PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS (March 14, 2013) -- Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was shut out 0-8 by Prairie View A&M University (PVAM) in the first game and came back to blank the Lady Panthers 6-0 to close out the doubleheader on March 14.
The Saints are now 18-6 overall and remain undefeated in the Red River Athletic Conference with a 9-0 record. The NCAA DI school is now 5-5 overall.
After a quick top of the first, the Lady Panthers came to the plate to close out the inning with a home run from Tiffany Robertson. The Saints kept them scoreless through the fourth inning when a double from Olivia Pace scored Alisa Navarro and a hit from Peyton Simms scored Lexus Walker to give PVAM the 3-0 lead. The fifth inning featured four runs for the Lady Panthers, and they added one more in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game with the 8-0 win.
The Saints were relegated to two hits in the game – one by Brittany Stone and the other by Nadine Idrogo – while pitcher Cally Falls struck out eight and walked two. Maegan Ramirez pitched a little more than four innings, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, while striking out one and walking three. In relief, Shelby Blanar allowed one run and three hits, while striking one and walking one.
In game two, Idrogo tossed a complete-game shut-out allowing seven hits, while striking out three. She moves to 12-0, good enough to lead the conference.
The game started with the Saints scoring two runs. A walk from Idrogo gave Amanda Hinojosa the opportunity to score. A double from Kailyn Miller scored Ryler Moreno to give the Saints the 2-0 lead.
The game remained scoreless through the fifth inning when a double from Idrogo drove in Nancy Perez. A sacrifice fly out from Ashley Perez brought Idrogo in to give the Saints the 4-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, a sacrifice fly from Moreno scored Stone, and a hit from Idrogo scored Hinojosa.
After seven innings, the Saints won 6-0. Hinojosa led the team in hits with three and Idrogo led in RBIs with three.
The Saints will return to the OLLU Softball Field on Thursday with a doubleheader against Friends University from Wichita, Kan., at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Prior to the game, the University will sponsor a tailgate party featuring free food and Saints goodies while they last.
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