LUFKIN, Texas – Heavy hearts left the field as San Jacinto College was eliminated by a final score of 1-0 against Paris Junior College at the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Softball Region XIV Tournament, played over the weekend at Angelina College in Lufkin.
San Jac’s defense held strong throughout the game, however Paris managed to score a run in the third inning, which proved to be the deciding factor in the game.
San Jac’s sophomore utility player Elizabeth Garcia went two for three with a stolen base. Freshman catcher Gabriela Gonzalez went one for three, freshman infielder Jasmine Cerda went one for two, and sophomore pitcher Bridget Stein allowed five hits and no earned runs.
“We played well but didn’t string our hits together to get the runs we needed,” said Kelly Saenz, San Jacinto College softball head coach.
San Jac finishes the season with an overall score of 34 – 25 ranked seventh in the region.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.