The Texas Wesleyan baseball team played three games against Southwestern Assemblies of God University March 2-3, sweeping all three games 21-3, 9-1 and 6-2.
The first game on Friday was a high scoring game with the Rams winning the game 21-3 over the Lions.
Dillon Wilson, senior pitcher, said over the weekend the Rams played very well.
“I feel overall the games went really well,” Wilson said. “We just need to keep pushing ourselves to get better, and just keep taking it one game at a time.”
Derek Vaughn, junior redshirt pitcher, said it feels great to be on the other end of the sweep.
“We definitely worked on the areas we lacked during the Brownsville series, and the hard work showed in our series this weekend,” Vaughn said.
The next day, the first game started early with the Rams getting a run in the first inning. In the second inning, the Rams scored off a walk and an error, scoring four more runs to take the lead 4-0.
The Lions scored one run in the fifth inning but the Rams added to the score with two, bringing the score to 6-1.
Joseph Lassiter, senior second baseman and outfielder, hit a single along with Jordan Fuller, junior outfielder, to give the Rams two more runs and an 8-1 lead. The Rams won the game 9-1.
Alex Padilla, junior catcher, said the Rams have been swinging the bat really well, but there are still things to be improved.
“We are still making mental mistakes in pitching, and defensively got to make the routine plays, but other than that we took care of business,” Padilla said.
Padilla said practice is the way to make these improvements.
“The more reps we take, the better we will be, and the game is mostly mental, so if we tell ourselves to do it, it will get done,” Padilla said.
The last game of the weekend started off with a run for the Rams by Stephen Niedwiecki, senior first baseman.
In the second inning, the Lions earned one run, tying the score 1-1 but not for long, because the Rams came back scoring three more to take the lead 4-1.
In the fifth inning, Brian White, junior catcher, hit a double scoring another run 5-1. Although the Lions scored one more run, it was not enough to beat the Rams who won the game 6-2.
The Rams are 6-3 in conference. Wilson said the Rams just need to remain focused on the future.
“We just need to focus on what is ahead of us and not look back on our losses,” Wilson said. “I feel that we will be successful in the end and be right where we want to be when our conference tournament starts.”
The Rams will return at 2:30 p.m., March 7 against University of Dallas at La Grave Field in Fort Worth.
Emma Fradette; firstname.lastname@example.org