Kerrville, Texas – The Tiger softball team closed out the regular season by sweeping a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader 6-5 and 8-0 at Schreiner (TX) University on Friday afternoon.
Allie Holbrook pitched a no-hitter to close out the series for the Tigers, allowing just one base runner over the five-inning game.
Trinity's offense scored all eight runs of game two in the first two innings, putting up four runs on two hits in each.
After both teams were retired in order to start today's doubleheader, Trinity took the lead with a two-run homer off the bat of Emily Reed.
Schreiner broke up the shutout in the fourth inning, scoring an unearned run on two passed balls in the inning to make it a 2-1 game.
The Tigers got the run back on Brianna Pena's RBI single to go back up by two runs at 3-1.
Two errors and two hits led to three more Trinity runs in the top of the seventh, and the visitors looked to be in control with three outs to go and a 6-1 lead.
Schreiner rallied in the bottom of the inning, scoring a quick run to make it 6-2, then loading the bases with no outs.
Trinity got the next two batters out, but the Mountaineers scored three more runs on a single, a walk, and a hit batter to close to 6-5. The Tigers got the final out, though, and carried that momentum into game two.
The Tigers improved their overall record to 17-21, as well as finishing 11-12 in SCAC play. Schreiner fell to 16-24 overall and 12-12 in conference.
Allie Holbrook picked up a win and a save in today's doubleheader, recording the final out in the opening game, then pitching a no-hitter to close out the series.
Holbrook's no-hitter is the 15th in school history and the first for a Tiger pitcher since 2016.
Brianna Pena went 4-6 on the day, collecting two hits in each game to go with a total of three RBI and two runs scored. She also hit her 14th double of the year, tying the Tiger single season record.
Both of Emily Reed's hits today were home runs, and she racked up a total of six RBI in the two games. She tied her career-high with four RBI in the second game of the doubleheader.
Marisa Trevino picked up two hits and two RBI in the first game, including her two-run double in the seventh that turned out to be the game-winning RBI.
Lauren Rich (3-1) struck out seven batters in 6.0 innings to earn the game one win, giving up just two earned runs (three total) on five hits.
Trinity will compete at the SCAC Tournament on Friday, April 26, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Game times, matchups, and other details will be announced by the SCAC Office next week.