Baseball downs Texas College
The baseball team defeated Texas College (TC) in a pair of games on Feb. 24. The Steers forfeited the third game that was scheduled to be played on Feb. 25. The Saints are now 11-8 overall and 5-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC).
Head Coach Matt Piker said, “Today was perfect for getting a lot of players some opportunities and other players back into a rhythm. We are excited to get home and get back to work.”
OLLU scored 15 runs in the first game of the series. Four players had multiple hits and Jackson Kalisky smacked two home runs. Kalisky and Caimyn Holiday both finished with four RBIs. The Saints pitching limited the Steers to two runs while striking out 12. Starter Joshua Mendez picked up the win after going two innings with two earned runs and striking out three. Devin Benavides and Dominique Boggs pitched in relief and didn’t allow a run. OLLU scored in every inning besides the fourth and fifth frames.
The Saints cruised to a 33-0 win in the second game. They totaled 16 hits and three home runs, including a grand slam by Kalisky. Kalisky finished with seven RBIs after going 3-for-4 at the plate. Tyler Vivier, Vincent Banda, Holiday, Alejandro Ybarra, Diego Zuniga, Christian Martinez and Jimmy Valle also had multiple RBIs. The Saints pitching was solid yet again. Alec Martinez picked up the win and the Saints used four pitchers in relief. The relief pitchers totaled nine strikeouts. The Saints scored 14 runs in the fourth inning alone.
The Saints host LSU-Shreveport in a three-game series starting on Friday.