San Antonio – The Tiger softball team split a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Centenary (LA) College on Friday night, winning 6-0 in the opener, and losing 3-1 in game two.
Trinity led off the third inning of game one with its first hit of the night, which later led to the Tigers taking a 1-0 lead.
The scoring continued in the fourth as Trinity took advantage of two Centenary errors to bring home three unearned runs, which made it a 4-0 advantage.
The Tigers piled on two more insurance runs in the sixth to make it a 6-0 game, then held on for the shutout victory.
Centenary left two runners on base in each of the first two innings, which left the door open for Trinity to strike first in the bottom of the second.
After a hit batter and a walk with two outs, Emily Reed delivered a run-scoring single up the middle to put the Tigers in front 1-0.
The Ladies answered with an unearned run in the fourth that tied the game 1-1.
Trinity loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth, then had two runners on with one out in the fifth, but the Tigers stranded all five runners and failed to pull back in front.
Centenary rattled off three hits in the top of the seventh to score two runs and take its first lead of the night at 3-1.
The Tigers were unable to get a rally going in the bottom of the inning and were retired in order to end the game.
The Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak with the game one victory, and Trinity is now 14-18 overall and 8-9 in SCAC play this season.
Allie Holbrook (9-8) struck out five batters to earn her third shutout of the season in the opening game, scattering seven hits over 7.0 innings of work.
Brianna Pena extended her team lead with two more RBI, driving in both on sacrifice flies.
Emily Vaclavik had two hits in each game to lead Trinity with four total hits in the doubleheader.
Monaco scored the second game's only run for Trinity, which was driven in by Emily Reed.
Trinity and Centenary will close out the weekend with a Saturday doubleheader at 2:00 p.m., and the six Tiger seniors will be honored after the games.