The Tyler Junior Colege Apaches moved from 10th place to sixth after Thursday's third round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course.
The fourth and final round is Friday.
South Mountain (AZ) continues to lead the field at 846, followed by Walters State (TN) at 869 and John A. Logan (IL) at 873. The Apaches have a 54-hole score of 887. They had a 294 on Thursday. TJC is tied with Mississippi Gulf Coast and Southeast (Neb.)
Tyler was led by Tyler Terry's 70 on Thursday. He has a three round total of 1-under 215. He is tied for 13th individually with teammate Conlan Laporte. Other TJC score are: Chris Cotton, 226; Kyle Booza, 233; and Cameron Lindell, 233.
The Tyler Junior College men's golf team improved its score by nine strokes but remained in 10th place on Wednesday at the NJCAA DII National Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course.
The Apaches fired a 291 for a two-day total of 593 to sit at 17-over. The tournament continues through Friday.
Day 1 leader South Mountain (AZ) pulled away from the pack with a 281 to hold a comfortable lead after the second round at 11-under. Second place Walters State (TN) sits at 1-over, with Owens (OH) one stroke back.
TJC, which is six strokes out of the top six, was led again by Conlan LaPorte, who moved up into a tie for ninth after firing a second straight 1-under 71.
Also competing for the Apaches were Tyler Terry (T22, 73-72-145), Chris Cotton (T64, 78-74-152), Cameron Lindell (T77, 80-74), and Kyle Booza (82-74-156).
TJC, who clinched the National Title with their play yesterday, added 6 individual titles to their collection today, falling in only one match today. TJC ended up with 47 points, finishing ahead of ASA (35.5) and host Collin College (34). TJC won titles at Flights 1,2,3, and 4 singles and at Flights 2 and 3 doubles. They also won the consolation final at Flight 1 doubles. Complete results can be found at www.collin.edu/athletics/national_tourn/index.html
The TJC women finished strong at the NJCAA National Championships, shooting their best round of the tournament by 12 shots. Their fourth round score of 315 gave them a final tally of 1306. Daytona State College won the National Title, shooting a four day total of 1211. REdlands Community College finished 2nd, just 11 shots back. TJC Maraea Durie played her best on the last day, shooting a 74. She also led the team with a four day total of 320. Other scores were:
Lisa Frauenberger 328
Katharine Bunting 330
Allyson Harris 333
Alexandria Martinez 347
On the strength of strong singles play and not losing a match in doubles, the TJC men's tennis team clinched the team title with a day to spare. They won 5 out of their 6 singles matches, and then advanced to the main draw doubles final in flights two and three and to the consolation championship in flight one doubles. After today's play, TJC had tallied 40.5 points, with ASA (NY) in 2nd with 34.5 and host Collin College in 3rd with 33. ASA has a chance to win 3.5 total points tomorrow, making the 6 point TJC insurmountable. Finals in all flights will be tomorrow beginning at 8am. It is TJC's 3rd national title of the year, following men's soccer and women's tennis. It is the school's 49th title in their history.
Lisa Frauenberger shot a 79 on Day 3 to lead the Lady Apaches to a three day total of 991. They are currently tied with Western Texas for fifth, and trail fourth place McLennan. Dayton State College leads the tourney by 8 shots over Redlands Community College. Maraea Durie leads the way for TJC after three days of play, shooting a total of 246. Allyson Harris is next with a 248, Frauenberger with 249, Katharine Bunting with 253, and Alexandria Martinez at 260. Tyler is paired in a threesome with McLennan and Western Texas in today's final round.
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District C Play-In Series (May 10-11, 2013)
- Richland College (29-28) def. North Arkansas College (34-16): 8-9, 10-0, 16-6
- Tyler Junior College (36-17) def. Cedar Valley College (27-23): 5-4 (12), 5-0
Tournament Site Information
- Click here for facility information for The Cabe at The Ballfield at Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX
District C Tournament Seeding:
1 - Brookhaven College (28-18)
2 - North Lake College (22-29)
3 - #2 Tyler Junior College (36-17)
4 - Richland College (29-28)
District C Tournament Schedule
Friday, May 17
Game 1: North Lake def. Tyler, 6-5 (10)
Game 2: Brookhaven def. Richland, 8-4
Saturday, May 18
Game 3: Tyler def. Richland (29-30), 3-2
Game 4: Brookhaven def. North Lake, 3-1
Game 5: Tyler def. North Lake (23-31), 2-1
Sunday, May 19
Game 6 (Championship): Brookhaven (31-18) def. Tyler (38-19), 7-5
Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 loser if 1st loss vs Game 6 Winner, 3:00pm
*Brookhaven College advances to the NJCAA Div. III World Series
Follow the TJC Men's Tennis team throughout the 2013 NJCAA National Tournament in Plano, TX at the following websites:
The TJC women's golf team shot an opening round 327 at the 2013 NJCAA Women's Golf Championships in Mesa, Arizona. The top 4 teams are all within 2 shots of each other, while the Lady Apaches are 26 shots back of the lead. Maraea Durie was +7, while teammate Katharine Bunting was +8. Play continues today, and results can be found HERE.
