PHOTO | Tara Espinoza
The Golden Suns’ softball team began their season on Feb. 3 at the UT-Tyler Winter Classic. They played six games and brought home three wins to put them at 3-3 overall for the start of the season.
The Golden Suns started strong with a 5-0 win against Texas A&M International. The game was off to a slow start, with neither team scoring in the first inning, but Tech put a run on the board in the second inning, followed by an active third inning. The Golden Suns scored three runs in the inning to put them at a 4-point lead. Texas A&M International couldn’t fight Tech’s defense, and neither team scored again until the sixth and final inning.
Tech continued its win streak against Angelo State with a 7-3 victory. The Golden Suns were first to score in the third inning with two runs and had an active fifth inning with four runs. Angelo State attempted to make a comeback in the final three innings but could not catch up.
The Golden Suns ended their win streak to St. Mary’s with a 1-5 loss but came back with a 3-0 win against Oklahoma Christian.
Tech struggled the final two games after first taking a close 0-1 loss to St. Edwards. St. Edwards managed one run in the third inning, but both teams would remain quiet for the rest of the game. The final game ended in a 0-8 loss against UT-Tyler. UT-Tyler was quick to get runs on the board while the Golden Suns struggled to score.
Following the first few games of the season, Brook Prewitt, a senior from Cleburne. Texas leads the team with a .462 batting average and with six hits. Makenzie Addis, a sixth-year from Tulsa, Oklahoma, leads the team in home runs and RBIs.
The Golden Suns have a long season ahead of them and will compete on Feb.10 against Washburn at Bentonville.