KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Sports - Javelinas Sports - Javelinas en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:04:24 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Javelinas Announce 2014 Football Schedule http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-announce-2014-football-schedule/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-announce-2014-football-schedule/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 15 Apr 2014 4:24:19 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Announce 2014 Football Schedule

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Texas A&M-Kingsville announced its 2014 Javelina football schedule on Tuesday.

The 11-game schedule will feature five home games, a contest with Texas A&M-Commerce at the fourth Lone Star Conference Football Festival, and two games in the first Lone Star Conference Playoffs the final two weeks of the regular season.

The season will begin with home games against a pair of first-time Javelina opponents. The Javelinas will open the season on Sept. 6 versus Humboldt State (0-11) at 7 p.m. on Hall of Fame Weekend with Colorado Mesa visiting Javelina Stadium for week two on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The Mavericks (5-6) will be in town for IBC Bank Hispanic Heritage Weekend.

On Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., the Javelinas will make their fourth visit to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the Lone Star Conference Football Festival. Kingsville will face long-time rival A&M-Commerce in the first game of the Festival in a battle for the Chenault Cup.

Kingsville plays its first true road game to end September with a trip to Abilene to visit McMurry (3-8) for a 6 p.m. meeting on Sept. 27.

The Hoggies will play four games in the month of October with two at home and two on the road.

The month begins with games against LSC co-champions Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State. The Greyhounds (7-3, 5-1) come to town on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. as Kingsville celebrates Family Fiesta Weekend sponsored by Pueblo Tires and Service. On Oct. 11, the Javelinas make the trek to Stephenville to face the Texans (7-3, 5-1). The game time has not been announced.

The Hoggies return to Javelina Stadium Oct. 18 to host Angelo State (5-6, 2-4) for the annual Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game. Kingsville returns to the road the following week when it travels to West Texas A&M to face the Buffaloes (11-3, 4-2) at 6 p.m. WT represented the LSC in the 2013 NCAA Playoffs advancing to the quarterfinals.

Kingsville closes out the regular season on Nov. 1 at home against Midwestern State (7-3, 3-3) at 7 p.m. The contest will be the Javelinas annual City of Kingsville Community Appreciation Night.

The following two weeks will feature the inaugural Lone Star Conference Playoffs.

The eight conference teams will be divided into two, 4-team brackets with the top four teams squaring off for a chance at the LSC title. The opening week of the playoffs on Nov. 8 will pit No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 at the home site of the top-seeded team in each bracket. The winners will meet the following week on Nov. 15 for the LSC title, while the losers will also meet. The bottom bracket will see No. 5 vs. No. 8 and No. 6 vs. No. 7 with the higher seed hosting. Like the upper bracket, the two winners will meet the following week as will the losers.

Date
Time
Opponent
Location

9/6/14
7:00 PM
Humboldt State University
Kingsville, Texas

9/13/14
7:00 PM
Colorado Mesa University
Kingsville, Texas

9/20/14
10:00 AM
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Arlington, TX

9/27/14
6:00 PM
McMurry University
Abilene, TX

10/4/14
7:00 PM
Eastern New Mexico University
Kingsville, Texas

10/11/14
TBA
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX

10/18/14
7:00 PM
Angelo State University
Kingsville, Texas

10/25/14
6:00 PM
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, TX

11/1/14
7:00 PM
Midwestern State University
Kingsville, Texas

11/8/14
TBA
Lone Star Conference Playoffs
TBA

11/15/14
TBA
Lone Star Conference Playoffs
TBA

 

 


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Taska Leads Hoggies To Finish Sweep Of Aggies http://www.kristv.com/news/taska-leads-hoggies-to-finish-sweep-of-aggies/ http://www.kristv.com/news/taska-leads-hoggies-to-finish-sweep-of-aggies/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 12 Apr 2014 5:21:04 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Taska Leads Hoggies To Finish Sweep Of Aggies

LAWTON, Okla. - Texas A&M-Kingsville senior Taylor Taska continued his strong play Saturday as he homered for the second-straight day and knocked in three more RBI as the Javelinas closed out their three-game set at Cameron with a 9-4 win.

With the victory, the Javelinas moved to 27-13 on the season and are 18-8 in the Lone Star Conference. Cameron falls to 12-23 on the season and is 7-17 in the league. Kingsville swept all seven games from the Aggies

Taska finished the weekend with a .643 average as his average climbed from .307 entering the weekend to .348. The senior, who missed several games with injury, homered twice on the weekend including the finale and drove in 10 RBI in the series with three more on Saturday. He entered the weekend with 18 RBI and three home runs and now has 28 and five, respectively.

Kingsville never trailed in the finale as the Hoggies plated two runs in the top of the first. Derrick Walls led off the game with a walk and scored from first on a double to center by Miles Holcomb. Holcomb, who advanced to third on a throw home, scored on a sacrifice fly by Taska.

After Harold Cannon homered for the Aggies in the bottom of the second, Kingsville scored three unearned runs in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Blake Johnson reached on an infield error and went to second a sacrifice bunt by James Black. Johnson scored on a double by Justin Lee.

Kingsville benefitted from a pair of errors in the top of the fifth to build a 5-1 lead. Walls reached on a bunt single to start the inning and went to second as Holcomb reached on an error. With one away, Brian Frazier was hit by a pitch loading the bases. With two away, Walls and Holcomb crossed the plate on an error.

The Aggies pulled to within two at 5-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the Javelinas would score a single run in the seventh and three in the eighth.

After a solo home run in the seventh by Taska, Black and Lee each hit solo home runs in the eighth. Dustin Aguilar scored the final run of the eighth reaching on an error and scoring on a single by Taska.

Matt Rhodes started the game going 3-2/3 innings. He allowed one run on five hits and five walks. He finished with three strikeouts. Cody Williams pitched the final 5-1/3 innings in relief. Williams moved to 4-5 as he permitted three runs on six hits. He had two strikeouts and walked one.

Drew Reidt fell to 4-6 as he was credited with eight runs on eight hits with five runs earned. He had fanned six. Tobin Mateychick allowed a run 1-2/3 innings.

Taska had three of Kingsville's nine hits, while Lee had two including the first homer of his Hoggie career. Walls and Holcomb each scored twice. CU had 11 hits led by Matt Nilmeyer with three hits.

The Javelinas are off until hosting Eastern New Mexico next Friday and Saturday in a 3-game series at Nolan Ryan Field.

