SAN ANTONIO (May 3, 2016) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) baseball team will leave Wednesday morning to participate in the 2016 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Championship Tournament May 6-8. This is the Saints' second trip since their inaugural season last year. It is also Head Coach Freddy Rodriguez's eighth trip to the conference tournament -- two with OLLU and six with Texas College. Rodriguez, whose career wins as a head coach is 199, is looking for his 200 career win this weekend.
This year, the Saints (18-14/28-26) will be the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Jarvis Christian College (20-12/25-27) at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6. The tournament is being hosted by LSU-Shreveport at the university's Pilot Field in Shreveport, La. Its format is a five-team, double elimination bracket, with seedings based on regular season conference records.
The tournament will be broadcast on radio here.
The Saints hosted Jarvis on April 8-9 and won one of four games. In the teams' first doubleheader, the Saints lost 1-7 and 1-4. The Saints lost the first game of the second doubleheader 4-5 and won the last game 9-5. The Bulldogs recorded 29 hits, including five doubles and three triples in the series. The Saints had 22 hits, five doubles and two triples. On the Bulldogs' roster is Javion Randle, who has the NAIA's best batting average (.476), and he is second in hits per game (1.692) and third in total hits (88) in the NAIA. Conference leaders for OLLU include Tyler Davis (SR/Weatherford, Texas) in assists with 134, John Garcia (SO/Victoria, Texas) in batters struck out per game with 10.29, Jordan Hackett (SO/San Antonio, Texas) in total batters struck out with 90 and wins with eight and Jesus Ramirez (FR/Quitman, Texas) in saves with six.
In the tournament's second game, No. 2 University of Houston-Victoria will play No. 3 LSU-Shreveport at 3 p.m. No. 1 LSU-Alexandria will play the winner of the first game at 6:30 p.m. to close out the first day of the tournament.
On May 7, in the tournament's fourth game, the loser of the first game will play the loser of the second game at 11 a.m. At 3 p.m., the winner of the second game will play the winner of the third game at 3 p.m. The loser of the third game will play the winner of the fourth game at 6:30 p.m.
The winner of game six will play the loser of the fifth game at 2:30 p.m. on May 8. The championship game will follow at 6 p.m. If necessary, a second championship game will take place on Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.