Trinity Falls to Judson in Home Opener

Playing on their home field at the Schaaf Athletics Complex for the first time this season the Trolls hosted Judson University (Elgin, Illinois) in a conference double-header. Their own turf was not friendly to them as they lost both games. They fell behind early in the first game and ended in a 9-5 loss. The team gave up two runs in the 3rd inning of the second game and it was that 2-0 score that held after six innings when the game was called due to darkness.  The Trolls are now 6-8 overall and 0-4 in the CCAC.

The Trolls started out well offensively in the first game, but struggled defensively.  Trinity had five hits in the bottom of the 1st inning to put four runs on the board. However they committed five fielding errors in the first two innings to allow Judson to score eight runs. By the end of the 2nd inning the score was 8-4.

One more error in the 5th inning gave Judson another run to make it 9-4. The Trolls did not score again until the 7th inning when they added one run for the 9-5 final.

For the game Trinity ended with nine hits as did Judson. Melinda Russell and Jenna Steinkamp each had two hits and Russell got a RBI.

The Trolls settled down in the second game and the difference in the outcome came down to one hit. In the top of the 3rd inning Judson had a two-run homer that put them on the board and in the lead.  Trinity got runners on base in each the 4th and 5th innings, but could not string anything together to score runs. With changing weather and encroaching darkness the game ended after six innings.

Trinity had three hits for the game with two of them coming from the bat of Emily Phillips. Judson ended the game with six hits.

The team plays next on March 28 at Olivet Nazarene University in a 3 pm double-header.