 


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Javelinas Cross Plate 21 Times In Doubleheader Sweep Of Cameron http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-cross-plate-21-times-in-doubleheader-sweep-of-cameron/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-cross-plate-21-times-in-doubleheader-sweep-of-cameron/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 11 Apr 2014 8:45:02 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Cross Plate 21 Times In Doubleheader Sweep Of Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. - The Texas A&M-Kingsville had the offense in full gear Friday afternoon as the Javelinas swept a Lone Star Conference doubleheader from Cameron 11-4 and 10-9.

With the sweep, the Javelins moved to 26-13 overall and 17-8 in the LSC. Cameron is now 12-22 overall and 7-16 in the conference. The teams close out their series tomorrow with a single game at noon.

In the opening game, the Javelinas scored two or more runs in three of seven innings while pounding out 17 hits in defeating Cameron 11-4.

Taylor Taska hit his fourth home run of the season and his first in 29 games in the top of first inning as the Hoggies jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Cameron Starter Brian Schwabe, who earned Lone Star Conference pitcher of the week honors this past week. The blast was one of a game-high four hits for Taska who finished with 4-of-5 with four RBI.

Fellow senior Ryan Guedry helped Kingsville double its lead in the top of the fourth. After Derrick Walls singled and Mile Holcomb walked, Guedry lined a single to left to score each with one out.

Guedry and Taska combined to finish with seven RBI in the opener.

The Aggies cut their deficit in half in the bottom of the fourth as Matt Nilmeyer lined a triple to right-center after a Hoggie error.

Kingsville responded with seven runs over the final three innings, while the hosts added a pair in the sixth.

In the fifth, Taska scored on a 2-out double down the line in left by James Black for a 5-2 advantage.

All three of Kingsville runs in the sixth came with two away. Brian Frazier, Taska and Guedry each had RBI singles. In the seventh, Dustin Aguilar doubled in Justin Lee and scored on a hit by Taska. Walls crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Guedry.

Dallas Ponder (5-1) was the beneficiary of the run support. The senior pitcher allowed four runs with just two earned in five innings. He finished with seven strikeouts and walked only one. The victory was the 20th of his career. Taska pitched the final two innings without permitting a run. He fanned two and gave up a hit.

The offense explosion continued in game two for the Hoggies as they scored two runs In four of the first seven innings en route to an 8-1 advantage.

Taska continued to spark the Javelina offense adding three more RBI as he finished the day with seven. Walls belted his first home as a Hoggie

The Aggies would not go away scoring eight times in the final three innings.

With Kingsville leading 8-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh when the hosts scored five times. The big blow for the Aggies was a grand slam by Codey McElroy off Mitchell Bro as the hosts pulled to within 8-6.

Kingsville added crucial runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Brian Frazier drove in Taska in the eighth, while Aguilar was hit by a pitch and scored on a grounder by Miles Holcomb in the ninth.

After Cody Williams tossed a scoreless eighth, the Javelinas brought closer Ryan Scott in to start the bottom of the ninth with a 10-6 lead.

The Aggies loaded the bases with no outs to start the ninth inning. Scott looked to get out of the inning with minimal damage as he forced a fly ball to left by McElroy. Harold Cannon then hit a grounder to third for a fielder's choice allowing Brandon Raidy to score as James Black had an error.

Nilmeyer singled off Scott to drive in Dillon Leveille to make it 10-8. Taska relieved Scott and, after a wild pitch allowed Cannon to score to make it 10-9, ended the game with a fielder's choice. Taska was credited with his first save of the season.

Denver Diefenbach went six innings in his start improving to a Lone Star Conference best 8-1. He allowed three runs with two earned on five hits. He walked three and sent five down on strikes.

Bro allowed three earned runs on one hit, a walk and hit batter in 2/3 of an inning. Hayden James faced one batter to end the seventh, while Cody Williams pitched a scoreless eighth. Scott started the ninth recording two outs but permitted three runs with two earned in

Six of the Javelina runs came off Cameron starter Steve Matta (2-4).

Walls had three of Kingsville's 13 hits in the finale with three runs scored. Four Javelinas including Justin Lee, Taska, Guedry, and Frazier had two hits apiece. Aside from Taska's three RBI, Lee and Walls each had two.

 


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Javelinas Split Doubleheader With WT, Game Out Of First http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-doubleheader-with-wt-game-out-of-first/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-doubleheader-with-wt-game-out-of-first/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 5 Apr 2014 9:19:33 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Split Doubleheader With WT, Game Out Of First

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team entered its 3-game series with No. 6 West Texas two games out of first and finished the series a game back after splitting Saturday's doubleheader at Nolan Ryan Field.

Kingsville, which won the series opener 10-3, won Saturday's opening game 10-2, but fell 9-2 in the finale with a chance to sweep. The Javelinas are now 23-13 overall and 15-8 in the league, WT is 27-9 on the season and 16-7.

The Buffs win the season series 4-3 after taking 3-of-4 in Canyon.

In the opening game, the Javelinas used a 6-run fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie and starter Denver Diefenbach made sure it stood in a 10-2 win.

With one out in the bottom of the fourth inning and the game knotted at two, Brian Frazier singled and moved to third on a double by James Black. Justin Lee would give the Javelinas the lead with a 2-run single up the middle.

After Lee scored on a fielder's choice, Miles Holcomb roped a double into the corner in right to drive in a pair of runs. After starter Josh Weyker (6-3) was pulled, Taylor Taska capped the scoring with an RBI single down the left-field line.

The Javelinas added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. In the fifth, Derrick Walls was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Julian Duran scored the final run in the sixth.

West Texas took an early 1-0 lead as Dylan Dyson singled to drive in Matt Redfearn.

Kingsville responded with a pair of runs in game two. With one away, Holcomb singled and moved to second on a single by Taska. Guedry doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate Holcomb. Taska scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Frazier.

Diefenbach tossed his third complete game of the season to improve to 7-1 on the season. He allowed two runs on seven hits with a walk. He had three strikeouts.

Taska had a game-high three hits in the opener as Kingsville finished with 13. Holcomb and Lee each added two.

In the series finale, Kingsville trailed 3-0 after four innings. West Texas scored a run with two outs in the second and then added two in the fourth.

