The two teams with the longest active win streaks in the Lone Star Conference will take the field in Stephenville this weekend when Tarleton hosts Angelo State for a three-game series. The series will begin with a 4:30 p.m. doubleheader Friday and a single game Saturday at 1 p.m.
This weekend's series has been altered from its original plan. The original schedule called for a 1-2 series with Saturday playing host to a doubleheader, but inclement weather has forced the series to move to a 2-1 format with the twin bill being played on Friday.
TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK
A radio broadcast of the series 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 three games available for free at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive.
ABOUT THE TEXANNS
Tarleton comes into the weekend riding the wave of a league-leading eight-game winning streak, which includes a record-setting sweep at Western New Mexico last weekend. The TexAnns scored a school record 25 runs in game two of their series against the Mustangs, led by a school and Lone Star Conference record performance by Marisa Flores with 9 RBI. The TexAnns boast a 27-13 record under first-year head coach Mark Cumpian and an 11-7 mark in LSC action. The TexAnns are hitting .333 as a team with a 2.39 staff ERA in the circle.
ABOUT THE RAMBELLES
Angelo State comes to Stephenville having won six in a row and unanimously ranked No. 1 in the nation with a 35-2 record, including a 14-1 mark in league play. The Rambelles lead the LSC with a 1.45 team ERA in the pitching circle and are hitting .319 as a unit.
TEXANNS RANKED AMONG THE NATIONAL LEADERS
Tarleton enters this weekend's series ranked, as a team, among the top 50 in the nation in the following statistical categories:
No. 13 in Batting Average (.333)
No. 15 in On Base Percentage (.412)
No. 27 in Scoring (6.1)
The following TexAnns rank among the national top 50 in the following statistical categories:
Haley Freyman – No. 3 in Saves (4); No. 23 in Shutouts (4)
Avery Mullendore – No. 26 in Doubles (11)
Maddie Quintanar – No. 9 in Hits (53); No. 49 Stolen Bases (24)
Nyka Wood – No. 1 in RBI (52); No. 1 in Doubles (17); No. 11 in Hits (51); No. 20 in Total Bases (80); No. 41 in Batting Average (.429)
UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will hit the road for a short trip to Denton for a three-game series at Texas Woman's, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
TexAnns host No. 1 Angelo State in weekend series