Weekend sports roundup

Baseball

The Horned Frog baseball team will be home for five consecutive games after a rallying road series at Air Force Academy. The Frogs dropped the first game of the series to the Falcons 11-14 Friday and returned to the diamond Sunday prepared for a double-header. After winning the first of the two scheduled games on Sunday 20-6, the second matchup was cut short because of travel obligations. The game is scheduled to resume May 15, prior to the second game of the Air Force series in Fort Worth. The game will resume with two outs at the top of the seventh inning with a score of 16-15 in favor of the Falcons. The Frogs are preparing to face UT-Arlington tonight in Lupton Stadium at 6:30. The game is set to air on The Mtn.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team snapped its 10-match losing streak with a 4-3 road win over Wichita State on Friday. The team swept all three double matches to bring in the doubles point and won three-of-six singles matches to earn the team its second win of the season. The Frogs then headed to Notre Dame where they dropped a match to the Irish 0-7 at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Center. They return to their home-court this weekend to host the first weekend of conference play with matches scheduled against Air Force, University of Wyoming and Colorado State University from Friday to Sunday.

Men’s Tennis

The No. 58 Horned Frogs dropped two weekend matches at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, advancing their season record to 6-7 overall. The first loss came to the No. 42 Rice University Owls 2-5 on Saturday. The Frogs took the doubles point, but the Owls fought back taking the first five singles contests. The Horned Frogs dropped a second home-court match to Fresno State on Sunday. They lost 3-4, but rallied from a three-point deficit. Next up, the men’s tennis team is now preparing for its first weekend of conference play with two weekend matchups. The team will face UNLV on Friday and San Diego State on Sunday.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team brought in its third-straight top-five finish with a fourth place finish at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin. The Horned Frogs are ranked No. 22, and their weekend tournament success was lead by a 73 finish by sophomore Rachel Raastad on the final day, with an eagle on her final hole. The top finisher for the Horned Frogs was another sophomore, Brooke Beeler, who tied for the No. 13 spot.

Track

The Flyin’ Frogs competed in Arlington during the weekend at the Bobby Lane Invitational. For the women’s team, junior Kristal Juarez showed up strong, scoring the top-collegiate time in the women’s 400-meter, earning her runner-up. The men’s 4×100 relay team finished in second place with a time of 39.87. They also posted the top-collegiate time.

Swimming & Diving

Sophomore swimmer Edgar Crespo competed in the 100 breastroke at the 2010 NCAA Men’s National Championship. He placed No. 27 overall, but missed the cutoff for the finals by scoring a time of 54.00 in the preliminary round.