Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
April 18, 2013

Congratulations to Schreiner Men’s Golf for winning the program’s first American Southwest Conference Championship earlier this week in convincing fashion.  The team won the title by 22 shots over 13th-ranked UT-Tyler and 14th-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor was also in the 10 team field.  Schreiner had the low score in each of the three rounds.  See below for more details.  Congratulations also go to senior Gabby Rosales and freshman Amber Hernandez who earned All-ASC recognition.  Rosales finished in third place to earn her second first team All-ASC award and Hernandez claimed second team All-ASC.

This weekend will not only feature Recall but also will be the final games for seniors in both Schreiner Baseball and Softball.  Both teams have home contests and we hope that you will come out to recognize the multi-year contributions of these Mountaineers.  More information below.

Here’s a recap of the results from the past week:

MEN’S GOLF – won the ASC Championship at Crown Colony CC in Lufkin.  Schreiner shot 312-303-306.  SU led by three shots after round one, 11 shots after round two and won by 22 in a dominating performance.  Sophomore Cheyne Kendall won the program’s first individual title.  His 221 total (74-74-73) crushed the rest of the field by seven shots.  Sophomore Zach Oliver finished a career-best third place and he also earned first team All-ASC.  Freshman Phillip Stewart earned second team All-ASC.  The Mountaineers qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament which will be played at the Sandestin Resort and GC in Destin, FL.  The tournament begins on May 14th.

WOMEN’S GOLF – finished third place at the ASC Championships.  Schreiner shot 343 in the first round, led by Rosales’ 76 which was the low round of the day by five shots.  SU’s score had the team in third place, behind 10th-ranked UT-Tyler and #1 Mary Hardin-Baylor by just four shots (UTT) and two shots (UMHB) respectively.   SU shot a 344 on the second day and but came up short in its bid to move up to second place.  The Mountaineers complete the best season in program history and finish in 14th in the national rankings.  The program graduates Rosales and senior Katlynd Imbody who were major contributors to the program but adds a very strong recruiting class to a very good returning group of players.

BASEBALL – went 1-2 at UMHB last weekend.  Won the first game of the series, 5-4, before losing the final two 9-4 and 8-3.  Freshman Charlie Stewart got the win in relief, going 2-2/3 innings of one hit work and not allowing a run.  Schreiner scored the game winner in the top of the eleventh when senior Lonnie Garcia scored on a wild pitch.   Freshman Marco Carreon had five hits in the series.  This weekend will see the end of the careers for seniors Matt Valley, Barrett Houser, Curt Jaeger, Lonnie Garcia, Chris Whitehead and Michael Kelton. Whitehead and Garcia not only are among the hitting leaders on the team, but also in the ASC.

WOMEN’S TENNIS – lost to UMHB 7-2 in only match of the week.  Schreiner had already claimed its first spot in the ASC Championship Tournament since 2001 but was trying to improve its seeding.  UMHB would not allow that to happen.  SU’s points came from the #2 doubles team of junior Teresa Gaitan and freshman Karyn Swink who posted a 9-7 win and from #5 singles as senior Kelley Spahn won her final home match, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3.  The Mountaineers travel to Seguin next week for the ASC Championships.  More details to follow.

MEN’S TENNIS – lost to UMHB, 7-2, in a “win and in” scenario.  It was the first time that Schreiner Tennis had been in that situation in several years.  SU played well, but the Cru played a bit better.  It doesn’t take away from a very strong late season run for SU.  Since the program doesn’t have any seniors and just one junior, the confidence gained by the strong play down the stretch, coupled with another solid recruiting class, will serve Schreiner very well as the program moves into the SCAC this summer.

SOFTBALL – lost four games at UMHB.   The Lady Cru won 5-0, 4-0, 6-1 and 6-1.  This weekend, SU hosts Concordia and the games will be the final ones in the careers of three seniors, Ally Morris, Callie Caesar and Shelby Kimmons.  All three have been major contributors to the program during their years wearing the maroon and white.   Kimmons is the team leader in batting average at .267 and Morris is the team ERA leader at 4.47.

Here’s the schedule for the next several days:

Friday, 4/19:
BASEBALL vs. Sul Ross State * (Mountaineer Field) at 2:00 pm
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Concordia-TX * (Mountaineer Field) at 5:00 pm

Saturday, 4/20:
BASEBALL (DH) vs. Sul Ross State * (Mountaineer Field) at Noon (SENIOR DAY)
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Concordia-TX * (Mountaineer Field) at 1:00 pm (SENIOR DAY)

Go Mountaineers!!!

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