Softball Goes 1-3 at Trinity to Land In Second
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Southwestern softball dropped three of four games to Trinity over the weekend to fall to second place in the SCAC West. They will enter the SCAC Conference Tournament next weekend as the #2 seed.
The Pirates entered the weekend in first place and needed to win two of four to take first place into the post season. Trinity was determined to snatch first place out of SU's grasp.
In game one Trinity pushed one run across in the second to take and early lead and then blasted the Pirates for seven runs in the bottom of the firth to hand Southwestern an 8-0 run rule loss.
The Pirates weren't able to rebound from the loss and fell in game two 5-1. Trinity scored one run in the first and second innings and two in the third while holding Southwestern scoreless until the sixth.
On day two Southwestern's bats came back to life, out-hitting Trinity 10-5 in game one, but the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to steal the lead and beat SU 3-2.
Trinity started strong again in the final game of the series but it was Southwestern that had the final say. The Pirates took a slight lead, 3-2, into the final inning and added two more runs while holding Trinity scoreless after the first two innings to win 5-2.
Tessa Galloway (pictured) led offensively for the Pirates, going 5-10 from the plate with two doubles, one walk and one run. Kaitlyn Pavlicek went 1-1 from the mound with a 1.64 ERA, allowing five runs, two earned on 12 hits. Lyndsy Maus garnered two losses on the weekend, allowing 13 runs on 21 hits.
Southwestern moves to 23-16 on the year and 12-5 in the SCAC. They will enter as the #2 seed in the conference tournament next weekend, playing the opening game of the tournament on Friday at noon against #3 east seed, Rhodes.