Trinity Run-Rules #6 Centenary to Split Saturday Doubleheader

Trinity Run-Rules #6 Centenary to Split Saturday Doubleheader

San Antonio - The Tiger baseball team split Saturday's Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Centenary (LA) College to take two out of three games in the weekend series.


The Tigers lost the opening game 7-5, but blitzed the Gents with a 15-5 run-rule victory to finish off the day's action.

Centenary jumped out to a 4-0 lead just three innings into the opening game, but the Tigers rallied with a three-run homer from George Haaland in the bottom of the fourth to keep pace.

Trinity gave all three runs back in the top of the fifth, but back-to-back homers by in the bottom of the inning made it a 7-5 game.

The Gents held on for the win, though, as those runs were the last scored for either team in the first game.

The Tigers took the early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first of game two, but Centenary answered with a three-run second to take the lead.

In the third, Trinity mounted a two-out rally to score four runs on four hits to pull back in front 6-3 after three.

Another run in the fifth by the Tigers made it a four-run lead, though the Gents got that run back in the top of the sixth.

Trinity's offense exploded in the sixth and seventh innings, collecting a total of eight runs on six hits to finish the game.  Michael Goodrich hit a grand slam to account for the sixth-inning scores.



The Tigers improved their overall record to 14-12 and 4-5 SCAC. Trinity won two out of three games in the weekend series, after also winning 2-0 on Friday. Centenary now stands at 24-5 and 10-2 SCAC.

Michael Goodrich went 2-3 with three runs scored and four RBI after swatting a grand slam for his first collegiate round-tripper.

Jake Martin was 3-5 with three runs scored in the second game, as well as going 2-4 with another run in the opener.  He hit his team-leading fourth homer in game one.

Brian Cardone collected two hits and three RBI in game two, driving home the first two runs for the Tigers, then finishing the game with his RBI triple in the seventh that put Trinity up by 10 runs.

George Haaland picked up three hits in the two games, hitting a double in the finale, as well as his second homer of the year in game one.

Kevin Flores (6-1) fanned 10 batters over 6.0 innings to earn the win in game two.  Along with Ian Hussian, the two Tiger pitchers held Centenary to just seven hits.

Troy Nelson tossed the final 4.1 innings of the opening game, giving up just two hits and holding the Gents scoreless. 



The Tigers continue their homestand by hosting the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.