WEDNESDAY 06/14/17 – BEARKAT SELECTED BY THE GIANTS

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

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Published on June 14, 2017 by Glenn Edwards

THE ANNUAL COLLEGE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO IS UNDERWAY THIS WEEK IN CASPER, WYO. AND FOR THE SHSU MEN’S & WOMEN’S TEAMS IT’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS BEGINNING TO THE COMPETITION. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE SLACK PORTION OF THE RODEO THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, THE SAM HOUSTON MEN ARE IN 2ND PLACE BEHIND 1ST-PLACE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE, AND THE BEARKAT WOMEN HAVE A 40-POINT LEAD OVER 2ND-PLACE TENNESSEE-MARTIN. THE RODEO CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, WITH THE FINALS SLATED FOR SATURDAY.

FOR THE 12TH STRAIGHT SEASON, AN SHSU PLAYER HAS HEARD HIS NAME CALLED IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT. BRYCE JOHNSON WAS SELECTED IN THE 6TH ROUND WITH THE 186TH OVERALL SELECTION BY THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ON TUESDAY. THE CENTER FIELDER BECAME THE HIGHEST PICK FOR A BEARKAT PLAYER SINCE CODY DICKSON’S 4TH-ROUND, 119TH OVERALL SELECTION BY THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES IN 2013.

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL, SHSU SOPHOMORE LINDSEY McLEOD ADDED TO HER LIST OF AWARDS WHEN SHE WAS NAMED TO THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC 1ST TEAM.

IN COLLEGIATE SOCCER, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL PLAY 18 MATCHES INCLUDING 9 AT HOME DURING THE UPCOMING 2017 SEASON. THE SCHEDULE WAS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY BY KAT HEAD COACH TOM BROWN. THE BEARKATS WILL OPEN THE SEASON AUG. 18 AGAINST CAL STATE-BAKERSFIELD IN EDINBURG. THE HOME OPENER WILL BE AUG. 25 AGAINST JACKSON STATE AT PRITCHETT FIELD.

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