Baseball Outlasts Sul Ross in Weekend Series Opener

Baseball Outlasts Sul Ross in Weekend Series Opener

Alpine, Texas - The Tiger baseball team opened up a three-game weekend series with a 5-4 extra-inning win over Sul Ross State (TX) University on Friday night.

 

GAME SUMMARY

Trinity loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the 12th inning, then Scott Walters drew a five-pitch walk to drive in Logan Morrison for the game-winning run. Morrison nabbed an infield single with one out to jump-start the Tigers.

Sul Ross actually took the early lead with a run in the bottom of the first, but Trinity quickly tied things up with its own run in the second.

In the bottom of the third, the Lobos put together a two-out rally that featured two walks and three hits.  Sul Ross scored three times to take a 4-1 lead.

That score held until the sixth, when another one-out Morrison hit started Trinity's comeback. Jake Martin's two-run homer tied the game 4-4, leading to the extra innings.

Trinity out-hit Sul Ross 10-6 in the game, but the Tigers did not allow a hit after the sixth inning.

 

NOTABLES

Chris Tate (1-0) earned the victory in relief for Trinity, throwing the final 6.2 innings without allowing a hit, walking just one batter, and recording eight strikeouts.

Logan Morrison and Jake Martin picked up two hits each, and were key hitters in the Tiger victory. Morrison added two runs - including the winning score - and Martin picked up two RBI on his first homer of the season.

Scott Walters had a triple and drew two walks in the game, collecting his second RBI of the season.

Rafe Chaumette went 2-4 with two walks, reaching base four times in six plate appearances.  He also scored a run and drove in another.

 

UP NEXT

Trinity and Sul Ross continue their series with a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday afternoon, followed by the series finale at noon on Sunday.