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Jags softball to compete in their first conference championship tournament

Jags softball to compete in their first conference championship tournament - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Jags sophomore outfielder Kameryn Casares batting during their game against the University of Houston-Victoria on April 27, 2022. Photo by Raul Lopez

Updated May 5: The Texas A&M University-San Antonio softball teams game against Houston-Victoria has been postponed due to yesterday’s inclement weather to 5:30 p.m. May 6 at St. Mary’s University. 

The Texas A&M University-San Antonio softball team will compete in their first Red River Athletic Conference softball championship tournament starting at 5:30 p.m. on May 5 at St. Mary’s University.

Their first opponent will be the third seed, the University of Houston-Victoria.

The Jags are looking to bounce back from a five-game losing streak to end the regular season. 

The final two losses came against Houston-Victoria, their opponents Thursday.

They now get a chance to avenge those losses when it matters most.

The competition features the top eight teams from the conference in a double-elimination tournament on May 5-8.

The RRAC tournament will consist of teams across Texas and Louisiana. 

All tournament games will be played here in San Antonio, split between fields at St. Mary’s University and Our Lady of the Lake University.

A&M-San Antonio is one of the two San Antonio-based teams competing in the tournament. 

Jags head coach Nicole Dufour hopes the tournament being in San Antonio will give her team an advantage.

“Definitely being at home where we can get the support of our campus community and our families, I think we can potentially pull a game against UHV,” said Dufour.

The Jags enter the tournament as the sixth seed but feel like they have a chance to surprise the competition.

“I feel like we’re going to put up a fight,” said Jags junior second baseman Caty Rangel. “A lot of people think because we’re at the bottom that we can’t beat higher teams, but we’ve beat higher teams at least once.”

The Jags have wins this season against six of the seven other teams competing in the tournament, all except Our Lady of the Lake, the number one seed.

If the Jags win game one, their second game will be at 12:30 p.m. on May 6 at St. Mary’s University. 

If they lose game one, their second game will be at 10:00 a.m. on May 6 at Our Lady of the Lake University. 

See the link below for the full tournament schedule. 

http://www.redriverconference.com/21/7/2022-rrac-softball-championship

Tickets are $10 for a daily game ticket and $35 for a full tournament pass. They can be purchased online from Our Lady of the Lake University.

For more information and news about A&M-San Antonio’s softball team, visit their social media account on Twitter, @TamusaSoftball, and Instagram, @Tamusa_softball. Team coverage can be found at @tamusasports on all other social media platforms.

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Graham Hotard
Graham Hotard is a communication junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He transferred after receiving an associate degree from San Antonio College and is a full-time student. He is an avid fan of all things science fiction and fantasy. In his free time he loves to listen to audio books, play video games, watch football and spend time with his dog Luna. He plans to pursue a career in writing after graduating.

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