WEDNESDAY 04/17/19 – KAT WOMEN CLOSE TO CHAMPIONSHIP

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN COULD BE ON THE CUSP OF ANOTHER SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE KATS MOVED INTO 1ST PLACE ON TUESDAY IN THE SOUTHLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT HIGH MEADOW RANCH IN MAGNOLIA. SAM HOUSTON WILL HAVE TO FIGHT OFF 2ND-PLACE HOUSTON BAPTIST FOR THE TITLE IN TODAY’S FINAL ROUND.

IN MEN’S GOLF, THE BEARKAT MEN HELD OFF A LATE CHARGE BY UT-SAN ANTONIO ON TUESDAY TO WIN THE BAYOU CITY COLLEGIATE TOURNAMENT IN PEARLAND. THE BEARKATS WERE THE ONLY TEAM UNDER PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT. THE TITLE WAS SHSU’S 3RD THIS SPRING, AND 2ND IN A ROW. NEXT UP FOR THE MEN GOLFERS WILL BE THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP IN McKINNEY.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE BAYLOR BEARS EXPLODED FOR 6 RUNS IN THE 5TH INNING TO PROPEL THEMSELVES TO A 9-6 VICTORY OVER THE SHSU BEARKATS IN WACO. THE NO. 18 BEARS AVENGED A LOSS TO THE BEARKATS WHEN SAM HOUSTON DEFEATED BAYLOR IN HUNTSVILLE BACK IN MARCH. THE BEARKATS ARE NOW 22-&-12 FOR THE SEASON FOLLOWING THE NON-CONFERENCE LOSS, AND WILL MOVE BACK INTO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ACTION ON THURSDAY WITH THE 1ST GAME OF A 3-GAME SET ON THE ROAD AGAINST CENTRAL ARKANSAS. THE LEAGUE-LEADING KATS WILL ENTER THE SERIES WITH A 2-&-A-HALF GAME LEAD OVER 2ND-PLACE SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA.

IN MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS EXTENDED THEIR WINNING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A 9-1 VICTORY AT OAKLAND AS 3RD-BASEMAN ALEX BREGMAN LED THE WAY WITH A GRAND SLAM. THE 2 TEAMS MEET AGAIN TODAY AT 9:07PM IN OAKLAND ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST. MEANWHILE, THE TEXAS RANGERS SHUT OUT THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS 5-0 IN ARLINGTON. THE RANGERS & HALOS MEET AGAIN TODAY AT 7:05PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS ON TUESDAY, THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS LOST 114-105 AT DENVER IN GAME 2 OF THEIR WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST-ROUND BEST-OF-7 SERIES. THE SERIES IS NOW TIED AT 1-GAME-APIECE. MEANWHILE, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS – WITH A 1-GAME-TO-NONE LEAD IN THEIR 1ST-ROUND SERIES AGAINST UTAH – WILL HOST THE JAZZ TODAY AT 8:30PM IN HOUSTON. TELEVISION ON T-N-T.

IN THE NFL, A FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS WIDE RECEIVER HAS SIGNED A 1-YEAR DEAL WITH THE WORLD CHAMPION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. DEMARYIUS THOMAS SIGNED WITH THE PATS ON TUESDAY.

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