The Javelina Softball team past weekend in San Angelo, Texas, where they would fall to the Rambelles in all three games of their opening series.
Game one was a less than stellar opening stanza for the Hoggies, when a game that started in the Javs favor turned into a Rambelle scoring frenzy.
Lauren Oatman had a hit up the pipe and Haley Boyett walked to put two baserunners on the damond in the top of the third.
Facing a one-two count, Victoria Schoonard-Saborio swung for the fences and raked in the seasons first homer for the Javelina’s as a whole, providing a comfortable early 3-0 lead.
However, in the bottom half of the inning, a leadoff homer from the Rambelle’s Kenedy Urbany got the offense motivated, and the Rambelles would cross the plate twice to inch closer to the Javelina lead.
One inning later, the Rambelles would get six across the plate with the help of a hard shot to center field that resulted in a grand slam for Karina Rocha, which gave Angelo State a comfortable 8-3 lead.
Other than a Roxy Chapa dinger to right, the Javelinas would not be able to produce more than two hits in the remainder of the contest.
The Belles would score three more runs, providing a final score of 11-4.
The following day, the double-header provided two solid contests, but the Javelinas would drop the remaining games in the series to No. 22 Angelo State.
Game one lacked offense from the Javelinas as the Rambelles shutout the Hoggies and scored early enroute to a 4-0 victory.
A short break, and a change of personnel later and the following contest was a thrill ride.
The Belles opened the game on a scoring frenzy as the already hot bats brought in four runs, leading to an early lead.
However, the Hoggies would fight back with the help of Rachel Longoria, who went yard for a grand slam to knot it up at the top of the fifth.
The following sequence went from a Boyett walk, a wild pitch, a Chapa single, to a Randa Hatter double that put the Hogs up 4-6.
The upset would be disrupted however, as the Rambelles were able to strike back in the form of three, and pulled off the victory with a final score of 7-6.
The Javelinas will be playing their first home series in Kingsville, on Friday, Feb. 24. First pitch at six o’clock.