Georgetown, Texas – Trinity's softball team opened up a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend with a pair of 2-0 losses at Southwestern (TX) University on Friday.
Trinity gave up two runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning and that proved to be all Southwestern needed to take the opener.
The Tigers broke up the no-hit bid with a two-out single in the fifth inning by Danielle Ruiz, but that was the only base runner of the game for the visitors.
Neither team scored until the fourth inning of game two, but another two-run inning put the Pirates in front once again.
Trinity had a chance to get on the board in the second inning after putting two runners on base with just one out, but the next two batters struck out and the threat was ended.
All three of Trinity's three hits came in the final two innings, breaking up the no-hitter with one out in the sixth.
The Tigers had two hits to put the tying run on base with two outs in the seventh, but Trinity was held scoreless for the second straight game.
Trinity dropped to 13-16 overall and 7-7 in SCAC play, while Southwestern improved to 24-4 overall and 11-3 in conference.
Danielle Ruiz picked up the only hit of game one for the Tigers, going 1-2 at the plate.
Allie Holbrook (8-7) took the loss in a complete-game effort after allowing just two runs on eight hits.
Devon Potter broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning of game two with a double.
Cat Patterson (3-7) allowed just two runs on seven hits in just her third complete game of the season.
The Tigers and Pirates will conclude their series with a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m.