Softball Reaches SCAC Semifinals, Eliminated by Southwestern

Softball Reaches SCAC Semifinals, Eliminated by Southwestern

Seguin, Texas - Trinity's softball team won two games on Saturday to reach the semifinals at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, but Southwestern (TX) University knocked the Tigers out of contention with a win on Saturday night.

Head Coach Brandi Crnkovic and Rebecca Berreth were interviewed after the first game against Dallas.  Check out the interview below:

GAME SUMMARIES

The sixth-seeded Tigers opened the day with a 4-0 shutout over #5 seed University of Dallas (TX), then edged #4 seed Schreiner (TX) University 2-1.  

Second-seed Southwestern then eliminated Trinity with a 4-2 win in the semifinals.  The Pirates beat Trinity 9-3 to finish the first day of action on Friday.

In the game against Dallas, Trinity started off the scoring with a run in the third inning, then padded the lead with three more scores in the fifth.  

That was all that pitcher Katie Castillon needed, though, throwing a three-hit shutout to keep the Tigers alive in the tournament.

The game against Schreiner was scoreless through the first five innings, but Trinity got on the board in the sixth to take the lead.  

An insurance run in the seventh turned out to be crucial for the Tigers, as Schreiner scored a run in the bottom of the inning.  Trinity finished the game off with a groundout, though, advancing to the semifinals against Southwestern.

The Pirates started with a bang in the day's finale, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning.  The Tigers got a run in the second to cut into the lead, but Southwestern scored again to make it 4-1.  

Neither team scored again until the seventh when Trinity managed a run on a sacrifice fly.  That was all the Tigers could manage though, and Southwestern advanced to the SCAC Championship against host Texas Lutheran University.

 

NOTABLES

Rylie Goldwait went 3-4 with a run scored in the win over Dallas, while Rebecca Berreth finished with two hits and two RBI.  Mackenzie Hill was 1-2 with two runs scored in the game.

Katie Castillon (9-13) struck out three batters in her three-hit shutout against Dallas, giving up just one hit in the first four innings.

Five different Tiger players had a hit in the game against Schreiner, with Berreth and Hailey Wilson driving in runs. 

Katie Glomb (8-14) pitched her way to a complete-game victory, allowing one run on five hits, and recording a pair of strikeouts.  Glomb took a shutout into the seventh inning.

Glomb entered the game as a reliever against Southwestern, allowing one unearned run over 5.1 innings, and tallying two more strikeouts.  She gave up just three hits in her time in the game.

Trinity had four hits from four different players in the finale, including Danielle Ruiz and Siera Spurlock.  Both players also scored a run, with Wilson and Hill driving in runs.