostly took advantage of some poor defensive play by the Wildcats, as ACU committed three errors in the half inning, as well as hitting a batter and issuing a walk. In fact, the only hit of the inning came on a double by Vaughan that brought in two runs.

The Wildcats would not go down without a fight though, as they cut the gap from six to two by scoring four runs in the bottom half of the fifth. Four straight hits with one out, followed by an error with two outs led to the runs, cutting the Islanders' lead to 11-9.

ACU was able to trim the lead to one in the next inning, as another two-out error allowed a run to come in. However, Kevin Landgrebe was able to pick up a strikeout to strand the tying run on third.

Landgrebe came back out and threw a scoreless seventh, before Jacob Dorris came on and allowed just one hit in the final two innings to pick up his sixth save of the season, while giving Landgrebe his sixth victory of the year.

The team will now have the rest of the week off, before returning to Southland play next weekend with a three-game set against Lamar starting on Friday. The series will mark the final three home games of the season for the Islanders.

To keep up with Islanders during the homestretch of the regular season, fans can follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and like it on Facebook (Islanders Baseball).

 


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Morses Three-Run Homer Lifts Islanders over HBU in Season Finale, 5-2 http://www.kristv.com/news/morses-three-run-homer-lifts-islanders-over-hbu-in-season-finale-5-2/ http://www.kristv.com/news/morses-three-run-homer-lifts-islanders-over-hbu-in-season-finale-5-2/ Sports - Islanders Sun, 4 May 2014 8:30:21 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Morses Three-Run Homer Lifts Islanders over HBU in Season Finale, 5-2

HOUSTON - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team put together a four-run top of the sixth to rally past Houston Baptist, 5-2, today in the season finale at Husky Field. Senior J.J. Jackson went 2-for-3 and Valerie Perez went 2-for-4 in their final game of their career to power the Islanders' bats. Freshman Liz Carter picked up her 13th win in the Islanders' (16-36, 11-15 SLC) circle and collected her 21st complete game of the season over the Huskies (21-26, 14-13 SLC).

HBU jumped on board first in the opening frame with a pair of runs on two hits. After Carter opened the game with her first punch-out of the game, Shay Orsak hit a double to left field. Kirsten Schwirtlich followed with a RBI triple off the left field wall to plate Orsak before scoring on a throwing error by the Islanders.

A&M - Corpus Christi answered with a run in the top of the second with two outs. After Laura Phillips reached on a walk, she landed on second after an illegal pitch and scored after Kirsten Schwirtlich dropped a pop fly off a Mackinzee Griebel at-bat at shortstop.

After consecutive singles in the third by the Huskies, Carter settled in and was solid in the Islanders' circle, retiring five straight Huskies.

Jackson registered the Islanders' first hit of the game in the top of the fourth with her eighth double of the season with a shot to left center. Griebel followed with a single to left field in the fifth for her 30th hit this season.

The Islanders kept grinding away and rallied back in the top of the sixth with four runs on four hits to take a 5-2 lead. With one out, Perez and Jackson hit consecutive singles through the middle before Carter hit a pop fly to shortstop. With two outs, Phillips stepped to the plate and nailed a RBI single to right center to score Perez and knot the game at 2-2. After Cassidy Ivy came in to pinch run for Jackson and Michelle Sorenson came in to pinch run for Phillips, Brittney Morse came to the plate to pinch hit for Mackinzee Griebel. In her first at-bat today and runners on the corners, the freshman cranked her eighth home run of the season with a three-run shot over the left center wall to push the Islanders in front, 5-2.

A&M - Corpus Christi kept the bats going in the top of the sixth with two hits. Hayley Galloway and Perez both tacked on base hits and Jackson reached on a walk. However, the Huskies pulled out of the frame leaving three Islanders on after a fly out to left field.

Carter (13-18) secured the win in the circle for the Islanders. The freshman allowed nine hits, two runs, one of them earned, while striking out four Huskies in seven innings.

Kendall Stiefel (5-10) took the loss for the Huskies. She allowed five hits and four runs, three of them earned, while walking one and striking out two in 5.2 innings.

The Islanders close their season with an overall record of 16-36 and 11-15 in Southland play, and played their best softball at the end of the season, securing eight of their last 12 conference games.

