Sean Johnson

TAMUK Sports Information

The Texas A&M-Kingsville track and field teams will host one of its biggest meets in recent history this Saturday as athletes from the University of Texas, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will descend upon Javelina Stadium for the Javelina Invitational.

The Longhorn womenís track team will head to Kingsville while the other schools will send both a menís and womenís team to compete.

Both the field events and the running events start at 1:30 p.m. with the last running event scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Softball

The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team is 6-3 in its last nine games after breaking a season-long five-game losing streak. Pitching has been the main ingredient to success.

The Javelinas have a team earned run average of 2.68 during those 10 games with Morgan Seals (Willis) leading the way.

The sophomore is 2-0 with two saves and a 0.89 earned run average in her last 15.2 innings of work. She has made five appearances, four in relief and pitched a complete game two-hitter in her only start, a 2-1 win over Northeastern State in the Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament.

Julia Canales (H.M. King) enters this week with a 10-game hitting streak. She is batting .353 with a pair of doubles and three runs batted in during the streak. Itís the longest streak for a Javelina this season. For the year, Canales is batting .336 with 11 doubles and 22 runs batted in. Last year she hit just .233 with 22 RBI. Also hitting the ball well over the last nine games are former Splendora High School teammates Shaun Bryan and Cassie Anderson. Bryan is hitting .500 with eight runs scored, five doubles and seven runs batted in. Anderson is batting .429 during those same nine games with five runs scored four RBI and five stolen bases in six attempts.

For the year, Anderson is batting a team-leading .378 with 27 runs scored, 22 runs batted in and 29 stolen bases in 33 attempts. In two seasons she has stolen 49 bases in 56 attempts, breaking the school record of 48 set by Kenna Gipson (2005-06).

A&M-Kingsville takes on nationally ranked St. Maryís in San Antonio Thursday, but does not have a conference series this weekend.

The Javelinas are in fourth place, three games ahead of fifth place West Texas A&M in the battle for the final Lone Star Conference Tournament playoff berth.