Emma Fradette

 

ekfradette@txwes.edu

 

The Texas Wesleyan baseball team played three games this past weekend, winning all three with scores of 6-5, 13-4 and 8-1.

 

The first game played was against the Central Baptist College Mustangs on Feb. 24.

 

The Rams scored early in the second inning, taking a 1-0 lead.

 

The Mustangs scored two runs in the third inning ,taking the lead 2-1.

 

Justin Barnes, senior outfielder and first baseman, gave Wesleyan a run in the fourth inning after

 

Christian Soberanes, senior shortstop, hit a single into the right field.

 

The game continued to be back and forth with the Mustangs taking the lead in the fifth inning with a score of 3-2.

 

In the sixth inning, the Mustangs scored two more runs, extending their lead 5-2.

 

The Rams did not give up scoring another run ,making it 5-3.

 

The Rams did not get back on the scoreboard until the ninth inning when Vincent Winter, junior outfielder, hit a single to make the score 5-4.

 

The Rams pulled away with the win with a walk off a hit from Soberanes, finalizing the score 6-5.

 

Nolan Barbee, junior pitcher, said Soberanes’s walk off hit was a major highlight for the game.

 

“We had to overcome a couple of miscues, but we found a way to win Friday; and, then Saturday we pitched and hit well,” Barbee said. “We played all around good baseball on Saturday.”

 

The Rams competed against the Mustangs again Feb. 25 and pounced on Central Baptist early.

 

In the first inning, the Rams gained five runs including a home run by Joseph Lassiter, senior outfielder.

 

Wesleyan did not let up racking up more runs in the second and third innings, burying the Mustangs with a score of 9-2.

 

Although the Mustangs got two more runs, the Rams finished the game 13-4.

 

Alex Padilla, junior catcher, said Friday was a struggle for the Rams; but they came back strong Saturday.

 

“Saturday, after a long talk, we played baseball the way we know we can,” Padilla said. “We hit, pitched, and played good defense.”

 

The Rams played their last game of the weekend against Dallas Christian College and took a lead early, scoring two runs in the first inning.

 

The Rams kept their defense strong and by the third inning, the Rams led 7-0.

 

DCC only got one run the whole game in the sixth inning.

 

However, the Rams also only scored one run and the final score remained 8-1.

 

Padilla said the team motivated each other every inning and stayed involved through both games.

 

Derek Vaughn, junior pitcher, said the team showed themselves what they can accomplish when energy is brought to the park.

 

“We played like we always knew we were capable of, and I think it opened a lot of people’s eyes on our team,” Vaughn said.

 

The Rams will play again at 4 p.m., Mar. 2, against Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas.