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May 18 -- Texas-Dallas, Texas Lutheran Bow Out of West Baseball Regional
Fellow American Southwest Conference teams Texas-Dallas and Texas Lutheran met in an elimination game on Friday at the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship regional at Hart Park in Orange Calif. No. 28-ranked UTD came out on top 6-3 to end the season of the No. 9-ranked Bulldogs, who were the 2007 ASC champions and finished the regional with two wins. UTD then advanced to face host and No. 2-ranked Chapman in the day’s finale. Chapman, which had defeated UTD by one run on Thursday, dealt the Comets a 12-2 loss that ended their season. UTD also finished the tourney with two victories. TLU (37-10-1) and UTD (34-13) gave the ASC two of the final four teams in the seven-team, double elimination tournament that concludes Saturday with a title game featuring unbeaten No. 15 Pacific Lutheran and two-time defending champion Chapman.

May 17 -- ASC Teams Texas-Dallas, Texas Lutheran Set To Meet in Regional Baseball Play
No. 28-ranked Texas-Dallas got a complete game from Drew Waggoner and gave host and No. 2-ranked Chapman a scare, but fell 7-6 on Thursday to suffer its first loss of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship regional at Hart Park in Orange Calif. Meanwhile, No. 9-ranked Texas Lutheran ­ the ASC champion ­ could not hold on to a late lead against Pacific Lutheran and lost 9-8 to set up an elimination game later in the evening. The Bulldogs prevailed in that one against No. 21 Pomona-Pitzer, 8-7, despite trailing 7-3 entering the top of the ninth to set up a tilt with UTD on Friday at 3:30 local time (5:30 CST). No. 15 Pacific Lutheran and Chapman will meet in a winner’s bracket game at noon. George Fox, Austin College and Pomona-Pitzer (two losses to TLU) have been eliminated from the tournament.

May 16 -- Texas-Dallas, Texas Lutheran Grab First Day Wins at West Baseball Regional
No. 28-ranked Texas-Dallas opened the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship regional being held at Hart Park in Orange Calif., with a 5-3 win over George Fox on Wednesday, while No. 9 Texas Lutheran followed with a ninth-inning 4-3 win over No. 21 Pomona-Pitzer, making the ASC 2-0 in the seven-team, double elimination tournament. Starting pitcher Mark Cox went seven strong innings for UTD and Jacob Kaase had the game-winning single for TLU. On Thursday, UTD will take on host and two-time defending region champion Chapman, the nation’s second ranked team that eliminated George Fox 3-0 in the day’s finale. ASC champ TLU gets No. 15 Pacific Lutheran, a 12-4 winner over Austin College.

May 14 -- No. 9 Texas Lutheran, No. 28 Texas-Dallas Set For NCAA D-III Baseball Championship Play
No. 9-ranked Texas Lutheran and No. 28-ranked Texas-Dallas learned early Monday morning that they will each be heading to Hart Park in Orange Calif., for an NCAA Divison III Baseball Championship regional. For the third straight year, TLU (35-8-1) earned the American Southwest Conference’s automatic playoff bid after winning the league title, while Texas-Dallas (32-11) received an at-large bid for its first ever appearance in the national baseball tourney. The seven-team, double elimination event that is scheduled to begin on Wednesday and run through Sunday will be hosted by No. 2-ranked and top-seeded Chapman (35-5).

May 7 -- Texas Lutheran Wins Third Straight ASC Baseball Title
The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs are headed back to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after sweeping through the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament. TLU finished off its third straight conference title with a 6-0 win over McMurry on Monday at UTD Baseball Complex in Richardson, Texas, behind a complete-game shutout from freshman right-hander Logan Hull. No. 8-ranked TLU (35-8-1) secured its third straight 35-win season.

May 6 -- Texas Lutheran, McMurry Advance to Championship Game
No. 8-ranked Texas Lutheran and McMurry -- both West Division teams -- will meet for the ASC baseball championship on Monday at 11:00 a.m. after the results of Sunday’s three games at UTD Baseball Complex in Richardson, Texas. McMurry, the No. 2 seed from the West, opened Sunday’s action with an 8-1 elimination win over Ozarks. West champion TLU then took the field with No. 21-ranked Texas-Dallas, the host and top seed from the East. The Bulldogs got a walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning from Josh Moreno for a 1-0 victory. That forced UTD into an elimination game against McMurry in which the Comets fell 14-4 in eight innings. TLU needs just one win on Monday for its third straight conference crown, while McMurry must take two from the Bulldogs for the title and automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

May 5 -- Nationally-Ranked Teams Collect Extra-Inning Wins to Open Baseball Championship Round
No. 8-ranked Texas Lutheran and No. 21 Texas-Dallas each collected victories in 10 innings on the first day of the ASC Baseball Championship Tournament Series’ Championship Round, Saturday at UTD Baseball Complex in Richardson, Texas. West Division champion TLU rallied from a two-run deficit in the ninth to go on and prevail 8-7 over Ozarks. East top seed and host UTD let a one-run lead in the ninth slip away but went on to put away McMurry 4-3. Three games ­ 9:00 a.m., Noon and 3:00 p.m. ­ are slated for Sunday in the double elimination tourney before Monday’s 11:00 a.m. championship game.

ASC Baseball Championship Tournament Series In Place
The schedule was released for the 2007 ASC Baseball Championship Tournament Series, the league office announced on Saturday. East Division top seed Texas-Dallas, No. 8-ranked and West Division champion Texas Lutheran, Ozarks and McMurry will each host a first-round best-of-three series beginning April 27. The winners will advance to the championship round, set for May 4-6 at the site of the top remaining seed from the East Division.

Apr 18 -- ASC Weekly Baseball Report
These weekly reports cover ASC baseball action. Player spotlights, team capsules, and more. They're in PDF.

Apr 15 -- Texas-Tyler Claims East Division Baseball Crown, Becomes Only Undefeated Team Left at Any NCAA Division Level
The University of Texas at Tyler collected a 9-2 home win over LeTourneau University on Sunday that gave the Patriots their second American Southwest Conference East Division baseball championship in three seasons. Also, with a loss by top-ranked Wooster (Ohio), Texas-Tyler (34-0, 15-0 ASC) became the only undefeated team left at any NCAA Division level.

Jan 23 -- Texas-Tyler, Texas Lutheran Are Favorites for Divisional Crowns in Baseball
Texas LutheranTexas at TylerThe University of Texas at Tyler and Texas Lutheran University have been predicted to win the 2007 American Southwest Conference East Division and West Division baseball title, respectively, by narrow margins after a vote of each the division’s head coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media members. Texas-Tyler returns 17 lettermen from a 28-11 squad that finished tied for second behind Mississippi College in the East last season, while two-time defending ASC champion Texas Lutheran finished 35-13 overall and reached the NCAA Division III West Regional championship game last season.

Hardin-Simmons Duo, Texas-Tyler's Copeland, ETBU's Cantrell Take Preseason Player Awards
The Hardin-Simmons University duo of senior third baseman Brad Coleman and junior left-handed pitcher Dalton Rucker, along with University of Texas at Tyler senior outfielder Clay Copeland and East Texas Baptist University sophomore right-handed pitcher Andrew Cantrell, have received 2007 American Southwest Conference baseball preseason player of the year honors after a vote of each division’s head coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media members.


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