San Antonio – The Tiger softball team finished off its regular season schedule with a pair of home losses to NAIA school Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University on Friday night.
Trinity was tied going into the final inning of game one, but Our Lady of the Lake scored four times in the seventh to take a 6-2 win.
The second game was an offensive showcase for both teams, combining for 20 runs on 30 hits, and the visiting Saints escaping with an 11-9 victory.
Our Lady of the Lake got on the board with two unearned runs in the top of the second inning of game one and led most of the way.
The Tigers scratched out two runs on two hits in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, but the Saints exploded for five hits to pull away for the win.
Both teams scored two runs in the first inning of the second game, but Our Lady of the Lake continued its scoring streak with four runs in the second and two more in the third to take an 8-2 advantage.
Trinity cut into the lead with two runs in the fourth, but OLLU answered back with a total of three runs in the fifth and sixth to make it an 11-4 lead.
Rebecca Berreth's two-run triple in the sixth keyed a three-run inning for the Tigers, making it an 11-7 game heading into the final inning.
Trinity was able to put the tying run on first with two outs, but OLLU was able to escape by getting a strikeout to end the game.
Trinity falls to 16-22 overall this season, losing three out of four against OLLU this year. Our Lady of the Lake improved its record to 23-8 on the season.
Hailey Wilson was the only Tiger player with a multi-hit game in the opener, going 2-4 with a double, scoring one run and driving in another. Wilson also went 2-4 with two runs scored in the second game.
Allie Holbrook (9-9) took the game one loss, allowing five runs on 10 hits, but just three of the runs were earned.
Devon Potter was 3-4 with a double and a triple in the regular season finale, while Marisa Trevino went 3-5 with two runs scored. Emily Vaclavik also had three hits in the second game, with the Tiger trio accounting for nine of Trinity's 16 hits.
Berreth tied the Trinity record for career doubles with her double in the opening game. It marked her 13th double of the year, which is tied for the second-best total in school history for a single season. Berreth also hit her ninth career triple in the second game, moving into a tie for fourth all-time at Trinity in that category.
Trinity will compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament next weekend in Georgetown. Final seeding and matchups are still to be determined, but the tournament begins on Friday, April 27.