Jaguars sweep past Lady Rams

AUSTIN – After a dismal day at the plate on Friday, the University of Houston-Victoria bats came a live Saturday as the Jaguars rolled past the Huston-Tillotson Lady Rams 6-1 and 17-0 in a Red River Athletic conference doubleheader.

The Jaguars pounded out 12 hits in the opening game and the ripped the ball for 16 hits and scored in every inning of Game 2.

The wins improve the 18th-ranked Jaguars to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 in RRAC play, while the Lady Rams fall to 3-4, 1-3.

Savannah Crittenden, who went 4-for-4 at the plate, and Madeline Herrera (JR/Baytown, Texas), each drove in a pair of runs in the opening game as the Jaguars tallied two in the first and four in the seventh.

Michelle Revels (SO/Corpus Christi, TX) allowed just one run on three hits and a walk, while striking out four to pick up the win in the circle.

Crittenden continued her hot streak at the plate in the second game as she went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored. She also finished the day with three doubles.

Haley Beam (SR/Pearland, Texas) also added four RBI, while Revels and Gabby Davila (SO/Houston, TX) each contributed three. Davila finished 4-for-4, while Crittenden and Revels each had three hits.

Crittenden got the scoring off quickly with her first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left in the first inning.

After plating three more runs in the second, the Jaguars made the Lady Rams pay for a crucial error that would have ended the third. Following the error, the Jaguars went on to score five runs, with three of those coming on a three-run home run by Beam.

The Jaguars would add another pair in the fourth and finished off the game in five innings with a five-run fifth.

Beam turned in another strong performance in the circle as she tossed a four-hit shutout. She did not issue a walk and struck out two.

The Jaguars will return to action Tuesday when they host Schreiner University in their home opener with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at the Victoria Youth Sports Complex.

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