Softball drops to seventh in WJCAC standings

April 7, 2015

 

 

By Oscar Perez

 

The slump continued for the EPCC Tejanas as they dropped four straight games against Odessa College this past weekend.

 

The Tejanas sit in 7th place with a 1-15 conference record.

 

EPCC opened the series with an 8-0 loss the first game and went down 7-5 the second game. 

 

 

 

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Tejanas catcher Breana Nevarez-Tapia reaches for the ball against Luna Community College. 

 

 

 

The team started the Saturday doubleheader with a 6-3 loss and was routed 15-0 to end the series.

 

Although the wind this past weekend was a defensive factor, right fielder Kristen Reitz said the team kept fighting against the Odessa squad in their first-ever meeting.

 

“I don’t think they had any advantage over us,” she said. “Their defense was pretty solid and we kept hitting the ball straight to them so that affected us as well.“We do need to work on our hitting since we are struggling, but if we work on it we will keep progressing.”

 

Aside from improving their batting, third baseman Jasmine Mitchell said there is more work to be done.

 

“Our pitching needs more work so we can improve. We never think of records we just concentrate on what we need to do.” she said.Centerfielder Valerie Luna said the weekend was tough, but there was some good points.

 

“One thing thing that helped us was that our catchers were pretty solid,” she said.

 

“We did lack communication, but we picked it up.” The Tejanas will face a last-place Frank Phillips College squad this coming weekend, April 10 and 11, in Borger, TX.  

 

First pitch for the Friday doubleheader is at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. 

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