The Texas Wesleyan softball team plays in the annual Cowtown Classic tournament held at Gateway Park every year. This year the Lady Rams started off playing Feb. 15 and they played against Doane College, Graceland University, and Friends University. The Lady Rams won the first two games, 8-0, and 10-1 but lost the last game 5-2.
In the first game against Doane College, both teams were scoreless until the fourth inning. Cheyenne Brown, senior right handed pitcher, hit a ball to right center giving the Lady Rams a 1-0 lead. After that, Wesleyan started scoring plenty of runs. Ashely Seibel, junior second basemen, and Kendall Kizer, sophomore second basemen, are just two players that helped score runs for the Lady Rams. By the end of the game, the Lady Rams did not let Doane College score one run and took the game 8-0.
In the second game of the day against Graceland University, the Lady Rams started off great. Kizer hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning giving the Lady Rams an automatic 1-0 lead. The third and fourth innings were crucial for Wesleyan as Brown and Seibel helped get the team to a 4-0 lead. Kali Jester, junior utility player, hit a home run with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. The Yellow Jackets scored only one run the entire game and the Lady Rams finished it out 10-1.
In the third and final game of the day, the Lady Rams faced off against Friends University. Sara Sandercock, junior utility player, got an early start for the Lady Rams, hitting a home run in the first inning. The Lady Falcons answered right back and at the bottom of the first it was a tie game 1-1. The game was tied again in the fifth inning 2-2 but the Lady Falcons pulled off the win 5-2.
Raven Moreno, senior utility player, said the first day was good for the team.
“I thought the first game we played great,” Moreno said. “We roughed it out especially with the cold weather.”
The Lady Rams picked up play again Feb. 16, the last day of the Cowtown Classic. The Lady Rams played Doane College again, and won again 6-2. However, they played Mid America Nazarene and lost 16-2.
Amber Tucker, freshmen outfielder, made the first run for Wesleyan putting them on the board 1-0.By the third inning Seibel had earned another run for the team and the score was 2-0. Even though Doane College did score two runs for the game, it was not enough to fight back the Lady Rams. Wesleyan took the game 6-2.
In the second and last game of the tournament, the Lady Rams played Mid America Nazarene. In the first inning, the Lady Pioneers capitalized on four runs in the first inning putting the Lady Rams down 4-0. By the second inning the Lady Pioneers had five more runs gaining a bigger lead 9-0. The Lady Rams scored two runs in the fourth inning when Bailey Stokes, freshmen first basemen, hit single gaining two runs but it was not enough. The Lady Rams fell 16-2.
Moreno said the second day of the Cowtown Classic did not end how they planned.
“The second day started off strong but it did not end too well,” Moreno said. “It did give us a great opportunity to see what we can do as a team.”
The Lady Rams will slide back into action Feb. 22 in the Central Baptist Tournament in Conway, Arkansas. The first game will begin at 4 p.m. against Columbia College.