UHV’s Lambeth collects 200th victory
Completing a doubleheader sweep over Northwood University (TX) on Sunday, University of Houston-Victoria softball coach Keri Lambeth reached a new milestone - picking up her 200th-career coaching victory with the Jaguars.
Behind a 13-5 six-inning victory in the second game of the doubleheader, Lambeth saw her record improve to 200-92 in her sixth season as the Jaguars’ head coach. The Jaguars claimed the opening game 10-4.
“It’s a great day for our program, and I thank each young lady who has helped me to reach this milestone,” Lambeth said after the game.
Lambeth’s previous five teams have averaged 30-plus wins each season, and this year’s team has an opportunity to match those marks as the Jaguars currently stand at 21-17. Her Jaguars are also on a 10-game winning streak.
The Jaguars have appeared in two NAIA National Championships (2009, 2012) under Lambeth and have won one Association of Independent Institutions Conference championship.
A former catcher for the University of Houston, Lambeth has mentored four NAIA All-Americans Kristen Lindley (2009), Amber Scott (2009), Tasha Rotramel (2009), and Emily Bergstrom (2011, 2012). She has also coached two Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Americans in Allison Hinton (2010) and Bergstrom (2012). She has also coached one Capitol One Academic All-American (Bergstrom, 2012), along with 11 all-region and 15 all-conference players.
“I didn’t do it alone,” said Lambeth. “We have an amazing coaching staff and a good group of Jaguars.”
The Jaguars banged out 35 hits Sunday to complete the sweep over Northwood and win the season series 3-1.
Senior Brittany Arredondo went 8-for-8 in the two games and extended her season-high hitting streak to 23 games. The streak is also a UHV school record that snapped a 21-game streak by Lindley in 2009.
Marley Moehrig and Jena West also combined to go 10-for-16 and drove in 10 runs in the two games.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.