Tiger Baseball Edged in Extra Innings by Concordia

Tiger Baseball Edged in Extra Innings by Concordia

Austin, Texas - The Trinity baseball team came up on the short end of an exciting 9-8 game at Concordia (TX) University on Tuesday night.



Concordia got on the board quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but the Tigers stormed back with a four-run third inning to take the lead.

The home team answered immediately by tying the game in the bottom of the third, then taking an 8-4 lead with four runs scored in the fourth inning.

Trinity's comeback began in the sixth, as the Tigers cut the lead in half with a two-run inning.  Another score in the seventh made it an 8-7 game with just two innings to play.

In the ninth, George Haaland's leadoff double led to the game-tying run, which was driven in on an infield single by Blake Frampton.  

Concordia drew a leadoff walk in the 10th, then later scored the winning run on a balk.



Trinity falls to 20-14 on the season, while Concordia improves its record to 21-13 this year.  The Tigers are also now 0-3 in extra-inning games this season.

George Haaland led Trinity's offense with two hits, two runs scored, and two stolen bases.  He had a ground-rule double in the ninth, then later scored the tying run that eventually sent the game to extra innings.

Scott Walters also had two hits and two runs, while Dalys Binder was 2-4 with a walk.  Both players also drove in a run.

Kevin Flores struck out four batters in two innings of relief work, and was the only one of five Tiger pitchers that didn't allow a run.  

Chris Tate (3-3) was saddled with the loss, allowing one hit, and an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th inning.



Trinity returns home for its final Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series of the season this weekend.  The Tigers will host Austin (TX) College for the three-game series, which begins on Friday at 7:00 p.m.