Georgetown, Texas – The Tiger softball team opened up the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 4-0 loss to Centenary (LA) College on Friday.
The game featured just six total hits by the two teams, and Trinity was limited to just two singles and four total baserunners.
The Tigers started the game with a leadoff walk and a sacrifice bunt to move the runner into scoring position, but Centenary escaped without any damage.
Trinity had another chance to score in the top of the third. Devon Potter drew her second walk of the game, stole second base, then moved to third on an error. Centenary got the final out once again, though, and the game remained scoreless.
In the bottom of the third, Centenary drew a two-out walk, then promptly hit a two-run homer to take the 2-0 lead after three innings.
The Tigers started the fifth inning with the second hit of the day by Sara McCarty, but Centenary retired the next nine Trinity batters in order to preserve the shutout.
Centenary was able to add a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to finish off the scoring.
Trinity falls to 16-23 on the season, while Centenary improves to 18-20 overall.
The Tigers took three out of four games from the Ladies earlier in the year.
Sara McCarty led Trinity with a 2-3 performance at the plate and was the only Tiger player with a hit in the game.
Devon Potter did reach base with a pair of walks, but was stranded in scoring position on both occasions.
Allie Holbrook (9-10) took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits over 5.2 innings, striking out three batters.
The Tigers will be back in action on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against an opponent to be determined.