IRVING, Texas - The No. 2 seeded Southwestern University Pirates won the program's second Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference softball championship with a 9-4 win over top seed Trinity University after forcing a deciding winner-take-all game two on Sunday afternoon.
Southwestern 7, Trinity 2
Southwestern forced a deciding winner-take-all championship game against Trinity with a 7-2 win in game on on Sunday afternoon at the 2013 SCAC Softball Tournament. Box Score
The Pirates (33-11) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings as Southwestern rode the pitching of starter Kelsey Kingston. Kingston pitched a complete game and allowed just two earned runs while striking out four in the win.
Southwestern put the game out of reach with four runs in the bottom of the sixth after Trinity had cut the lead to 3-2 in the top half of the sixth. Kayla Irvin hit a solo home run and then saw teammate Caroline Young add a three-run homer to left center to provide the winning margin.
Young, who came into pinch hit, finished 1-1 with three RBI and a run scored and while Irvin was 2-3 with three RBI and a run scored.
Trinity (27-15) was led by Megan Russell who was 2-3 with an RBI in the loss. Starting pitcher Sydney Friday suffered the loss as she tossed six innings and yielded all nine runs, seven of which were earned.
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