Positive End to Season

The Trolls ended their season on a high note as they hosted Lindenwood University-Belleville (Belleville, Illinois). After a challenging season in terms of wins and losses, the team finished strong in the home non-conference double-header on Senior Day. The Trolls overcame a deficit in the first game to post a 7-6 win. They again came back in the second game to tie the score and force extra innings. After nine innings the teams were deadlocked at 7-7 and the game was called due to darkness to end in the tie. Trinity concludes their season with a 4-35-1 overall record and a 2-20 conference record.

Trinity was the first team to strike with two runs in the first inning. Their lead did not last long and by the end of the third they trailed 6-3.

The team continued to chip away at the lead and scored one run on a single by Audrey Ricker in the fourth and one run on single by Makayla Otto in the fifth to make it a 6-5 game. In the bottom of the sixth the Trolls scored again on a triple by Emili Bell to tie the game and took the lead on the next batter when Dara Megyesi singled to score Bell.

In the top of the seventh Lindenwood had runners on second and third with two, but Bell struck out the next batter to hold those runners and end the game.

Trinity had nine hits from nine different players. Lindenwood finished with seven hits. Bell pitched the entire game for the win.

In the second game the Trolls fell behind at 5-0 in the sixth inning. In the bottom of that inning the team loaded the bases on a walk, hit by pitch and single. With two outs Ahliza Moore singled to bring in one run. Flirting with the right field line, Katie Price hit a ball that went into the corner for an in-the-park grand slam that tied the game at 5-5.

When neither team scored in the seventh inning, the game went into extra frames.  Playing with the tie-breaking rule which places a runner on second base at the start of the inning, neither team scored in the eighth. Lindenwood went ahead with two runs in the top of the ninth, but the Trolls rallied back in the bottom half. Otto began the at bat with an infield single to advance Price, who started on second base.  Otto stole second which allowed Price to score on the play and Otto to go to third as the Lynx tried to make the play at home.  One out later Otto crossed the plate as she beat the tag on fielder’s choice play at home.  When the inning ended the score was tied at 7-7 and stayed there as daylight ran out.

The Trolls had eight hits for the game and Lindenwood had ten. Bell and Ricker each recorded two hits. Megyesi was on the mound for the nine innings.