It was the tale of two different seven-inning rallies Saturday.
The University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to capture Game 1 of a doubleheader 7-6 over the Texas Southern Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers returned the favor in Game 2 by plating four runs in the top of the seventh to claim a 4-3 victory.
Tara Williams (Missouri City) got the rally going in the opening game for the Jaguars with a pinch-hit double to center. Then with Bre'Neka O'Bryant (Huntsville) running, O'Bryant raced home when Kellie King (Canada) reached on a throwing error by the TSU third baseman. Kori Kocian (Hallettsville) followed with a walk and Kara Waukau (Missouri City) running for King, moved to third on a wild pitch.
Allison Hinton (Matagorda) met reliever JoAnn Herrera with a single to left center scoring Waukau. Kristina Droz (Missouri City) then reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases and Courtney Pettit (Deer Park) followed with a two-run single to left center plating Kocian and Hinton for the win.
UHV took a 2-0 lead in the third without the aid of a hit and added a solo run in the fourth when Ashley Winegeart opened the inning with a triple and scored on a wild throw.
The Lady Tigers rallied in the fifth with a five-run outburst to take a 6-3 lead. Jasmine Hutchinson led the rally with a two-run home run and Jessica Haynes added a two-run triple.
Emily Bergstrom (el Campo) on in relief of starter Baylea Wagener (Angleton) picked up the win as she worked two scoreless innings allowing one hit.
Bergstrom allowed just two hits through five innings in the nightcap with the Jaguars taking a 3-0 lead. But in the sixth, the Lady Tigers put together three infield singles to load the bases and Dawn Villegas (San Marcos) came on in relief.
The Jaguars worked out of the jam with the help of a double play as Haynes flied to right and the Jaguars doubled off Charyce Arnold at second. Fitima Alvizo then flied out to Waukau in right to end the inning.
The Jaguars weren't as fortunate in the seventh.
Angel Castro got the rally going with a one-out double and Princess Daniels drove her home with a single. Arnold added another RBI single and Yesenia Torres belted a two-run double to right to give the Lady Tigers the lead.
The Jaguars jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out double by Winegeart and an RBI single by Williams.
The Jaguars added two more runs in the fifth on RBI singles from Hinton and Droz.
The Jaguars (1-1) return to action Tuesday when they host Huston-Tillotson in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. at Burdge Field.