Trolls Lose at St. Francis

The Trolls had a rough outing against the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois) in a conference double-header. The first game ended after five innings when the Trolls trailed 15-0. Trinity scored a run in the second game, but could not stop the Fighting Saints. In the sixth inning the Trolls fell behind by eight runs and the game ended on the mercy rule.

It was a rocky start for the Trolls in the first game as they gave up nine runs in the first inning. Seven of which were scored off three home runs. St. Francis took a double-digit lead in the second inning with another run. The Fighting Saints went up 14-0 in the third inning when they scored off on a grand slam. They added one more in the fourth.

The Trolls got one base in three of the five played innings, but they did not threaten to score. When they did not score in the top of the fifth the game ended on the mercy rule.  

For the game the Trolls had three hits and four errors and St. Francis had 15. Audrey Ricker got the loss on the mound.

St. Francis continued their hitting and scoring in the second game, although the runs came in smaller bunches. The Saints scored four of their nine runs on two homers.  

A solo homer gave the Fighting Saints one run in the bottom of the first inning. Trinity got that run back in the top of the second when Ricker doubled for a RBI. St. Francis went back ahead in the bottom of the second when they added a run.

The score started to get out of hand in the third inning when the Fighting Saints added four runs on six hits, including a three-run homer, to go ahead 6-1. The score changed to 7-1 in the fourth. In the sixth inning St. Francis scored a run to go ahead by eight to end the game on the mercy rule.

Trinity had four hits for the game and St. Francis had 15. Dara Megyesi was on the mound for the loss.

The Trolls continue conference play on April 17 at home against Judson University in a 3 pm double-header.