SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2012) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) softball team came back in the seventh inning to beat the University of Houston at Victoria (UHV) 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Jaguars went on a hitting frenzy in the second game to defeat the Saints 10-2.
The nonconference games put the Saints at 18-14, while the Jaguars improved to 26-6.
Kailyn Marie Miller put the Saints on the score board first when she hit a home run in the second inning. The game remained at 1-0 through the sixth inning when Marley Moehrig hit her own home run to tie the score at 1-1.
With the threat of going into extra innings, the Saints began a rally in the seventh inning after Ruby Ximenez reached base on a hit to right field. A single to the opposite side of the field from Ashley Elizalde got her on base. Sera Quiroga (pictured at right), who entered the game in the sixth inning in relief of starting pitcher Miller, connected on a hit to right field to score the game-winning run.
The Saints closed out the first game with Miller allowing five hits and one run, while striking out two and walking one. Quiroga allowed two hits, while striking out one and walking one.
The Saints finished with nine hits with Kimberlee Briseno and Miller leading the way with each going 2 for 3.
The Jaguars tallied three runs in the first inning of the second game on runs scored by Porshia Ramos, Brittany Arrendondo and Kelly King.
A double from Ximenez in the second inning failed to garner a run for the Saints, and the Jaguars came back to begin the third inning with five quick runs to lead 8-0.
The Saints finally were able to get a run in the fifth inning after Meagan Potts scored on a fielder's choice hit from Brittany Stone. UHV scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, and the Saints added one more run to close out the game with the 2-10 loss.
UHV connected on 15 hits, while the Saints got five. Starting Saints pitcher Ximenez allowed five of those hits and six runs while striking out one and walking three. Reliever Shelby Blanar allowed five hits on two runs, while walking two and striking out three. Closer Quiroga allowed five hits and two runs while walking one.
he Saints continued their conference schedule on Saturday when they will face Texas College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.