Feb. 11 Jaguars v. Midland Warriors
The Texas A&M University-San Antonio Jaguars began day two of the Saints Four Season Classic with a rematch against the Midland University Warriors, who had defeated A&M-San Antonio the previous day, 5-0. The Jags fell again to the Warriors, 11-4.
The Jags were the first to score with senior Peyton Vasquez scoring off a wild pitch at the top of the first inning. The Warriors responded that same inning with a homer sent into left field by Midland junior Aliyah Rincon.
The back and forth continued until the bottom of the third where the Warriors began a scoring surge, getting five runs in the inning.
The Jags played from behind the rest of the match as the Warriors ended the sixth inning and the game with two home runs.
The final score was 11-4, a Warriors win.
Head coach Nicole Dufour said the team needs to find continuity in all aspects of the game to be successful.
“If we have pitching, we need to have hitting. If we have hitting, we need to have pitching,” Dufour said. “We need to figure out how we can bring everything to the table every single day and not just pieces.”
Feb. 11 Jaguars v. Bethany College Swedes
In their second rematch of the day the Jaguars took down the Bethany College Swedes 14-4. The Swedes had beaten A&M-San Antonio the previous day, 9-6.
The Jags started strong by scoring four runs at the top of the second inning, including a homer by Jaguar sophomore Marisol Vargas. The score was 4-0.
Anchored by their pitcher, Ryanna Limon, the Jags never looked back after the second inning. Tacking on even more home runs by Jaguar freshman Samara Aguilara in the fourth and by junior Riana Tovar in the seventh.
The final score was 14-4, giving the Jags their second win of the season and making their record 2-4.
Dufour said she was satisfied with how the Jags were able to execute on both offense and defense.
“That’s kind of an example of the potential that our team has when we’re doing the things that we’re capable of doing,” Dufour said.
Vargas spoke highly of Limon and the rest of the pitchers on the team, describing the confidence she has in them and the rest of the Jaguars.
“They go in with that mindset of ‘I’m [going] to do my job for my teammates,’ and all of us just have trust and faith in each other,” Vargas said.
The Jaguars’ next two games will be against Howard Payne University at noon and 2 p.m at the Tejeda Sports Complex.