San Antonio - The Trinity baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Babson (MA) College 12-11 Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers rallied with five consecutive two-out hits in the bottom of the ninth, capped off by the game-winning double off the bat of Michael Davis.
The game was dominated by offense, as both teams combined for 23 runs on 39 hits - including nine extra-base hits.
The scoring started immediately, as Babson knocked a solo homer on the first pitch of the game, and then went on to score six total runs in the first three innings.
Trinity finally got on the board in the third, scoring four runs on three hits with two outs, cutting the lead to 6-4.
The Tigers continued their rally with another run in the fifth to make it a one-run game, but the Beavers matched Trinity's score with one of their own in the sixth, taking a 7-5 lead.
The bottom of the sixth saw Trinity tie the game with two runs on three hits, though, and then the Tigers took their first lead on Blake Frampton's RBI single in the seventh.
Babson responded immediately with a four-run eighth inning, and looked to be on its way to a late-inning victory.
Two of the first three batters in the bottom of the ninth were outs, and Trinity was down to its final chance. A pinch-hit single was followed by a two-RBI double off the bat of Scott Walters to make it an 11-10 game.
John Tucker kept the inning alive with a pinch-hit RBI single to tie the game, setting up the game-winning double by Davis.
The Tigers won the series with Babson, after also splitting a doubleheader Friday night. Trinity now stands at 8-7, while Babson dropped to 1-2.
Michael Davis was superb at the plate, batting 4-5 with two runs scored and the game-winning RBI.
Sean Cubley (1-0) picked up the victory after throwing a scoreless ninth inning in relief. He was the last of five Trinity pitchers in the game.
The Tigers open Southern Collegiate Ahtletic Conference play with a three-game series at Southwestern (TX) University next weekend. The opening game is Friday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m.