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Four-Run Inning Leads Islanders to Series-Clinching Victory http://www.kristv.com/news/four-run-inning-leads-islanders-to-series-clinching-victory/ http://www.kristv.com/news/four-run-inning-leads-islanders-to-series-clinching-victory/ Sports - Islanders Sat, 3 May 2014 9:51:55 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Four-Run Inning Leads Islanders to Series-Clinching Victory

ABILENE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to vault past Abilene Christian en route to an 8-4 victory on Saturday. The Islanders (27-21, 16-7 Southland) got three hits each from Brandon Tierney and Tyler Ware to remain in first place in the conference standings.

Kyle Danford and Cody Stephens each went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, as Ware drove in a pair of runs himself. Tierney and Stephens each scored twice for A&M-Corpus Christi in the win. Emil Litterer and Brandon Grudzielanek each carded two hits in the loss for ACU (16-27, 5-12).

Trevor Belicek allowed seven hits in six innings of work, but walked just one in improving to 4-5 on the season. Kevin Landgrebe was stellar out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit in three shutout innings to post the save. Brady Rodriguez was carded with the loss after surrendering seven runs, five earned, in 5 2/3 innings of work for the Wildcats.

The Islanders got out to a hot start, plating three runs in the top of the first inning off Rodriguez. Danford got things started with a leadoff single, and two batters later, Tierney sent him over to third with a double to left center, putting a pair of runners in scoring position with one away. Stephens cashed in on that, sending a single to center, plating both runners for a 2-0 lead. Ware followed by ripping a double to right field, sending Stephens around to score, but was set down trying to stretch it to a triple, as the Islanders held a 3-0 lead through the first half inning.

That was short-lived, though, as ACU came right back with three of their own in the bottom of the first. Seth Spivey led off with a single, and Russell Crippen followed by launching a two-run homer over the left-field wall to make it 3-2. A sac fly later in the inning knotted the game up at three.

Both pitchers settled down after that, though the Wildcats were able to manufacture a run in the third to take a 4-3 lead. Brandon Grudzielanek got aboard with a bunt single, moved to second on a wild pitch, and came in to score on an Emil Litterer RBI single that put the home squad in the lead for the first time.

Rodriguez responded by putting zeroes on the board in the fourth and fifth, but the Islanders came back with a crooked number in the sixth to regain the lead. Tierney led off with a single, and two batters later, Ware singled to right to put runners on first and second with one away. An error by the third baseman loaded the bags for Russell Vaughan, and the senior came through in the clutch once more, ripping a two-run single to center to make it 5-4 in favor of A&M-Corpus Christi. Later in the inning, Danford came up with the bags full and two away, and the righty smacked a single to left, plating Vaughan and Zacarias Hardy to push the advantage to 7-4.

Belicek finished off ACU in the sixth, putting up a shut-down inning in the clutch to maintain the advantage, and then handed it over to Landgrebe, who was dominate out of the bullpen. The righty set the Wildcats down in order in the seventh, then worked around an error and a single in the eighth to keep the score 7-4 heading to the ninth.

In the top of the ninth, the Islanders added an insurance run with a two-out rally. Stephens sent a liner out to right field that got by a diving Colton Hall for a triple, and Ware followed with a liner to deep right of his own, marking his sixth triple of the year for an RBI and an 8-4 lead. Landgrebe got a double play for the first two outs of the ninth and finished off ACU with a strikeout to record his first save in an Islanders uniform.

The two teams will finish off their three-game set on Sunday at Crutcher Scott Field, as first pitch is slated for 1 p.m. The Islanders will send righty Dalton D'Spain (1-0, 3.00 ERA) to the mound as they look for their second road sweep in the last three weekends. Live audio will be available on GoIslanders.com, while ACUSports.com will have live stats and video. Updates will also be provided on Twitter (@IslandersBSB).

 


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Isles Draw Baylor in NCAA First Round http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-draw-baylor-in-ncaa-first-round/ http://www.kristv.com/news/isles-draw-baylor-in-ncaa-first-round/ Sports - Islanders Tue, 29 Apr 2014 8:15:45 PM TAMUCC.COM Isles Draw Baylor in NCAA First Round

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams have each earned a No. 4 seed in the Baylor Regional and will take on host Baylor in the upcoming men's and women's NCAA Team Championships at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.

