WEDNESDAY 03/13/19 – LADY HORNETS GET WIN ON DIAMOND

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ON TUESDAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS CONTINUED TO ROLL IN DISTRICT 20-5A ACTION. THE HUNTSVILLE GIRLS IMPROVED TO 5-&-1 IN DISTRICT – 17-&-5 OVERALL – WITH A 7-2 VICTORY OVER CANEY CREEK. THE LADY HORNETS WILL BE IDLE THE REST OF THIS SPRING-BREAK WEEK.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS SAW THE END OF THEIR 5-GAME WINNING STREAK AS THEY LOST 7-0 ON THE ROAD AGAINST LOUISIANA TECH. GAME 2 OF THE SHORT 2-GAME SERIES IS SET FOR 3PM TODAY IN RUSTON, LA. THE KATS ARE NOW 10-&-4 ON THE SEASON. ALSO ON TUESDAY, THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED BEARKAT FRESHMAN DIEGO DAVILA HAS BEEN NAMED THE LEAGUE’S HITTER OF THE WEEK. THE KLEIN COLLINS PRODUCT IS THE 3RD BEARKAT TO WIN A SOUTHLAND HONOR SO FAR THIS SEASON.

ELSEWHERE, IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS LOST 8-4 AGAINST NEW CANEY. NEXT HORNET ACTION IS SET FOR THURSDAY AT 1PM AGAINST PORTER AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HELD ON TO TAKE THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE UT-RIO GRANDE VALLEY INVITATIONAL IN McALLEN. SAM HOUSTON WON BY 8 STROKES OVER 2ND-PLACE TEXAS STATE. IT WAS THE 2ND TEAM TITLE FOR THE KAT WOMEN THIS SEASON. MEANWHILE, THE SHSU BEARKAT MEN FINISHED 2ND AT THE BORDER OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT IN LAREDO. NATIONALLY RANKED ARKANSAS STATE WAS THE TEAM CHAMPION.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, THE 2019 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT GETS UNDERWAY TODAY AT MERRELL CENTER IN KATY. 1ST ROUND MEN’S GAMES ON TAP TODAY INCLUDE LAMAR VS. HOUSTON BAPTIST AT 5PM, FOLLOWED AT 7:30PM BY TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS. FOR THE SAM HOUSTON WOMEN, THEY’LL SEE THEIR 1ST TOURNAMENT ACTION AT 11AM THURSDAY WHEN THEY FACE CENTRAL ARKANSAS. FOR THE SAM HOUSTON MEN – REGULAR-SEASON LEAGUE CHAMPS, AND THE TOURNAMENT’S NO. 1 SEED – RECEIVE A DOUBLE BYE AND WILL NOT HAVE TO PLAY UNTIL THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE MEN’S BRACKET AT 5PM FRIDAY.

ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGIATE HOOPS ON TUESDAY, NO. 1-RANKED GONZAGA WAS UPSET BY ST. MARY’S OF CALIFORNIA 60-47 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT IN LAS VEGAS.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, SAN ANTONIO DEFEATED CALLAS 112-105, THE MAVERICKS’ 9TH STRAIGHT LOSS. LATER TODAY THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL HOST GOLDEN STATE AT 8:30PM ON ESPN & ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST. THE ROCKETS HAVE WON 9 IN A ROW, AND HAVE WON AGAINST THE DEFENDING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS IN ALL 3 PREVIOUS MEETINGS THIS SEASON.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, INJURED HOUSTON ASTROS PITCHER FRANCIS MARTES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE LEAGUE FOR 80 GAMES FOLLOWING A POSITIVE TEST FOR BANNED PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS.

IN THE NFL, THE HOUSTON TEXANS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE SIGNING FREE-AGENT DEFENSIVE BACKS TASHAUN GIPSON FROM JACKSONVILLE, AND BRADLEY ROBY FROM DENVER. ALSO ON TUESDAY, FORMER DALLAS COWBOY RECEIVER COLE BEASLEY ANNOUNCED HE IS SIGNING WITH BUFFALO.