After leaving a pair of runners in scoring position in the sixth, the Javelinas finally got on board in the seventh. After James Black walked, Ryan Fickel came off the bench to single. Clint Wallace advanced both with a perfect sacrifice bunt in front of the plate. Black would score as Dustin Aguilar grounded out to second. Fickel would be left at third.

Much like the Javelinas used the big inning to take the win in the first two games, WT sealed the win six runs in the eighth. The Buffs combined six hits with two walks and error to break open the game.

The Javelinas tried to rally in the ninth loading the bases against reliever Sam Ouellet with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Frazier led off the inning with single, went to second as Black walked and to third on a single by Fickel. Frazier came home as Wallace hit into a fielder's choice. The inning with back-to-back fly balls to center.

The Hoggies finished with seven hits in the finale with Frazier and Fickel each recording two. Kingsville stranded eight runners in the game.

Tyler McKinight finished 4-of-5 for the Buffs, who had 14 hits. David Hebert added three hits with three runs scored and a pair of RBI.

Matt Rhodes suffered the loss as he fell to 5-3 on the season. He allowed seven runs with six earned on 10 hits. Dustin Luna allowed a pair of runs on two hits in a third of an inning. Hayden James faced two batters to end the eighth and Tres Tyler tossed a scoreless ninth.

Scott Cone earned the win as he allowed a run on five hits in seven innings. He fanned five and walked three. Ouellet tossed the final two innings allowing a run on two hits.

Kingsville hosts Texas A&M International on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The game is part of Dollar Days sponsored by flower girls with all tickets $1.

 

 


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Kingsville Handed 10-2 Loss By Top-Ranked WT http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-handed-10-2-loss-by-top-ranked-wt/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-handed-10-2-loss-by-top-ranked-wt/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 5 Apr 2014 9:18:23 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Kingsville Handed 10-2 Loss By Top-Ranked WT

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team fell 10-2 to top-ranked West Texas A&M Saturday in five innings in the series finale as the Javelinas celebrated Senior Day.

Renee Erwin put the Lady Buffs (36-4, 15-4) on the board early in the first with a 2-run home run scoring Alyssa Lemos, who led of the game with a walk.

In the bottom of the first Kingsville (9-33, 2-18) had a great chance to take a lead loading the bases with one out as Bailey Offill reached on an error to lead off the inning and Jaeleen Castro singled. With one away, Gomez walked loading the bases.

Tori Bayer would get out of the jam with a strikeout of Carynn Gonzales and pop up to second by Myrissa Sanchez.

West Texas pushed its lead to 5-0 in the top of the second as Erwin struck again clearing the bases with a 3-run triple. Erwin finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle.

The visitors added home runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Kaisha Dacosin hit a solo home run to start the third, while Jessica Sipe and Allie Cranfill had 2-run home runs in the fifth to make it 10-0.

The Javelinas scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. With two away, Offill picked up her second hit of the afternoon with a single. She scored on a double off the fence in left field by Castro. Castro crossed the plate for the second run on a wild pitch.

The Javelinas used three pitchers with Carlie Clark taking the loss to move to 4-15 on the season. She allowed six runs on four hits and four walks. Lauren Denney tossed two innings permitting four runs on five hits and Ariel Kellogg pitched one scoreless inning.

Rita Hokianaga (17-2) earned the win in relief tossing three innings. She allowed two runs on three hits. Bayer tossed a pair of scoreless innings to start the game

The Javelinas travel to Laredo on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Texas A&M International. The first game is slated to start at 1 p.m.

 

 


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Blue Sqaud Takes Victory In Spring Game, 20-14 http://www.kristv.com/news/blue-sqaud-takes-victory-in-spring-game-20-14/ http://www.kristv.com/news/blue-sqaud-takes-victory-in-spring-game-20-14/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 5 Apr 2014 4:44:04 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Blue Sqaud Takes Victory In Spring Game, 20-14

KINGSVILLE - The Blue squad's special teams scored twice and setup the third touchdown as it defeated the White team, 20-14, in the Texas A&M-Kingsville spring game Saturday afternoon before 1,000 fans in Javelina Stadium.

 

A 60-yard punt return by wideout Patrick LaFleur, 5-8, 165-pound junior from Houston (Cypress Woods), put the Blues on the board first with 46 seconds left in the first half.

 

Punter/placekicker Max Lehnig, freshman from San Antonio (Judson), kicked the extra point.

 

The second Blue score came on a 35-yard return of a blocked punt by Gayln Griffin, 6-3, 195-pound freshman defensive lineman from Marble Falls.

 

Lehnig converted.

 

Jordan Thomas, 6-0, 160-pound sophomore wideout from San Antonio (Stevens), blocked the punt.

 

The third touchdown was setup by a 32-yard interception return by Jakorey Davis, 6-0, 180-pound freshman defensive back from San Antonio (Roosevelt). He returned to the one-yard line where quarterback Trey Mitchell, 6-3, 188-pound junior from Clovis, Calif., carried it in with 2:32 left in the game.

 

Lehnig's extra point was blocked by Sione Tupouata, 6-4, 300-pound defensive lineman from Oakland, Calif., who had a big day for the White defense.

 

The White touchdowns came on a 14-yard run by SebastianTaylor, 6-1, 180-pound freshman quarterback from Irving (MacArthur), and a five-yard run by Chaz Adams, 6-1, 180-pound junior wideout from Houston (Alief Taylor).

 

David Calloway, Javelina head coach, said he enjoyed the overall performance, and especially the play by the special teams.

 

"The special teams played very well, the offenses were able to move the ball and the defenses tackled well," Calloway said. "We saw a lot of the things we wanted to see develop in a positive manner."

 

The Blue team had 157 total yards, 51 rushing and 106 passing.

 

Mitchell led the rushing with 20 yards on seven carries and he also topped the passing game with 56 yards, completing four of 11 throws. He had one intercepted.

 

Darrow Adams, 6-2, 210-pound freshman quarterback from Houston (Galena Park), completed four of nine passes for 50 yards.

 

Bobby Huey, 5-10, 230-pound running back from Lubbock, had three receptions for 75 yards.

 

LaFleur had three punt returns for 99 yards and D'Korian Ford, 6-0, 185-pound junior defensive back from Bay City, had two kickoff returns for 54 yards.

 

The White squad had 176 total yards, 41 rushing and 135 passing.

 

Greg Pitre, 5-8, 175-pound sophomore running back from Hutto, led the rushing with 29 yards on 12 carries.

