Seguin, Texas - The Trinity baseball team edged Texas Lutheran University 3-2 Tuesday night in a non-conference game.
The Tigers scored in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead, but the Bulldogs rallied with single runs in the fifth and sixth to tie the game.
Jake Martin drove in the eventual game-winner with his RBI triple in the seventh, and Trinity pitching forced Texas Lutheran to strand five runners over the final three innings to hold the lead.
Two of those runners reached base in the ninth, and the Bulldogs had runners on the corners with two outs. Reliever Kevin Flores struck out the final batter to end the rally, and finish off the Tiger win.
The Tigers improved their record to 12-11, while the Bulldogs dropped to 16-10. Texas Lutheran swept a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series March 17-18, also in Seguin.
Jake Martin cracked three of Trinity's four hits in the game, batting 3-4 with two RBI. Martin also scored a run to account for all of the team's scoring on the night.
Martin was a home run away from hitting for the cycle in the game, but his bid fell short in the top of the ninth, as he was retired on a fly ball to right field.
Chris Tate (2-2) picked up the win in relief for the Tigers, striking out five batters in 2.1 innings, and allowing just one hit.
Kevin Flores threw the final two innings, and chalked up his first save of the season. He yielded two hits and a walk, and struck out a pair of hitters - including the final batter of the game on a called third strike.
Trinity will host sixth-ranked Centenary (LA) College in a three-game SCAC weekend series, which begins on Friday at 7:00 p.m.