Softball drops two at St. Edward’s University

Austin, Texas - The UHV Jaguars softball team dropped two tough games against NCAA division 2 opponent St. Edward’s University.


In game one, UHV twice held 1 run leads but couldn’t hold on as the Hilltoppers won 6-2. Kristen Lindley’s RBI single scored Amber Scott to give the Jaguars a 1-0 lead after half an inning. The Hilltoppers answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the first.


The Jaguars regained the lead in the second thanks to Jess Salas’ single that scored Brittany Faas. The lead was short lived as St. Edward’s scored 4 runs off 6 hits and an error in the bottom of the third. The Hilltoppers added another run in the fifth inning.


Game two was a classic pitcher’s duel. Hilltoppers freshman pitcher Diana Cezeaux pitched her first career no-hitter to lead the Hilltoppers to a 1-0 win. Jaguars’ pitcher Lauren Garza tossed a 4 hitter and struck out 4 in taking the loss.


The Jaguars will face their first NAIA competition this weekend as they travel to Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas for a doubleheader on Friday. Saturday they will face Texas College in Tyler, Texas.


Game 1
UHV Jaguars…….... 110  000  0 -  2  5  2     (3-3)
St. Edward's..............104  010  X -  6  9  1     (10-5)
Pitchers: Houston-Victoria - K. Lindley. St. Edward's - Robin Becker.
Win-Robin Becker(8-1)  Loss-K. Lindley  T-1:30  A-88
Game 2
UHV Jaguars....... 000  000   0 -   0  0  0     (3-4)
St. Edward's......... 000  001  X -   1  4  1      (11-5)
Pitchers: Houston-Victoria - L. Garza. St. Edward's - Diana Cezeaux.
Win-Diana Cezeaux(3-4)  Loss-L. Garza  T-1:25

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