Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
March 7, 2007

First off, let me apologize to our Spring student athletes for not getting an update out last week. I don't want to miss a chance to recognize some special successes from last week.  Congratulations to junior Bernard Pena for pitching a no-hitter in 7-0 win over NCAA Division II Texas A&M International last week. For his efforts, Bernard was named ASC Pitcher of the Week.

This week, more honors to celebrate. Seniors Kevin Deans and Jonathan Young each earned second team All-ASC for Men's Basketball while freshman Richard Moore was named to the ASC All-Freshman team and Honorable Mention All-ASC. Young also was named to the ASC All-Defensive team. More information on all three can be found on the SU Athletics website (

Here's a quick look at last week's results and a schedule for a busy weekend on campus for SU teams. Even though Spring Break starts, hope you have time to support your Mountaineer teams this weekend.

BASEBALL: went 5-2 the last two weeks. Took three of four from Texas A&M International and two 2 of 3 at East Texas Baptist. The Mountaineers start the "real" season on a high note. SU is 12-3 this year and can point to standout performances from several players. Starting pitchers Colton Hermes and Chris Armijo are a combined 7-0. Chase Kimball is 1-0 and has two saves and sports a 0.00 ERA. SU's team ERA of 3.90 is more than 3 runs lower than last year at this time. Preseason All-ASC pick Jeremiah Kester is batting at torrid .561 and leads the ASC in several offensive categories.

SOFTBALL: went 2-4 the last two weeks. SU split a pair of games at the LeTourneau Tournament (including knocking off the host team) and then went 1-3 last weekend at the ASC Crossover. This team is improving. One indication was in the Crossover. Last year, the Mountaineers lost to Ozarks 9-0 in 5 innings. This year, Schreiner beat Ozarks 13-12. Last year, SU lost to LeTourneau 10-3. This year, the Mountaineers won at LU. The team has its first home games of the year this weekend.

MEN'S TENNIS: went 0-3 the last 2 weeks. Lost to NCAA Division II St. Mary's, 8-1; lost to UT-Tyler; 5-4, lost at Trinity, 9-0. In the three matches, sophomore Trey Brannen and Carlo Sasam picked up two of the wins. They each won their respective singles match vs. UT-Tyler and then teamed at #2 doubles for another win. Older brother Christian picked up the lone match win vs. St. Mary's at #1 singles. Freshman Ben Jackson earned the final point vs. UT-T with a win at #5 singles.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: went 0-2 the last 2 weeks. Lost to Division II St. Mary's, 8-1; lost at Trinity, 9-0. The Mountaineers continue to battle injuries. SU was down to only four players for the Trinity match. Freshman Amanda Alvarado earned a win at #2 singles in the St. Mary's match.

MEN'S GOLF: SU played its first spring tournament. Freshman Arnie Martinez finished in 14th place out of approximately 100 players. Despite windy conditions both days, Martinez shot 76-81 to lead Schreiner. Sophomore Bobby Villcheck was SU's next best finisher in 55th place.

WOMEN'S GOLF: Schreiner also started its spring season last week. Freshman Surraya Minhas, like the entire field, had a tough time with the windy conditions, but still managed to finish in 18th place among 65 players.
The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, March 8th:
MEN'S/WOMEN'S GOLF vs. Concordia-Austin (Comanche Trace, Kerrville) at Noon

Friday, March 9th:
BASEBALL vs. Concordia-Austin * (Mountaineer Baseball Field) at 2:00 pm
SOFTBALL (dh) vs. Texas Lutheran * (Mountaineer Softball Field) at 2:00 pm
WOMEN'S/MEN'S TENNIS vs. Sul Ross State * (Mountaineer Courts) at 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 10th:
WOMEN'S/MEN'S TENNIS vs. Abilene Christian (New Braunfels, TX) at 9:00 am
BASEBALL (dh) vs. Concordia-Austin * (Mountaineer Baseball Field) at 1:00 pm
SOFTBALL (dh) vs. Texas Lutheran * (Mountaineer Softball Field) at 1:00 pm

Home games in bold, * = ASC Contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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