 

Taylor rushed nine times for 21 yards and completed eight of 19 passes for 105 yards. He had one interception.

 

Caleb Bedford, 6-3, 210-pound sophomore quarterback from Houston (Alief Elsik), completed four of five passes for 25 yards.

 

Deon Martin, 6-3, 212-pound junior tight end from Bay City, had seven pass receptions for 67 yards.

Pitre had four punt returns for 70 yard and Joe Crowe, 5-10, 163-pound freshman defensive back from Houston (Aldine Nimitz), had two kickoff returns for 65 yards.

 

Bedford handled the White punting and booted five times for a 32.8 average.

 

The Javelinas will hold their final spring session Tuesday.

 

The squad won't assemble again until August when it prepares for the fall season which opens Sept. 6 with Humboldt (Calif.) State in Javelina Stadium.

 


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Eight-Run Outburst Propels Javelinas To Victory http://www.kristv.com/news/eight-run-outburst-propels-javelinas-to-victory/ http://www.kristv.com/news/eight-run-outburst-propels-javelinas-to-victory/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:04:55 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Eight-Run Outburst Propels Javelinas To Victory

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Friday night's Lone Star Conference series opener between Texas A&M-Kingsville and West Texas A&M was a pitching duel for 7-1/2 innings before the Javelinas erupted for eight unanswered runs in the bottom of the eighth en route to a 10-3 come-from behind victory at Nolan Ryan Field.

With the win, the Hoggies pull to with a game of the league-leading Buffs in the Lone Star Conference. Kingsville is now 22-12 on the year and 14-7 in the league. WT falls to 27-7 overall and 15-6 in the LSC.

Heading into the bottom of the eighth, West Texas ace Dylan James (6-2) had limited the Javelinas to just three hits with all coming in the fourth inning as his offense scratched its way to a 3-2 advantage. Meanwhile, Javelina pitchers had allowed just five hits in the first eight frames.

The Javelinas would finally put things together in their final at bat.

Ryan Fickel came off the bench to reach on an error and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Clint Wallace. After advancing to third on a single by Dustin Aguilar, Derrick Walls pushed a perfect bunt down the first-base line to plate Fickel and tie the game at three.

Miles Holcomb broke the 3-3 tie with a hit through the right side of the infield to plate Aguilar. James would be pulled for Paul Lujan after a single by Ryan Guedry drove in Holcomb for a 5-3 Kingsville lead. Brian Frazier kept the inning going with an RBI single. After a Fickel earned a RBI with a bases loaded walk, Wallace closed out the scoring with a 3-run double off Justin Disbro.

Cody Williams was the beneficiary of the 8-run inning. Williams tossed two shutout innings striking out three to move to 2-5 on the year. Ryan Scott allowed two hits in the ninth but didn't allow a run.

The game was knotted at zero until the top of the fourth when the Buffs scored an unearned off Dallas Ponder without posting a hit. Aaron Blair led off with a walk. After moving to second on a grounder, he scored the game's first run on a Ponder throwing error on a play.

Ponder went six innings scattering five hits. He finished with five Ks and permitted three runs with two earned. Ponder walked three.

The Javelinas wasted little time responding as they crossed the plate twice on three hits off James, who did not allow a hit in the first three innings.

With the top of the order at the plate, Walls led off the inning with a single to left. He scored as Holcomb lined a shot into the left field corner. With two away, Holcomb scored on a well-placed single through the right side of the infield by Frazier.

The score remained 2-1 until the top of the sixth inning when West Texas crossed the plate twice on a 2-run double to left by David Hebert.

James allowed seven runs on seven hits with just two earned. He fanned eight Javelinas.

Kingsville had nine hits on the day with Holcomb and Frazier each with two. Six Javelinas drove in a run, while eight different Hoggies crossed the plate.

The two teams will meet in a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

 


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Javelinas Ready for Spring Game http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-ready-for-spring-game/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-ready-for-spring-game/ Sports - Javelinas Thu, 3 Apr 2014 4:47:16 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Ready for Spring Game

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team is gearing up for the Spring Game on Saturday at noon at Javelina Stadium. There is no admission for spectators.

The Javelinas will look to showcase what the team has been working on during spring practices.

 

According to head coach David Calloway, the team's first priority is to stay healthy and to give starters and the Javelina bench time to get in sync.

 

"What we are looking for primarily is to stay health, first and foremost," said Calloway. "We also want a clean scrimmage as far as penalties to make sure we sharpen up and finish the spring phase."

 

The Javelina coaching staff divided the team by mixing the first teams and second teams together as well as position.

 

For example, the first team and fourth team quarterbacks were put on the same team while the second and third team quarterbacks on the other. The rosters were created in this manner to make the scrimmage as fair as possible. The only two players that will play for both teams are the place kicker and holder.

 

"When we went through, as a staff, and made the roster, we wanted to give both sides of the ball a chance to compete," stated Calloway.

 

A major point of focus for Kingsville this spring has been fighting off injuries. Coach Calloway stated that the players who have been injured during spring practices should be ready for the season.

 

"Injuries are a part of the game. We have a couple of guys that sustained spring season injuries but will be ready for the fall," said Calloway, "Alex Rios had an off-field situation where he damaged some ligaments in his non-throwing hand. We had some young guys who injured some ankles and things of that nature but they should be healthy by the time the season starts."

 

Another point that the coaches wanted to drive home was that players should compete at the highest level possible.

 

"Since January, we have put a big emphasis on competing and telling guys to come out and compete every day. We put them in a lot of one-on-one situations where it's a lot of pressure; the spotlight is on them to perform, and for them to do a good job in achieving their individual battles."

 

When asked about the clash at the quarterback position, Calloway stated that it was an on-going process that will extend into August. There are two to three athletes that are in contention for the position. Those players are Alex Rios, Trey Mitchell, and Caleb Bedford.

 

"It is a highly contested battle," said Calloway. "I think with all the attention on that position, the guys are stepping their game up in other areas. The quarterback is a position of high importance, competes at a high level and supports other guys to keep competing at a high level."

 

Over this weekend, Kingsville will be hosting an officiating clinic that will give the team a chance to practice in real-time situations with referees. It will also let the players and coaches see how new rules will be implemented and interpreted.

 

"The officiating clinic is a plus because it gives us a chance to get some real-time work with officials and timing. It also gives us a chance to learn some of the rules that have been implemented for the season and we can get some feedback from those guys," said Calloway.

