Saints sweep Gold Rush, win RRAC series 2 games to 1

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NEW ORLEANS — Our Lady of the Lake hit and and pitched its way Saturday to a Red River Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Xavier University of Louisiana.

The Saints won 8-1 in the first game, then 9-0 in the second to win the series two games to one. XULA won 2-1 Friday.

OLLU had six extra-base hits, including two home runs, in each of the Saturday games. The Saints’ Trey Ramirez went the distance in the seven-inning first game, then Jacob Mitchell, Joshua Mendez and Ziegen Farley combined on a nine-inning shutout.

Mitchell, the second-game winning pitcher, homered in each game.

OLLU led 2-0 through five innings in the opener, then scored five in the sixth. Zachary Elias’ sixth-inning homer produced XULA’s only run of the day.

XULA’s Deionte Norris and Matt Muhleisen had two hits apiece in the second game.

It was XULA’s second shutout loss in its last four games.

XULA is 16-19 overall and 12-14 in the RRAC. OLLU is 23-20 and 15-10. Next for the Gold Rush will be a 5 p.m. Tuesday game against city rival Loyola at Wesley Barrow Stadium, then a three-game RRAC home series starting Friday against Jarvis Christian.

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