SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 23, 2013) -- Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) shut out Schreiner University 8-0 and 7-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The wins move the Saints to 9-3 overall and 3-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Schreiner drops to 0-4 in NCAA Division III.
Kimberlee Briseno gets a runner out during the game.
Maegan Ramirez pitched a no-hitter in the first game on 14 batters faced. She struck out seven and walked one.
The Saints scored first in the bottom of the third inning when Ashley Perez scored. The Saints then scored four runs in the fourth inning. Ramirez hit a double to deep right center. Nancy Perez subbed in to run for Ramirez, and after Julie Ramos got a sacrifice fly, Perez scored. Megan Martinez hit a double, and a double from Briseno drove her in to score. A home run from Ashley Perez took the game to 5-0.
In the fifth inning, a hit from Ramirez gave Amanda Hinojosa the opportunity to score, and another double from Martinez, drove in Nadine Idrogo and Ramirez, and the game ended with the Saints' 8-0 win.
The second game had Idrogo on the mound. The Saints started with a three-run first inning. Ashley Perez reached first after being hit by the pitcher. Kailyn Miller and Hinojosa both reached base on singles, and Ashley Perez scored. An error drove in Miller and Hinojosa and the inning ended with the Saints' 3-0 lead.
Jessele Perez hits the ball.
The second inning also had three runs scored for the Saints. Ryler Moreno started the inning with a double. Kimberelee Briseno hit the Saints' first triple of the season, driving in Moreno. Ashley Perez hit a home run and the inning ended with the Saints' 6-0 lead.
Hinojosa got a home run in the third inning, and after a scoreless rest of the game, the Saints won 7-0.
Idrogo pitched six innings allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out seven. Reliever Shelby Blanar allowed one hit and one walk.
The Saints will host Southwestern University on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant