The Lady Jags have had a very hectic start to their season. Playing six games in five days is just the beginning of the long season ahead.
Starting off the week with a doubleheader then ending the week in the Saints Four Seasons Classic tournament held by Our Lady of The Lake University.
Tuesday’s doubleheader vs. South-Western Assemblies of God University (2/8)
In the first game, the Jags got off to a fast start, scoring six runs in the first inning.
Going into the second, the Lions started gathering momentum by scoring two runs in the top of the inning.
In the middle of the third, Lions senior Illena Salinas homered to left-center field which brought in two more runs.
A late-inning surge by the Lions gave them a one-point lead, which ultimately gave them the win.
Final score 7-6.
As the second game started, the Jags knew they had to be competitive.
The game turned out to be a defensive battle throughout the seven-inning bout.
In the first, the Lions struck first with a double by their senior outfielder Ashlyn Terran, who scored a run.
It wasn’t till the bottom of the fifth that the Jags were able to capitalize.
Sophomore shortstop Gabby Mitchell drew a walk with the bases loaded that gave the Jags their first run of the game.
Next, sophomore second baseman Caty Rangel hit a single up the middle and drove in the run to take the lead.
Freshman pitcher Ryanne Limon closed out the game to secure the win for the Jags.
Final score 2-1.
Saints Four Seasons Classic Tournament (2/11-2/12)
The Jags faced the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles and the Midland University Warriors on back-to-back days.
Jags vs. Eagles: L, 8-5
Jags vs. Warriors: L, 9-1
Jags vs. Warriors: L, 10-1
Jags vs. Eagles: L, 7-2
All four games were competitive but in the end, the Jags came out of the tournament winless.
Although the weekend did not go as planned, it is still early as the season and the Jags will be looking to build on their team chemistry as the season continues.
Standout Player of the Week:
Freshman third baseman Andrea Ortiz has been the standout player over the last week. She leads the team with a .526 batting average, .571 on-base percentage, with four runs and three stolen bases.
The Jags will be looking to bounce back on Feb. 16 against the University of St. Thomas (TX).
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