“The girls are playing hard every pitch, but the softball gods just aren’t smiling on us at this time. There is no quit in us, and we will continue to play hard,” said head coach Frank Moron.
In Friday’s action, the Cougars lost the opener to the Chaparrals 7-1.CBC scored in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead but the home team tied the contest in the home half and then scored three runs in the second to take control. Single runs in each of the next three frames put the game away for the Alvin ladies. The Cougars were held to two hits with Alyssa Smith and Samantha Cantu getting the base knocks. Smith was credited with the lone CBC RBI.
A late Cougar rally almost tied the second game of the day, but the Chaparrals hung on for a 6-4 victory.
Alvin led 6-0 heading into the top of the sixth. The Cougars scored one in the sixth and then rallied for three more runs in the seventh before Alvin could get the third and final out of the contest.
Brianna Sandoval and Cantu each had two hits for the Cougars in the loss.
On Saturday, the Cougars were in Galveston to tangle with the Whitecaps. The first game of the day was a blowout as the Whitecaps captured an easy 16-0 five-inning victory.
J.J. Hernandez (2), Danielle Doria and Smith had hits for the Cougars in that contest.
The nightcap on Saturday was not much more competitive as the home team scored a 9-1 victory over the CBC women in six innings.
Galveston plated one run in the second, but the CBC women tied the game with a run in the top of the third. The Whitecaps started to churn in the fourth with two runs crossing the plate. Three Galveston runners came home in each of the next two innings to put the game away at 9-1.
The Cougars got just one hit in the game as Cantu belted a solo home run for their third inning run.
The CBC team will have a doubleheader on Thursday at the University of Texas at Tyler. The Cougars won’t be back at home until April 12 when they entertain Lamar State College in a doubleheader that begins with the first pitch in game one at 2 p.m. at the field in Veterans Memorial Park.