Dates and times for both matches will be announced in the coming days.

A&M - Corpus Christi is one of only 11 universities to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament for both men's and women's teams this year. The Islanders are also one of only three programs nationwide to have one coach coaching both teams.

"We're very proud to be taking two teams to the NCAA Championships," Director of Tennis Steve Moore said. "It means the world to us to see these special seniors get to go. This school and this community are very special to us, so it means the world to us to see the name of this great university and city in the NCAA national draw for both men and women. It's a proud day to be an Islander.

"We have tremendous respect for Baylor. Obviously they are a perennial top-10 program in men and women year in and year out. We will approach this with the same mentality like we always have, not focus on results or outcome, but rather focus on the things we can control, competing for each point separately like a warrior, and maxing out on the things we can control, like effort, energy and team spirit. That is who we are and it never changes, regardless of where we go or who we play. I can tell you there's a lot of teams who work hard and deserve it, but none more than these Islanders players. To say I believe in them is an understatement. They are the highest-character kids a coach could ever dream of having. I believe in them with all of my heart. I can't wait for the chance to compete with these amazing high-character kids at the NCAAs."

The men's team (19-9, 6-0 SLC) will make its fifth appearance in the NCAAs in the last seven years and its second consecutive trip. The Islanders will face the Big 12 Champions and overall No. 5 seed Bears (23-5, 4-1 Big 12).

The Islanders women's team (22-5, 11-1 SLC) will make its first NCAA appearance in Islanders history after notching a program-best 22 wins and winning its first ever Southland Conference Tournament Championship. The Islanders will battle the No. 14 overall seed Lady Bears (24-6, 10-0 Big 12), who won the Big 12 Championship.

The Islanders men's and women's tennis teams both punched their tickets to the NCAA Tournament after clinching the Southland Conference Championships on Sunday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

The men's team is on a seven-match winning streak and will return to the NCAA Championships after locking a No. 3 seed last season. The Islanders faced a tough Texas Longhorn team in the opening round last season in the College Station Regional. The last time the Islanders were a No. 4 seed was in 2011 when they faced the Bears in the Baylor Regional. The men's team dropped a 4-1 loss in the opening round.

The Islanders women's team will take on the Lady Bears for the first time in program history. The Islanders are also on a seven-match winning streak and have won 16 of their last 17 matches.

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Men's and Women's Tennis Earns NCAA Bid With Southland Tournament Wins http://www.kristv.com/news/men-s-and-women-s-tennis-earns-ncaa-bid-with-southland-tournament-wins/ http://www.kristv.com/news/men-s-and-women-s-tennis-earns-ncaa-bid-with-southland-tournament-wins/ Sports - Islanders Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:40:06 PM Texas A&M Corpus Christi Men's and Women's Tennis Earns NCAA Bid With Southland Tournament Wins

CORPUS CHRISTI - For the first time in program history, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams have both earned an automatic birth to the NCAA Team Championships after clinching the Southland Conference Championships today at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

The Islanders men's team (19-9, 6-0 SLC) will make their fifth appearance in the NCAAs in the last seven years and their second consecutive trip after securing a 4-1 victory over Lamar (14-13, 2-4 SLC) today in the championship match. After winning the doubles point, the Islanders put together a 3-1 lead in singles before senior Matt Westmoreland for the second straight year clinched the championship match for the Islanders. The Islanders have now won six Southland Conference Tournament Championships.

The women's team (22-5, 11-1 SLC) has had an historic season, notching a program-best 22 wins and winning their first ever Southland Conference Tournament Championship. The Islanders earned their first automatic birth into the NCAA Championships after posting a 4-2 win over Northwestern State (20-6, 11-1 SLC). After falling behind early 2-0, the Islanders rallied back to win three straight singles matches, before Celia Rodriguez clinched the match for the Islanders in No. 4 singles in a second-set tiebreaker.

"These big matches are not about tennis," Director of Tennis Steve Moore said. "They are about fighting, grit and never giving up. It doesn't matter who hits the ball better, it matters who fights harder, grinds, manages the wind and keeps believing in themselves. These girls were all about that. They were just the best fighters, the most high-character fighters, and honestly a lot of teams deserve this, but these girls deserve this.

