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Page 2B + i Hays Free Press May 18, 2011 + | Call PHOTO COURTESY OF TEXAS STATE UNNERSlTY The Texas State softball team captured its second Southland Conference title in three seasons with a comeback win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday in Huntsville. The win advances the Bobcats to the NCAA Tournament, where they wi~ll square off against No. 3 Texas in Austin Friday in the opening round of a double-elimination regional. The University of Houston and Louisiana-Lafayette round out the members of the four-team regional to be played at McComb Field in Austin. STAFF REPORTS dler Hall was named the Most ated their first run when McKo lowed by a single by Matt and a Valuable Player. ]enna Emery, enzie Baack hit an RBI single walk by Hall to load the bases The Texas State softball McKenzie Baack, Haley Lem- to drive in Rother and move with no outs. Lemons singled team captured the 2011 South- ons and Anne Marie Taylor all the runners over. Texas State to push Rother home and give land Conference Tournament joined Hall on the all-touma- wasn't quite done yet as senior Texas State its sixth run of the Championship at the Bearkat merit team. stud ]enna Emery batted the day. Matt scored on an error Softball Complex on Saturday. in the championship game, ball to centerlield for a double and Hall on a sacrifice fly by The fifle is the second in three Texas State fell behind for the that cleared the bases and gave Hemandez to take an 8-3 edge. years for Texas State as it earns first time in the tournament Texas State the 4-3 edge. The A&M-Corpus Christi was the automatic bid to the NCAA when A&M-corpus Christi's Islanders decided to make a able to score a pair of runs in Championships. Brittany Tucker hit a solo pitching change, but it didn't the bottom of the sixth to cut The Texas State Bobcat soft- homerun over the centeffield seem to divert the Bobcats mo- Texas State's lead to three. The ball team will take on No. 3 Tex- wall in the bottom of the first, mentum as former Hays High three-run lead would prove to as, beglnningat6p.m.,onFri- Both teams went scoreless star Anna Hernandez joined in be enough for Texas State as day in the opening round of the in the second, but Tucker re- onthehittingspreewithadou- the Bobcats earned their fifth 2011NCAA Softball Champion- turned in the third to hit a two- ble to centerfield that scored conference tournament tide. ship Toumament in Austin. The runslammeroffthescoreboard Emery. Texas State tacked on "Obviously. it was a group of double-elimination Austin Re- to give the Islanders a 3-0 lead five runs with four hits to spin young ladies with experience glonal will also include Hous- after three innings of play. the game in favor of the ma- today," Texas State head coach ton and Louisiana-Lafayette. Allyce Rother led off the roon and gold. Ricci Woodard said. "They In the Southland Conference fifth inning with a single to The Bobcats decided to add didn't get rattled when we got Tournament, the Bobcats out- right field. Next, Lindsay Matt three runs in the top of the down by a couple of runs early scored their opponents 24-7 to was able to garner a walk and sixth to extend their lead to in the ball game. They stayed highlight their successful run. Chandler Hall singled to load five runs. Rother began the in- with it and continued to make lunior utility/pitcher Chart- the bases. The Bobcats gener- ning with a leadoff double, fol- adjustments." Mustang Tennis Dahlstrom Middle School had an incredible showing today at the Hays District doubles tournament. Gabi Eisner and Lexa Mikulenka took 1st place in girls doubles, while Faith Vasquez and Brianna White took 3rd. Chris Gonzalez and Scan Farrell took 1st place in boys doubles, while Ryan New and Jared Gutlerrez took 3rd place. Team members are (first row, left to right) Seen Farrell and Chris Gonzalez; (back row) Brianna White, Faith Vasquez, Ryan New, Jared Gutierrez, Lexa Mikulanka, Gabi Eisner and Coach Lance Kaminsky. l :] :1:1 fl tl fl:iYllllE(ll:|'l,l 1 fl [o]:iHo]LM MII II |l It's time to live life well in our well-appointed ~,! ~,/~! one & two bedroom apartment homes. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Buda our plush landscape and deluxe amenities will Bring this ad to ; offer you the comforts you deserve. I receive a free , Open 7 days a week. Call to schedule your tour today/ application fee with your reseevation! *See office for further details. Girls & Boys Grades: 2nd-Tth Monday Nights June 6th-27th Ist-3nl Grade, 6-7".30 p.m. 4tb-Tth Grmle, 7".30-9 p n. Regbtration ends Jane 6th! Please call for more information. couin~Y plloTo State Meet:. Rebels fall short of medal stand Continued from pg. 1 B + until I landed in the pit that I knew what happened." Driskell said it was hard to get back on track after that. "I have a bruise across my back so it was pretty in- tense," she said. "I was shak- ing afterward." Although she did go on to clear 12 feet, Driskell had trouble picking out the right pole to vault with on higher attempts. "It was a shame because I really felt it was my day," Driskell said. "I thought 12-9 was within my reach, and that's what would have won it. I felt really, really good in warm ups. Everything was on." Driskell, who will get a chance to return her senior year in 2012, said she will try learn from her experience this year. "That's pole vaulting," she said. "You always end on a miss. It was disappointing but I think I have a good chance to get back to this level y ar andit or definitely medal." Turney called her inabil- ity to clear the opening 10-6 height paralysis by analysis. "Something obviously went wrong," Turney said. "I've been battling with my 18-step approach on and off all season because I overan- alyze every step. It was ab- solutely disappointing and a shock, but I expect to be bet- ter from it in the'future." Turney will continue her va.ltir~ career at Pdce OJaJ- versity next season. "Friday night, I went home and practiced until midnight just to prove what happened at the state meet was a fluke," Turney said. "Hopefully this will allow Hays' Chaney Turney (left) and Meredith Driskell have a look of be- wilderment after Dfiskell snapped her pole while attempting a 12-foot vault at Friday's Class 4A UIL State Track and Field Meet. me handle adverse a n- ditions better in the future. Expect to hear great things from Rice about me in the coming school year." Burrell, who will vault for the University of Texas-Ar- lington next season, enjoyed his experience at state. "It was an amazing, one- of-a-kind opportunity, something I'll never get to experience again," Burrell said. "I was proud of the fact I got there. I loved the fact I was part of a great pole- vaulting tradition at Hays and I'll try and always keep up with the younger genera- tion to see how they're do- ing. That's what keeps this thing going." and bill. Visit www.pec.coop and see the benefits of MyUse Energy Analyzer. >> V POWER OF COMMUNITY PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE +