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Softball win ‘Inaugural San Antonio Highway 90 Classic’ after sweeping A&M San Antonio

Prior to the game, OLLU celebrated senior Jalin Oliva-St. Romain. Hear from her and watch highlights from her career. https://youtu.be/tFj79ZBv8zo

The softball team swept the home-and-home four-game series against the newest member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA). The Saints and Jaguars have established the inaugural “San Antonio Highway 90 Classic,” which will be a friendly rivalry between the universities. The team that wins at least three games of a four-game series wins the classic, and the losing athletic director will have to wear the winning team’s branded short for a day.

OLLU improves to 20-16 overall and 9-6 in the RRAC. The series sweep extends the Saints winning streak to seven games.

Head Coach Bruce Lenington commented, “It’s good to have another NAIA team in San Antonio. I think it is good for the sport and the city. Our pitching staff did a great job this weekend. The pitchers were very effective in the circle. Each of the wins this weekend had a different story; sometimes, we had to play small ball to win, and today we had a chance to hit a couple of home runs to help us. We are happy to get these victories and keep moving forward.”

History

The two programs met for the first time this weekend.

Game one

The first two games were played at A&M-SA. Game one was scoreless through seven innings and extra-innings ensued. Madison Nunn (JR/Cibolo, Texas) doubled to right-center field in the top of the tenth inning to score Kennah Kennedy (SR/Frost, Texas) and Joanna Gonzalez (JR/San Benito, Texas) to put the Saints ahead 2-0. Starting pitcher Ciera Martinez (SR/San Antonio, Texas) pitched the entire game and broke her single-game strikeout record with 16. She faced 32 batters and allowed only one hit. Nunn batted 3-for-5, and seven different Saints batters recorded at least one hit. The Saints held on to win 2-0, heading into game two.

Game two

Angela Ramirez (JR/Converse, Texas) followed Martinez’s performance on the mound with an impressive start in game two. She allowed five hits and one run in a complete game. The Saints took an early lead when Abigail Elizondo (FR/San Antonio, Texas) singled to score Gonzalez and Ariel Montgomery (JR/Castroville, Texas). The Saints held their 2-0 advantage into the sixth inning when they scored two more. Elizondo hit a sac fly to bring in Deandra Vera (SO/Uvalde, Texas) and Aileen Campos (SO/Robstown, Texas) singled to score Nunn. The Saints won 4-1, and three Saints batters had a multi-hit game.

Game three

The final two games of the series were played at OLLU. Martinez pitched her second game of the series in game three. She pitched another gem by striking out six batters in five scoreless innings. Ramirez took over for the final two innings and allowed one run on one hit. The Saints dominated in a 7-1 victory to officially win the series. Kaili Luna (FR/Converse, Texas) and Jennifer Estrada (JR/El Paso, Texas) went 2-for-3 at the plate. The Saints tallied three doubles and four stolen bases.  

Game four

The series finale counted toward the Saints’ overall win total but not the conference record. Starting pitcher, Kelly Anne Salinas (SO/Laredo, Texas) tied her single-game strikeout record with seven in a complete game. OLLU scored four runs in the third inning with RBIs from Romain, Nunn and Gonzalez. The Saints added another run in the fifth inning and won 5-1 to complete the series sweep.

Up next

The Saints host the University of Houston-Victoria in a three-game series starting on April 23 to conclude the regular season.

Softball downs St. Catherine in nonconference game


Women's Softball 3-27-15-2The softball team improved to 19-7 on the season after defeating St. Catherine University (SCU) 8-4 in nonconference action Sunday afternoon at the OLLU Softball Field. The result leaves the Wildcats at 10-2 for the season. Second baseman Larissa Gutierrez (SO/San Antonio, Texas) provided the spark for the Saints on offense with four RBIs including a three-run home run to left-center field in the fourth inning. OLLU will return to action on Tuesday, March 31, in a nonconference doubleheader against Schreiner University beginning at 2 p.m. Earlier in the year, the Saints defeated the Mountaineers 1-0 and 6-4 in a doubleheader in Kerrville, Texas. Read full article online.

OLLU softball announces the signings of nine student-athletes

chayanneThe softball team has announced the signings of nine student-athletes to its 2014-2015 squad. The women joining the team in August 2014 include: Jana Arenas from Sugarland, Texas; Cheyanne Carter from Hempstead, Texas; Kim Chaves from Sharyland, Texas; Taylor Doege from San Antonio; Lauren Elizabeth Garza from McAllen, Texas; Lesly Martinez from San Antonio; Samantha Perales from San Antonio; Amanda Sanchez from San Antonio; and Brooke Vasquez from Austin, Texas. The Saints finished the 2014 season with it best-ever overall record of 39-12-1 and 18-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints were crowned regular season and tournament champions and they qualified for the opening round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship for the first time in history. OLLU will play a few games in the fall of 2014 and will begin its official schedule in spring 2015. Go online for full story.

