For those sports people out there here’s the latest release I wrote for the Region XIV softball tournament…
BRENHAM, Texas – The San Jacinto College women’s softball team defeated the Texarkana College Bulldogs 3-2 in the second round of the 2008 Region XIV softball tournament, Friday.
With another solid day of pitching from freshman Kelsey McClain (Pasadena, Texas / Memorial High School), and some late rallying on the sticks, San Jac (35-15) was able come out on top of their nail biting second round game. For the first three innings, the scoreboard remained blank for both sides until San Jac drove in the first run of the game early in the fourth.
The Bulldogs quickly answered in the bottom of the fifth driving in two runs putting them up 2-1. Knowing what needed to be done, Alex Naschke (League City, Texas / Clear Creek High School) literally “stepped up to the plate”, driving in Sierra Gale (Regina SK, Canada) to tie it up two all.
Going into the final inning, San Jac came out swinging. Tasha Rotramel (Lake Jackson, Texas / Brazoswood High School) hit a double to center field bringing home Krystal Plummer (Angleton, Texas / Angleton High School), who scored the winning run for San Jac.
McClain earned her second win in as many days, after pitching San Jac to an 8-2 win in opening round action on Thursday. “Kelsey pitched another great game today,” said fifth-year head coach Kelly Saenz. “It was a battle today and the ladies played one heck of a game.”
With this win, San Jac moves one step closer to the Region XIV championship game and now advances to the third round where they will face tournament host Blinn College at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Hohlt Park in Brenham, Texas. The winner of the Region XIV tournament advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament May 15-17, 2008, in Plant City, Florida.
For a complete Region XIV softball tournament bracket and updates, please visit http://www.blinn.edu/Buccaneer/region14_softball.htm.
For more information about the San Jacinto College softball program, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/athletics.