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SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 After being out for the season, star pitcher Erika Cortez returned to the softball field. Cortez, a criminal justice major with a minor in kinesiology, experienced a respiratory condition that made her unable to play. “I’m happy to be able to play back on the field,” Cortez said. “Not being part of the game has been hard.” TAMIU softball coach Scott Libby said, “[This season] it’s been a little bit challenging just for the fact that a player of ours last year was so valuable to us as a pitcher.” David Garcia | Bridge FileTAMIU junior pitcher Erika Cortez warms up before taking the field in this Spring 2021 file photo. During the last week of April, Cortez...
SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 With 13 years at TAMIU, softball coach Scott Libby continues to create an influence on his players and the field. Before Libby became the Texas A&M International University coach, he worked at William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio as an English teacher and softball coach. Courtesy TAMIU Sports InformationCoach Scott Libby, TAMIU softball When Libby began working at TAMIU in 2008, the softball team was fairly new to the University. Over the past few years, Libby guided the softball team and learned from those challenges. During his first season in 2009, he underwent an easy transition since he was familiar with the players. However, com...
SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend

SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 Dustdevils softball won all five games, leaving sun-kissed and nothing behind. Texas A&M International University faced a long weekend March 25-27 at the Dustdevils Softball Field with the first three games against Western New Mexico and the last two games against University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Dustdevils dominated the field. With tunnel vision for a successful weekend, the Dustdevils had the final scores, respectively: 8-3, 5-3, 9-1, 5-2 and 8-4. David Gomez Jr. | Bridge FileTAMIU sophomore pitcher Victoria Gonzalez (7) gets congratulated at the end of an inning in this file photo taken on March 11 at the Dustdevils Softball Field. Several overall w...
SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice

SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Thursday, March 24, 2022 Oklahoma Christian University defeated TAMIU in a back-to-back season opener on March 11 at the Dustdevils Softball Field. They went on to lose the first of two games with a score of 12-3, and the second with a score of 13-4. The Eagles made a statement after the first game–they were there to compete. Yet, they weren’t the only ones being cold to the Dustdevils. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeTAMIU junior catcher Briana Arrendondo snags the ball during a throw to the plate on Friday, March 11, at the Dustdevils Softball Field. Fans in attendance, and both softball teams, were met with a weather change during the top of first inning. The temperature dropped by...
National Girls and Women in Sports Day reaches TAMIU
Features, On Campus, Softball, Sports, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer

National Girls and Women in Sports Day reaches TAMIU

National Girls and Women in Sports Day reaches TAMIU Elis Regina Reyes-SanchezBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, Feb. 12, 2022 As National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates its 36th anniversary, female athletes organized a meet-and-greet to celebrate at TAMIU. On Friday, Feb. 4, senior business administration major Glenys Maldonado, also a Texas A&M International University volleyball outside hitter and defensive specialist, organized the noon event in TAMIU's Breezeway. Due to inclement weather, the location was changed from the Breezeway to the Student Center Rotunda. Maldonado created the event in hope of getting female athletes more recognition from their classmates. David Peralta | BridgeNational Girls and Women in Sports Day promotes women's athletic...
Young student athletes learn to grow
Softball, Sports, Volleyball, Women's Basketball

Young student athletes learn to grow

Young student athletes learn to grow By Marlene GonzalezBridge contributing writerPublished Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Becoming an adult is part of life for everyone, but each person switches to adulthood differently. Some are surrounded by family and others learn on their own. “I moved out at 18 years old and was homesick for a while,” Texas A&M International University freshman basketball forward Ally Winnen said. “I missed my family, my twin sister and my pets back home.” Originally from Westlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Winnen always knew basketball would give her the opportunity to study away from home after graduating high school. In 2020, she was named Second Team All-State and All-District, as well as 2020 Regional Player of the Year and Lorain County Ms. Basketba...
Making Dustdevil history
Features, On Campus, Softball, Sports

Making Dustdevil history

Making Dustdevil history By Jhoanna AngelesBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, April 9, 2021 After pitching a perfect game, one Dustdevils softball pitcher was named Wilson/NFCA National Pitcher of the Week. Sophomore Erika Cortez went on the field with the intention to help her team win the game against West Texas’ Lady Buffs. In that, she succeeded perfectly and made Texas A&M International University athletics history. “I was just trying to take it inning-by-inning, and go in there calmly,” Cortez said. “I wasn't trying to overpower myself. I was just trying to get my team ahead so we [could] score and win this game and I just took it inning-by-inning.” David Garcia | BridgeTAMIU pitcher Erika Cortez warms up before taking the field recently. She said she left ev...
Sports games a no go; TAMIU athletics continue
Baseball, Men's Golf, Softball, Sports

Sports games a no go; TAMIU athletics continue

Sports games a no go; TAMIU athletics continue By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, April 27, 2020 Dustdevils athletics ceased games and practices due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that is not stopping the department from continuing to recruit, train and be ready to play at any moment.  With Texas A&M International University on lock down, spring sports programs such as golf, baseball and softball were cancelled for the remainder of the semester. That speed bump did not completely stop the work the Athletics Department continues to do on a daily basis. “With the majority of our staff and coaches working from home, our coaches are spending most of their time recruiting over the phone and evaluating video of potential recruits,” Athletics Director Griz ...
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