SAINTS HONOR SENIORS DURING 3-1 CONFERENCE SERIES WIN OVER TEXARKANA
OLLU baseball played a phenomenal doubleheader April10 and won the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) series against Texas A&M University – Texarkana (TAMUT) 3-1. The NAIA’s 21st ranked Saints outscored the Eagles 31-6 today with 18-6 and 13-0 wins after dropping the first game on Friday 1-8 and winning the second, 6-5.
In between the first and second games on Saturday, the university honored four-year seniors Ryan Chapa (JR/Corpus Christi, Texas), Robert Lopez (SR/San Antonio, Texas), Jacob Mitchell (JR/Harker Heights, Texas ), Andrew Ogletree (JR/Mission, Texas) and Triston Scherer (JR/Crosby, Texas), plus five-year seniors Joey Baker (SR/Victoria, Texas), Jose Diaz (SR/Pinar del Rio, Cuba), Matt Mihalov (SR/Conroe, Texas) and Xavier Solis (SR/Victoria, Texas).
Head Coach Bryan Aughney commented, “After a slow start, we really got things rolling. We didn’t play our best baseball on Friday but found a way to get the split on day one. I thought Alec (Alec Martinez) and Trey (Jose Ramirez III) gave us great stats on the mound, and that was key for us as it kept our pen intact heading into Saturday. We challenged the guys heading into Saturday as we’re in the hunt for a championship, and they responded with championship play. We clicked on all cylinders on Saturday. It was good to see.
“I can’t say enough about our senior class. I’ve been with these guys for four years, and they have done all that we have asked. Their hard work, dedication and sacrifice have led us to where we are now. I’m proud of the work they have put in and even more proud as all are either on pace to graduate or already have. And that is what it is all about.”