Shreveport, Louisiana – Trinity's softball team opened up Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader split at Centenary (LA) College on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers took the opening game 5-3 and led 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh of game two, but Centenary was able to rally and win it with a three-run inning.
The Ladies got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the first, but Trinity scored three runs in the fourth and fifth and looked poised for a sweep. Stephanie Crumrine's two-run homer in the fourth put the Tigers in front for the first time in the game.
Centenary hit a leadoff double and reached on an error to put the tying run on base, but the Tigers got two outs and were still leading 3-1.
After a game-tying single through the left side brought in two runs, a walk put runners on first and second with two outs. Centenary executed a double steal, then a Tiger throwing error brought in the game-winner.
Trinity scored in the top of the first of game one, but Centenary quickly tied things up with a run of its own in the second inning.
Centenary scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Trinity's lead was too much to handle in the opening game.
Trinity now stands 7-3 overall, while Centenary is at 7-4 with the game two victory. Both teams are 1-1 in SCAC play.
Allie Holbrook (4-1) took the win with a complete-game effort, striking out six batters without issuing a walk, and giving up just two earned runs on 10 hits.
Seven different Trinity players had a hit in the second game of the doubleheader and Crumrine hit her team-leading second home run of the season.
Berreth went 1-3 with a double and a run scored in the Saturday finale.
Trinity and Centenary will complete the four-game weekend series with a Sunday doubleheader that begins at noon.