The Texas Wesleyan’s softball team traveled to Conway, Arkansas to play in the Central Baptist Tournament. The Lady Rams played against Oklahoma City University, Williams Baptist University, and Central Baptist University. The Lady Rams lost the three games 1-9, 3-4, and 4-11.
In the first game against OCU, the Lady Rams started off with a home run from Alexis Beltran, junior pitcher, giving the ladies a 1-0 lead. The Lady Rams did not have the lead for very long because the Lady Stars took a 3-1 lead by the fourth inning. The Lady Stars then hit a seven-run inning in the fifth to take the 1-9 win.
In the second game against Williams Baptist University, the Lady Rams fell behind with a 1-3 deficit early in the game. Beltran gained another run for Wesleyan in fourth inning and the score changed to 2-3. The game stayed intense with another run from Kendall Kizer, sophomore second basemen, tying the score 3-3. However, the Lady Rams gave up one run to William Baptist, final score 3-4.
The last game of the tournament was played against Central Baptist University, Kizer took the lead for the Lady Rams with a 1-0 run. The Lady Mustangs fired back with a six-run second inning that put Wesleyan down 1-6. Throughout the rest of the game the Lady Mustangs continued their “hot bat” and put up five more runs on the scoreboard, 11-1. Cheyenne Brown, senior pitcher, did smash a three run homer to give the Lady Rams an extra three runs but it was not enough.
Raven Moreno, senior utility player and exercise science major, said the weekend had great competition and it was good challenge for the team.
“Those girls were really good and are nationally ranked,” Moreno said. “It let us know see where we stand and showed us what we need to work on when we are in a losing situation.”
Moreno said even though they did not win any games, it let them know they can still perform with these teams.
“We can hang with the bigger teams, we just have to stay composed and consistent,” Moreno said.
The Lady Rams will slide into their next game against Texas College on Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be the start of conference play.