OLLU softball wins one of two against Trinity
Softball - Thu, Mar. 31, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (March 31, 2011) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University Saints won one of two softball games against the Trinity University Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. The nonconference double-header took place at the Trinity softball field in North Side San Antonio.
The low-scoring 1-0 and 0-3 games against the NCAA Division III university were quite a change for the Saints after winning three games against conference-opponent Texas College by a combined score of 32-1.
The Saints are now 16-14 overall and remain 9-3 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Trinity's record is 12-16 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Lead-off hitter Tiffany Stritz reached base on a grounder to left field to start off the first inning. Ariel Guevera made it to base on a bunt and clean-up hitter Hannah Godina slammed one out to centerfield for a triple RBI that drove in Stritz. The run was the only one in the game.
Also hitting for the Saints were third-baseman Alissa Huerta, first-baseman Brooke Hernandez and second-baseman Kimberlee Briseņo. Trinity's players had six hits.
Stritz earned her 10th win of the season on seven innings pitched wth four strikeouts and no walks.
The second game started out slow as both teams were scoreless for the first two innings. Trinity added a run to the board on a single from shortstop Brooke Sanchez that scored Karen MacPherson. In the fifth inning, Rachel Garrett and Megan Russell scored two more runs, and the game ended in a Trinity 3-0 win.
The Saints were relegated to just two hits in the game, one by Guevera and one by catcher Shelby Worrell. Pitcher Kailyn Miller gave up eight hits, while striking out two and walking five.
The Saints will continue conference play this weekend when they travel to New Mexico to play the University of the Southwest on Saturday and Sunday. The Saints are two games behind conference leader Northwood University, and Southwest is two games behind the Saints with a 7-5 conference record.