The Tejanos lost two doubleheaders against Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona on Feb. 10 and 11.
Tejanos outfielder, Bryan Nunez, awaiting the pitch against Scottsdale Community College.
The Tejanos have started their season with a 3-13 record.
The Tejanos lost two games against the Vaqueros on Friday with scores of 3-2 and 15-0. They also lost both games on Saturday by scores of 4-1 and 12-2.
Head coach Gabriel Saucedo talked about the level of opposition the Tejanos faced in Coolidge, pointing out that Central Arizona consistently pitched at speeds up to and in excess of 90 mph throughout the weekend.
“They had NCAA Division 1 pitchers all weekend long and that made a difference for them. Like I’ve said, any time you have good pitching you’re going to have good hitting,” Saucedo said.
Despite the good pitching from Central Arizona, the first games on both Friday and Saturday were close over, EPCC allowing runs in the 6th and 7th innings to let Central Arizona back into the games.
“I’ve explained to the guys that when we can let in one, two, maybe even three -sometimes (we can) still be in the game but it’s when the other team gets four or more that we lose the game.”
Saucedo went on to talk more about being able to keep games close until the last three innings.
He compared the games against the Vaqueros to EPCC’s opening weekend.
While the road games were losses for EPCC baseball, the trip went a long way toward establishing the relationships and trust that are necesssary to develop for team synergy on the field.
Saucedo added that traveling with teammates not only allows for bonding but also for a chance to “get away” and experience new things and places together.
The Tejanos host Cochise College for two doubleheaders on Feb. 17 and 18 with both match days beginning at noon.