With their pre-conference schedule out of the way, the EPCC baseball team heads into the most important part of its season in the right direction.
After getting off to a disastrous 2-11 start, the Tejanos have rallied to win six of its last seven games.
The Tejanos took three out of four games from Western Oklahoma State last weekend to improve to 8-12 on the season.
After losing the opening game 7-6, EPCC won the final three games of the series by the scores of 8-5, 8-7 and 4-2.
First baseman Jesus Licon had a hit in all four games of the series. Licon batted .700 in the four games, with seven hits, five runs scored, five runs batted in, three doubles and two home runs.
For the season, Licon leads the team in runs scored (15), hits (24), doubles (10), home runs (2), runs batted in (14) and batting average (.500).
In the final game of the series, EPCC’s Garrett Calderon pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs, seven hits and struck out six in his nine innings of work.
The Tejanos (8-12) return home this weekend (March 6-7) to open Western Junior College Athletic Conference action again New Mexico Junior College (4-12).
Both Friday and Saturday’s doubleheaders are scheduled to start at noon at the EPCC baseball field located at the Valle Verde campus.
The second games should start aproximatelly 30 minutes after the first one.