Quick Sports: Lady Frogs fall to Aztecs; baseball team trumps Mississippi

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    Baseball team tops Mississippi in weather-shortened series

    The No. 16-ranked Horned Frogs improved their record to 5-1 on the young season with a 19-13 victory over a No. 11-ranked University of Mississippi squad on Saturday in Oxford.

    The team belted 25 hits on the way to its fifth straight win. All but one starter had multiple hits.

    Senior third baseman Matt Carpenter had five hits and scored four runs while senior outfielder Chris Ellington hit two home runs and drove in four.

    Originally scheduled as a three-game series, poor weather conditions on Friday caused the opening game to be postponed. A doubleheader was scheduled for Saturday but only one game was completed. Another doubleheader was scheduled for Sunday to complete the series, but snow and cold temperatures didn’t allow those games to happen either.

    The Horned Frogs will get back into action tonight on the road against the University of Texas at Arlington before hosting Baylor University on Wednesday night at Lupton Stadium.

    Lady Frogs’ winning streak ends at six

    The women’s basketball team fell to third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 68-63 loss Saturday on the road against the San Diego State University Aztecs.

    The Lady Frogs (19-9, 11-4 MWC) fought back from a 13-point deficit in the second half but only managed to get within three points of the Aztecs, who cemented a perfect 14-0 record at home on the season with the win.

    Junior guard Helena Sverrisdottir led the way for the Lady Frogs with 19 points and 12 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season.

    The team will close out regular season play when it hosts the MWC-leading University of Utah at 12 p.m. Saturday.

    Men’s tennis team falls to Red Raiders in Lubbock

    The tennis team fell to Texas Tech University 5-2 on Saturday in Lubbock. The loss put the team’s record at 2-7 for the season.

    The No. 32-ranked squad took the doubles point for the fifth consecutive match, but were unable to top the Red Raiders in singles play.

    The team will host SMU at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

    Flyin’ Frogs compete in MWC Indoor Championships

    The women’s track and field team came in second place while the men placed fifth in the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships late last week.

    Overall, the Flyin’ Frogs claimed eight event titles, recorded nine NCAA provisional marks and broke one school record.

    Junior sprinter Jessica Young earned the Women’s Outstanding Performance Award, winning gold in both the 60-meter and the 400-meter dash. Her time of 7.26 in the 60 meters broke the previous school record of 7.30.

    On the men’s side, sophomore Jordan Pitts won gold in the 60-meter hurdles event and was part of a TCU quartet that won gold in the 4×400 relay.

    Swimming and diving teams wrap up conference championships

    The men’s swimming and diving team took fifth place and the women came in seventh when competition wrapped up Saturday in the Mountain West Conference Championships in Oklahoma City.

    Combined, the two teams claimed eight medals and broke 12 school records in the four days of competition.

    Sophomore swimmer Maria Paula Alvarez earned silver in the women’s 1650-yard freestyle, breaking a school record in the process.

    Junior swimmer Josh Bagby placed fourth in the men’s 100-yard freestyle and broke a school record.

    Senior diver R.J. Hesselberg won gold on the 3-meter springboard competition for the second season in a row.

    Equestrian team outduels New Mexico State

    The Horned Frogs earned all four match MVP titles on their way to an 11-7 victory over the New Mexico State University Aggies on Saturday in Mansfield.

    The win puts the team at 9-3 for the season. It was the first time the two teams had ever met.

    The team will return to action Sunday when it hosts Oklahoma State University.