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UMHB Baseball & Softball Players Earn Conference Honors

Belton (April 18, 2013) -- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball player Chance Ryan has been named American Southwest Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 14th.

Ryan, a senior right-hander from Rosebud-Lott High School, scattered seven hits over eight innings in an 8-3 victory over Schreiner University last Saturday. Ryan allowed just one run and struck out nine batters in a victory that clinched an ASC Tournament berth for the Cru. He also became UMHB’s career strikeout leader in that game, pushing his total to 222 and topping the previous mark of 220.

The Cru is 19-17 overall and finished ASC West Division play with a 10-8 record. UMHB will close out the regular season with a three-game non-conference series against LeTourneau University this weekend at Red Murff Field.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball player Rebekah Ragsdale has been named the American Southwest Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 14th.

Ragsdale, a junior right-hander from Orange, Texas (West Orange Stark H.S.), went 3-0 over three starts, not allowing an earned run and striking out 19 batters. Ragsdale allowed just nine hits for an opponent’s batting average of .138 against her in 20 innings of work. This is the third division’s top weekly pitching award for her this season.

The Cru returns to action Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Houston-Victoria at Dee Dillon Field.


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