Tiger Baseball Splits SCAC Doubleheader With Southwestern

Tiger Baseball Splits SCAC Doubleheader With Southwestern

Georgetown, Texas - After two days of postponements, Trinity was finally able to finish its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend series with Southwestern on Monday, with both teams nabbing victories.

 

GAME SUMMARIES

Today's first game ended in a 6-2 Tiger victory, but it took a total of 50 hours to finish after two days of weather delays.  

Game two was just as wild, as Southwestern snatched an unlikely walk-off victory by scoring twice in the ninth to set up extra innings, and then scoring two more times in the 11th to take a 9-8 win.

The game should have ended in regulation, but a dropped fly ball with two outs led to two Southwestern runs to tie the game.

Trinity stole home in the top of the 11th to go up 8-7, but left the bases loaded, and scored just the one run.

With one out and two runners on in the 11th, Southwestern hit a routine ground ball back to the pitcher that could have ended the game with a double play. Instead, a throwing error scored the tying run, and then a fielding error brought in the winning run.  

The game was marred by five Tiger errors, leading to six unearned runs by the Pirates.  Both teams finished the game with 10 total hits, and both teams used seven pitchers.

The opening game was much less dramatic, except for the two-day postponement. Trinity held a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning when the game was delayed for nearly 45 minutes because of rain.  The teams then postponed the game until Sunday, which was then postponed until Monday because of continuing weather.

The Tigers added two more runs after the delay, and the Pirates also scored once to make it a 6-2 final. Trinity hammered out 12 hits in the opening game.

 

NOTABLES

Trinity is now 10-8 overall this season, including a 2-1 record in conference play. Southwestern is holding a 7-11 record overall, and a 1-2 SCAC mark.

Scott Walters broke the Tiger single-game record for stolen bases, recording five steals in the first game. He swiped two bases in the first inning when the game started on Saturday, then he stole two more bags in the third.  After the delay, he broke the record with another stolen base in the eighth.

Walters went 2-4 with two runs scored in the first game, while Rafe Chaumette also had two hits and a pair of runs scored.

Jake Martin led the Tigers with three hits in the game, finishing 3-5 with a run scored. Michael Davis was 2-4 with one RBI.

James Nittoli was pitching very well when the game was delayed, allowing just one unearned run on three hits over four innings, and striking out nine batters. 

Kevin Flores (5-0) took over in the fifth inning today to earn the win, giving up just one unearned run on two hits over five innings of work, and recording four strikeouts.

Davis and Blake Frampton had two hits each in the final game of the series, and Frampton also scored two runs. 

Walters and Parker Cormack added two RBI each to the Tiger cause, and both players also drew two walks. Cormack came on as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, doubling home two runs.

 

UP NEXT

Trinity begins a three-game SCAC weekend series at Texas Lutheran University on Friday night, beginning at 7:00 p.m.