Xavier enjoys wins on the diamond Friday

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Deionte Norris, Michael Sonn and Kabrel Johnson homered Friday to help Xavier University of Louisiana defeat Texas College 39-0 in the opener of a Red River Athletic Conference baseball three-game series Friday at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

The game was stopped after 6 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. XULA scored 15 runs in the third inning.

Norris had three extra-base hits and seven RBIs, including a grand slam. Johnson hit a three-run homer, and Sonn hit a two-run homer.

XULA pitchers Blair Frederick, LaMar Price and Anthony Dumas combined for 18 strikeouts. Frederick, the starter and winner, faced 10 batters, striking out nine and walking one. He struck out the first eight Steers. Price struck out five, and Dumas struck out four.

XULA is 12-16 overall and 8-11 in the RRAC; Texas College is 0-19 and 0-19. The Steers have been outscored 458-11 this season.

The teams will play a noon doubleheader Saturday at Barrow.

Xavier University of Louisiana defeated Southwest (N.M.) 7-1 and 8-3 Friday at Wesley Barrow for its third Red River Athletic Conference softball sweep this season.

Mecolett Bradley had five RBIs in the doubleheader: a two-run homer and three sacrifice flies. Brittany Ensley was 5-for-6 overall with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Alexis Richardson and Chenai Keyes scored three times apiece.

Winning pitchers Carina Chargois (opener) and Vannity Robles threw complete games.

XULA is 13-20 overall and 9-7 in the RRAC; Southwest is 6-19 and 3-11.

The game two victory gave the Gold Nuggets a school-record-tying fourth consecutive victory. This is XULA’s second season of varsity softball. The Gold Nuggets will attempt to break the record Friday in a 2 p.m. doubleheader in Tyler, Texas, against Texas College.

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