Jaguars split with Our Lady of the Lake
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SAN ANTONIO - On a day it moved up a spot to No. 16 in the NAIA poll, the University of Houston-Victoria softball team split a doubleheader with Our Lady of the Lake University.
After UHV lost the first game in extra innings, 4-3, the Jaguars bounced back in the second game 2-0 behind a pitching gem from senior Tasha Rotramel.
Rotramel went the distance in game 2, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 6.
It was a bit of redemption for Rotramel, who surrendered the winning hit in relief of Emily Bergstrom in the first game, allowing the deciding run with two out in the bottom of the eighth.
Rotramel now stands 13-8 on the season.
Allison Hinton launched a homer and had 2 RBI in the first game for UHV. Claire McGee had the other RBI for the Jaguars on a 1-for-3 day.
In the second game, Hinton was 1-for-4 with an RBI, and McGee 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kori Kocian went 2-for-3 and Rotramel and Brittany Boren both went 1-for-3.
UHV now stands at 31-13, and travels later this week to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma City Stars tournament.
Though she wasn't happy about the split, UHV coach Keri Lambeth said it was nice to play a good opponent before heading to Oklahoma City.
"They should be No. 1 in their conference," Lambeth said. "It was good to play a quality team before the tournament."
Our Lady of the Lake 4, UHV 3 (8 innings)
UHV 000 012 00 - 3 5 0
LAKE 000 021 01 - 4 10 1
Baylea Wagener, Emily Bergstrom (5), Rotramel (8) and Brittany Faas. Dawn Villegas and Kaitlyn Bourg. WP: Villegas. LP: Bergstrom. Highlights: UHV: Allison Hinton 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R; Araceli Galindo 1-for-4, R; Brittany Parker 1-for-2, R; Claire McGee 1-for-3 RBI. LAKE: Corina Noel 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R; Tiffany Stritz 1-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI; Meagan Potts 2-for-3 R. Records: UHV: 30-13. LAKE: 26-13
UHV 2, Our Lady of the Lake 0
UHV 010 000 1 - 2 10 3
LAKE 000 000 0 - 0 1 1
Tasha Rotramel and Brittany Faas. Kailyn Miller and Kaitlyn Bourg. WP: Rotramel. LP: Miller. Highlights: UHV: Rotramel 7 IP, 0ER, 3H, 6K and 1-for-3 R; Allison Hinton 1-for-4 RBI; Claire McGee 2-for-3 RBI, SB; Kori Kocian 2-for-3 2R, SB; Brittany Boren 1-for-3, SB; Izzy Glowney 1-for-4, SB. LAKE: Corina Noel 1-for-3. Records: UHV: 31-13. LAKE: 26-14.