|LSU Alexandria (19-25)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Our Lady of the Lake (43-9)||0||2||0||0||2||4||8||11||0|
|San Antonio, Texas OLLU Softball Field|
|LSU Alexandria||Pitching||Our Lady of the Lake|
|LSU Alexandria||Indv. Stats||Our Lady of the Lake|
|None||Home Runs||#8 J. Moreno|
SAN ANTONIO (May 7, 2022) – After four innings, the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) had a comfortable 4-0 lead over LSU-Alexandria (LSUA) and two innings later, the Saints scored four more runs to end the game early. The Saints improve to 43-9 and will advance to the semifinal game of the 2022 Red River Athletic Conference Softball Championships on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. LSUA moved on to face Texas A&M University-San Antonio in the 10th game of the tournament. The Generals lost 3-4 to end their season.
Ciera Martinez (SR/San Antonio, Texas) started in the circle for the Saints, and she pitched 5.1 innings and struck out three while allowing four hits to earn the win. Cassandra Valdez (JR/Brownsville, Texas) came in to face two batters to end the game.
The Saints added two runs in the second inning. Caitlin Terrazas (SR/Atascosa, Texas) started the short rally after she singled to the outfield. Julissa Moreno (JR/Austin, Texas) hit her second home run of the season to also score Terrazas and the Saints took the 2-0 lead.
OLLU added two more runs in the fifth inning. Madison Nunn (SR/Cibolo, Texas) singled and a ground out to the catcher moved Katelyn Esparza (JR/San Antonio, Texas) and Nunn to third and second. Ariel Montgomery (SR/Castroville, Texas) came in to pitch hit, and her ground out scored Esparza. Nunn came home after a passed ball to give the Saints the 4-0 lead.
Moreno came in clutch again for the Saints after she doubled in the sixth inning to score Taylor Gage (FR/Katy, Texas). A hit to the left from Rebecca Duran (SR/Austin, Texas) scored Eneli Garza (SO/La Feria, Texas). A double from Nunn to send Duran home was followed by another double from Kayla Dreese (SR/San Antonio, Texas) to score Nunn. The 8-0 score was enough to end the game early.
Nunn led the Saints after going 2-for-4, adding two runs and an RBI. Dreese went 2-for-3 and added an RBI. Moreno also went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs.
The Saints will face No. 2 seed Texas A&M University – Texarkana on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Both teams are undefeated in the tournament.