Brittany Stone named conference ‘Player of the Week,’ while Katrisha Arocha receives ‘Pitcher of the Week’ honors

Brittany-Kat3-21Brittany Stone was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for March 10-16, and OLLU’s Katrisha Arocha was the recipient of the RRAC Softball Pitcher of the Week award for the same dates. This is the sixth set of awards for the 2014 season. Stone, a junior third baseman from Helotes, Texas, drove in three runs to boost the Saints to a 3-1 week. She had a run-scoring single in a 2-0 win to open a doubleheader against Schreiner University, and she scored twice in the second game as part of a 9-1 OLLU rout. After the Saints dropped the first game of a two-game set with Texas Wesleyan University later in the week, she went 2-for-3 in the second game with two RBIs to spark a 4-3 victory. For the week, Stone was 4-of-12 at the plate with three runs scored and a double as the Saints improved to 2-0 in conference play and 13-5-1 on the season. This is Stone’s first Player of the Week honors this season. Arocha, a junior pitcher from San Antonio, Texas, earned two of the Saints’ victories with 16 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings of work. She held Schreiner hitless in the 9-1 win, allowing just one unearned run. Arocha also was the winning pitcher in the 4-3 game against Texas Wesleyan. She surrendered only two earned runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. This is Arocha’s third Pitcher of the Week award.  Read full article online.

Megan Perez selected as conference softball ‘Player of the Week’

2014MeganPerez-3Megan Perez (JR, Kerrville, Texas) was named Red River Athletic Conference Softball Co-Player of the Week for Feb. 24-March 2. Perez, a junior catcher from Kerrville, Texas, accounted for nine RBIs and four runs scored in a 2-2 week for the Saints. She was 7-for-13 at the plate for the week including a standout performance with three hits, a homer and four RBIs in a 16-4 stomping of Southwestern University (Kan.). Perez homered again and drove in a pair of runs in the second game against SWU. Her line also included three walks and two stolen bases for the week. OLLU now sits at 8-4-1 overall. Read full article online.

Softball wins one, and ties second game against Southwestern

MeganPerezhitMegan Perez went 4-for-6 and recorded six RBIs to help the softball team beat Southwestern University 16-4 and tie 7-7 Saturday afternoon. The second game was suspended due to darkness after nine innings. The Saints are now 8-4-1 on the season, while NCAA Division III Southwestern moves to 3-8-1. In the first game, Elizabeth Rodriguez went 4-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and one double. Megan Perez went 3-for-4 with three runs, four RBIs, a double and a homerun. Larissa Gutierrez went 3-for-3 with one run and two RBIs. Megan Martinez, Ashley Perez and Maegan Ramirez each had a double, while Amanda Hinojosa had one homerun. Arocha pitched four innings allowing one hit, while striking out five and walking one. Hinojosa pitched one inning allowing three hits and four runs while walking three and striking out one. In the second game, Brittany Stone went 2-for-5 with one RBI. Ashley Perez went 2-for-5 with one run. Megan Perez went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, one run and a homerun. Hinojosa went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one double. Ramirez had one homerun. Arocha and Ramirez each went four innings. Ramirez allowed seven hits, four runs, while walking seven and striking out two. Arocha allowed five hits, three runs, while walking three and striking out two. The Saints will return home to host Calumet College of St. Joseph on Tuesday. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Read full article online.

Softball wins one of two against NAIA No. 15-ranked Houston-Victoria

SB2-24-1The softball team shut-out the No. 15 NAIA team University of Houston-Victoria 3-0 and then came back to lose 1-9 to finish out the nonconference doubleheader on Saturday. The Saints are 6-3 overall, while the Jaguars are now 4-4. Saints’ pitcher Katrisha Arocha kept the Jaguars to five hits while striking out seven and walking four on 26 at-bats. Amanda Hinojosa led the team in hits with two including one double and two RBIs. Ashley Perez, Megan Perez and Victoria Balderas each had one hit. In the second game, Hinojosa once again led the team in hitting with two. Balderas had the only other hit for the Saints. The team will play on Tuesday in Kerrville against Schreiner University. Read full story online.

Softball holds inaugural Winter Camp on Saturday

Members of the OLLU Softball team work with youngsters during the winter camp last Saturday.

Members of the OLLU Softball team work with youngsters during the winter camp last Saturday.

The Saints softball team held its first-ever Winter Camp on Saturday at the softball field. Fewer than 10 registered, but more than 20 walked up for the camp that took place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The youngsters received lessons on pitching, hitting and fielding from members of the team.