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 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 27, 2018

Seventh-seeded Lady Muleriders stay alive in DII Softball Championships

SALEM, Va. – An early start to Saturday morning's opener nor a 14-minute weather delay in the second game of the day as well as continual light rain throughout could not slow Southern Arkansas' efforts at the NCAA Division II Softball World Series...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 25, 2018

(7) Lady Muleriders drop World Series opener to (2) Saint Anselm in extra innings

SALEM, Va. – Seventh-seeded Southern Arkansas opened play on Thursday afternoon in the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball World Series at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex and despite solid pitching, the Lady Muleriders fell to second-seeded Saint...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 23, 2018

No. 14 Muleriders resilient in forcing "if-necessary" game; fall to No. 11 Augustana 6-3 in Central Region Championship

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – It was nothing but fight for No. 14 Southern Arkansas on Monday afternoon from Walker Stadium at Goodheart Field as the Muleriders rallied to take the first game of the day over No. 11 Augustana, 5-3, to force the "if necessary,"...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    May 20, 2018

Ticket Punched! No. 8 Southern Arkansas powers past No. 25 Minnesota Duluth 12-3 to win the Central Region Championship

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Following a 14-hit, 12-run performance in game two of the Central Super Regional, the Southern Arkansas Softball program is headed back to the NCAA Division II Women's College World Series as the Lady Muleriders powered past No....

 

Muleriders fall short to Arkansas-Monticello in series opener, 3-2

MONTICELLO, Ark. - Senior ace Hunter Vasquez scattered nine hits and allowed just one earned run in a complete game effort and the Muleriders received a game-tying home run off the bat of junior Dakota Wright in the eighth inning, but...

 

SAU Softball's Taylor picks up third Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - SAU sophomore right-handed pitcher Victoria Taylor picked up her third weekly honor by the Great American Conference on Tuesday afternoon as they Greenwood, Arkansas, native was named the league's Pitcher of the Week. Taylor...

 

Lentz captures first career GAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - For the first time in her young career, Lady Mulerider sophomore sprinter Abby Lentz claimed the Great American Conference's Women's Track Athlete of the Week honor after an impressive showing at the Sixth-Annual Skecher's Carl...

 

Lasko named GAC Men's Track Athlete of Week for first time in career

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Mulerider sophomore sprinter Adriene Lasko has been named the Great American Conference's Men's Track Athlete of the Week after earning his first collegiate win this past weekend at the Sixth-Annual Skecher's Carl Kight...

 

Offense explodes behind Wright's two-homer day; Muleriders run-rule Ouachita, 18-4

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Seventeen hits, six hit-by-pitch and five walks highlighted Southern Arkansas' plate prowess on Tuesday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field as the Muleriders, behind a two-homer day from junior center fielder Dakota Wright, broke a 2...

 

SAU Softball's Saintignan named GAC's Freshman of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Southern Arkansas freshman center fielder Hallie Saintignan has been honored by the Great American Conference as the league's Softball Freshman of the Week after the rookie's solid performance at the plate in six games for the...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    April 5, 2018

Eighth inning the difference for No. 25 Southern Arkansas in 9-6 win over Arkansas Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Two base hits, a pair of walks and a hit-by-pitch coupled with an Arkansas Tech fielding error led to four runs in the top of the eighth inning and broke a 5-5 tie for No. 25 Southern Arkansas, which received solid relief...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    April 1, 2018

Pitts wins Hammer, Barkhimer places second in Javelin on Friday at Dan Veach Invitational

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Muleriders made the most of limited field action that blanketed the opening day of competition at the second-annual Dan Veach Invitational on Friday inside the Mulerider Track & Field Complex as junior thrower Sinclair Pitts...

 

Crockett named GAC's Female Field Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Southern Arkansas senior field athlete T'Keyah Crockett claimed the Great American Conference's Female Field Athlete of the Week award on Tuesday afternoon after her dominating performance in the cage this weekend at the Harding...

 

Higgins honored as GAC Male Track Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - For the second week in a row, Southern Arkansas Track and Field athlete Karonce Higgins has been honored by the Great American Conference as one of the league's Athletes of the Week as he claimed the GAC's Male Track Athlete of...

 

Vasquez 1-hits Northwestern Oklahoma; McPherson's 2 home runs power Muleriders to run-rule victory, 10-0

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Senior right-hander Hunter Vasquez tossed a one-hit shutout of Northwestern Oklahoma State in the Great American Conference series opener and senior slugger Cortland McPherson went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI as...

 

Big third inning carries Muleriders to 12-7 win over #21 Arkansas-Monticello

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Behind an 11-run, eight-hit third inning which was also supplemented by three Arkansas-Monticello errors, the Southern Arkansas Muleriders picked up a key in-region win over the Weevils in nonconference action on Tuesday night...

 

SAU Softball's Otts receives first career Great American Conference Player of the Week honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – For the sixth-straight week, a Southern Arkansas Softball player has been awarded a weekly honor by the Great American Conference and on Tuesday afternoon, sophomore Faith Otts was named the league's Player of the Week for her...

 

Muleriders fall to Southern Nazarene in series finale

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Southern Arkansas Mulerider Baseball team dropped its series finale with Southern Nazarene on Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Storm produced 14 runs on 10 hits to take the Great American Conference series from inside Walker...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    March 7, 2018

Islava tabbed as GAC Player of the Week for second time this season

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – For the second time this season, Mulerider Softball senior Monica Islava has been named the Great American Conference's Player of the Week, per a release from the league offices on Tuesday morning, after helping power No. 12...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    March 2, 2018

Resilient effort comes up short for Muleriders in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Junior guard CJ Elkins scored 16 points and freshman forward DeVante Brooks finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine boards, but a resilient effort from seventh-seeded Southern Arkansas came up just sh...

 
 By Jacob Pumphrey    Sports    March 2, 2018

Resilient effort comes up short for Muleriders in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Junior guard CJ Elkins scored 16 points and freshman forward DeVante Brooks finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine boards, but a resilient effort from seventh-seeded Southern Arkansas came up just sh...

 

Muleriders secure seventh-straight trip to GAC Tournament with 79-68 win over Henderson State on Senior Night

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Freshman forward DeVante Brooks logged a double-double effort behind a career-high 24 points and ten rebounds, while junior guard CJ Elkinsdelivered with 21 points and senior forward KJ Collins chipped in with 11 points as...

 

Muleriders suffer setback on the road at Arkansas-Monticello, 68-61

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Southern Arkansas faced a double-digit deficit on three separate occasions, including twice in the second half, on Tuesday night inside Steelman Fieldhouse and each time the Muleriders battled back to pull within a possession of...

 

Balanced scoring effort pushes Muleriders past Arkansas Tech, 90-80

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Freshmen guards Aaron Lucas and Gabe Gilliam dropped 18 points apiece and combined for eight assists on Thursday night and led five Muleriders in double-figure scoring as Southern Arkansas bounced Arkansas Tech, 90-80 inside the W....

 

SAU Softball's Pitre garners GAC Freshman of the Week honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Despite playing just two games last weekend due to weather cancellations, Southern Arkansas again claimed one of the league's weekly top performers as freshman infielder Sarah Pitre was named the Great American Conference's...

 

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