Jags sweep Javelinas
April 15, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 14, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.
KINGSVILLE - The UHV softball team is back to its winning ways.
After dropping three straight games last week, the Jaguars (28-11) have reeled off six consecutive wins after defeating Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-2 and 4-1 Tuesday night.
UHV used a consistent approach in Game 1, scoring once in each of the first three innings before reeling off four in the top of the fourth, which made the score 7-1. Kingsville scored its second run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, and the Jaguars scored once more in the sixth to account for the 8-2 final score.
Savannah Crittenden earned the win for UHV, pitching five innings and allowing one earned run on two hits, seven walks and three strikeouts. Megan Carter closed out the game for UHV, allowing just one hit and striking out two and walking three.
In Game 2, Griffin Gilbert shut down Kingsville in a complete game performance. She allowed only one run on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Kingsville's lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning, when UHV was already leading 4-0.
The Jaguars jumped to a quick lead, scoring three runs in the second inning before adding one more in the top of the sixth.
UHV will return to action April 23 when the Jaguars travel to Huston-Tillotson.