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+ Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press * May 25, 2011 _~ STAFF REPORT Texas State was well represented when the Southland Conference released its 2011 conference baseball awards on Monday morning. Head coach Ty Har- rington was named the 2011 Southland Conference Coach of the Year and junior Carson Smith earned Southland Confer- ence Pitcher of the Year honors in a vote by conference coaches and sports infor- mation directors. Additionally, six Bob- cats appeared on all-Southland Confer- ence teams. Texas State had four players on the All- Southland Conference First Team, includ- ing first baseman Casey Kalenkos~r, sec- ond baseman Tyler Sibley, third baseman Kyle Kubitza and Smith. The Bobcats also had two players earn All-Southland Con- ference Second Team honors in catcher Andrew Stumph and outfielder ]eft Mc- Vaney. Two Bobcats also appeared on the list of honorable mentions as Colton Turner and McVaney were both pitching honor- able mentions. Texas State's six players on all-South- land Conference teams were the most of any school, while all 12 Southland Con- ference institutions had at least two play- ers named to alI-SLC teams. Harrington was named the SLC Coach m 0URI~Y I~1011} Head coach Ty Harrington was named the 2011 South}and Conference Coach of the Year and junior Carson Smith (pictured) earned South- land Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Ad- ditionally, six Bobcats appeared on all-South- land Conference teams. of the Year for the second time in his ca- reer after also earning the distinction for the 2009 season. The 12th year head coach guided the Bobcats to a 35-20 over- all record and 24-9 mark in the Southland Conference this season as the Bobcats captured their third consecutive South- land Conference regular season champi- onship under his guidance. After earning his 400th career vic- tory earlier this season, Harrington has amassed a career record of 410-294 since joining Texas State in 2000. The win- ningest baseball head coach in Texas State history, he has led the Bobcats to at least 20 wins during Southland Confer- ence action in five of the last six seasons, while the Bobcats have made two NCAA Regionals appearances during his tenure. Harrington is the first Texas State base- ball head coach to earn two SLC Coach of the Year honors. Smith becomes the first Bobcat to earn back-to-back Southland Confer- ence Pitcher of the Year honors after he also claimed the honor a season ago. A junior from Midland, Texas, Smith leads the Southland Conference with a 1.98 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 95 1/3 innings on the mound. He has an 8-3 record in 13 starts this season while holding oppo- nents to just a .217 batting average. Coach Harrington and the Bobcats now set their sights on the 2011 Southland Con- ference Baseball Tournament, which be- gins onWednesday at Bobcat Ballpark. The top-seeded Bobcats will play the No. 8 seed Nicholls Colonels at 7 p.m. in the first day of the double-elimination tournament. PHOTO BY JM SANSOM Hays, Lehman soccer players come to play at Senior Showcase Last weekend at the TASCO Soccer Senior Showcase played at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Jared Herselman (left) from Hays High School and Oscar "Misa" Martinez from Lehman High School represented this region. Herselman helped run the midfleld as well as anchoring down the leftback position for Re- gion IV. Martinez had a great showing at striker as well as left wing. Martinez had the game tying assist with a couple of minutes left in the match to even the game 2-2 against Region II. "Jared and Os- car were very dominant in their defensive play to limit the offensive push from a very talented Region II bunch," said Lehman High head coach Jay Sansom. "It was awesome to get to see these two guys that are usually representing their own school, get to put that aside and play together." PIIOI1B ~t JIB Ctl.IJm Bound for Huaton-Tillotson Megan Medrano was surrounded by an entourage of support as she signed to play for Huston-1311otson University recently. (Left to right, back row) Steve Davis, Assistant Soccer Coach Monica Tovar, Ryan Geccgi, PrinctbaJ Don Ruis- inger, Coach Nauri Garda; (front)father, ~ De La FuanW, signer Megan Medrano, brother Diego De La Fuante and mother Renee Cantu. HMS COUNTY VARSITY PASSING LEAGUE SCHEDULE All games will be played at SheJton Stadium. Home teams are listed first and will wear dark. Home teams will start on defense. Field 1 will be the south side of the field (closest to main campus). Games will consist of two 20 minute halves (running clock) with a 5 minute halftime. There will be a 5 minute break between games. Time Field 1 Reid 2 6:00 Hays v. Dnpping Springs Akins v. Bowie 6:50 Wimbedey v. Akins Lehman v. Hays 7:40 Bowie v. Wimbedey Dripping Springs v. Lehman Time Field I Reid 2 6:00 Akins v. DdpPing Spdngs Bowie v. Lehman 6:50 Hays v. Wimbeday Dripping Spdngs v. Bowie 7:40 Akins v. Hays Wimberley v. Lehman Time Field I Reid 2 6:00 Wimbedey v. Dnpping Springs Hays v. Bowie 6:50 Lehman v. Akins Ddpping Spdngs v. Hays 7:40 Wimbedey v. Akins Lehman v. Bowie Time Reid 1 Field 2 6:00 Bowie v. Akins Hays v. Lehman 6:50 Wimbedey v. Bowie Lehman v. Dripping Springs 7:40 Wimbedey v. Hays Dnpping Spnngs v. Akins Time Field 1 Reid 2 6:00 #3 seed v. #6 seed #4 seed v. #5 seed 6:50 #1 seed v. 4/5 winner#2 seed v. 3/6 winner 7:40 Cha~: Ww~rs 6:50 games Cors01st~n: L0sas 6:50 games PHOTO 6 JIM 0ULUEN Bound for Texarkana lehman softball center~elder/pitcher Monique Johnson recently signed to play for Te~a College. At the signing were (back row, left to dght) Lobe Softl:0all Coach Nikld Herrera, Assistant Coach Glo- ria Sandoval, LHS Prir'icipid Don Ruisinger; (front) mother, Michelle Lucero, Monique Johmson and father, Warren Johnson. t, C0uffrEsY PHOT0 After neady 50 years playiing the sport, Iongtime Hays Free Press sub- scdber Roy Gordon got h~is first career hole in one at Use Beach Golf Course in Corpus Chnstii last week. Playing alongside Bill Byrd and Steve Hays, Gordon acecI the 133-yard No. 11 hole using a 9-iron. WB~f M-F, 8:30-6pm & Sat, 8:30-5pm Texas State Continued from pg, 1B in a ball game it's going to be hard to win," Woodard said. "We just couldn't produce when we needed to." Courtney Craig knocked in Taylor Thom to give the Long- horns their second run of the game in the bottom of the sixth after Thom led the inning off with triple. Against Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State (33-25) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the sec- ond when pinch hitter Allison ~,,~m-~# at~ ~abwn a~e right side to push Hemandez home, but it was aJl Ragin' Ca- juns from there as they scored three in the top of the third and put the Bobcats away with a six-run fourth inning. Girls & Boys Grades: 2nd-7th Monday Nights June 6th-Z?th Ist-3nl Grade, 6-'/'30 p.m. 4tb-?til Grade, 7:309 p.m. Re--on ends June 6th! Please for more information. www.TexasTopFiight.com Clip this coupon and redeem at Lockhart SIRLOIN STOCI~DE I $1 OFF I Lunch or Dinner. I I (Limff 2 per Coupon) I | 1420 $. Coloralo,- Lock r Tx I seea4mt'snow:atSldoin . ,- _. _ _ ___ a (12 and under) FIMIMYS: Seafood Feast $6.29 . We serve cut and T.aoneit every idly. ,# .......... " .... ' ] i ' I] '~"" ' ' i Wul ii tie' +