San Antonio - The Trinity softball team swept a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against the University of Dallas (TX) on Sunday afternoon, winning 5-0 and 11-8 to finish off the weekend.
Dallas left three runners on in the third, and the Tigers added another run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 2-0 game. Marisa Trevino led off with a double Rylie Goldwait's single to left field.
Trinity did leave the bases loaded twice in the first three innings, though, missing chances to blow the game open.
The Crusaders then left the bases loaded in the sixth, and Trinity held on for the win.
The second game saw Dallas take the early lead with a run in the first inning, but Trinity had a strong answer in the home half.
The Tigers scored six runs on eight hits in their opening frame, with most of it coming with two outs. The scoring started with Brianna Pena's solo homer, then Crumrine capped the first-inning scoring with a two-run single to center that made it a 6-1 game.
Dallas got the bats going in the third inning, scoring six runs on six hits to take a 7-6 lead.
That lead didn't last long as Pena connected for a two-out double that brought in two more runs to put Trinity back in front 8-7.
Three hits and a costly error gave Trinity three more runs in the fourth inning as the lead swelled to 11-7.
Dallas got one run back in the sixth to cut the lead to just three, but another potential run was thrown out at home and the score remained 11-8. The Crusaders also brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh, but Trinity held on to close out the sweep.
Trinity improves its overall record to 13-12 this season, as well as a 7-5 mark in conference play. Dallas falls to 6-24 overall and 1-15 in SCAC.
Brianna Pena hit 3-4 with three RBI in the second game, hitting her 10th double and second home run of the year. She batted 4-6 with three runs and three RBI in the doubleheader and leads the team in nearly every offensive category.
Danielle Ruiz had three hits in the first game and went 4-6 on the day, driving in two runs and scoring two more.
Stephanie Crumrine also had four hits and four RBI on Sunday, including three hits in the first game and three RBI in the second.
Gina Monaco batted 3-6 in the two games, scoring three runs in the series finale.
Allie Holbrook (8-6) earned her second shutout of the season in game one.
Alyssa Jolliffe (1-0) pitched 4.2 innings in relief to earn the game two victory, which is also the first win of her career.
Trinity collected a team season-high 17 hits in game one and produced 16 more in the second.
The Tigers will host NAIA member Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University in a doubleheader at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.