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East Division Goes 9-5 Again on Final Day to Rule ASC First Pitch Tournament
March 4, 2007

Day One -- Texas-Tyler celebrates after rallying in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 win over Schreiner to remain undefeated on the season. Photo by Greg Weghorst


Day One -- East Texas Baptist's Christy Shipley-Jordan (shortstop), the ASC Preseason East Division Player of the Year, and Stacy Jordan (leftfielder) both homered in a 9-0 win over Sul Ross State. Photo by Greg Weghorst


Day One -- Mary Hardin-Baylor coach Kasey Blomquist talks to her squad before beginning play on Friday at Oran Good Park, in Farmers Branch, Texas. The Crusaders went 1-1 on the day. Photo by Greg Weghorst

Day One Recap

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – Just as its teams did a day earlier, the East Division put together a nine-win performance on Saturday against the West to claim bragging rights at the 2007 American Southwest Conference First Pitch Softball Tournament at Oran Good Park.

No. 11-ranked Louisiana College, Mississippi College and Texas-Tyler – all East teams – finished the annual two-day cross-division tourney with spotless 4-0 records. East Texas Baptist went 3-1, while Howard Payne’s 3-1 mark was the best from the West.

Hardin-Simmons, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Texas Lutheran (West Division) split their four games, as did the East’s Texas-Dallas, which bounced back for a 2-0 Saturday.

Nine of the 14 games on Friday ended with a differential of three runs or less, but only three did on Saturday. Louisiana College and Texas-Tyler reached double digits in both of their games on Saturday and each had two games over the tourney that ended in a run-rule after five innings. Texas-Tyler, which remained the only team in the ASC with a perfect record on the season (11-0), plated a tournament-best 41 runs. Three of Mississippi College’s four victories were against 2006 ASC tournament teams.

LC and Texas-Dallas have already begun ASC play, but the bulk of conference competition begins next weekend (March 9-10).

Day 1 Results (Friday, March 2)
East Texas Baptist 9, Sul Ross State 0 (5)
LeTourneau 15, Concordia-Austin 13
Mississippi College 1, Texas Lutheran 0
Hardin-Simmons 3, Ozarks 1
Howard Payne 7, Texas-Dallas 3
Texas-Tyler 4, Mary Hardin-Baylor 1
#11 Louisiana College 8, Schreiner 0 (5)
East Texas Baptist 7, Concordia-Austin 4
Texas Lutheran 7, LeTourneau 4
Mississippi College 3, Hardin-Simmons 0
Howard Payne 8, Ozarks 2
Mary Hardin-Baylor 5, Texas-Dallas 3
Texas-Tyler 2, Schreiner 1
#11 Louisiana College 3, Sul Ross State 1

Day 2 Results (Saturday, March 3)
Texas Lutheran 6, East Texas Baptist 2
Hardin-Simmons 8, LeTourneau 0 (5)
Mississippi College 3, Howard Payne 1
Mary Hardin-Baylor 5, Ozarks 1
Texas-Dallas 9, Schreiner 4
Texas-Tyler 18, Sul Ross State 1 (5)
#11 Louisiana College 10, Concordia-Austin 5 (0)
East Texas Baptist 17, Hardin-Simmons 10
Howard Payne 4, LeTourneau 2
Mississippi College 6, Mary Hardin-Baylor 1
Schreiner 13, Ozarks 12
Texas-Dallas 7, Sul Ross State 3
Texas-Tyler 17, Concordia-Austin 3 (5)
#11 Louisiana College 10, Texas Lutheran 3

Team Records at Tournament:
LC 4-0
MC 4-0
UTT 4-0
ETBU 3-1
HPU 3-1
HSU 2-2
UMHB 2-2
UTD 2-2
TLU 2-2
LETU 1-3
SU 1-3
CUA 0-4
UO 0-4
SRSU 0-4

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