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EPCC Tejanos on a losing streak


The Tejanos (8-16) played four games on Friday and Saturday against the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds (8-12).

Garrett Calderon, pitching at Tejanos vs New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds Baseball Game.

The Tejanos came into the series with an 8-12 record as they looked to reach .500 by picking up four wins against the Thunderbirds. 

The second game took place later in the day as the Tejanos were still looking to pick up a win against the Thunderbirds. EPCC started off with a single in the first inning that was matched by the Thunderbirds in the second.  The third inning was a shootout as each team notched two scores a piece, tying the score at 3-3.  Only one run was scored over the next two innings, which put the score at 4-3 in favor of the Thunderbirds.  The sixth inning proved to be decisive for New Mexico as they scored seven runs to the Tejano’s one. The game ultimately ended in the seventh inning,12-4. Game three had the Tejanos looking to regroup after two big losses the day before. The game began with two scoreless innings, which changed when the Thunderbirds were able to score in the third making the score 1-0. 

The fourth inning followed the trend of the first two before a back and forth affair took place in the fifth seeing the Tejanos score two runs to the Thunderbirds one, tying the score at 2-2.

EPCC was not able to get back on track after this as the Thunderbirds posted eight scores in the final two innings, making the final score 10-2.

Jesus Licon, batting at Tejanos vs New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds Baseball Game.

The final game in the series saw EPCC looking desperate to find a win.  The Tejanos fell behind quickly within the first three innings, posting two scores to the Thunderbirds’ four. EPCC managed to score a single in the fourth, making the score 4-3, as the Tejanos looked to rally back.  This score mostly seemed to be a consolation prize when in the fifth inning the Thunderbirds dropped three scores on the Tejanos.  This, along with a seven-run avalanche by the Thunderbirds, gave the Tejanos their fourth straight loss. The final score was 15-6. The Tejanos will play their next games against Frank Phillips College on March 13 and 14.

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