UHV softball drops pair of games Saturday
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The University of Houston-Victoria softball team came up short in two late-inning rallies Saturday at the Gulf Shores Invitational.
The No. 23 Jaguars fell 3-2 to No. 10 Georgia Gwinnett in their opening game and then left the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drop an 8-4 decision to Keiser University.
Georgia Gwinnett tallied solo runs in the first, second and fifth innings to hold off the Jaguars.
The Jaguars tried to rally in the seventh as Flores doubled to left and scored on a single by Maricruz Martinez (FR/Pasadena, TX), but that was all the Jaguars could muster.
Keiser grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second, before the Jaguars picked up an unearned run in the fifth to cut the lead to 3-1. Keiser erupted for five in the bottom of the fifth and it proved to be the crucial inning.
Back-to-back doubles by Flores and Michaela Fernandez (FR/Pearsall, TX) plated one run and the Jaguars tacked on another unearned run to cut the lead to 8-3 in the sixth.
The Jaguars continued the rally in the seventh as Leon ripped a one-out triple to right and scored on a Martinez single. Flores added a single and Zoe Miranda (JR/Burleson, TX) was hit by a pitch to load the bases, but Keiser reliever Paige Boyle was able to work out of the jam and preserve the win.
The Jaguars (8-10) will wrap up play at the tournament on Sunday in a 9 a.m. contest against Central Methodist.
Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics