San Antonio – The Tiger softball team split a Wednesday night doubleheader with Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University, winning 5-1 before closing with a narrow 1-0 loss.
After a scoreless first inning, the Tiger offense took advantage of six walks in the second inning alone to post a 4-0 lead. Three of the four runs were driven in on walks with the bases loaded.
Trinity added a run on three hits in the third, taking advantage of a leadoff double off the bat of Marisa Trevino. Devon Potter picked up her second RBI in as many innings to put the home team up 5-0.
Our Lady of the Lake staged a two-out rally to break up the shutout in the sixth inning, but Tiger pitcher Allie Holbrook limited the damage to just one run.
The second game was a pitcher's duel between the Saints and the Tigers, as both teams combined for just one run on eight hits.
Both teams stranded three runners in the first three innings to keep the game scoreless. In the fourth, Our Lady of the Lake was able to scratch across a run with a two-out rally, scoring the eventual game-winning run on a wild pitch.
Trinity's best chance to tie the game came in the sixth, as the Tigers had two runners on base with two outs. OLLU was able to escape the inning unscathed to hold on to the shutout win.
Trinity is now 16-18 on the season after splitting tonight's games, while OLLU now stands 21-8 on the year.
Allie Holbrook (9-7) scattered six hits over six innings to score the victory in game one, allowing one run and striking out a pair of batters.
Brianna Pena retired the side in order to close out the game one win, then was the hard-luck losing pitcher in game two. Pena (1-2) gave up just one run on five hits in the complete-game effort, which was her first start of the year.
Devon Potter was 1-2 with two walks in the opening game, scoring once and driving in a pair of runs.
Hailey Wilson was the only Tiger player with more than one hit in game one, going 2-3 with one RBI.
Trinity is off this weekend, returning to action on Tuesday, April 17, with a doubleheader at the University of Houston-Victoria (TX).