 

 


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Three Womens Basketball Finalists Come To Kingsville For Interviews http://www.kristv.com/news/three-womens-basketball-finalists-come-to-kingsville-for-interviews/ http://www.kristv.com/news/three-womens-basketball-finalists-come-to-kingsville-for-interviews/ Sports - Javelinas Thu, 3 Apr 2014 4:46:14 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Three Womens Basketball Finalists Come To Kingsville For Interviews

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Three finalists for the vacant women's basketball head coaching position will be on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus over the next seven days for interviews announced Scott Gines, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.

The three finalists coming for campus visits are current University of Houston women's basketball interim head coach Lonnie "Wade" Scott, current University of Texas-Tyler women's basketball head coach Kevin Baker, and current Oklahoma Wesleyan University athletic director and women's basketball head coach Mark Molder.

Scott, who will be on campus Thursday evening and Friday, has been a member of the Houston coaching staff since August of 2006. During his time with the Cougars, he has served as the recruiting coordinator, associate head coach and has twice been the program's interim head coach. Scott helped lead Houston to the NCAA Tournament in 2010-11 as the team went 26-6 including a 16-0 record in Conference USA.

Prior to heading to Houston, Scott spent multiple years in the junior college coaching ranks including nine years as a head coach of various men's and women's programs around Texas and Oklahoma. Five of his teams competed in NJCAA Regional Tournaments. He was the men's basketball head coach at Western Oklahoma State from 1996-2001 before taking the women's head coaching job at Clarendon from 2001-to-2003. Scott was the head coach at Grayson County Community College in 2003-05.

Baker will be in South Texas on Sunday and Monday and is no stranger to the Lone Star Conference having spent five years at West Texas A&M prior to becoming the head coach at UT-Tyler.

In his two seasons as the women's head coach in Tyler, Baker has been named the American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year twice. After going 18-9 in his first season, Baker led the Patriots to its best season in program history this past season going 27-4 reaching the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 after winning the ASC title. UT-Tyler was ranked as high as 16th nationally.

After amassing a 222-101 record as a high school head coach at four schools, Baker spent five seasons in the LSC with West Texas. The Lady Buffs compiled a 120-36 during that time with top 10 rankings in four seasons, reaching the NCAA Regionals four times and winning three LSC crowns. The 2008-09 team reached the NCAA Elite Eight.

The final candidate to interview will be Mark Molder who has been at Oklahoma Wesleyan since 2007 in several capacities including athletic director and assistant men's basketball coach. He will be at the University Tuesday to Wednesday of next week.

Currently, Molder has served as the women's basketball head coach the past three seasons recording a record of 62-34 earning NCCAA Central Region Coach of the Year three times and Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year once. His past two teams have advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament.

Prior to taking over the women's program, Molder spent four seasons as the assistant coach of the men's team. He helped guide the men to the 2009 NAIA Division II National Championship and the Final Four in both 2009 and 2010. The men made four NAIA Tournament appearances during the same span.

The Javelinas hope to have a new coach in place by the end of the spring semester.

 


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Javelinas Roll Texans, 4-2 http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-roll-texans-4-2/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-roll-texans-4-2/ Sports - Javelinas Sun, 30 Mar 2014 6:54:15 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Roll Texans, 4-2

KINGSVILLE, Texas--The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team closed its series with Tarleton State with a 4-2 victory on Sunday.

 

The Javelinas won three of four games in this Lone Star Conference match-up to move to 20-12 overall, 13-7 in conference.

 

Tarleton moves to 17-13 overall, 8-10 in LSC.

 

Kingsville struck first in the second inning when James Black singled to left field and was driven in by Brian Frazier when he doubled to left center field, 1-0.

 

In the bottom of sixth inning, Frazier doubled again to drive in Black and Ryan Guedry, 3-0. Frazier would finish the game with three RBI and two hits.

 

The Texans went scoreless the first seven innings and eventually scored two runs in the top of the eighth. Garrett Kilgore doubled to drive in Alvaro Moreno and Rustin Thomas to make the score 3-2.

 

Kingsville would seal up the win in the bottom of the eighth when Miles Holcomb hit his first home run into left field to bring the score to 4-2.

 

Kingsville hasn't allowed more than three run in a game since March 18th.

 

Matt Rhodes (5-2) picks up the win pitching 7.1 innings with 6 strikeouts. He allowed two runs with two earned on seven hits. Ryan Scott earns his sixth save of the season tossing 1-2/3 innings of 1-hit baseball. Prior to this game, Scott has only pitched one inning for the season.

 

Kyle Gottardy (2-2) suffers the loss for the Texans with 5.1 innings of work, three runs with two earned on eight hits.

 

Kingsville will be in action again on Nolan Ryan Field on Wednesday against St. Mary's, first pitch is set for 6 p.m. All tickets will be $1 thanks to flower girls.

 

 


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Javelinas Split With Texans On Diamond http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-with-texans-on-diamond/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-with-texans-on-diamond/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 29 Mar 2014 9:39:30 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Split With Texans On Diamond

KINGSVILLE, Texas - In Saturday's opening game of its Lone Star Conference doubleheader with Tarleton, the Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team was able to find the timely hitting for a 5-1 win. In game two, the timely hits were not there and the Javelinas fell 1-0.
With the split, Kingsville moves to 19-12 overall and 12-7 in the Lone Star. TSU is now 17-12 on the year and 8-9 in the league. The Hoggies go for the series win tomorrow at 1 p.m.

In the opening game, the Javelinas took control with four runs on six singles in the fourth inning.

With one away, Blake Johnson, Brian Frazier, and Justin Lee hit three straight singles off Colton Burleson to load the bases. Johnson scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Clint Wallace, while Frazier came home on a single by Dustin Aguilar. Derrick Walls singled to right driving in Lee. Aguilar raced home on a single through the right side by Holcomb.

In the fifth, Wallace picked up his second RBI of the opener with a hit through the left side to knock in Frazier. Frazier had singled and stole second.

Tarleton State had its best opportunity in the sixth loading the bases off Denver Diefenbach, who allowed three hits in his first five innings. The Javelinas limited the visitors to just one run as Hayden James came out of the bullpen striking out Noel Nevarez and Nick Gilbert popped up in foul territory to Wallace.

