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The Wharton County Junior College Pioneers are 5-5 so far this season, and will be playing against UH-Victoria on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Corbett Field.

A lot has happened since Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Wharton County Junior College Pioneers baseball coach Trey Porras, said the day after the Super Bowl, that was the was the last time the Pioneers suited up and played.

It was a 10-9 home victory against Baton Rouge on Feb. 8.

A follow up series against McLennan in Waco was switched to Wharton, but the team could not get out of the city on time due to icy weather, so the series was cancelled.

“We tried to flip it to our place (Feb. 12-14), but it wasn’t possible, and then the Sunday and Monday the deep freeze came through,” Porras said. 

He said conference officials announced no athletics events would be played through the end of the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 21.

“And to add another layer, we had to rearrange our schedule,” Porras said. “We should be in the second series of conference play, but now it’s set to begin March 6.”

Porras said first and foremost, the concern was for the health and safety of WCJC athletes.

“Everything has ground to a halt,” Porras said. “But, we had our first team practice Monday, and it was like the first day of the season. There was a lot of high energy and excitement out there. We had a very good practice.”

The Pioneers will be playing one home game against UH-Victoria on Thursday. Game is at 6 p.m. Visit www.wcjc.edu/Programs/athletics for a sports schedule.

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