Former TJC Apache and current Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Islander Eric Weiss capped off the final home series of his Islanders career in big-time fashion, and he was recognized for his efforts on Monday as he was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week following the Islanders series win over Lamar.
He was the Hitter of the Week, while Sam Houston State pitcher Caleb Smith was named the league's Pitcher of the Week.
Weiss hit .533 over the three-game series, including an RBI single that tied the series finale at 15-15 as the Islanders had to rally for the victory. In all, Weiss produced five RBI while scoring six runs to lead the way.
Weiss had a hit and an RBI in the Islanders 9-7 win on Friday, and he followed with three hits, including a home run, in the Saturday game. He saved the best for last however, recording the first four-hit game of his Islanders career on Senior Day as the team won a thrilling 17-15 victory. Weiss had three singles and a double on Sunday while recording the game-tying RBI in the 8th at 15-15 as the Islanders rallied for the clinching win of the series.
Weiss leads the Islanders in hitting, with the senior raising his batting average to .344 with his torrid weekend against Lamar. He has helped the team to second place in the Southland Conference with just one series to go. It is the latest the Islanders have ever been in contention for the league title as the team trails Sam Houston State by two games.
The Islanders face Stephen F. Austin on the road to close out the 2013 regular season. The teams will face off in a Thursday – Saturday series to accommodate the early start to the Southland Conference Tournament next week in Sugar Land, Texas.
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The Tyler Junior College Apaches rode the arm of Jacob French's near no-hitter to advance to the District C Tournament next week in McKinney.
Tyler scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to defeating Cedar Valley 5-0 and thus clinching the best-of-three Metro Athletic Conference Play-In series on Saturday at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches won the series 2-0 as they took Game 1, 5-4, in 12 innings Friday night.
No. 2 ranked Tyler (36-17) will be the No.3 seed in the double-elimination district tournament and will play No.2 seed North Lake College on Friday. The winner of the district tourney advances to the NJCAA World Series May 25-30 in Tyler.
Cedar Valley ends its season at 27-23.
French, who threw 125 pitches, no hit the Suns through 8 1/3 innings before giving up a hit to Cody Brown to right field.
"Jacob was nearly unhittable and that was exactly what we needed," Tyler coach Doug Wren said. "He kept putting up zeros before we could break through with some runs in the seventh inning."
With the run support, the Apaches looked to close it out.
The TJC defense answered the call for the first out of the ninth inning when shortstop Jacob Soisson charged the ground ball and played the short hop and threw to first just nipping speedy Devante Lacy. Brown followed with his hit and the Apaches replaced French, a sophomore from Kingwood, with Nick Johnson, who got the final two outs.
The only runs of the contest came in the seventh as the Apaches connected on three consecutive doubles by Kyle Sargent, Justin Monsour and Connor McMullin.
Sargent's one-out double started the rally. Monsour laced a double to left center field to score Sargent and McMullin's two-bagger down the left field line plated Monsour to give the Apaches a 2-0 lead.
"Sargent has provided a spark since we have inserted him into the lineup and he continues to grow at his position," added Wren, whose Apache will try to repeat as District C champions.
Tyler's rally was aided when Cedar Valley starting pitcher Waylon Davis hit Hunter Sutton with a pitch and shortstop Edgar Sanchez booted a ground ball by Eric Stegent, allowing McMullin to score for a 3-0 advantage.
The Suns brought Luis Davila-Rivera in to pitch and he proceeded to hit Anthony Soriano in the head to load the bases.
Back to back walks by Davila-Rivera forced Sutton and Stegent in and the Apaches led 5-0.
