Trolls Out-Hit by Titans

The Trolls opened the week with a conference double-header at home against Indiana University-South Bend. In the early CCAC schedule Trinity is looking to get its first conference win, but they will have to wait a little longer as they dropped both games to the Titans. Trinity gave up runs in four innings of the first game and scored in only one for an 8-3 loss. The scoring came in the latter part of the second game which ended in a 9-2 loss for the Trolls.

In the first game of the double-header IU-South Bend came up with some big hits in the second and third innings to take a 4-0 lead. The Trolls got on base in the bottom of the third and scored two runs on a double by Brandi Machado and another on a single by Alissa Gardenal to close the gap to 4-3.

The Titans pulled away again in the fourth inning with two more runs on three hits. In that inning as well the next they had bases loaded when the inning ended. Three singles in a row by the Titans to start the sixth inning led to two more runs to give IU-South an 8-3 lead. Trinity got two runners on base in both the sixth and seventh innings, but did not score.

For the game the Trolls had five hits and the Titans had 15. Machado led the team with her two RBI. Emili Bell threw the first four innings and got the loss.

The second game was scoreless through the first three innings. IU-South Bend took the lead in the fourth inning with one run and made it a 5-0 game with four more runs in the fifth inning. The Trolls also scored in the fifth inning when a single by Audrey Ricker scored one run and another single by Machado made it 5-2.

The Titans were not finished scoring as they added four runs in the sixth inning to take a sizable 9-2 lead. The Trolls got runners on base in both the sixth and seventh inning, but did not score.

Trinity had six hits for the game and IU-South Bend had 13. The Trolls committed four errors. Ricker and Machado led the team with two hits each. The loss on the mound went to Ricker.

The Trolls play next on March 30 at St. Ambrose University in a 1 pm double-header.