San Antonio – Trinity's softball team finished off its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend series by splitting a Sunday doubleheader against Southwestern (TX) University.
Trinity began the day with a 5-1 victory, but Southwestern roared back with a lopsided 14-0 win in the series finale.
Trinity added another run in the third to make it a 5-0 advantage, then Southwestern broke up the shutout with a run in the top of the fifth.
The Tigers escaped trouble in both the fourth and fifth innings, forcing the Pirates to strand a pair of runners in each inning to remain in control of the game.
Game two was all Southwestern from the start as the visitors hit home runs in each of the first two innings, sprinting to a 9-0 lead after the first two frames. The Pirates added five more runs in the third to finish off the scoring.
Trinity got its first hit of the game in the third inning, but stranded a pair of runners to remain scoreless. The Tigers also stranded the bases loaded in the fourth and Southwestern preserved the shutout win.
Trinity is now 15-17 on the season and finishes SCAC play with an 8-12 record. Southwestern moves to 17-10 overall and 6-6 in conference.
Allie Holbrook (8-7) earned the complete-game victory to start the day for the Tigers, allowing just one run on six hits.
Emily Vaclavik had two hits on the day, going 2-4 with two runs scored and one RBI.
The Tigers will host NAIA Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.