San Antonio – Trinity's softball team split a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with the University of Dallas (TX) on Saturday afternoon.
Trinity took the opening game 6-2 behind five runs in the first two innings of the doubleheader. The Tigers rallied from a 5-0 deficit in game two, but fell one run short in the 5-4 defeat.
Dallas started the doubleheader with a bang on a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning, but Trinity hammered out three hits in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead after one.
After the Crusaders tied things up 2-2 in the second, the Tigers pulled in front for good with a three-run inning. Devon Potter's two-RBI single with the bases loaded turned out to be the game-winning runs.
Allie Holbrook allowed just one hit over the final three innings to earn the win.
Dallas struck early once again in game two, tallying five runs in the first two innings to take a 5-0 lead over the Tigers.
Trinity batted around in the third inning, scoring four runs on six hits to claw back into the game. Pena started the scoring with a two-run triple, while Trevino and Carli Jones also drove in runs.
The Tigers left nine runners on base overall in the game, including six in the last four innings of a one-run game.
Trinity's best chance came after two singles with one out in the sixth, but the tying run was stranded at second to allow Dallas to hold on for the split.
Trinity snapped a six-game losing streak by winning the opener, and the Tigers are now 11-12 overall and 5-5 in SCAC play.
Dallas now stands 6-22 overall and picked up its first SCAC win of the year to improve to 1-13.
Allie Holbrook (7-6) earned the complete-game victory in game one, giving up just two runs on seven hits and striking out four batters.
Marisa Trevino picked up four hits and two RBI on the day, going 2-3 at the plate in each game.
Emily Vaclavik scored a run in both games and collected four total hits, including a 3-4 performance in game two.
Alyssa Joliffe pitched 3.0 innings of scoreless relief to finish off the game, allowing just one hit. Cat Patterson (3-6) was charged with the loss.
The Tigers and Crusaders will conclude the weekend series with a Sunday doubleheader that begins at 12:00 p.m.