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Lamar Softball begins spring practice
BEAUMONT, Texas The Lamar University softball team moved another step toward its first official game since 1987 when it held its first practice today. The Lady Cardinals are preparing for the Feb. 9 season opener against UTSA as the university brings back softball after an absence of more than 25 years.
Because of the inclement weather, the team worked out at Lamars Strait Hitting Facility, located next to Vincent-Beck Stadium. The Lady Cardinals plan to hold most of their practices at Ford Park, where the team will play its home games this season.
I It was a good first day of practice, Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. It was a good starting point from where we left off in the fall. I think the break helped us physically and mentally.
The Lady Cardinals will play a full Southland Conference schedule this spring, and will be eligible for postseason play. In all, Lamar has a 52-game schedule, with 21 home games over 14 dates.
Opening day will be here before you know it, Bruder said. Were really excited about the season.
Season tickets and individual tickets are now on sale. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit www.LamarCardinals.com.
The complete schedule is below:
2013 Lamar University Softball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time
Saturday Feb. 9 UTSA (2) 2 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 10 UTSA 2 p.m.
SOUTH ALABAMA TOURNAMENT
Friday Feb. 15 vs. Ole Miss 11 a.m.
Friday Feb. 15 vs. Jackson State 5:45 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 16 vs. Jackson State 1:15 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 16 at South Alabama 5:45 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS TOURNAMENT
Friday Feb. 22 vs. Utah State 11 a.m.
Friday Feb. 22 at Texas 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 23 vs. Tulsa 1 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 23 Semifinals TBA
Sunday Feb. 24 Championships and Consolation TBA
UT ARLINGTON TOURNAMENT
Friday March 1 vs. TBA TBA
Saturday March 2 vs. TBA TBA
Sunday March 3 vs. TBA TBA
Tuesday March 5 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (2) 3 p.m.
Saturday March 9 at Nicholls* (2) 1 p.m.
Sunday March 10 at Nicholls* 1 p.m.
Tuesday March 12 BUCKNELL (2) 1 p.m.
Thursday March 14 at Louisiana-Monroe (2) 4 p.m.
Saturday March 16 at Stephen F. Austin* (2) 1 p.m.
Sunday March 17 at Stephen F. Austin* 1 p.m.
Tuesday March 19 at Texas Southern 5 p.m.
Saturday March 23 SAM HOUSTON STATE* (2) 4 p.m.
Sunday March 24 SAM HOUSTON STATE* 3 p.m.
Friday March 29 at Northwestern State* (2) 4 p.m.
Saturday March 30 at Northwestern State* 1 p.m.
Tuesday April 2 at Houston (2) 5:30 p.m.
Saturday April 6 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI* (2) 2 p.m.
Sunday April 7 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI* 2 p.m.
Tuesday April 9 at Texas A&M (2) 6:30 p.m.
Saturday April 13 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA* (2) 3 p.m.
Sunday April 14 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA* 2 p.m.
Wednesday April 17 TEXAS SOUTHERN 6 p.m.
Saturday April 20 at McNeese State* (2) 1 p.m.
Sunday April 21 at McNeese State* 1 p.m.
Tuesday April 23 TEXAS STATE 4 p.m.
Saturday April 27 at Central Arkansas* (2) 1 p.m.
Sunday April 28 at Central Arkansas* 1 p.m.
Saturday May 4 HOUSTON BAPTIST* (2) 2 p.m.
Sunday May 5 HOUSTON BAPTIST* 2 p.m.
* Southland Conference game
HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS (ALL HOME GAMES AT FORD PARK)
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