By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information
The Lady Cardinals had the brooms out Monday afternoon at Cain Park, sweeping Angelina in non-conference doubleheader action. Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad won both games by a 7-3 score.
Erica Jordan had a huge day for the Lady Cardinals. In the two games, she went 4-for-5 with a pair of three-run home runs, a double and eight RBI.
In Game 1, Jordan was 3-for-3. Tessa Thomas was 1-for-2.
Kayla Cosby was the winning pitcher, scattering six hits.
Joining Jordan with multiple hits in the second game were Melissa Billingsley (2-for-3), Chantelle Whitehead (2-for-3), Alex el Cassabgui (2-for-3) and Thomas (2-for-3). Whitehead and Thomas each had a pair of doubles and Billingsley had a triple.
Melissa Boland had a hit and drove in a run.
Kim Leschber picked up the win on the mound.
The sweep improved the Lady Cardinals to 21-14 overall. They are 3-3 in non-conference play.
The Lady Cardinals, who have now won four straight, take to the road Thursday for a non-conference doubleheader against San Jacinto. Their next home doubleheader is scheduled Saturday, April 6 against Kilgore at 1 and 3 p.m.
The Cardinals kicked off their spring football workouts Monday and will continue through April.
Workouts are scheduled four days a week for five weeks, including some Saturday practices at Bruce Field in April. Afternoon workouts at the practice field begin around 3:15 p.m. each day and the public is invited to attend.
Plans for a college/community celebration of the Lady Cardinals’ seventh NJCAA championship are being finalized.
Stay tuned for the announcement when #CELEBRATING7 is scheduled.
The Lady Cardinal basketball team would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the Cardinal Cheerleaders and the Cardinal Regiment Pep Band for their support all season, including at the national tournament. You are the best at what you do!
With those two outstanding groups, along with the Lady Cardinal fans attending the national tournament, it felt like home games at the Bicentennial Center. Also, the Lady Cardinals are appreciative to all the fans back home watching the games online and wearing red.
Championships are a team effort – a total team effort. Thank you for being a part of it.