The Coyotes, a long established softball program that consistently produces Division I recruits, captured the first game, 9-1. The CBC women had several opportunities but the timely hits escaped them. Cougar third baseman Sabrina Gonzalez went 2-3 at the plate with a couple of doubles. Right fielder Brianna Brunner also had two hits in three trips to the plate. Noemi Trevino, center field, and catcher Maria Lopez also hit safely in the game. Kelsey Runk took the loss as the Lady Cougars’ pitcher.
The second contest in the twinbill was similar. The Coyotes hit well and seemed to make the defensive play when they needed it to stop several Cougar rallies.
The visitors captured the second game, 7-1, with Audrey Benavidez absorbing the loss in the circle for the hosts.
Gonzalez continued her hot streak at the plate with another 2-3 outing. She also showed some power as she smashed a home run against a brisk incoming breeze. Trevino and second baseman Kim Maldonado also had base knocks in the nightcap.
“This has been a tough part of our schedule, The ladies have already played more games than they’re used to, especially our freshmen,” said CBC coach Esteven Vasquez.
“And, we’ve had a few injuries and a lot of bumps and bruises. The team is still competing and still playing pretty good softball.”
The Lady Cougars have their final home stand on April 8-9. Alvin Community College is in on Friday for two games slated for noon and 2 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader is set for the same times with the opponent being the Galveston College women.