Tarleton Baseball off to San Angelo for four-game, non-conference series with Rams

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THE GAMES
Riding the high of a series win against UC-Colorado Springs, Tarleton will begin a stretch of three non-conference series against Lone Star opponents this weekend when the Texans head to Foster Field in San Angelo for four games against Angelo State. Tarleton will open the series Friday night at 6:30 p.m. then play a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday before closing things out Sunday at 1 p.m.

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CHANGE TO THE SCHEDULE
Saturday’s doubleheader was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. but was moved up to 1 p.m. earlier in the week.

WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in San Angelo will begin in the 70s but then a cool front is expected to move in over the weekend, dropping as low as 50 on Sunday afternoon. If the weather affects game play, updates will be posted as they become available on the @TarletonSports twitter account and Facebook pages.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased at each venue on the day of the game. If available, direct links to online ticket sales can be found on the Tarleton Women’s Basketball schedule page at TarletonSports.com.

GAME COVERAGE
There will be live stats and video available for the games, courtesy of the home team. Angelo State’s live video stream is a pay-per-view service. Direct links can be found on the Game Day preview story and Game Day graphics on Tarleton’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as on the team schedule page at TarletonSports.com. Fans can also have direct access to all the links for every game by downloading the TarletonSports mobile app for iOS and Android.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Tyler Parker and Brian Archibald were both named the Lone Star Conference Players of the Week after leading the Texans to three wins over UC-Colorado Springs last weekend. It’s the first honor for Parker, who was also named the NCBWA Regional Hitter of the Week, and the second straight weekly award for Archibald, who has now thrown 13 consecutive scoreless innings.

LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton baseball won its first series of the season after taking three of four against UC-Colorado Springs in Stephenville last weekend. Tyler Parker led the way offensively by hitting .400 with three home runs, eight RBI, and six runs scored to lead Tarleton to its first series win of the season with three wins over UC Colorado Springs. The Mountain Lions came into Stephenville with a 7-3 record and among the top teams in the South Central region but Tarleton won three out of four in the series, led by Parker’s efforts. Meanwhile, Archibald went six innings of shutout baseball, allowing just three hits and striking out seven to lead the Texans to a 10-0 shutout win in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader sweep.

INSIDE THE SERIES: ANGELO STATE
Tarleton and Angelo State have a 73-game history that dates back to 2005 when the Rams began their baseball program. Tarleton has won 25 of the all-time meetings against Angelo State, including 10 in San Angelo. The last six meetings between the Rams and Texans are split at three wins each.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will return home for a four-game series against Eastern New Mexico in Stephenville, beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

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