By Oscar Perez
The EPCC Tejanas lost four out of five games last weekend at the Cowtown Tournament in Fort Worth.
The disappointing tourney dropped the Tejanas’ record to 11-7 on the season.
The Tejanas opened the tournament with their first loss against Seminole State College, going down 4-1. EPCC won its one and only game against Allen County Community College with a 7-4 route.
Photo By Oscar Perez / Tejano Tribune
Tejana Taylor Putnam sprints to first base against McCook Community College.
The Tejanas ended the tourney with three consecutive losses starting with Northern Oklahoma College (9-8), Cloud County Community College (15-7) and North Central Texas College (8-7).
“They weren’t our best games,” pitcher Ramie Barajas said. “It [the tournament] could have been better.
It just wasn’t our weekend, every team has their off days.
”Barajas said she her pitching was a lot better than last weekend.
“I was more relaxed,” she said. “I just went in there and told myself what I needed to do.
” Head Coach Katie Gutierrez agreed with Barajas about her team’s off weekend.
“I think we were supposed to be in those tough situations so we can overcome obstacles and later on when we are facing those challenges again we can overcome them,” Gutierrez said.
“This weekend did not play in our favor,” she added.
“The team was doing their job, it just did not work out for us.
I think our pitchers did great on the mound, we couldn’t just put everything together this weekend.
”Again, the Tejanas have been working on their base running so far throughout the 2015 season and it has been improving.
“Our base running was better than our last tournament,” Gutierrez said.
“The girls are improving and everything they set out to do, they put their heart into it.
”The Tejanas will face a total of three schools this upcoming weekend: Pima
Community College, Pratt Community College and Dodge City Community College.
“You have your good days and your bad days, but we will keep improving as time goes on,” said Gutierrez.
The Tejanas will play their five-game homestand starting Saturday with games against Pima CC (8 a.m.), Pratt CC (10 a.m.) and Dodge City CC (4 p.m.).
On Sunday, the Tejanas will take on Pratt CC (8 a.m.) and Dodge City CC (noon).