Seward Softball Drops Two in El Paso on Sunday and Monday
Joe Denoyer - March 13, 2019 10:29 am
The Seward County Community College softball team dropped a doubleheader to El Paso Community College, 5-2 and 5-1, on Sunday. The Lady Saints fell to 2-12 on the season.
Miranda Nester went 3-for-4 and Nissy Lechuga and Jaci Oakley each had a pair of hits for Seward in the opening game loss.
Jordan Cordrey allowed five runs, two earned, on five hits, struck out two and walked four over six innings in a complete game loss.
After El Paso took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Emily Mojica tied the game for Seward with an RBI single. The Tejanas scratched out single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to open a 4-1 advantage.
The Lady Saints finally got on the board again in the top of the sixth when Oakley hit her first homer of the season to cut the deficit to 4-2. El Paso added a run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-2 lead and finish the scoring.
Nicole Nelson had an RBI single and Cassandra Esquibel and Madeline Owen each had a double in the nightcap loss for Seward, which managed only seven hits.
Alyssah Pontoja took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits, striking out one and walking four over six innings in the complete game effort.
El Paso took a 3-0 lead through four innings when Seward scored its only run of the game in the top of the fifth. Pontoja singled to start the inning, followed by an AJ Luna ground out and an Esquibel double. With runners on second and third, Nelson drove in Luna with a run-scoring single. The Lady Saints failed to score more runs as Miranda Nester popped out and Nissy Lechuga grounded out to end the inning.
The Tejanas added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to cap the scoring at 5-1.
EL PASO, Texas – The Seward County Community College softball team suffered a twin bill loss at El Paso Community College, 15-14 and 11-3, on Monday. The Lady Saints lost a four-game set to the Tejanas and dropped to 2-14 overall.
Seward begins a six-game swing in Arizona on Wednesday when it plays a doubleheader at South Mountain Community College at 2 p.m.
Seward dropped a heartbreaker in the opener, rallying from a three-run deficit only to lose in extra innings.
The Lady Saints fell behind 8-5 after five innings, but tied it up with a three-run sixth. Nissy Lechuga had a run-scoring ground out and Miranda Nester had a two-run double to knot the game at 8-8.
The teams traded three runs each in the seventh to send the game into extra innings at 11 all. Seward took an 11-8 lead when Ashlee Ortiz hit a three-run homer, scoring Jaci Oakley and Alyssah Pontoja. The Lady Saints could not hold on and El Paso rallied for four runs in the bottom of the inning to win the game.
Pontoja had three hits and drove in a run and Nester went 2-for-5 with three RBI to pace a 17-hit Seward attack. Madeline Owen, Jordan Cordrey, Lechuga and Oakley also added two hits each for the Lady Saints.
Cordrey allowed 14 runs, seven earned, on 17 hits, walked four and allowed a home run.
Miranda Nester, Jaci Oakley and Madeline Owen each had a pair of hits for the Lady Saints, but it was not enough to overcome late scoring from the Tejanas in a six-inning, run-rule loss in the second game.
Seward jumped out to a 2-0 lead to start the game on Oakley’s RBI double and a run-scoring single by AJ Luna. El Paso would score single runs in the first three innings to take a 3-2 lead.
The Lady Saints tied it in the fourth when an error allowed Nester to score. That would be the final run for Seward as El Paso stormed back for eight runs over the final three innings to make it 11-3.
Alyssah Pontoja took the loss, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits, walking one and allowing two homers over 5 1/3 innings.