Shreveport, Louisiana - Trinity rallies late in second game against Centenary (LA) College to earn a comeback victory to take both games of Sunday's doubleheader and take the series 3-1.
Centenary got things started off in the first game with a solo homer in the bottom of the second, but the Tigers responded with a three-run inning of their own in the top of the third to make it a 4-1 game. Rebecca Berreth and Stephanie Crumrine both crushed home runs to drive in three of the four runs.
The Ladies attempted to comeback in the bottom of the third, as they were able to load the bases with two outs, but Trinity's defense was able to get the final out to prevent Centenary from scoring.
Trinity scored their final run of the game in the top of the seventh as Crumrine's sac fly scored Berreth to give the Tigers a 5-1 advantage. Brianna Pena came in to pitch for Allie Holbrook and was able to close out the game for the Tigers.
That momentum carried over into the second game, as the Tigers had a huge five-run inning in the top of the second. Berreth's bases-clearing double capped the scoring to put Trinity in front.
Centenary rallied with two runs in the next half-inning to make it a 5-2 Tiger lead, then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third to take over control of the game with an 8-5 lead.
Trinity began a rally of its own in the sixth, scoring a pair of two-out runs to cut the deficit to just one run at 8-7. The Ladies got one of those runs back in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-7 lead into the final frame.
Devon Potter started the scoring with a one-out RBI double, then Adrienne Edwards smashed a three-run homer with two outs to put Trinity up 11-9. The Tigers got a double play and a strikeout in the seventh to finish off the doubleheader sweep.
Trinity improved to 9-3 after today's sweep, winning three of the four games in this weekend's series to start off 3-1 in SCAC play. Centenary is 7-6 and 1-3 after today's losses.
Devon Potter went 4-4 with three runs scored in the second game.
Sara McCarty finished the day by going 5-8 with two RBI and two runs scored, including three hits and two RBI in the second game alone.
Adrienne Edwards finished the day with three hits overall and went 2-4 with a home run, three runs, and three RBI in the second game.
Rebecca Berreth was 3-4 with two runs and two RBI in the first game of the doubleheader, then added three more RBI in game two on a double with the bases loaded. She also hit her seventh career home run in the opener.
In game one, Stephanie Crumrine was 2-3 with two RBI and her second homer in as many days.
Allie Holbrook (5-1) earned her second win of the series by allowing just one run on six hits over six innings of the opening game. Sabrina Nieto (1-0) pitched the final three innings in relief to earn the victory in game two, giving up just one run on two hits.
Trinity will continue their spring break road trip on Tuesday, March 13, at 14th-ranked East Texas Baptist University. The road doubleheader will start at 1:00 p.m.