San Antonio - The Trinity softball team lost a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to 10th-ranked Texas Lutheran University Friday afternoon.
The Bulldogs won the opener 11-2 in a six-inning, run-rule game, and then shut out the Tigers 7-0.
Texas Lutheran began game one with a home run in the first inning. Trinity collected three hits in the second half of the stanza, but the Tigers were thrown out at home.
TLU scored six runs from innings three through five. The Bulldogs then cracked a pair of two-run homers in the sixth to take an 11-0 lead.
The Tigers fought hard in the sixth, as Marisa Trevino singled down the left-field line. Emily Reed smashed a two-run home to left field as the Tigers got on the board. But Trinity suffered three straight outs as the game ended.
Game two was scoreless for the first three innings of action. Texas Lutheran opened up the fourth with four runs on four hits. The Bulldogs added two runs in the sixth, and one in the seventh, as Trinity was held hitless in the game.
Trinity players reached base in the seventh, as Adrienne Edwards drew a walk with one out, and Cameron Lavergne got on by a fielder's choice. Strong defensive play by the Bulldogs ended the second half of the twin bill.
Trinity now stands at at 13-21 and 5-13 SCAC.
Emily Reed blasted her first homer of the season with her two-run shot in game one.
Rebecca Berreth batted 2-3 in the opener and was the only Tiger player to pick up two hits.
Katie Castillon (8-9) pitched 5.2 innings and took the loss.
Katie Glomb (5-12) went the distance in the circle and was charged with the loss. Glomb and the Tigers held the Bulldogs scoreless for the first three innings.
Trinity and Texas Lutheran conclude their series with a doubleheader Saturday with the first game starting at noon. The Tigers wrap up their regular-season home schedule Saturday and will honor Trinity's four seniors following game two.