"We kept it clean on the defensive side until we could get some hits to fall in the seventh," said Wren, whose team hit multiple line drives but seemed to go directly to Cedar Valley defenders during the series.
But pitching was the key to the victory with French, who will pitch for Tarleton State next fall. He set the Suns down in order five innings while striking out four.
McMullin had three hits for the Apaches
SMOKE SIGNALS: Before the contest 10 Apaches received their diplomas from Dr. Homer "Butch" Hayes, TJC Provost, with assistance from athletic director Dr. Tim Drain in front of family, friend and Apache supporters at Mike Carter Field.
Receiving their diplomas were Zach Aitken, Colton Burleson, French, Johnson, Eythan Lenz, Sargent, Richard Tordsen, Blaine Taylor, Blaise Warrick and trainer Tyler Nugent.
Tyler 5, Cedar Valley 0
Tyler 000 000 500 — 5 8 0
Cedar Valley 000 000 000 — 0 1 1
Jacob French, Nick Johnson (9) and Connor Wrye. Waylon Davis, Luis Davila-Rivera (7), Luis Castillo (7) and Steve Paredes-Veras. W-French. L- Davis. 2B- TJC: Kyle Sargent, Justin Monsour, Connor McMullin.
RECORDS — Tyler 36-17. Cedar Valley 27-23.
NEXT UP — Tyler vs. North Lake, Friday in NJCAA Regional District C Tournament at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney. Cedar Valley season complete.
Former Redwater HS and TJC Running Back Akeem Shavers has been awarded to the Patriots one day after being waived by Buccaneers.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tyler Junior College (Texas) claimed their fourth straight NJCAA Division I Women's Tennis national championship Thursday at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center. Finishing with a total of 46 points, the Apaches clinched their 17th title in program history by narrowly edging out ASA College (N.Y.) who finished with 42.5 points.
The ASA Avengers joined Georgia Perimeter College in claiming two singles championships, while Tyler and Florida State-Jacksonville each earned one. It was Florida State-Jacksonville sophomore Esther Zuniga taking the No. 1 singles crown with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Tyler freshman Fausthyara Pietersz. In No. 2 singles, Georgia Perimeter freshman Fatyha Berjan earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tyler sophomore Nelo Phiri. Georgia Perimeter sophomore Ida Amen defeated Tyler sophomore Alejandra Enderica 7-6, 6-2 in No. 3 singles.
Tyler earned the No. 4 singles crown with freshman Kylie Reynaud's 6-0, 6-0 victory against ASA freshman Teona Tatishvili. ASA freshman Vlada Rabin beat St. Petersburg College (Fla.) freshman Melanie Gray 6-1, 6-0 in No. 5 singles. In No. 6 singles, Tyler freshman Kerry Wiegand was defeated 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 by ASA sophomore Fatima Outtara.
The Apaches edged ASA in doubles, claiming victory in two of the three flights. In No. 1 doubles, Pietersz and Phiri notched a 6-2, 6-2 win for Tyler against ASA freshmen Dayana Agasieva and Diana Perez. ASA earned a victory in No. 2 doubles as Tatishvili and freshman Tamar Tskhakia scored a 6-1, 6-4 win over Berjane and sophomore Nea Krpo from Georgia Perimeter. Tyler's Reynaud and Wiegand won the No. 3 doubles 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 over ASA's Outtara and Rabin.
Collin County Community College (Texas) came in third place with 32 points, followed by Florida State-Jacksonville in fourth with 31 and Georgia Perimeter in fifth with 28.5.
With 17 national championships under their belt, Tyler has firmly established themselves as the most dominant program in the history of NJCAA women's tennis. The Apaches have now won four consecutive titles for the second time in school history after winning five in-a-row between 1998 and 2002. Midland College (Texas) has the second most DI women's tennis championships with seven.
Due to weather conditions in Arkansas, the three game seeding series between the #3 Apaches and #2 North Arkansas has been moved to Mike Carter Field. Game one will be Saturday night at 7:30pm, while the teams will square off Sunday at 11am in a doubleheader. The winner of the series will host the fourth place Metro Athletic Conference team in a play-in series next weekend, while the loser will host the third place MAC team the same weekend.
Due to the weather, the Arkansas weekend series has been moved to a Saturday/Sunday series. Saturday will feature two games at 4pm and 6:30pm, while Sunday will be a single 9 inning game at 12 noon.