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Diego Zuniga batted 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Diego Zuniga batted 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Baseball Falls to UHV at RRAC Championship Tournament

STERLINGTON, LA. (May 1, 2024) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) baseball team lost to the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) 8-6 at the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Championship Tournament. The Saints are the No. 6 seed while the Jaguars grabbed the No. 3 seed.

Head Coach Matt Piker said, "We needed to have a better start to the game. I'm proud of the way the team fought, and our backs are against the wall now. Just because it hasn't been done before doesn't mean it can't happen. We will now prepare for the elimination game tomorrow."


The Saints were 28-17 against the Jaguars prior to the game.


The Jaguars started the scoring in the first inning with three runs. They plated another three runs in the second frame to lead 6-0. Brett Atkinson scored in the third inning when Diego Zuniga reached on an error. The Jaguars scored again in the fifth inning to increase the advantage to 7-1. OLLU started to tighten the game in the sixth inning. Vincent Banda scored when Alejandro Rodriguez was hit by a pitch, and Caimyn Holiday later singled to score Kobey Allison and Brandon Betancourt. UHV stole home in the following frame and led 8-4 heading into the eighth inning. Holiday picked up more RBIs in the eighth inning on another single that scored Betancourt. Zuniga singled to third base in the same inning and the Saints trailed 8-6. The Saints were unable to put a runner on base in the ninth inning and lost 8-6. Devin Benavides suffered the loss after going two innings with six earned runs. Matthew Sanchez pitched four innings in relief and Chase Dunn was on the mound for the final two frames.      

Up next

The No. 6 seed Saints face No. 7 seed University of the Southwest on May 3 at 5 p.m. in an elimination game.