Pirates take two from Tigers - Southwestern University

Pirates take two from Tigers

Pirates take two from Tigers

GEORGETOWN, Texas - You would never know the Pirates are coming off their longest break of the season as they returned to action in style Saturday, defeating conference-rival Trinity 7-0, 8-4. 

GAME 1: SOUTHWESTERN 7 - TRINITY 0

Southwestern was able to get on the board first, taking advantage of a Tiger error in the third inning. SU added one more in the sixth from McKenna Zinke's RBI single to third base that brought home Kaitlynn Copher

The Pirates exploded for five runs in the seventh coming from Katie Bricarell's double and singles from Zinke and Sydney Scott to firm up the win. 

Lindsey Longuet earned the complete game shutout win, scattering eight hits while walking one and striking out six. Celeste Silvas led at the plate going 3-5. 

GAME 2: SOUTHWESTERN 8 - TRINITY 4

The Pirates started early in game two, driving home a run in the first inning. Trinity briefly led after posting runs in the third and fourth innings, but SU snatched the lead back with four in the fifth and three in the sixth. 

Trinity's attempt at a comeback fell short as they were held to two runs in the bottom of the seventh. 

Copher and Andrea Hern both went 3-4 from the plate in game two with Copher posting four RBIs. Bailey Meyer earned the win on the mound, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks. 

Southwestern improves to 16-9 on the year and 5-5 in the SCAC. They close out the series against Trinity on Sunday with a double header beginning at noon.