Coyote Softball to Take on Division 1 TSU as Part of Triple-header


Courtesy of Amanda Finwick/San Jacinto College Marketing, Public Relations and Government Affairs Department

Sophomore Brittany Woods takes the field at the South campus in May. The team was 41-24 in the 2015 season.

The San Jacinto College Coyotes softball team will play in a triple-header Sept. 27 against the Texas Southern University Lady Tigers and the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars, as part of the Fall Ball series.

According to longtime Head Softball Coach, Kelly Saenz, the series is integral to the development of the team. Both veterans and rookie players have the opportunity to showcase their talents as they prepare for the competitive spring season.

“Fall Ball games are a great way for me to see what I have on our team,” Saenz said. They not only offer a way to assess the physical condition of the athletes, they also provide a view of the mental strength of the team, she added. For new recruits straight out of high school, the games allow them to test their skills against college-level competition.

The Coyotes greet their competitors sporting a 2015 record of 41-24. Their spring campaign was highlighted by a return trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars arrive at San Jac toting a 2015 record of 27-17, while the Lady Tigers heighten the competitive element coming off back-to-back conference championship victories.

The Coyotes will play the Lady Tigers once and the Jaguars twice in a round-robin tournament.

A primary focus of the fall competitions, according to Saenz, is the application of skills in unique game circumstances. “I want to see how our team reacts in certain softball situations,” she said, “like when the bases are loaded, and you have two outs.”

The first pitch will be tossed out at 10 a.m. at the South campus softball field. There is no charge for admission and games are open to the public.