Diefenbach would earn the win in the opener to move to 6-1. He scattered three hits and struck out four. Burleson moved to 3-3 as he allowed all five runs on 11 hits in 4-2/3 innings.

In the second game, the Texans scored a run in the top of the first off Cody Williams (1-5). Rustin Thomas led off the game with a double and moved to third on fly ball to left. He would score on a sacrifice fly to left by Jared Musgrove.

While TSU threatened in the second and third innings, Williams didn't allow another run in a strong outing. He scattered seven hits, fanned two and did not walk a batter.

Meanwhile, the Texans' Robert Baker kept Kingsville from getting going offensively. He limited Kingsville to four hits, walked one and had five Ks to move to 4-4.

The Javelinas had their best chances in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings as the lead-off hitter reached all three frames.
With one out in the third, Aguilar singled, but would be thrown at second after making a wide turn on Wall's single. In the fourth, Black singled and went to second on a sacrifice bunt for the first out but would be left at third.

Holcomb singled to start the sixth. After Black popped on a bunt attempt in foul territory, pinch runner Julian Duran stole second but would be stranded.

In the bottom of the seventh, Frazier led off with a walk. Pinch runner Ryan Fickel moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Justin Lee. After Wallace went down strikes, Fickel moved to third on a wild pitch but was stranded as Travis Laird flew out to left.

 


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Javelinas Lose Pair To Aggies http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-lose-pair-to-aggies/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-lose-pair-to-aggies/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 29 Mar 2014 9:38:39 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Lose Pair To Aggies

KINGSVILLLE -- The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team lost a heartbreaker in Saturday's opening game 6-4 before falling 7-2 in game two to Cameron at Hubert Field.

In the first game, Kingsville (8-29, 2-15) led 4-1 heading into the top of the sixth only to see the Cameron (23-11, 9-7) bats come alive late with five runs in the final two innings for a 6-4.

The Aggies tied the game at four with three runs in the sixth. With one away, Jill Ledford singled and Emily Nix walked. Singles by Carlie Allerheiligen and Kelly Hebert plated the first two runs, with the third run scoring on a grounder to third.

In the seventh, Cameron scored two runs on two hits. Tara Martini led off the inning with a walk and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Paige Daino drew the second walk of the inning, each moved a base closer on a wild pitch.

Martini scored what proved to the winning run, while Ledford scored on a double by Nix.

The Javelinas scored three times in the bottom of the third breaking a 1-1 deadlock.

Cortnee White reached on an error and went to second as Bailey Offill reached on a bunt single. After a double steal by White and Offill, Valerie Ramirez doubled to left field. Ramirez, who drove in Offill to tie the game at one in the first, scored on a single by Carynn Gonzales to make it 4-1.

Ramirez finished 4-for-4 for the Javelinas with three RBI. Offill had two hits and two runs scored.

Carlie Clark (4-13) suffered the loss allowing six earned runs on eight hits with six walks. Clark, who left the game in the seventh after being hit by a ball, had allowed three hits in the first five innings.

In game two, Kingsville took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Ramirez walked and scored on a double by Adela Gomez.

The Javelinas would not score again until the bottom of the seventh when Offill was driven in on a double by Jaeleen Castro.

Cameron however scored seven times in between the two Javelina runs including a 5-run third inning.

The Aggies finished with seven runs on 11 hits as Breezy McComas and Martini drove in two runs apiece.

Lauren Denney (0-2) suffered the loss as she allowed five runs with three earned in two innings of work. Kelsey Watson claimed the win to move to 11-5.

The Javelinas visit St. Mary's on Tuesday for a doubleheader at 4 and 6 p.m.

 


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Hoggies Hold Off Texans On Diamond http://www.kristv.com/news/hoggies-hold-off-texans-on-diamond/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hoggies-hold-off-texans-on-diamond/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:44:33 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Hoggies Hold Off Texans On Diamond

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team maintained its forward momentum on Friday night as the Javelinas handed Tarleton State a 4-3 defeat in the opening game of their 4-game Lone Star Conference series at Nolan Ryan Field.

With the win, the Javelinas improved to 11-6 in the LSC and 18-11 overall. The Texans are now 7-8 in the league and 16-11 overall. The two will play a pair of 7-inning games at 1 p.m. tomorrow with a single game at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

TSU scored a run with two outs in the top of the first as Andrew Jacobi singled and scored on a double by Noel Nevarez.

Kingsville answered with a run in the first and two in the third to take a 3-1 lead. The Hoggies would not trail again.

In the second, James Black doubled with two away and went to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by Ryan Guedry.

Dustin Aguilar led off the third with walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Derrick Walls. Miles Holcomb tripled to knock in Aguilar. Holcomb raced home on a wild pitch by Troyal Yosko.

Tarleton pulled to within 3-2 in the top of the sixth when Jared Musgrove singled and came around to score on a fielder's choice.

Kingsville responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the sixth inning. Blake Johnson walked to start the inning and moved to third on a double by Black. Guedry earned his second RBI with sacrifice fly to center.

The Texans scored on a passed ball by Carl Huizar in the eighth but could not get another runner into scoring position.

Dallas Ponder moved to 4-1 on the season with the win. He scattered four hits over seven innings permitting two runs. He had six strikeouts and just two walks. Huizar walked the one batter he faced in the eighth allowing an unearned run before Dustin Luna closed out the inning.

Ryan Scott allowed a 2-out single in the ninth but didn't allow a run to earn his fifth save. Scott has posted a save in each of Kingsville's last five wins.

Yosko fell to 0-2 on the season allowing three runs in four innings on four hits and walk. He fanned three. Three Texan relievers combined to allow a run on two hits in the final five innings.

Kingsville finished with six hits led by Black with two. Nevarez had two of the five hits for the Texans.

 


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Javelinas Drop Two To Aggies In Series Opener http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-drop-two-to-aggies-in-series-opener/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-drop-two-to-aggies-in-series-opener/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:08:10 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Drop Two To Aggies In Series Opener

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team fell 4-1 and 5-0 in a doubleheader to Cameron on Friday night as the teams opened their 4-game Lone Star Conference series at Hubert Field.

In the opening game, the Aggies (21-11, 7-7) scored single runs in the second and third innings to get on the board.

In the second, CU used back-to-back doubles to score a run. Paige Daino doubled to left and then scored on a double by Emily Nix down the line in left.

