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Line Drives: ASC Softball Weekly Notebook
March 31, 2003

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USA Today/NFCA Division III Coaches Poll
Preseason 2003 (February 12)
First Season Poll: April 2

Rank School '02 Rec. Pts.
1. Ithaca College (8) 37-13 200
2. Lake Forest College (Ill.) 34-12 187
3. Emory University 43-10 171
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 38-9 174
5. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 36-2 161
6. Muskingum (Ohio) 40-8 152
7. Salisbury (Md.) 40-11 150
8. Western Connecticut 34-9 149
9. Bethany (W.Va.) 32-10 148
10. Geneseo State (N.Y.) 36-5 126
11. East Texas Baptist 38-8 110
12. Central (Iowa) 36-5 107
13. Roanoke (Va.) 38-5 92
14. Wheaton (Mass.) 31-9 91
15. Rowan (N.J.) 33-16 86
16. Capital (Ohio) 30-10 72
17. La Verne (Calif.) 37-6 63
18. Alma (Mich.) 28-11 59
19. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 18-15 47
20. Moravian (Pa.) 34-8 40
21. Western New England 34-9 34
22. Webster (Mo.) 32-7 23
  Coe (Iowa) 37-9 23
24. Tufts (Mass.) 29-9 20
25. Cabrini (Pa.) 37-8 17

Line Drives . . .

Concordia-Austin (1-20, 0-11 ASC): Pepper Henderson tops Tornado batters with a .298 average. Henderson has made the most of her on-base time, scoring seven runs and stealing a team-high seven bases. . . . CUA hosts West Division second-place Mary Hardin-Baylor in this weekend's play (April 4-5).

East Texas Baptist (14-6, 6-0 ASC): The Lady Tigers have a busy week with a pair of conference doubleheaders early and a four-game road series. ETBU plays Mississippi College on Monday (Mar. 31) and LeTourneau on Tuesday (Apr. 1), before traveling to second-place Louisiana College for the weekend (April 4-5). . . . Amy Lockhart posted her first collegiate victory with four innings of shutout relief in the 9-6 win vs. LeTourneau (Mar. 29). . . . Junior Angela Gonzales had two RBI in Saturday's LeTourneau doubleheader to improve to 29 for the season. She is chasing the school's season RBI mark of 39 set last season by Kristen Abernathy.

Howard Payne (7-17, 4-8 ASC): Howard Payne split its conference weekend series vs. Schreiner, winning the bookend games of the four-game set (Mar. 28-29). . . . Alissa Cordes is the top hitter for the Lady Jackets and lists second in the ASC, batting .464 with four doubles, two triples and a home run among her 32 hits.

LeTourneau (7-13, 3-9 ASC): Stephanie Ray has powered four home runs for the LadyJackets while hitting .357. . . . After Tuesday's doubleheader rematch at East Texas Baptist (April 1), LU is off until a Saturday non-conference set at the University of Dallas. LeTourneau resumes league play April 8 with a doubleheader at Louisiana College.

Louisiana College (23-1, 15-1 ASC): The Lady Wildcats lead the conference team pitching and fielding stats and list second in team batting. . . . LC hosts nationally-ranked East Texas Baptist in a key conference doubleheader on Saturday (April 5) in what will be a match-up between the league's two top pitchers -- Wildcats Sandi Clark (10-1, 0.40 ERA) and Emillie Collins (11-0, 1.05 ERA) -- and ETBU standout Kristen Abernathy (7-1, 1.35 ERA).

Mary Hardin-Baylor (11-11, 8-4 ASC): Freshman Angela Cavender pitched a pair of two-hit shutouts against Sul Ross State and tacked-on two innings of hitless relief to help the Crusaders to a four-game series sweep of the Lady Lobos and move into second-place in the division standings. Cavender struck out 21 in four appearances last week with 16 of those Ks coming against SRSU. . . . UMHB has wins in eight of its last 10 games. . . . Jennifer Pietrowski hit safely in every game last week, finishing 8-for-17 (.471). . . . Megan Brown tossed a complete-game one-hitter in the 3-1 win vs. Trinity (Mar. 26).

Mississippi College (15-10, 5-7 ASC): The Lady Choctaws won three of four vs. division rival UT Dallas over the weekend (Mar. 28-29). MC is at East Texas Baptist for a Monday conference doubleheader (Mar. 31) before hosting Ozarks in a four-game weekend series (April 4-5). . . . Center fielder Allison Price hit a solid .545 over four games last week, including a .444 (4-for-9) showing in the three wins vs. UT Dallas. . . . Emily Casey ranks eighth in conference batting stats with a .375 average.

Ozarks (10-10, 5-7 ASC): Senior third baseman Leigh Thompson recorded at least one hit in each of the Lady Eagles' games against Louisiana College last weekend (Mar. 28-29). Thompson shares the team batting title with a .339 average with four doubles. . . . Ozarks plays North Arkansas College on Tuesday (April 1) and then heads to Mississippi College for an important conference series over the weekend (April 4-5).

Schreiner (9-10, 7-4 ASC): Last weekend's brisk temperatures didn't stop Schreiner first baseman Emily Chaney who batted .900 (9-for-10) in the four-game split at division rival Howard Payne (Mar. 28-29). Chaney tallied three hits in each game of Saturday's doubleheader and finished the series with three RBI and four runs scored. . . . The Mountaineers' split at HPU dropped them to third-place in the West. Schreiner makes a trip to division-leading Texas Lutheran for a key four-game series Friday and Saturday (April 4-5). . . . SU carries a .294 team batting average, good for fourth in the league.

Sul Ross State (3-19, 1-11 ASC): Sul Ross State posted its first conference win of the season when it avoided a series sweep at Mary Hardin-Baylor with a 3-1 win in Saturday's doubleheader opener (Mar. 29). . . . Linda Ojeda ranks 10th in the ASC individual batting stats with a .368 average. . . . SRSU hosts West rival Howard Payne in upcoming weekend league action (April 4-5).

UT Dallas (8-12, 7-7 ASC): The Comets lost third baseman Aimee Duke for an undetermined time following injury in the second game of last Wednesday's doubleheader at Texas Woman's University. . . . Candace Felts totals 12 RBI and leads UTD hitters with a .356 average. . . . UTD avoided a sweep at division rival Mississippi College last weekend with a 3-1 victory in game two of the four-game set (Mar. 28). Laura Hatfield drilled a two-RBI dingle in the fifth to seal the Comet lead. . . . UTD is off until hosting East Texas Baptist in an April 9 doubleheader.

Texas Lutheran (17-7, 10-2 ASC): The Bulldogs swept Concordia-Austin in four games last weekend to push their season win streak to eight games and take a two-game lead in the ASC West. . . . Since dropping its first two games at the March 7-8 ASC First Pitch Tournament, TLU has won 10 consecutive conference games. . . . Tiffany Haines batted .615 for the CUA series, collecting three hits in each game of Saturday's doubleheader (Mar. 29). Haines drilled a pair of two-run home runs over the fence in Saturday's opener, and finished the series scoring eight runs and five RBI.

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