San Antonio - The Trinity softball team split a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with the University of Dallas (TX) Sunday afternoon.
After Trinity tied the score for the second time in the opening game, Dallas knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning, and went on to win 3-2.
The Crusaders started the game off by manufacturing a run in the top of the first inning, but the Tigers were able to answer with an unearned run in the bottom of the second to make it 1-1.
In the fifth, Dallas took advantage of a fielding miscue to go back in front, but the Tigers minimized the damage by stranding three runners on base.
Trinity strung together a pair of hits in the bottom of the inning to tie things up, setting up the eventual game-winning RBI by Dallas in the sixth.
Game two belonged to the home team, as Dallas was blanked for the first time in the series, and Trinity limited the visitors to just three hits in the 2-0 victory.
The Tiger offense got on the board with a run in the fourth, taking their first lead of the four-game weekend series. In a three-hit sixth inning, Trinity added a key insurance run to finish off the scoring.
The Tigers now stand at 3-11 overall, and are 2-6 in the SCAC. The Crusaders are 5-11 and 3-1 in conference play.
Katie Castillon (2-5) pitched a three-hit shutout in game two, recording six strikeouts against just two walks. She retired the last eight batters she faced in the game, stranding the potential tying run at third in the top of the fifth.
Katie Glomb (1-6) took the loss, in spite of allowing only two earned runs. Glomb went the distance and yielded six hits and only one walk, while striking out two batters.
Trinity will host Indiana Tech in a doubleheader Tuesday, with the first game getting under way at 10:00 a.m.