"They were the highest-character group I could ever ask for. We were not the flashiest team. We did not have a lot of big five-star recruits and we went 22-5 because they showed up to play hard every match, they encouraged each other every match, and they committed to saying, 'we're going to outfight people and we're going to out-encourage people and we are going to stick together and out-persevere people. You say that a lot, and you encourage your team to do that, but to actually see a team do it is incredibly fulfilling. The character of these girls I can't say enough about."

The women's team dropped the doubles point on courts one and three to fall behind 1-0 to the Lady Demons. The sophomore duo of Maider Martin and Rodriguez breezed past Natalya Krutova and Kateryna Piatakova, 8-2, in No. 2 doubles, before the senior-freshman duo of Sandra Burges and Judit Vives fell 8-4 to Polina Konop and Taiana Larina in No. 1 doubles. The doubles point then came down to No. 3 doubles between the Islanders pair of Stefania Nicolae and Kerry Galhos and the NSU's duo of Aliona Ladutska and Daniela Simonova. The Islanders fell behind early before dropping an 8-5 loss.

NSU built a 2-0 lead after Nicolae dropped a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Konop in No. 1 singles. The Islanders however fought and battled their way back to knot the match at 2-2. Martin took care of business in No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 straight-set victory over Ladutska, before Galhos evened the match with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Simonova. Burges then put the Islanders in front after grinding out a three-set win in No. 5 singles over Krutova. The senior garnered the first set 6-3, before falling 6-3 in the second set. In the third, Burges powered her way to a 6-1 win to tack on the Islanders third point of the day. She now has won seven straight matches and has tallied a 21-5 overall record.

After Burges clinched her match, Rodriguez and Vives were battling in the second set. Rodriguez won her first set 6-4 in No. 4 singles, while Vives squeezed out a 7-5 first set over Larina in No. 2 singles. Vives was down 5-2 in the first set and won five straight games to win 7-5. She dropped the second set 6-3 just before Rodriguez clinched the match for the Islanders.

Rodriguez fell behind in the second set, 4-2, before battling her way back to even the match at 4-4. The sophomore then pushed ahead 5-4 after winning the next game. However, with match point on the line, her opponent Piatakova, won the next two games to garner a 6-5 lead. Rodriguez never gave up though and won the next game to force the tiebreaker. In the tiebreaker, Rodriguez fell behind 5-2, before fighting her way back to win five straight points and clinch the match for the Islanders. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain native has won 15 straight matches for an impressive 22-3 record, including a perfect 18-0 record at No. 4 singles.

"This year they were wiser and just a little smarter," Moore said. "To see Sandra Burges in the third set just keep swinging free and going for it, and even when Celia looked like she was going to win, and then she loses it, and she just keeps coming, keeps chopping wood, and keeps believing. That was the big question in this match, I knew they were going to fight hard and knew they were going to care, I just wanted them to play free and at the end they really did."

The men's team opened with a 2-0 lead over Lamar after clinching a tight doubles point and Javier Pujol secured his sixth straight singles match. The duo of Peter Nagy and Guillaume Rauseo powered past Jeandre Hoogenboezem and Juuso Laitinen, 8-2, in No. 1 doubles, before the sophomore pair of Ricardo Mayagoitia and Pujol fell 8-4 to Trey Crysel and Michael Feucht in No. 3 doubles. The deciding doubles point came down to No. 2 doubles between the senior-freshman duo of Matt Westmoreland and Paul Cook and Lis and Rajamaki. The Islanders pair built an early 3-1 lead before the Cardinal duo pushed ahead 7-5. The Islanders then rallied to win the next two games and force a seven-point tiebreaker. In the tiebreak, the Islanders rallied behind the loud Corpus Christi fans to win 7-3 and clinch the doubles point for the Islanders.

In singles play, Pujol padded the Islanders lead to 2-0 after topping Laitinen, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. Lamar answered with a straight-set win in No. 2 singles to pull within one. Lis defeated Mayagoitia, 6-4, 6-2, before the Islanders secured the next two singles matches. Nagy clinched his 20th singles win of the season and his eight-straight singles victory after downing Feucht, 6-2, 6-3, in No. 1 singles. The two-time Southland Conference Player of the Year has registered a 20-3 singles mark this season in the No. 1 slot.

