Jaguars sweep weekend series from LSU-Alexandria

Solid pitching and plenty of hitting were the keys to the UHV Jaguars (6-1) weekend sweep of the LSU-Alexandria Generals (2-5).


Saturday night before an estimated crowd of 1,100, Ray Maldonado stuck out a UHV record 14 batters in pacing the Jaguars to an 8-0 win. Maldonado improved to 2-0 with the win. John West’s second home run of the season sparked a 5 run first inning as the Jaguars took early control of the game.


Sunday, the Jaguars’ hot hitting continued as the Jags pounded out 29 hits and 27 runs in winning both ends of the double header from LSUA.


Game 1 was a 15-6 win. Casey Newman picked up his first win of the season in relief of starter Austin Hitt. Jon McDonald was 5-5 with 2 RBI while David Baker and Pat Ford each hit solo home runs.


Game 2 was more of the same. Brandon Castolenia, who threw a no-hitter his first start of the year two weeks ago against Laredo Community College, overcame a shaky first inning to improve to 2-0. Castolenia gave up 2 runs in the top of the first on 2 hits, including a lead off home run to Cody Laprarie. Castolenia then limited the Generals to 1 hit over the next 5 innings before the game was called with 2 outs in the bottom of the sixth because of the 10 run rule.


Senior Business Major Chris Joseph had a game high 3 runs batted in.

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.

Ashley Walyuchow