Baseball sweeps four-game series against Jarvis Christian College
The baseball team swept Jarvis Christian College (JCC) in a four-game series over the weekend. The Saints improve to 16-9 overall and start Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play at 4-0.
Head Coach Bryan Aughney said, “This was a great way to start conference play and great to get a sweep on the road. Great effort by our pitching staff allowing only four runs in four games. Our hitters did a nice job of staying disciplined at the plate.”
The Saints trail the all-time series against JCC 6-13.
The Saints scored plenty of runs in game one. They tallied three in the first inning and four in the second inning and eventually won 12-1. Three players had a multi-hit game and the Saints tallied 13 total hits. Jose Diaz (SR/Pinar del Rio, Cuba) drove in four RBIs and Noah Rodriguez (SO/Victoria, Texas) batted 3-for-5. Alec Martinez (JR/Corpus Christi, Texas) pitched five innings and allowed one run on two strikeouts. He earned the win and Devin Molina (JR/San Antonio, Texas) and Hamilkar Medina (JR/Carolina, Puerto Rico) also made appearances on the mound.
The second game of the series was more competitive. Jarvis took an early lead in the first inning before the Saints scored three in the top of the second inning. The Saints also scored one run in the third inning for a 4-1 victory. OLLU tallied six hits and Jose Ramirez III (JR/Donna, Texas) picked up the win. Diaz grabbed the save and the Saints finished Friday with a 2-0 series lead.
Ram Maldonado (JR/McAllen, Texas) pitched a spectacular complete game allowing four hits and no earned runs. The Saints scored nine runs in route to a 9-0 victory. Eight different players tallied a hit and the Saints stole three bases. Robert Lopez (SR/San Antonio, Texas) drove in two runs and the Saints didn’t commit an error.
The Saints finished the series with 15 runs. They scored nine runs in the top of the third in a 15-2 win. OLLU recorded 14 hits and 12 walks. Four Saints pitchers combined for nine strikeouts and two earned runs. 10 players scored at least one run and the Saints completed the four-game series sweep.
The Saints host No. 6-ranked LSU-Shreveport for a four-game series starting on March 26 at 4 p.m.