From her vantage point inside the TWU dugout, softball coach Genny Stidham sees why her pitching staff has struggled while giving up too many walks, untimely hits and runs: unnecessary pressure from the head coach.
COMMERCE — The TWU softball team split the doubleheader at Texas A&M-Commerce with a 2-1 win in the opener before falling 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap. The Pioneers are 13-16-1 on the season and 5-4-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
After more than two weeks of schedule interruptions thanks to Mother Nature, the TWU softball team resumes play today with a previously unscheduled doubleheader against St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Field.
In the season’s final performance at Kitty Magee Arena, TWU gave its home fans its best effort at one of the most crucial moments of the year.
WICHITA FALLS — TWU junior catcher Laura Mabary went 7-for-10 and drove in seven runs while sophomore Tori Bice won both games to help the Pioneers to a doubleheader sweep against Midwestern State. TWU won the first game 8-5 before winning a slugfest 13-11 in the second.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The TWU gymnastics team scored more than 48.000 in three of the four events and finished with the highest road score of the season at No. 2 Florida in the final regular season meet. The Pioneers posted a 193.400 while the Gators won the dual meet with a 197.900.
If TWU’s gymnastics season was being charted on a line graph, the results would have been on an impressive upward swing until this past weekend when the Pioneers growth suddenly leveled off in a dual home meet against Arizona.
The TWU softball team opened its Lone Star Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep against Tarleton State, 11-7 (10) and 10-2 (5), Sunday night at Pioneer Field.
The TWU gymnastics team started slowly but finished strong, highlighted by career highs from seniors Kayla Jones, Spencer Jones and Stephanie Repp in the dual meet against No. 19 Arizona.
After two tightly contested regular-season meetings, the fifth-seeded TWU Pioneers will face the fourth-seeded Tarleton State TexAnns in the Lone Star Conference tournament at 6 tonight at the Allen Event Center.
With the return of senior point guard Barbara-Scott Kolb from an injury and a full week off to prepare, the TWU Pioneers expect to be at full strength heading into their opening-round game Thursday at the Lone Star Conference tournament.
Besides a convincing dual meet win, the TWU gymnastics team got something else that was needed from last Saturday’s head-to-head competition against Centenary: a timely shot of confidence.
As it prepares to enter the Lone Star Conference tournament in less than two weeks, TWU is still searching for the right offensive chemistry. On Sunday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers had their defensive game in order, holding No. 4 West Texas A&M well under its season scoring average of 78.8 points, but they suffered on offense against a stingy defense, falling 70-56.
PORTALES, N.M. — TWU sophomore guard Andrea Mapua came off the bench and scored a career-high 14 points, including the go-ahead layup with four seconds left, to help the Pioneers to a 64-62 win over Eastern New Mexico on Thursday.
Until the last few weeks, junior forward Danielle Westerfield and sophomore guard Kenesha Saygo were off-the-bench sparks for the TWU basketball team who got their playing minutes in reserve roles. Now, their roles have changed.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The TWU gymnastics team scored a 190.825 and finished second in the dual meet at Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks scored a 194.675 to capture the meet.
CANYON — For the second straight day the Pioneers’ offense erupted, this time for 23 runs to win two games on the final day at the WT Woodward Invitational in Canyon. TWU defeated Metro State, 13-3, before closing out the tournament with a 10-8 victory against Colorado School of Mines.
CANYON — TWU won both of its games Saturday on the second day of the WT Woodward Invitational. The Pioneers defeated Chadron State 22-15 before winning 16-7 in five innings against Colorado Mesa.
CANYON — The TWU softball team dropped two games on the first day at WT Woodward Invitational, falling 9-2 to Adams State and 10-6 to Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday.
With the visiting winless Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas standing in between the Pioneers erasing a four-game Lone Star Conference losing streak, TWU had to rely on its depth to overcome a lackluster offensive performance.
It didn’t take long for TWU freshman Schyler Jones to make the first big splash of her collegiate gymnastics career: five meets deep into a season that’s five weeks old.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The TWU softball team dropped both games on the final day at the NFCA Division II Lead-Off Classic. The Pioneers fell to Molloy, 3-0, before losing to Regis, 8-5.
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LAWTON, Okla. — TWU made a furious rally to erase a 13-point deficit in the final minutes but fell short in a 67-65 loss to Cameron on Thursday at Aggie Gym.
Until last week, TWU basketball coach Beth Jillson was used to looking down her bench and having plenty of capable reserves to pick from when it came time to rotate players in during a game. That luxury hit a bump in the road last week when an injury and four illnesses thinned out the Pioneers’ depth.
TWU sophomore guard Kenesha Saygo scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers dropped their second straight overtime game, 82-76, at Tarleton State. TWU is now 12-9 on the season and 5-5 in the Lone Star Conference.
TWU gymnastics team scored a 193.150, finishing third in the quad meet Sunday afternoon in Kitty Magee Arena. San Jose State won the meet with a 194.375 while Towson placed second with a 194.125. Centenary finished fourth with a 188.925.
CANYON — The TWU basketball team suffered a 80-65 loss at No. 10 West Texas A&M on Sunday evening at First United Bank Center in Canyon.
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Having a bye in the second week of the schedule is perfect timing for the TWU gymnastics team, which returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets 48 hours apart, including the Pioneers’ home debut.