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The OLLU Saints baseball team swept the three-game series against Texas College over the weekend. The Saints won 10-2 in nine innings, 2-1 in seven innings and 10-5 in nine innings in the series finale. OLLU improves to 15-10 overall and 5-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Steers drop to 11-15 overall and 1-5 in conference. Read full story online.
The OLLU women’s basketball fell to LSU-Shreveport, 86-76, in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. The loss snaps the Saints 14 game winning streak, which began after LSUS defeated the Saints in January. OLLU is 26-6 on the season and the Pilots are 23-7. Head Coach Stacy Stephens commented, “Hats off to LSU-Shreveport, they played hard the entire game and made plays and free throws when it counted. I think our players will use this game to grow and remember how we got to where we are and what we need to work on going forward. I believe we can use this loss to continue to get better and prepare for our next opportunity to step on the court and play as a team.” Read full story
Baseball team took 2-of-3 games against University of the Southwest during the first Red River Athletic Conference series of the season last weekend. The Saints won the first two games 8-7 in 10 innings and 6-0. OLLU lost the series finale 13-7. The Saints move to 12-10 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Saints will host Texas College this upcoming Friday and Saturday.
The men’s basketball team beat Huston-Tillotson University 86-81 to conclude the season on Saturday. The Saints finish 10-18 overall and 6-12 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Before the game, seniors Jared Embry and Michael Saladin were honored.
The women’s basketball defeated Huston-Tillotson University 126-66 on Saturday. No. 12-ranked OLLU finishes the regular season 25-5 overall and 17-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints are the No. 1 seed heading into the RRAC tournament starting on March 5. With the victory the Saints have won 13 straight games. After the game, the Saints honored seniors Irma Jean Ealy, Jamia Miller, Kasey Saldana and Lena Wilson.
The softball team swept the University of the Southwest in the first Red River Athletic Conference series of the season. The Saints won all three games in five innings. OLLU won the first game 13-4, the second game 9-1 and the series finale 9-0. The Saints are 9-12 overall and 3-0 in the RRAC. Southwest falls to 1-17 overall and 0-3 in conference play. The team will be on the road in Oklahoma this week for a nonconference tournament.
The OLLU women’s basketball team defeated Wiley College, 122-86, to win the Red River Athletic Conference regular season championship before a OLLU Homecoming crowd today at Mabee Gymnasium. The Saints improve to 24-5 overall and 16-1 in conference. The Wildcats fall to 11-12 overall and 9-7 in conference.
OLLU women’s coach Stacy Stephens said cutting down the nets was special. “It was fun,” she said. “As a head coach I never got to do that. I got to do that as a player. I got to do it as an assistant coach. It was the first time as a head coach and it was a very special moment.” Read full story.
The OLLU baseball team faced Midland University in a four-game series on Friday and Saturday. The Saints won the series 3-1 and move to 10-9 on the season. Midland is now 2-9 this season. The doubleheaders were seven innings for the first game and nine innings for the second game.
Head Coach Bryan Aughney said, “It was good to win the series 3-1 before we begin conference play next weekend. We pitched great all weekend and I was pleased with that. In the games that we won we managed to manufacture some runs and do enough to win.” Read full story.
The OLLU indoor track and field team participated in the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier this weekend. During the meet, Miki Romain (SR/Austin, Texas) qualified for her third NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 60m hurdles.
Head Coach Stephen Sherman said, “The group that we took to this meet was a sprints and jumps crew, which was comprised of those who had a good chance to set significant school records and or had a good chance at qualifying for the NAIA indoor meet. With that being said, we came away with one NAIA meet qualifier (Miki Romain), two near misses for NAIA meet qualification (Andrea Culliver in the triple jump and the women’s 4×4) and four school records (men’s 60m and 60m hurdles and women’s 4×4 and triple jump). I was very impressed with our showing, to say the least.” Read full story.