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Mobile Baseball Signs Four More For 2012

MOBILE, Ala—The University of Mobile baseball program has announced the signing of four players for the 2012 season and beyond. The class includes three JUCO products and one prep product. Keith Shirah and Jared Brannon come to Mobile after playing most recently at Faulkner State, Shane Ikner comes from Jefferson Davis CC and Braxton Hamil will begin his college career with the Rams after prepping at Davidson HS.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Lady Rams Finish Pool Play With 2-1 Record

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Mobile (Ala.) (36-18) ended pool play with a 3-0 victory against St. Thomas (Fla.) Saturday at the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship. The 31st annual event is taking place at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Ally Scott drove in two of the three runs with a RBI-double in the second inning and another one in the fourth. She finished 2-for-3 on the day and gave plenty of run support for starting pitcher Kamaron Strickland.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

Trio Of Tennis Players Named Scholar-Athletes

MOBILE, Ala—The University of Mobile had three tennis players named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced. Jesus Urmeneta was honored on the men’s side, while Rachel Hartley and Nancy Machen were honored from the Lady Rams’ roster. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

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Swanson's Walk-Off Single Sends Mobile Past Azusa

GULF SHORES, Ala—The host team University of Mobile (Ala.) Lady Rams (35-18) rallied past Azusa Pacific University (33-22) 5-4 on the second day of pool play action at the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship Friday. Mobile overcame eight runners left on base and two errors with a two-run seventh inning. A Mayles Rodriguez double and Holli McLeod single placed runners at the corners to begin the inning, and freshman second baseman Jessica Rogers ripped a RBI-single to left to tie the game at 4-4.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

Oklahoma City Downs Mobile At NAIA Softball National Championship

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Oklahoma City (45-12) rode the arm of pitcher Lily LaVelle to victory with a 5-1 defeat of Mobile (Ala.) (34-18) on day one of the NAIA Softball National Championship. The event is being held at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. LaVelle, a 5-7 junior, went the distance striking out 12 batters. She allowed four walks and one hit. In the bottom of the third inning, she ran into her only trouble. After giving up two walks to begin the inning, she balked in a run.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

NAIA Softball National Championship Begins Thursday

GULF SHORES, Ala—The University of Mobile softball team will begin pool play at the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship Thursday, May 19 at 1 pm against Oklahoma City University at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The 31st Annual Event is hosted by the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission in conjunction with the University of Mobile. Pool play will take place May 19-21, with the eight-team, double-elimination bracket taking play May 23-24 and the Championship game getting underway May 25.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

UMobile Women's Tennis Falls At Nationals

MOBILE, Ala—Southern States Athletic Conference foe William Carey University ended the University of Mobile’s season in the first round of play at the 2011 NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship Tuesday at the Mobile Tennis Center. Mobile (7-9) was making its 7th-consecutive trip to the tournament and 18th overall, while 12th-ranked William Carey (15-6) is in its first NAIA National Championship.

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Posted in: Women's Tennis
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