In the final three singles matches, Rauseo was battling in a three-setter with Hoogenboezem in No. 5 singles while Cook was forced to a third set in No. 6 singles with Rajamaki, so it came down to Westmoreland, the lone Islanders senior. Westmoreland sealed the first set 6-1, before clinching the match for the Islanders with a 6-3 win over Lindqvis in No. 4 singles. Last season, Westmoreland clinched the Southland championship match for the Islanders in the No. 3 singles and followed with the clinching win today in No. 4 singles. It marks Westmoreland's third trip to the NCAAs in his four years.

"Sandra, Celia, Matt, they are all the same," Moore said. They are not just high-character, they are super-high character. They are not just hard workers, they are extremely hard workers and extremely good competitors. Everything you can ask them to be great at, hard worker, teammate, competitor, they are great at. They aren't the flashiest players, so to see them grind people down, really validates those qualities we go after. It really speaks a lot about their character. It's not about tennis, it's not about talent, it's about fighting and it's about grit and character, and they are all about fighting, grit and character.

"Matt has worked so hard and cares so much. This really validates his hard work, to see him do this on the big stage. That was special to see our senior do this especially him. He's really been just a tremendously big hearted kid for us."

The Islanders will find out their opponents and where they will be traveling during the NCAA selection show on Tuesday, April 29. The men's selection will start at 4 p.m. with the women's to follow at 4:30 p.m.

"I love Corpus," Moore said. "I think it's the best tennis city in the country. It means a lot to win it here. We have a lot of supporters, family, dear friends and a lot of donors who have made this possible for our program, who are greatly appreciated."

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Men's Tennis Match Results

Lamar vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

4/27/2014 at Corpus Christi, Texas


Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 4, Lamar 1

Singles competition:

1. Peter Nagy (AMCC) def. Michael Feucht (LU) 6-2, 6-3

2. Nikita Lis (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 6-4, 6-2

3. Javier Pujol (AMCC) def. Juuso Laitinen (LU) 6-4, 6-3

4. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. Carl-Philip Lindqvis (LU) 6-1, 6-3

5. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) vs. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU) 6-4, 4-6, 3-3, unfinished

6. Paul Cook (AMCC) vs. Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished


Doubles competition:

1. Peter Nagy/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Jeandre Hoogenboezem/Juuso Laitinen (LU) 8-2

2. Matt Westmoreland/Paul Cook (AMCC) def. Nikita Lis/Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 8-7 (7-3)

3. Trey Crysel/Michael Feucht (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia/Javier Pujol (AMCC) 8-4


Match Notes:

Lamar 14-13, 2-4 SLC

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 19-9, 6-0 SLC

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,1,4)

2014 Southland Conference Tournament Finals




Women's Tennis Match Results

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi vs. Northwestern State

4/27/2014 at Corpus Christi, Texas


Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 4, Northwestern State 2

Singles competition:

1. Polina Konop (NWLA) def. Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) 6-1, 6-3

2. Tatiana Larina (NWLA) vs. Judit Vives (AMCC) 5-7, 6-3, unfinished

3. Maider Martin (AMCC) def. Aliona Ladutska (NWLA) 6-3, 6-0

4. Celia Rodriguez (AMCC) def. Kateryna Piatakova (NWLA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

5. Sandra Burges (AMCC) def. Natalya Krutova (NWLA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

6. Kerry Galhos (AMCC) def. Daniela Simonova (NWLA) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition:

1. Polina Konop/Tatiana Larina (NWLA) def. Sandra Burges/Judit Vives (AMCC) 8-4

2. Maider Martin/Celia Rodriguez (AMCC) def. Natalya Krutova/Kateryna Piatakova (NWLA) 8-2

3. Aliona Ladutska/Daniela Simonova (NWLA) def. Stefania Nicolae/Kerry Galhos (AMCC) 8-5


Match Notes:

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 22-5, 11-1 SLC

Northwestern State 20-6, 11-1 SLC

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,6,5,4)

2014 Southland Conference Tournament Finals

 

 


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