With just four games left before the start of Western Junior College Athletic Conference play, the EPCC Tejanos baseball team is hoping the start of league action will lead to a reboot of a disappointing season.
The Tejanos dropped four straight to Central Arizona over the weekend to fall to 4-13.
Alejandro Moreno is batting .343 this season
and leads the Tejanoas with 10 runs batted in.
After sweeping a short two-game series against Eastern Arizona on Feb. 6, the Tejanos were clobbered in the four games by Central Arizona. Things got so bad for EPCC that they dropped two of the four games by identical 23-0 scores.
The Tejanos will have to improve their pitching numbers if they’re going to have any chance in league play. The pitching staff is allowing nearly eight runs per game while the offense is only scoring half that.
Adrian Gomes, Isaac Corral and Alejandro Moreno lead the tea with 14, 13 and 12 hits respectively.
Gomez and Corral are tied for the team lead in runs scored with nine. Moreno leads the team in runs batted in with 10.
The Tejanos hitters will also have to get better at putting the ball in play and getting on base. They’ve walked only 23 times this season while striking out 93 times.
EPCC will travel to Douglas, Az. this weekend to take on the Cochise College Apaches, who are 2-4 on the season.
The Tejanos and Apaches will play two games on Friday and two more on Saturday. Both doubleheaders get underway at 2 p.m.
EPCC begins conference play on Feb. 23 against New Mexico Military Institute. The four-game series, in Hobbs, NM, will consist of a doubleheader on that Friday and another on Saturday.
The EPCC softball team dropped two of three over the weekend to fall to 3-10 in 2018.
The Tejanas competed in the Midland Spring Classic tournament, beating Lamar 8-3 for their third win of the season.
EPCC returns home for an eight-game home stand beginning with four games this weekend. The Tejanas face Cisco at 11 a.m. and then Colby at 4 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, they’ll host Colby at 11 a.m. and then Cisco at 4 p.m.A week later, the Tejanas take on Northwest Kansas Tech in a four-game series.
The first doubleheader takes place on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and the final two games get underway at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24.