Colegio’s female softball team, better known as “Las Juanas,” defeated the Tigers from the Interamerican University 4-3, last Monday February 18, at the UPRM park. The Janes have prevailed undefeated this season.
The 2012 softball champions started powerfully with the first run, made by Heidy Astor, the co-captain of the team. In the next entrance, the Tigers made two runs, after two outs, taking control of the game with a 2-1 score.
In the 6th entrance, with full bases, Janes rookie, Yazmin Torres tied the game. The opponents once again lead the game with a run from the 3rd base scoring 3-2. The Janes felt the pressure and headed for the next run tying the tremendous game 3-3. The moment of glory was felt when Yazmin Torres made the winning run defeating the Interamerican Tigers 4-3. The crowd were all smiles manifesting their excitement.
The second baseman rookie, Karla Cruz said that “The game was schedule for 1:00 p.m., but both of the teams were here since 11:00 a.m. to take the time to warm-up, bend-up and prepare ourselves to play. It was a great game! We came to a tie 3-3, but we refuse to lose and made the last run, winning 4-3. Still undefeated in the league. We are very happy!”
The game was a battle, both teams played with their individual skills. The Janes seems very enthusiastic to prevail champions of the LAI tournament this year. They have defeated all of their opponents taking down the universities all around the island, keeping a 7-0 record. “This season we defeated the UPR Arecibo, UPR Ponce, UPR Carolina and UPR Utuado. Also the University of Turabo, the Catholic University of Ponce and today the Tigers from the Intermerican University of Puerto Rico,” said Cruz. Colegio’s Janes will go back to work next week. The next games will be with the universities of UPR Humacao, UPR Río Piedras, UPR Aguadilla, UPR Bayamón, UPR Carolina and the Universidad Metropolitana.