TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS



Tennis Downed at Northwest Missouri
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
MARYVILLE, Mo. - - The Truman tennis teams traveled to Northwest Missouri State on Sunday afternoon to close a two-match MIAA weekend, but both teams fell 9-0 to the host Bearcats.


Unlucky Sevens
Baseball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo –A pair of auspicious starts allowed the Northwest Missouri Bearcats to take the final games and even the weekend series against the Truman baseball team on Sunday. Northwest won the opener 17-7 and took the nightcap 21-7.


Softball Battles Nation's No. 6 Team
Softball
EDMOND, Okla. - - The Truman softball team battled the nation’s No. 6 team to the final at-bat in game one of Sunday afternoon’s doubleheader, but the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos used a walk-off grand slam to win game one 12-8 before running to a 9-0 win in game two.


Golf Places Ninth at WashU Invite
Women's Golf
MADISON, Ill. - - The Truman golf team dropped three spots to ninth but put two players in the top-25 of a 104-player and 18-team field at the Washington (Mo.) University Invitational, held at Gateway National Golf Club.


Tennis Splits Saturday Affair With Emporia State
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Men’s Tennis team opened conference action with a 7-2 win over Emporia State while the women fell by the same score to the Lady Hornets in their second league match of the season.  The teams have a quick turnaround as they will be in Maryville on Sunday for a dual with Northwest Missouri State University.


Bulldog Tracksters Compete In Pella
Men's Track and Field, Women's Track and Field
PELLA, Iowa – The Bulldog Track & Field teams headed north to Central College on Saturday for the Central Invitational. Taylor Dinyer won the triple jump for the women while Zach Thomas finished second in the 400 meter hurdles to lead the teams.


Tomash Takes Individual Lead at WashU Invite
Women's Golf
MADISON, Ill. - - Junior Jessica Tomash fired an even-par 72 to be one of three golfers tied for the individual lead, and the Bulldogs as a team turned in a 324 to sit sixth after the first round of the Washington (Mo.) University Invitational.


Softball Comes Through Late to Earn Sweep
Softball
TAHLEQUAH, Okla.  - -A pair of nail-biting seventh innings both played out Truman’s way on Saturday afternoon, as the Bulldog softball team swept a doubleheader at Northeastern (Okla.) State, 7-3 and 3-2, to open a weekend road trip.


Larkin's Big Day Sparks Bulldogs To Doubleheader Sweep
Baseball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo – The Bulldog Baseball team got clutch pitching and timely hitting in sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader from Northwest Missouri. Truman won game one 4-2 and took the nightcap 3-2 to set up the series’ final two games on Sunday starting at noon.


Bulldog Tennis Begins Busy Schedule With Loss To Rockhurst
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Rockhurst (Mo.) University Hawks defeated both Truman Bulldog tennis teams on Wednesday afternoon. The men fell 9-0 while the women dropped a 6-3 decision. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Thursday at home against the University of Nebraska-Kearney at 4:00 p.m.


Oklahoma Road Trip Scheduled For Bulldog Softball
Softball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- The Truman softball team will take to the road again this upcoming weekend, traveling to Oklahoma for a pair of doubleheaders. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will take on Northeastern (Okla.) State University with a 2:00 pm scheduled start. Then, on Sunday, the ‘Dogs will wrap up the weekend trip with a doubleheader match-up against No. 6 University of Central Oklahoma.


Bulldogs To Open Weekend Series With Northwest Saturday
Baseball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The Bulldog Baseball team will kick off a 10-game home stand now on Saturday after weather has pushed back the start of the series by a day. The teams will now play doubleheaders starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.


Ed Schneider & Walter Ryle To Be Inducted Into MIAA Hall Of Fame
General, Men's Cross Country, Men's Track and Field
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ed Schneider and Walter H. Ryle have been selected to be inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame in June.  Schneider was the 1964 national champion in cross country and long time coach of the Bulldogs while Ryle served as faculty athletic representative and was the Director of Athletics at Truman.


