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The Lincoln Saltdogs scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to take a 4-3 win over the Amarillo Sox to sweep the three-game series. Sox starting pitcher Derek Blacksher went six innings, allowing three runs as Amarillo fell behind 3-0. However, the Sox rallied to tie it in the top of the 7th before reliever Kellen Moen allowed the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the 7th. Joe Weik, Kyle Nichols and Thomas Henk drove in runs for Amarillo in the loss.
The Sox will open a three-game homestand on Friday at 7:05 p.m. against Wichita at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium.
Some of the best years of Rick Cooper's life were spent at Wayland Baptist University and in Plainview. Now, he's back for more.
Cooper, who played and coached basketball at Wayland for 15 years before spending the last 20 years as head men's basketball coach at West Texas A&M University, is the new director of athletics at his alma mater. Cooper's hiring was announced on Tuesday before he was introduced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
"Having graduated from there and having worked there before, Wayland and Plainview represent home to Janie and me and our family," the 56-year-old Cooper said in speaking for his wife, the former Janie Denton who played basketball for the Flying Queens, and their two grown children. "We are really, really excited about it."
Dr. Claude Lusk, Wayland's vice president of enrollment management who introduced Cooper, said he believes serving as athletics director at WBU is about more than a job.
"This is a place that has given to him, and he wants to give back to it," Lusk said. "Coach Cooper brings a passion for what Wayland is and what we stand for, along with a passion for Wayland athletics."
West Texas A&M is favored to take home the 2014 Lone Star Conference men’s and women’s cross country championships according to the league’s preseason poll announced on Thursday.
The Buffaloes received 13 first-place votes for a total of 109 points in the men’s poll, while the Lady Buffs were the top choice on 16 ballots for 120 points.
Last season, WT won the men's championship for the first time ever, while the Lady Buffs won their second straight crown on the women's side.
The West Texas A&M women’s soccer team enters the 2014 fall season picked third in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll, as announced Wednesday by the league’s office in Richardson, Texas. Additionally, returning senior Rhea Belgrave was named LSC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The league's preseason polls and awards reflect the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.
Midwestern State topped the poll. MSU won a share of the LSC Championship along with the tournament title last season behind a 13-5-3 overall record and 7-2-1 league mark. The Mustangs collected six of the 15 first-place votes for 80 total points. Angelo State, the reigning LSC co-champions, was second with 72 points and seven first-place nods, while West Texas A&M was third with 61 points.