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Roadrunners to play Central Arkansas this weekend
Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/14/2011
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SAN ANTONIO — Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of Houston Baptist on Wednesday, the UTSA softball team will look to climb up the Southland Conference standings this weekend when it takes on Central Arkansas in a three-game series that begins on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

The Roadrunners (19-22, 9-12 SLC) have dropped seven of their last nine conference games and sit sixth in the league standings.

Senior Carrie Monroe is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak that has raised her batting average to .305. The Austin native is 11-for-25 (.440) with a home run, three RBIs and seven runs scored during the stretch that dates back to April 5.

Junior Morgan Luksa has thrown well in her last five appearances, posting a 0.70 ERA in 10 innings. She has combined for a pair of shutouts and recorded a win and a save while allowing opposing hitters to a .162 batting average.

The Bears (20-23, 7-11 SLC) are one of the top hitting teams in the Southland with a .282 average.

Melanie Bryant paces the offensive attack with her league-leading .431 average, 56 hits and 35 RBIs. Meanwhile, pitcher Kelsie Armstrong leads the staff with a 12-15 record and 2.06 ERA in a conference-best 173.1 innings pitched. She leads the Southland with 168 strikeouts.

UTSA leads the all-time series 10-2, including a 5-1 mark at Roadrunner Field. The Roadrunners dropped the first game of last season's three-game set in Conway before taking the final two, including the rubber contest, 6-2.




Games 42-44
UTSA Roadrunners (19-22, 9-12 SLC)
vs.
Central Arkansas Bears (20-23, 7-11 SLC)




1 p.m. (DH)  ·  Saturday, April 16
12 p.m.  ·  Sunday, April 17
 Roadrunner Field (500)
San Antonio, Texas

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UTSA leads, 10-2

Last Meeting

UTSA 6, Central Arkansas 2
(April 11, 2010  ·  Conway, Ark.)

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