NTCC Baseball vs. Bossier Parish CC Game 1
The Northeast Texas Community College’s Baseball team hit the road Thursday for a single game against the Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers to open the three-game series. BPCC would defeat the Eagles 5-2 to earn the opening game win.
The Cavaliers got on the board first, scoring two runs in the opening frame and one run in the bottom of the second to lead 3-0. After both went scoreless in the third, NTCC got on the board in the top of the fourth. The Eagles cut the lead to 3-1, and Luke McBride (Nashville, AR HS) got the Eagles going with a solo home run to lead off the top of the fourth inning.
BPCC would score two runs in their half of the fourth to increase the score 5-1. After a quiet fifth, six, and seventh inning, NTCC would try to make a comeback in the eighth inning. Jake Chapman (Boerne HS) doubled to center to open the inning and scored two batters later when Jett Forrest (Lorena HS) single to bring in the run and make the score 5-2. Unfortunately for the Eagles, that would be the final run of the game.
Offensively the Eagles were led by Jake Chapman, who went two for four with a run scored.
Camden Sargent (Cypress Woods HS) would get the start for NTCC and gave the Eagles six innings for work. Sargent gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out four Cavaliers. Landon Herrmann (Bridgeland HS) would pitch the final two innings for NTCC, giving up just one hit and no runs in his time on the mound.
NTCC and Bossier will resume the series on Sunday, April 25, with game one starting at 1:00 pm. Following the doubleheader, the Eagles will have a baseball camp for kids in grades K-8. Campers will receive free admission to the game, meet and work with NTCC baseball players and coaches, no need to pre-register.
NTCC Softball Vs. Tyler Junior College
Northeast Texas Community College Softball made the trip down to Tyler on Wednesday for a two-game series with the Tyler Junior College (TJC) Apaches. TJC held on for a 9-7 win in game one and took down the Eagles 7-0 in game two of the set.
While the Apache pitchers kept the Eagles off the board until the third inning, they got going offensively in the first inning, scoring two runs in the opening inning to lead 2-0. TJC would add a run in the second to increase the lead to 3-0.
NTCC got things going in the third when Hanna Allen (Hudson HS) doubled to open the third inning and scored when Trinity Needham (Melissa HS) singled in the next at-bat to cut the lead to 3-1. TJC answered back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring one run to move the score to 4-1.
The Eagles would send eight batters to the plate in the fourth inning as they scored four runs in the top half of the inning to take a brief 5-4 lead. NTCC had four singles and a double in the inning to score Lauren Isbell (Burleson HS), Averie Ayers (Mount Pleasant HS), Needham, and Emma Farquhar (Hooks HS).
TJC would take advantage of a walk and a triple to score two runs in their half of the fourth to regain the lead 6-5. NTCC would go scoreless in the fifth, while TJC added one more run to bring the game to 7-5 after five innings of play.
Hanna Allen would single in the six and then make her way home when Farquhar singled to bring her home and cut the lead to 7-6. Farquhar had a four-for-four day with four RBI to lead the Eagle offense.
TJC added their final two runs in the sixth inning to lead 9-6, heading to the last inning. NTCC would not go away easily as Kailey Hancock (Central HS) doubled to start the inning. Tasha Pierce (Hudson HS) followed that with a hit-by-pitch to give the Eagles two base runners. Abby Russ (Hooks HS) would single to score Hancock to bring the final to 9-7 Apaches.
In Game 2, TJC kept the Eagle hitters off balance and the scoreboard on their way to the 7-0 win. The Eagles managed eight hits in the contest but could not overcome strong pitching by TJC to get the runners home.
NTCC will return to conference action on Saturday, April 24, when they travel to Kilgore College. You can catch the Eagles at home on Friday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 5, as they close out conference play.