The Industrial Cobras have a motto for the 2014 softball season: MITJ, or "Make it to June."
There were cheers and excitement when Mari Alarcon landed on first base safely in the fourth inning.
The tone was consistent throughout the first five innings of St. Joseph's first TAPPS 3-4A District game against San Antonio Christian on Thursday night.
Four softball teams from the Crossroads are ranked in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll for the week of March 3.
Pitcher Alex Holland was named the Association of Independent Institutions Conference's Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 17 to 23.
Coach Lindsey Ortiz didn't plan to keep her pitchers on the mound for the whole game during UHV's opening doubleheader Thursday against Texas Southern.
GOLIAD - Tears ran down the faces of Goliad players at the conclusion of Tuesday's Class 2A regional quarterfinal game against San Antonio Cole.
ALEXANDRIA, LA. - UHV softball ended its weekend in Louisiana strong after losing three straight games Friday and Saturday.
Before her team went to bat in the fifth inning against St. Joseph, Victoria East coach Bethany King huddled her players together outside their dugout.
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Bethany King believes Victoria East will have a different attitude for the 2014 season.
With a shirt caked in dirt and a cookie in hand, Shelby Smith had a smile on her face after UHV's two softball games Sunday at the Victoria Youth Sports Complex.
The UHV softball team is ranked No. 15 in the NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Preseason Poll.
Crossroads sports could be described as small but mighty.