El Paso Community College (EPCC) opens both baseball and softball seasons this Friday, January 26th.
The baseball team begins their season at home with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m. against Scottsdale Community College on January 26th. The Tejanos are led by Interim Head Coach, Cesar Romero and Assistant Coach, Alan Droke.
The softball team begins their season on the road in Henderson, Nevada at the College of Southern Nevada Kickoff Classics on January 26th. Their first home game is February 17th against Cisco Community College.
The Tejanas’ head coach is Kathryn Gutierrez who is in her 9th season and is assisted by Coach Eileen Loy.
The men’s Tejanos baseball team is in their 23rd season and the women’s Tejanas softball team is in their 22nd season. Both are members of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the teams play their home games at the EPCC Valle Verde campus located at 919 Hunter.
EPCC engages students through both academics and athletics. “You cannot replace your education,” said Coach Romero. “Your athletic career can end on one play, but your degree is untouchable.”
In 2016-17, all six EPCC Athletic Teams finished with a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) or better for the second year in a row.
“Our athletes are students first, we strive for academic success,” said Coach Gutierrez. “The structure of athletics helps students be successful in school and in life. “
The season schedule for both teams can be found at www.epcc.edu/athletics.
Tickets for the games can be purchased at the box office and are $5.00 for ages 18-59 and $3.00 for those under 18 and 60 and over. EPCC students, faculty and staff with a valid ID are free.