Last softball games before LSC play canceled

Jessalyn Castro

Due to weather conditions, the softball games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Mustang Park against Oklahoma Christian University were cancelled and won’t be rescheduled leaving the team with one less chance to prepare for Lone Star Conference play.

The team was scheduled to play back-to-back games against OCU as their last opponents before their first conference games Feb. 27 against Eastern New Mexico University. Head coach Brady Tigert said right now there are no plans to make the games up.

“They are out-of-conference games so they don’t hurt us not playing them,” Tigert said. “However they could help or hurt us by wins or losses if we did make them up for region ranking purposes.”

Later down the road, an extra win could be helpful for the teams’ place in the region as it is possible to see OCU again. Tigert said he expected the games to be tough.

“They are a good team so we would have had to play well to beat them,” he said.

The team moves forward and continues to work towards its’ next games to enter into conference play well-prepared.

“Right now the main thing we are doing is trying to keep our strength and conditioning,” Tigert said. “We have played a lot and are doing well so we want to basically maintain.”

On a ten-game winning streak the players have faced teams such as Lubbock Christian University, where they led 8-3. They have been taking wins on the road and will have a chance to win at home at their next game against ENMU.

“We have been on the road a lot so I also want the girls to have time away from the field to catch up in studies,” Tigert said.

As it is important for the team to practice in order to work to get better, Tigert said it’s important that they are successful in the classroom for them to even be able to play.

The girls will enter conference play facing Eastern New Mexico Feb. 27 at Mustang Park at 5 and 7 p.m and again on Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.