Baseball and softball teams still in the hunt

April 2, 2019

 

Both EPCC teams find themselves in the middle of the pack in conference action.

 

The Tejanos’ baseball team is 8-8 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference after splitting their four-game series with New Mexico Military Institute over the weekend.

 

EPCC took the first two games of the series by scores of 8-4 and 5-4, before losing the final two meetings, 9-7 and 10-0.

 

The two losses snapped a six-game winning streak by the Tejanos, who fell to 14-20 overall.The Tejanos have been led offensively this season by the foursome of Alejandro Moreno, Richard Paulino, Ivan Duarte and Luis Navarro.

 

Moreno leads the team with 23 runs, 34 hits and is batting .333. Paulino (.300) has scored 18 runs, collected 30 hits and is tied for the team lead with 18 runs batted in. Duarte (.308) has scored 20 runs and had 28 hits. 

 

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Tejanos will take on Clarendon and Tejanas will host Luna on April 6 and 7.

 

Navarro, with 21 runs, 30 hits and 18 runs batted in, leads the team in hitting with a .341 average.The Tejanos will travel to Clarendon, TX, to take on Clarendon College (5-11 in conference, 13-17 overall) in a four-game series with doubleheaders scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

 

The EPCC softball took the final three games of their four-game series with Western Texas last weekend to improve to 4-4 in WJCAC play. With the victories, the Tejanas improved their overall record to 13-21.El Paso Community College continues to be led offensively by Athena Muniz.

 

Muniz leads the team in hits (50), Doubles (12), home runs (7), runs batted in (37). She’s also scored 24 runs and is batting .459. The Tejanas will host Luna (0-8 in conference, 6-19 overall) for a four-game series with doubleheaders scheduled for Friday (3 & 5 p.m.) and Saturday (1 & 3 p.m.).

 

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