Due to the recent rain, we have adjusted this week’s remaining schedule for NTCC baseball. NTCC will now travel to Navarro College on Friday for a single game starting at 2:00 pm. NTCC will host Navarro on Sunday at 1:00 pm for a doubleheader contest.
NTCC Baseball Sweeps TCS Post Grad Academy
Northeast Texas Community College finally returned home to the friendly atmosphere of the NTCC campus for a doubleheader against TCS Post Grad Academy and came away with two wins.
NTCC took Game 1 in extra innings as Brian Juarez hit a walk-off home run to left-center field to seal the victory 4-3. In Game 2, the Eagles would get the shutout with a 7-0 win.
The first inning of Game 1 would see both squads score a run to keep things close at 1-1. TCS Post Grad would take the lead in the top of the fourth inning, adding another score to go up 2-1 after a solo home run to right field. The Eagles answered right back in the bottom of the fourth when Alex Bruce hit a solo home run to left field to even the game at 2-2. NTCC added one more run in the sixth to lead 3-2 before TCS made a comeback and tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh.
NTCC was unable to end it in regulation, but Brian Juarez hit a home run to left-center field to earn the walk-off victory for the Eagles in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Harrison Gaienne got the start on the mound for NTCC striking out four while giving up two runs on four hits over four and two-thirds innings of work. Chance Bolter came in to relieve Gaienne and later gave way to Camden Sargent, who pitched the final one and two-thirds innings striking out four more batters to pick up the win.
Game two of the day started as a pitchers duel for the first few innings before NTCC got on the board in the third inning Cole Modgling hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Isaac Rivera who had reached via a walk.
The Eagles would add three more runs in the fourth inning to go up 4-0 when Jacob Rosales led things off with a triple to center field. Rosales would score along with Nico Baumbach, and Brian Juarez during the fourth inning. Those same three would all reach home plate in the fifth inning as well to give the Eagles the final 7-0 lead.
The pitching staff of Sawyer Smallwood, Tyler Jeans, Kaleb Wisnoski, and Lance Pena would combine to strike out eleven while only walking one and allowing just two hits in the Game 2 shutout.
NTCC will return to the field Friday, March 6, at Navarro College and play at home on Sunday, March 8, with a doubleheader starting at 1:00 pm.
Eagle Softball Loses Two to Cisco JC
Northeast Texas Community College Softball traveled to Cisco Junior College on Monday to take on the Wranglers in non-conference action. Cisco would win the slugfest in Game 1, 17-16 while defeating the Eagles 12-4 in Game 2.
Game 1 of the series saw the teams combine for 33 runs and 39 hits in the contest. The Eagles would have 20 hits with three doubles, two triples, and three home runs but could not outpace the Wranglers on this day.
Pearl Perry lead the way offensively for NTCC going four for five on the day, Kadi Downs, and Averie Ayers would each have three hits, and Kendal Wiley, Madi Brown, Raylei Merrell, and Brooklyn Manes would each add two hits.
The Eagles would get home runs from Averie Ayers, Brooklyn Manes, and Kendal Wiley in Game 1. Averie Ayers and Collyn Shuricht were in the circle in Game 1 for the Eagles, but unfortunately, the Cisco Wranglers would match the NTCC offense pounding out 19 hits with six home runs and four doubles.
Game 2 action, Cisco scored a run in the first to get things going again. NTCC would answer back in the second inning scoring four runs to take a 4-1 lead. The lead would be short-lived as Cisco responded with six runs in the bottom of the second to push the lead to 7-4 and never look back.
Kadi Downs would go three for three in game two, and Averie Ayers and Raylei Merrell would add to the home run total, each hitting a home run in Game 2. Emily Cole was in the circle for the Eagles in game two striking out four Wranglers in the loss.
NTCC will return to the field on Saturday (Mar 7) in a home contest against Eastern Oklahoma State College in a two-game set starting at 1:00 pm.
NTCC Baseball Loses Two at Angelina
Northeast Texas Community College Baseball traveled to Lufkin on Saturday to take on Angelina College in games two and three of the opening conference series. Angelina would take down the Eagles 6-1 in Game 1 and 7-6 in Game 2 of the day to earn the series win.
After scoring 11 runs in game one on Thursday, the Angelina pitcher kept the NTCC offense in check in game two of the series. NTCC was limited to just five hits and one run on the day. Cody Cleveland would go two for three with a solo home run in the sixth inning to provide the only Eagles run.
Hayden Shaddox was on the mound for four and one-third innings giving up four hits, striking out three Roadrunners. They only earned one of the three runs given up by Shaddox, as two fielding errors by NTCC proved costly. Sawyer Smallwood would pitch one and two-thirds innings as well in the loss.
Game 2 of the day, Game 3 of the series, NTCC would get back on track offensively, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Five singles, along with a fielder’s choice and a walk, would allow the Eagles to get on the board first. Angelina would answer back with a run of their own in the first to cut the lead to 3-1. Both teams would each add a score in the second inning to bring the score to 4-2, and Angelina would capture the lead in the third inning plating three more runs to go up 5-4.
NTCC tried to answer back scoring another run in the fourth and one final run in the top of the ninth, but it was not enough to overcome three more errors, which allowed Angelina to add more runs as well. The Eagle offense had 12 hits in game three of the series, with Nico Baumbach leading the way with three hits while Cody Cleveland and Jacob Rosales added two hits each.
NTCC sent four Eagles to the mound in game three, Justin Lambright got the start before giving way to Chance Bolter, Kaleb Wisnoski, and Camden Sargent. The pitching staff combined for five strikeouts on the day but gave up seven walks in the loss.