LSUA ends Gold Nuggets’ season at RRAC Tournament

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SAN ANTONIO — Xavier University of Louisiana scored in the top of the first inning, but LSU-Alexandria answered with a run in the second inning and two in the fourth to defeat the Gold Nuggets 3-1 Friday morning in an elimination game of the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament.

XULA was 0-2 in the eight-team, double-elimination event and concluded its third varsity softball season at 18-29. The Generals (24-22) advanced to a 3 p.m. Friday elimination game against Louisiana Christian.
XULA was seeded eighth and LSUA fourth.

Winning pitcher Savannah Boyd (6-5) allowed one hit — Chenai Keyes’ one-out double in the first inning — walked two and struck out two in seven innings. Keyes scored XULA’s run after a two-out passed ball.

Lauryn McMahon’s bases-empty home run with one out in the second tied the score, and the Generals broke the tie on Boyd’s two-run single with one out in the fourth.

None of XULA’s final 11 batters reached base. Keyes — hit by a pitch to start the fourth, then thrown out at second trying to steal — was the Gold Nuggets’ final baserunner.

Vivionna Robles, pitching for the first time since April 11, started and worked the first four innings.
LSUA was 5-0 this season against XULA.

2023 Red River Athletic Conference Softball Tournament
Thursday, May 4
Game 1 at OLLU:  Our Lady of the Lake 13, XULA 0, five innings
Game 2 at OLLU:  Houston-Victoria 2, LSU-Alexandria 0
Game 3 at St. Mary’s:  Texas A&M-San Antonio 4, Jarvis Christian 0
Game 4 at St. Mary’s:  Louisiana Christian 5, Texas A&M-Texarkana 4

Friday, May 5
Game 5 at St. Mary’s, 10 a.m.:  LSU-Alexandria 3, XULA 1 (XULA eliminated)
Game 8 at St. Mary’s, 12:30 p.m.:  Texas A&M-San Antonio 5, Louisiana Christian 3
Game 9 at St. Mary’s, 3 p.m.:  Louisiana Christian vs. LSU-Alexandria (loser eliminated)
Game 6 at OLLU, 10 a.m.:  Texas A&M-Texarkana 5, Jarvis Christian 2 (Jarvis Christian eliminated)
Game 7 at OLLU, 12:30 p.m.:  Our Lady of the Lake 10, Houston-Victoria 3
Game 10 at OLLU, 3 p.m.:  Houston-Victoria vs. Texas A&M-Texarkana (loser eliminated)

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