In the third, Kingsville (8-26, 2-13) starter Carlie Clark walked the first two hitters of the inning. With one away, Misty Dooley and Macy McKay each swiped a base with Dooley scoring on a sacrifice by Breezy McComas.

Cameron added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the sixth.

The Javelinas plated an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh. With two away Myrissa Sanchez doubled and scored when Carlie Allerheiligen dropped a pop fly with two outs.

Clark (4-12) suffered the loss allowing 4 runs on 9 hits. She had two strikeouts and a pair of walks.

Kingsville could not figure out Samantha Betts who limited Kingsville to two hits, walked one and fanned five.

In game two, Cameron put two runs on the board in the top of the first and that was enough for starter Kelsey Watson.

With one away, McKay reached on an error and scored on a double by Tara Martini off Lauren Denney. McComas drove in Martin with a double for a 2-0 lead.

After allowing a run in the third, the Aggies tacked on two in the top of the seventh.

Watson (10-5), who hit and walked two batters, did not allow a runner past first base in tossing a no-hitter. She finished with four strikeouts.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow in a second doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

 


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Javelinas Defeat International 3-1 http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-defeat-international-3-1/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-defeat-international-3-1/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:06:18 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Defeat International 3-1

LAREDO, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville stepped out of Lone Star Conference play on Tuesday and claimed a 3-1 victory over South Texas rival Texas A&M International at Jorge Haynes Field.

With the win, the Javelinas moved to 17-11 on the season, while International falls to 12-18. The teams will meet again in Kingsville on April 8 at 6 p.m. at Nolan Ryan Field.

Kingsville scored first with two outs in the top of the third. Derrick Walls tripled to center and scored on a double to left by Miles Holcomb.

The Dustdevils tied the game at one in the bottom of the fourth as Andrew Arteaga reached on an error and later scored on a double by Alex McKeon.

The Javelinas took the lead for good in the fifth inning as David Massey reached on a lead-off single. He would come around to score on a single by Walls.

Kingsville added an insurance run in the eighth. Dustin Aguilar came off the bench to begin the inning with a walk. After a Justin Lee sacrifice bunt, James Black scored on a double down the line in right field.

The Hoggies had a stellar performance from Ryan Benitez (1-1) on the bump to make the runs stand for his first career win. In just his second start, Benitez earned the win. He tossed 6-2/3 innings striking out eight and walking just one. Benitez allowed one unearned run on four hits.

Three Kingsville relievers followed without permitting a run. Carl Huizar and Tres Tyler each tossed 2/3 of an inning allowing one hit each. Ryan Scott picked up his fourth save in his fourth straight opportunity.

The Hoggies had nine hits in the game led by Walls with three. James Black added two hits.

Baylr Bicketron suffered the loss to fall to 3-3 on the season.

The Javelinas return to Nolan Ryan Field this weekend for the state of a 9-game homestand when Tarleton State visits. The 4-game series with the Texans begins with a 6 p.m. start on Friday.

 


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Javelinas Win 6-3, Take LSC Road Series At Angelo State http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-win-6-3-take-lsc-road-series-at-angelo-state/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-win-6-3-take-lsc-road-series-at-angelo-state/ Sports - Javelinas Sun, 23 Mar 2014 6:07:02 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Win 6-3, Take LSC Road Series At Angelo State

SAN ANGELO, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team picked up a key Lone Star Conference road win combining a solid starting pitching performance with timely hitting in a 6-3 win over Angelo State at Foster Field on Sunday.

With the win, the Javelinas move to 16-11 overall and are 10-6 in the LSC. Angelo, which came into weekend a game behind the Javelinas for second, is 7-9 in the league and 17-12 overall.

The Javelinas took the lead in the top of the first on Sunday and never trailed. Derrick Walls led off the contest by walking and promptly stole second. He scored as Miles Holcomb single back up the middle for the 1-0 lead. After Brian Frazier hit into a fielder's choice, Blake Johnson walked and James Black placed a hit a through the left side of the infield plating Justin Lee who had reached on an error.

Angelo cut its deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the first. Tyler Coughenour, who reached on a double, scored a ground out by David Goggin.

The game remained 2-1 as Javelina starter Matt Rhodes and his counterpart Dillon Becker kept the offenses off the board until the sixth.

After stranding pair of runners in the fifth, Kingsville, which stranded 12 in the game, scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 4-1 lead. In the sixth, James singled with one away and scored a double to right-center field by Ryan Guedry. In the seventh, Justin Lee walked, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on an error in right field.

ASU got back on the board in the bottom of the seventh with an unearned run. Newhon Norkeh doubled with two outs to drive in Blake Bass.

The Javelinas sealed the win a pair of runs in the top of the eighth. Clint Wallace opened the frame with a single and went to second as Dustin Aguilar walked. Both advanced 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Derrick Walls. With the bases loaded and two out, Frazier lined a single knocking in Wallace and Aguilar.

ASU tried to rally in the eighth scoring but managed just a run. Coughenour doubled to start the inning and scored as Summers followed suit with a two-bagger to right-center field.

Rhodes, who left after the back-to-back doubles in the eighth, earned the win for the Javelinas moving to 4-2 on the season. He allowed three runs with two earned on seven hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. Mitchell Bro relieved Rhodes with no outs in the eighth tossing a scoreless inning, before Ryan Scott tossed a perfect ninth for his third save of the series and of the season.

Becker suffered the loss moving to 3-3 on the season. In 5-2/3 innings, he fanned seven Hoggies, but walked five and allowed four hits in permitting three runs with two earned.

Kingsville finished with seven hits as a team led by Black and Guedry with two apiece. Frazier had a team-best two RBI and Lee crossed the plate twice. Coughenour and Cameron Massengill had two hits each for the hosts who had seven as a team.

The Javelinas travel to Laredo to face Texas A&M-International in a single game at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

 


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Javelinas Score Three In Tenth To Earn Win http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-score-three-in-tenth-to-earn-win/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-score-three-in-tenth-to-earn-win/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:14:38 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Score Three In Tenth To Earn Win

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Tied at one entering extra innings, the Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team scored three times in the top of 10th to claim the opening game of their 4-game series with Angelo State 4-2 on Friday night.

Miles Holcomb came off the bench in the top of the tenth and delivered what would game-winning single driving in Clint Wallace, who reached on a 1-out double, for 2-1 a lead. The Javelinas (14-10, 8-5) tacked on two more runs with two outs in the inning. Holcomb scored on a single to left by Lee, who had a team-best three hits, while Travis Laird scampered home on a single to right by Blake Johnson.

