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“Coming off the big win over Banquete (in the Marlin Classic Tournament Saturday, Nov. 21), we didn’t play as well as we would have liked against Aransas Pass,” Cowen said. “I think that was due to fatigue. We had played five games in five days and had expended a great deal of energy, but the holiday has given us a chance to rest and heal any injuries.”
Cowen said she’s happy with the Lady Marlins’ season so far; the girls had put up an 8-0 record going into Tuesday’s game against Taft.
“I am very pleased with the way we are playing at this point in the season,” she said. “We have been in close ballgames and we have had big leads in other games. We have handled both situations well. It seems like our kids are becoming more and more comfortable in what we are trying to do, and as a result they are playing better every game. The Marlin Classic was a chance for our kids to shine and they did.”
The Lady Marlins head for Central Texas next, with the Granger Tournament beginning tonight, Thursday, Dec. 3. Granger is north of Taylor, northwest of Austin.
“I anticipate it should be good competition for us,” Cowen said. “Our travel tournaments give us a chance to play different people and different styles of play, and that always helps, especially when it comes to the playoffs.”