THE GAMES
Tarleton will take the field in Stephenville this weekend for four crucial games against No. 3 Angelo State, beginning with a Friday afternoon doubleheader at 1 p.m. The first two games will be played Friday with single games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. each day.
 
GAME DAY PROMOTION
The Tarleton Athletic Department will be on hand serving free hot dogs and handing out free T-shirts beginning at 2:30 p.m.
 
SCHEDULE CHANGE
This weekend's series has been altered from its original plan. The original schedule called for a 1-2-1 series with Saturday playing host to a doubleheader, but inclement weather has forced the series to move to a 2-1-1 format with the twin bill being played on Friday.
 
TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK
A radio broadcast of Friday's doubleheader will be broadcast on the Tarleton Sports Network 90.5 FM in Stephenville and online at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive. There will be a live video feed of all four games available for free at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive.
 
ABOUT THE TEXANS
Tarleton is coming off a tough trip to Kingsville in which the Texans dropped four close games to the Javelinas. The Texans boast a 16-12 overall record this season and are hitting .277 as a team with a Lone Star Conference leading 33 home runs. The Tarleton pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.95 in over 227 innings of work this season.
 
ABOUT THE RAMS
Angelo State opened Lone Star Conference play last weekend with a home sweep of Cameron and come into the weekend series with a record of 22-4, including a 17-4 mark at home after opening the season with 21 of their first 26 games in San Angelo. The Rams come into the series with a .348 team batting average and a 3.89 team ERA.
 
TEXANS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Tarleton enters this weekend's series ranked, as a team, among the top 50 in the nation in the following statistical categories:
 
No. 4 in Pitching Shutouts (4)
No. 25 in Home Runs (33)
No. 34 in Offensive Hit By Pitches (39)
 
The following Texans rank among the national top 50 in the following statistical categories:
 
Blake Adams – No. 26 in Offensive Hit By Pitches (9); No. 41 in Home Runs (8)
Dylan Lemons – No. 41 in Home Runs (8)
 
UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will hit the road for four game in Portales, New Mexico against Eastern New Mexico. The series is scheduled as a 1-2-1 series.