Women’s Golf Jumps Two Spots on Final Day at MWSU
Women's Golf
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - - Backed by senior Jessica Schepker’s third top-20 finish of the 2011-2012 season, the Truman golf team jumped two places on the final day of the Missouri Western Invitational, shooting a 351 to finish sixth in the 10-team field.


Losing Streak Snapped With Doubleheader Sweep
Softball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Bridget Schade’s five RBIs and Kelsey Bollman’s four hits helped the Truman softball team break an eight-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of William Jewell (Mo.) College on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs won 4-2 and 7-2.


'Dogs Earn Split With Blue Tigers On Tuesday
Baseball
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Truman Bulldogs picked up a split with Lincoln University in conference action on Tuesday afternoon on the road. The Bulldogs fell 4-2 in the opener but then downed the Blue Tigers 11-5 to take the nightcap. Truman will host Northwest Missouri in a four-game league set this weekend starting at 3:00 p.m.


Gorillas Sweep Bulldogs in Sunday Softball
Softball
PITTSBURG, Kan. - - After an eight-day layoff, the Truman softball team dropped both ends of an MIAA doubleheader at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University on Sunday, falling 3-2 in PSU’s last at-bat in the opener before losing 10-2 in five innings in the finale.


Tennis Splits With Tritons In St. Louis
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
ST. LOUIS – The Truman women’s tennis team pulled out a thrilling 5-4 victory over Missouri-St. Louis while the men fell 7-2 to the Tritons on Sunday afternoon. The teams will be back in action on Wednesday in Kirksville against Rockhurst (Mo.).


Women’s Golf Sits in Eighth Place at Missouri Western Invite
Women's Golf
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Truman women’s golf squad carded a 375 in round one to put themselves in eighth place at the Missouri Western State University Invitational on Sunday.


Bulldogs Get W Over #30 ESU
Baseball
EMPORIA, Kan. – Pete Jurich’s RBI single in the top of the 10th gave Truman a 5-4 win against #30 Emporia State in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader however ESU scored eight times in the first three innings of game two to win 8-0. The Bulldogs will be in action on Tuesday at Lincoln University for an MIAA doubleheader.


Softball Prepares For Weekend Match-Ups After Rainy Week
Softball
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - After rainy conditions that lasted for days and postponed games, the Bulldogs will head south to Pittsburg (Kan.) State University and Missouri Southern State University before finishing the back-to-back-to-back doubleheaders with a home match-up against William Jewell College on Tuesday.


Men's Basketball Program Announces Summer Camps
Men's Basketball
KIRKSVILLE - -Truman men's basketball head coach Matt Woodley, along with assistant coaches Todd Lorensen and Matt Fitzpatrick, has announced the program's 2012 summer camp schedule.


Flyers Take Two From Bulldogs At Home
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Mike Merchant, Kati Austin and Katie Birenbaum won singles matches for the Bulldogs in their spring home debut against Lewis (Ill.) University on Friday. The Bulldog men fell 8-1 while the women lost 7-2. The teams will be at the University of Missouri - St. Louis on Sunday for a dual.


Outdoor Season Begins In St. Louis
Men's Track and Field, Women's Track and Field
 ST. LOUIS – The Truman Track & Field teams kicked off their outdoor season with a pair of third place team finishes at the site of the 1904 Olympic Games. Jennifer Zweifel and Karen Grauel each turned in NCAA provisional performances as the teams were at the Washington University Mini-Meet at Francis Field.


Siegler Tosses Nine Shutout Innings Before 'Dogs Fall 1-0 In 10th
Baseball
EMPORIA, Kan. – Truman lost their fourth one-run game and second 1-0 decision in as many weeks at #30 Emporia State pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to complete the doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets took advantage of four errors by the Bulldogs to claim the opener 12-1.