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Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) is pleased to announce the addition of Connor Anderson to the Eagle Baseball coaching staff. Connor is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he also served as an assistant coach upon his graduation. Coach Anderson comes to NTCC from TCS Post Grad Academy in McKinney, Texas.

Connor began his collegiate career at Arkansas Baptist College, where he played middle infield before transferring to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. While on the Bulldog baseball team, he spent time as an infielder as well as playing in the outfield. During his time at TCS Post Grad, Coach Anderson was responsible for working with hitters and infielders, as well as maintaining the equipment and had dorm responsibilities.

Coach Anderson joins Head Coach/Athletic Director Andy Morgan, and Assistant Coach Mitch Huckabay to round out the 2020 Eagle Baseball coaching staff. For up to date schedules and information about NTCC Baseball, visit our website, www.ntcceagles.com.

SOFTBALL

Friday

G1 North Central 4 – NTCC 3

G2 NTCC 13 – Cowley 10

Saturday 

G1 North Central 8 – NTCC 2

G2 Weatherford 11 – NTCC 7

NTCC Softball Splits Day 1 of Tournament Play

The Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) Softball team traveled to Weatherford, Texas, on Friday to compete in the Weatherford College Tournament. In the opening game, the Eagles dropped a close one to North Central Texas College 4-3. Collyn Schuricht got the start in the circle for the Eagles and went the distance giving up just five hits over six innings of work.

North Central would get on the board first, scoring one run in the 1st inning. NCTC would add two more in the 4th inning to take a 3-0 lead. NTCC would tie things up in the 5th, plating three runs in the frame. North Central would get one final run in the bottom of the 5th to pull to a 4-3 lead and hold on for the victory. Kadi Downs led the offensive attack going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Jayci Hightower added two hits as well.

Northeast Texas Community College would take on Cowley County Community College in Game 2 of the tournament and come away with a 13-10 victory to earn a split on the day. NTCC scored early, and with the help of a big eight-run inning in the 5th inning, they would seal the deal for the win. The Eagles sent Emily Cole to the circle to start game two. She would go four innings striking out three. Cole gave way to Averie Ayers, who would pitch the final three innings striking out two while giving up just two hits. Ayers had the hot bat in game two as well, leading NTCC with three hits. Haylee Wilson, Madi Brown, and Lauren Isabell would each have two hits as well in Game two.

The Eagles will continue play on Saturday with two more games in the Weatherford College Tournament.

The Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) Softball (2-7) team played two more games on Saturday in the Weatherford College Tournament. Game 1 the Eagles would lose to North Central Texas College (NCTC) 8-2 and the final match of the tournament to the host Weatherford, 11-7.

In Game 1, NTCC took an early 2-1 lead in the second inning, but those were the lone runs in game one for the Eagles. Kadi Downs, Madi Brown, Lauren Isbell, McKenna Manes, and Analise Padilla would all have one hit in game one. Averie Ayers would get the start in the circle, going five and two-thirds innings for NTCC. Ayers had six strikeouts on the day before giving way to Emily Cole in relief.

Game 2 of the day had NTCC taking on host Weatherford College. NTCC got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Weatherford would answer back in the second, scoring 7 runs in the frame. Collyn Schuricht would start game two and go two and two-thirds innings. Kadi Downs pitched the final three and one-third innings for the Eagles.
Even after going down 7-1 after two innings, the Eagle hitters did their best to fight back in the game. NTCC would have eleven hits on the day and pick up one run in the third, two runs in the fifth and three runs in the 7th inning comeback attempt against Weatherford. Downs would lead the offense for the Eagles with three hits in game two, Pearl Perry and Haylee Wilson had two hits each to help in the comeback attempt.

NTCC will have one more road game next Saturday, February 15, at McLennan before coming home for four straight series the following week.

BASEBALL

NTCC Eagles sweep their home opener on Saturday.

G1 NTCC 11 – Pratt 3

G2 NTCC 6 – Pratt 4

G3 NTCC 12 – Pratt 5

Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) hosted the Pratt Junior College Beavers this weekend. After pushing the series back one day to help with field conditions. The teams could not have asked for a better day with temperatures around 60 degrees and sunshine all day. The Eagles took advantage of the beautiful weather beating Pratt 11-3 in game one and 7-4 in game two of the day.

Game 1

In Game-1, NTCC sent Hayden Shaddox to the mound for a start. Shaddox would go four innings, allowing three hits and striking out four while only giving up two runs. Mikel Howell came in for the final three innings and earned the win added four more strikeouts while only giving up two hits and one 1.

The Eagle offense got started in the first inning when Cody Cleveland hit a one-out double and then advanced to third on a Sacrifice Fly to the right by Jacbob Rosales. Cleveland would score the first run of the game on the double to left-center by Brian Juarez. The Eagle hitters saw the ball well in Game-1, NTCC had 15 hits in the game and scored in every inning. Cleveland, Alex Bruce, and Cole Modgling would all have three-hit performances in the first home game of the season for the Eagles. Jake Chapman had two hits in the game as well.

The Eagles offensive attack looks to stay on track in game three against the Beavers with an 11:00 am start on Sunday. The game time moved up to try to get ahead of impending weather on Sunday afternoon.

Game 2

In Game-2 of the series, the Eagles would defeat the Beavers 7-4 thanks to a four-run 6th inning by NTCC. Javan Smitherman got the ball for Game-2 and went five solid innings allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two. Harrison Gaienne, Chance Bolter, and Camden Sargent would like each pitch in relief to help the Eagles to the win over Pratt JC in Game-2. Cody Cleveland remained hot at the plate, adding two more hits on the day along with Isaac Rivera, who also had two hits in game two for NTCC.

Game 3

Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) completed the three-game sweep of Pratt Junior College on Sunday by taking game three of the series 12-5. The coaches moved the game up to an 11:00 am start to get ahead of the rains that afternoon. The Eagles (3-4) would score early and often gaining win number three of the season.

Six different Eagles would each have two hits to pace the offensive attack against the Beavers from Pratt Junior College. Cole Modgling got things going in the first when he reached base with a walk and would later score when the Pratt pitcher balked in Modgling with the first run of the game. Cody Cleveland would also score in the first inning to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

Pratt would answer back in the second inning and tie the game at 2-2, but that didn’t last long as NTCC took the lead back in the bottom of the second, scoring two more runs. Pratt would add one run in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, but they didn’t deny the Eagles a win. Nico Baumbach hit a home run to left field in the fifth and then a big five-run inning in the 6th put things away for NTCC. The Eagles 14 hits on the day were aided by 7 walks to give NTCC many scoring chances.

Justin Lambright got the start for the Eagles giving up just two runs on two hits and striking out one in his two innings of work. Jacob Rosales, Sawyer Smallwood, Tyler Jeans, Chance Bolter, and Kaleb Wisnoski would each see time on the mound in the win.

NTCC will be back in action Friday (Feb 14) and Saturday (Feb 15) at home against Highland Community College with a doubleheader on Friday at 2:00 pm and a single game on Saturday noon.