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A Texas-sized sweep for UHV softball Tuesday.

The University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars swept a three-game Red River Athletic Conference softball series from the Texas College Steers on Tuesday at the Victoria Youth Sports Complex.

All three games finished by the mercy rule as the Jaguars took the opener 8-0 in six innings before finishing up with a pair of 9-1 wins, the first going six innings and the second five.

The Jaguars improved to 14-12 on the year and 7-5 in conference play, while Texas College fell to 0-15, 0-9 in conference.

Kelsey Tidrick (SO/Port Lavaca, TX) tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener as she walked two and struck out 10 over six innings.

The Jaguars struck quickly as Gabby Davila (JR/Houston, TX) put down a bunt single and then circled the bases on a throwing error for a 1-0 lead.

Davila would triple home Emily Flores (SO/Houston, TX), who had doubled, before scoring on a single by Lisa Sosa (FR/Corpus Christi, TX). The Jaguars also scored on a wild pitch in the third for a 4-0 lead.

Tidrick doubled home Sosa in the fifth and scored on Madeline Herrera (SR/Baytown, Texas)'s triple. Torey Dumont (JR/Pleasanton, TX) would then plate Herrera on a sacrifice fly to left.

University of Houston-Victoria's Alyssa Dial and Kelsey Tidrick were recognized Tuesday with Red River Athletic Conference play of the week honors.

Dial, a senior from Victoria, was selected the RRAC Player of the Week, while Tidrick, a sophomore from Port Lavaca, was named the RRAC Pitcher of the Week.

Dial, who plays the outfield, helped paced the Jaguars to a 3-2 week against NCCA Division III for Schreiner University and conference foe Langston University. She compiled a 0.412 batting average going 7-for-17 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, four RBI and three runs scored. She had a 0.647 slugging percentage and a 0.444 on-base percentage.

Tidrick compiled a 2-0 record in the circle with a 0,72 ERA in three appearances. She pitched in both games against Schreiner and then tossed a complete game in a win over Langston. In 9.2 innings she allowed one run on six hits and three walks, while striking out six. Opponents compiled just a 0.200 batting average against her on the week.

UH would finish off the game in the sixth when Davila walked, stole second and scored on two Texas College scoring errors.

Texas College struck first in the second game with a solo run in the top of the first, but the Jaguars would answer right back with three in the bottom of the inning, along with five more in the second and one in the sixth.

Tidrick's two-run single highlighted the first inning, while five different players drove home runs in the second. Marissa Longoria (SO/Houston, TX), Madison Kucera (SR/Edna, TX) and Jordan Hoefling (JR/Victoria, TX) each had RBI singles, while Herrera doubled home a run and Ashley Reyna (FR/Harlingen, TX) brought home a run with a ground out.

Herrera began the sixth with a double to center and then scored on Angelica Davidson (SO/Portland, TX)'s one-out single to right.

Cheyenne Galindo (FR/Ganado, TX) went the distance for the Jaguars to pick up the win in the circle as she allowed one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out two.

The Steers again struck for a lone run in the first in the third game before being shut down by UHV's Jackie Longoria (FR/Edinburg, TX), who collected her first collegiate win. Longoria worked five innings allowing one unearned run on three hits and no walks, while striking out four.

The Jaguars scored in every inning as they sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning to take a 3-1 lead.

Davila opened the inning lining a shot into the right-field corner and then circling the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Kucera would drive home another run with a triple, before scoring on Dumont's single to left.

Davila would single to start the second inning before stealing and racing home on Sosa's single.

UHV would add three more runs in the third of a couple of errors and back-to-back doubles by Sosa and Flores.

Alexis Carabajal (FR/Port Lavaca, TX) would beat out a two-out infield single and score on Jackie Longoria's douible to left in the fourth.

The Jaguars put the game away with two batters in the fifth ans Davila singled, stole second and scored on Hoefling's single to center.

The Jaguars will return to action on Tuesday when they hit the road to face Concordia University-Texas in a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

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