San Antonio - Trinity's baseball team put on an offensive showcase in a 24-4 victory over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) on Tuesday night.
Trinity scored seven runs in the first inning and never looked back against the Crusaders, sending at least one runner across the plate in each of the first six innings.
Mary Hardin-Baylor scored a single run in the second to answer the big inning by the Tigers, then scored three more times in the fifth, but the Crusaders never got closer than six runs after the first inning.
The Tigers added six in the fourth, four more in the fifth, and finished the game's scoring with a four-run sixth inning.
Trinity pounded out 26 hits, which included four doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
Trinity takes the regular season series from UMHB, as the teams had split the previous meetings this season.
The Tigers improve to 15-12 on the season, winning for the fifth time in the last six games. The Crusaders even their record at 13-13 this year.
The 24 runs scored were the most in a game for Trinity since a 24-12 win at Texas Lutheran in April of 2008.
Jake Martin led the Tigers with a 5-6 performance in the game, falling a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. Martin also scored two runs in the game.
Brian Cardone went 4-4 with four runs and three RBI, hitting his first two doubles of the season. Playing in just his second game of the season, Cardone's four runs are a team season-high, and he is one of just two players with two doubles in a single game.
Zachary Oretsky was 3-3 with three runs scored and six RBI, which is also a team-high for one game this season. Oretsky also crushed his first career home run - a three-run shot in the fifth inning.
Michael Goodrich picked up three runs and three RBI for Trinity, as well as hitting a home run for the second consecutive game. His round-tripper was a three-run bomb in the sixth.
Ian Hussian (1-0) earned the victory in tonight's game, striking out three batters in two innings of relief work, and allowing one run on two hits.
Trinity will open up a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series against Schreiner (TX) University at 6:00 p.m. Friday night.