LUFKIN, Texas – In a nail-biting game, San Jacinto College lost 6 – 5 to Angelina College in its first match of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Softball Region XIV Tournament.
Sophomore pitcher, Bridget Stein had six strikeouts but gave up eight hits, six runs, and three walks. Freshman infielder Alyssia Torres went two for four and scored two runs. Sophomore catcher Carah Nunez went three for four with one run, one double, and 1 RBI. Freshman catcher Gabriela Gonzalez went two for three with 1 RBI. Freshman outfielder Jamie Henk went one for three with a home run in the sixth inning.
“We were able to put up five runs and played well on defensive but came up a little short,” said Kelly Saenz, San Jacinto College softball head coach. “It was a very close game and could have gone either way. For our next game, we are going to work on making routine plays on defense and work on being more patient at the plate for offense.”
Despite the loss, several players received conference and regional honors. First Team All-South Conference honors went to Gonzalez, Nunez, freshman infielder Jordin Woodward, sophomore utility Elizabeth Garcia, and freshman infielder Jasmine Cerda. Second Team All-South Conference honors went to Stein, Torres, freshman infielder Brittany Woods, and sophomore catcher Brigitte Gauvin. First Team All-Region honors went to Gonzalez, Nunez, and Garcia. Second team All-Region honors went to Woodward and Cerda.
San Jacinto College will face Paris Junior College tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the 2015 NJCAA Softball Region XIV Tournament.
Pictured: San Jacinto College freshman outfielder, Jamie Henk, hit a homerun at the top of the sixth inning against Angelina College at the 2015 NJCAA Region XIV Softball Tournament. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
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.