Marshall Regional

MARSHALL, TEXAS REGIONAL

WELCOME

Welcome to Marshall, Texas, and East Texas Baptist University. Below you will find all the information you need for the tournament. Listed also are local host hotels and eatery places. We hope you enjoy your stay in Marshall, Texas.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS: Cajun Tex l JUCYs l Whataburger l Jalapeno Tree l Subway l Chicken Express l CiCis Pizza

HOST HOTELS: Holiday Inn Express l Hampton Inn

GAMEDAY LINKS: Live Stats l Live Video

PARTICIPATING TEAMS: #1 Texas Dallas l #2 East Texas Baptist l #3 Whitworth (more information below)

NCAA: National Bracket l Texas Tyler Regional

ETBU INFORMATION: Map l Taylor Field l Apply to ETBU l President l About Marshall

SCHEDULE

Friday, May, 12th – Games 1 and 2        
Game 1 - 4 p.m. - #3 Whitworth 5, #1 UT Dallas 3    Box Pics  Presser:  UTD l WU
Game 2 - 7 P.m. - #2 ETBU 6, vs #3 Whitworth 3 Box Pics Presser WU l ETBU
         
Saturday, May, 13th – Games 3 and 4        
Game 3 - 2 p.m. - #2 ETBU 5, #1 UTD 3 Box Pics Presser UTD l ETBU
Game 4 - 5 p.m. – #3 WU 3, #2 ETBU 1 Box Pics Presser WU l ETBU
         
Sunday, May 14th, - Game 5 (if necessary)        
1 p.m. – #2 ETBU vs. #3 WU Live Stats Live Video Pics Presser

SCENARIOS

Scenario 1
If two teams remain after Game 3:

Game 4 - Two remaining teams play. If the undefeated team wins, that team wins the Regional Tournament and advances to the Super Regional Tournament; if the 1-1 team wins,then Game 5 is played on Day 3 and the winner advances to the Super Regional Tournament.

Scenario 2
If three teams remain after Game 3
(i.e., all three teams have one loss):

Game 4 - No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed
Game 5 - No. 1 seed vs. winner of Game 4

Winner of Game 5 advances to the Super Regional Tournament.

* Host Institution

TEAMS

#1 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (36-8)

Team Website l Roster l Statistics l Head Coach l Schedule

Rich Wieligman (HC)

    

TEAM INFO

Texas Dallas (36-8) comes into the NCAA Regionals having recently clinched the American Southwest Conference Tournament Championship for the first time in program history. The Comets would start the season winning 10 of their first 11 games including a sweep of then #7 ranked Texas Lutheran by scores of 2-0 and 5-4. They followed that up with a program best 24 wins to six losses, which was good enough for third place in the ASC. UTD went undefeated in the ASC Tournament beating East Texas Baptist University 5-2 and defeating #2 ranked Texas Tyler twice by scores of 6-5 and 7-5. Senior pitcher Lauren McLeod was the tournament MVP while Kendall Moore, Samantha Halliburton, and Jessica Vlasek were named to the all-tournament team. There were 11 Comets players named to the All-ASC team including first teamers McLeod, Melissa Livermore, Stefanie Polderman, Vlasek, second teamers Heather Gilbert, Allie Stephens, Sara Davidson, and third teamers Ravin Wilson, Brittany Perkins, and Halliburton. Moore was named to the ASC Honorable Mention while head coach Rich Wieligman was named the ASC Coach of the Year.

FEATURE PLAYERS

Lauren McLeod

Melissa Livermore

#2 EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (35-8)

Team Website l RosterStatisticsHead Coach l Schedule

Janae Shirley (HC)

    

TEAM INFO

East Texas Baptist (35-8) comes into the NCAA Regionals following a semifinal run to the American Southwest Conference Tournament. ETBU started off the season by tying a program best 14-game winning streak to open their campaign. Among the wins came against then #1 Texas-Tyler, Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Pacific. ETBU finished second in the conference with a 25-5 record, including a thirteen game winning streak to end the regular season. After dropping their tournament opener 5-2 to Texas-Dallas, ETBU responded by winning 6-4 to Mary Hardin-Baylor and 7-2 to Louisiana College. Their run ended with a 3-2 loss to Texas-Tyler. In a season of milestones, Lacey Lindsey continued to add to her ASC home run record to 54 while Jayme Perez recently picked up her 40th career home run. Both Lindsey and Perez also had their 200th career hits while Lindsey Vasquez picked up the single-season (48) and career stolen base mark (117) in ETBU history. Linzie Lewis recently tied the single season record for hits with 68 while Katy Hill set the ETBU hit by pitch record in a career. Seven players were named All-ASC as Lewis, Perez, Vasquez, and Jordan Anderson (Co-Newcomer of the Year) were named to the All-ASC 1st Team. Lacey Lindsey was named to the All-ASC 2nd Team while Kaitlyn Hollingshead and Rocki Tello were named to the All-ASC 3rd Team.

 

FEATURE PLAYERS

Jordan Anderson

Linzie Lewis

 #3 WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY (35-9)

Team Website l RosterStatisticsHead Coach l Schedule

Cristal Brown (HC)

    

TEAM INFO

Whitworth (35-9) comes into the Marshall, Texas, Regional having recently won the Northwest Conference Championship. The Pirates started the season winning nine of their first 12 games in the first two months of the season including wins against Cal Lutheran, Occidental, and Chapman. They would then win the regular season conference title by going 23-5. In the conference tournament, the Pirates went 3-1 by beating George Fox 2-0 and Pacific Lutheran 7-0 just to reach the championship series. After losing the first game 13-2 to Pacific Lutheran in the title series, Whitworth got redemption by winning 3-2 to clinch the conference championship. Nine players earned NWC awards including pitcher Madi Perez, who earned pitcher of the year and first team honors. Myranda Ramirez, Michelle Silva, and Shannon Wessel also earned first team honors for the Pirates while Tessa Matthews (2nd Team), Kinsey McNaught (2nd Team), Allie Rude (Honorable Mention) and Desi Graham (Honorable Mention) earned conference awards as well. Head coach Cristal Brown was voted by her peers as NWC Coach of the Year.

 

 FEATURE PLAYERS

Madi Perez

Michelle Silva