Orange, California - Trinity's baseball team improved to 2-0 this season with another solid pitching performance in a 7-1 victory over Chapman University on Friday evening.
The Tigers gave up just one run on five hits to Chapman in tonight's game, though the run did snap a streak of 17 innings without allowing an earned run to start the year. Trinity out-hit Chapman 11-5 in the game.
Tanner Barron (1-0) took the mound just one night after Ryan Lucero's season-opening gem for the Tigers in last night's win. Barron was up to the challenge, though, striking out 13 batters through eight shutout innings, and allowing just four hits.
Christian Muscarello and Pat Hirschberg both went 2-3 with a run scored in the game. Hirschberg drove in two runs, while Muscarello picked up one RBI for the Tigers. Also collecting two hits each were Will Donnan and Kelly Woodruff. Donnan also had two RBI and two runs scored - including a two-run home run in the second inning.
Trinity's offense spotted Barron to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, then after Donnan made it 3-0, the Tigers got two more runs home on a single by Hirschberg. Trinity added another run in the fourth, then Jonathan Hall capped the scoring with a solo homer in the seventh. Chapman finally got on the board in the ninth, marking the second straight game that the Panthers avoided the shutout in the late innings.
Trinity and Chapman will conclude the three-game series with an afternoon game on Saturday. The Tigers open up the home portion of the schedule against Schreiner on Tuesday, February 12.