The Rams (16-10, 6-7) wouldn't go quietly thanks to some pitching struggles in the tenth. Hayden James (1-0) hit Hunter Choate and Brett David to start the inning before giving way to Ryan Scott.

Scott induced Blake Bass to hit into a double play but then allowed an RBI single to Christian Summers. After No.-9 hitter Reggie Rodriguez singled to bring the winning run to the plate, Newhon Norkeh grounded out to short to give Scott the save. It was the first save by Javelina pitcher this season.

The Javelinas took a 1-0 lead in the top of third. James Black singled for Kingsville's first hit off Jake Feckley and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wallace. With two away, Black raced around to score from second on an error on a dropped third strike to Derrick Walls.

Dallas Ponder worked out of a jam in the bottom of the third. He allowed a single to Bass and then walked Summers to start the inning. After both advanced 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Rodriguez, the Javelina defense stepped in with Black throwing out Bass at the plate as Norkeh hit into fielder's choice. Norkeh was then picked off for the final out of the inning.

The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the eighth inning. Bass lined a solo home run off Ponder with one out. It was Bass's first long ball of the season.

The Javelinas threatened in the top of the ninth as Lee singled to short to start the inning. He moved to second on a Blake Johnson sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Feckley. However, after Brian Frazier walked, Ryan Guedry hit into an inning ending double play.

Ponder and Feckley were in a duel for much of the game as would be expected from the league's top hurlers a season ago.

Ponder went eight innings striking out seven. He allowed one run on four hits and four walks. Bass's long ball was just the second offered by Ponder this season.

Feckley dropped to 4-2 pitching into the tenth inning. He allowed three runs on six hits with two earned. He fanned nine Javelinas and walked two.

James' win was the first in a relief role by a Javelina pitcher this season.

The series continues tomorrow with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. with a single game at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

 


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Javelinas Fall To Hilltoppers, 7-1 http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-fall-to-hilltoppers-7-1/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-fall-to-hilltoppers-7-1/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:06:48 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Fall To Hilltoppers, 7-1

KINGSVILLE, Texas- In a rematch of last season's NCAA South Central Region Championship game, the Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team dropped a 7-1 decision to St. Edward's on Tuesday night at Nolan Ryan Field.

 

The Javelinas (13-10) fell behind when the Hilltoppers (17-9) scored a run both the first and second inning. The first inning run was scored when Gable Whitacre reached on error by the left fielder and was driven in by Wes Koenig hit a sacrifice fly to center field. The second run was scored when Ryan Dolezal singled up the middle to drive in Kevin Mayo.

 

Brian Frazier scored Kingsville's lone run when he homered to start the bottom of the fifth. In his first start, Frazier accounted for three of the four hits the Javelinas had for the night.

 

In the end, St. Edward's overwhelmed Kingsville scoring a run in the sixth and three runs in the ninth.

 

Ryan Benitez (0-1) suffered the loss for the Javelinas. He pitched five innings for three runs with two earned on five hits.

 

Dalton Brown picks up the win for the Hilltoppers hurled six innings for one run with one earned on four hits. Grayson Pratt picked up his first save with two innings pitched, no hits, and no runs entering the game with the score 4-1.

 

Kingsville will head to San Angelo to face the Angelo State Ram in a four game series on Friday, first pitch set for 6 p.m.

 

 


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Javelina Duo Earns LSC Honors http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-duo-earns-lsc-honors/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-duo-earns-lsc-honors/ Sports - Javelinas Mon, 17 Mar 2014 8:28:06 PM TAMUK.COM Javelina Duo Earns LSC Honors

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Texas A&M-Kingsville senior baseball players Derek Walls and Cody Williams received honors from the Lone Star Conference office on Monday afternoon. Walls was named the LSC co-Hitter of the Week and Williams the LSC co-Pitcher of the Week.

Walls became the third Javelina to be named co-Hitter of the Week this season joining Taylor Taska and Julian Duran. Walls, who shared the honor with Blake Cooper of Eastern New Mexico, led the Javelinas with a .450 average. The senior was nine of 20 with four walks, seven runs scored and two runs driven in. He scored twice in the win over St. Mary's and twice in the finale with Eastern New Mexico. Walls drove in a run in each of the final two games of the series.

Williams joins Denver Diefenbach - a 2-time honoree in 2014 - as Javelinas to be recognized on the mound. Making his first start of the season on Tuesday at St. Mary's, he showed little difficulty in making the transition back to a starting role. Williams, who has nine relief appearances on the season, tossed five scoreless innings in the midweek game to earn the victory of the region's top team. He scattered four hits and walked one, while striking out three. He made two relief appearances at Eastern New Mexico going 1-1.

The Javelinas host St. Edward's on Tuesday at 6 p.m. All tickets will be $1 as part of Javelina Dollar Days sponsored by flower girls.

 

 


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Yamoah Repeats at NCAA Division II Indoor Championships http://www.kristv.com/news/yamoah-repeats-at-ncaa-division-ii-indoor-championships/ http://www.kristv.com/news/yamoah-repeats-at-ncaa-division-ii-indoor-championships/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:40:29 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Yamoah Repeats at NCAA Division II Indoor Championships

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-The Texas A&M-Kingsville men's and women's indoor track team had a good showing on Friday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Sophomore Jordan Yamoah was crowned as the pole vault champion for the second year in a row. Yamoah's mark of 5.20 meters (17' ¾") almost broke the record set by another Javelina, Matt Hickl. Hickl's NCAA record was 5.51m, (18'1"), set in 1999.

Michal Idziak qualified for the men's 800-meter finals run with a time of 1:52.00 placing fourth in the prelims. Tim Price qualified for the men's 200-meter dash finals with fifth-place time of 21.59.

Amber Perry and Shykilia Sheppard came in 14th for their respective events. Perry competed in women's 400-meter dash with a time of 56.99. Sheppard had a final mark of 5.46m (17'11") in the women's long jump.

Idziak, Price, Javan Gray and Jeron Robinson will be in competition tomorrow on the final day of the championships.

Live Results for the competition can be seen at http://primetimetiming.com/liveresults/2014/ncaa_indoor_2014/index1.php. Live streaming of the events is available at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2014/03/15.

 


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