Trinity Celebrates Senior Day With Doubleheader Sweep

Trinity Celebrates Senior Day With Doubleheader Sweep

San Antonio - The Tiger baseball team swept a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on Senior Day against Austin (TX) College.


Trinity won the games 10-6 and 11-7 to wrap up the regular-season conference schedule.

The Tigers were leading 3-0 after the first two innings of game one, but Austin scored its first run of the series in the top of the third.

Trinity answered with two more runs in the bottom of the inning, then plated another in the fourth to push the lead to 6-1.

The fifth inning was the best of the weekend for Austin, which scored four runs on four hits to make it a one-run game.

After failing to score in the fifth - the first scoreless inning of the series for the Tigers - Trinity knocked in a run in the sixth for a 7-5 lead.  

Austin rallied with another run in the seventh, but Trinity celebrated the seventh-inning stretch with three more runs to put the game out of reach.

Game two started as a pitcher's duel, as both teams were held scoreless through the first four innings.  The Tigers finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth, but Austin quickly tied it in the next half-inning.

Trinity took advantage of three walks and three hit-batters in the bottom of the sixth, scoring six runs on just two hits to take control of the game.

The Kangaroos added three runs in the eighth to make it a 7-4 game, but the Tigers rattled off four insurance runs in the bottom of the inning to back up by seven runs.

The insurance runs proved to be huge, as Austin was not done scoring.  The 'Roos finished the series with three runs in the top of the ninth, but the rally ultimately fell short, and Trinity got a strikeout with the bases loaded to finish the game.



The Tigers improved their overall record to 23-14, and stand at 12-6 in the SCAC. Austin College finished its season with respective records of 12-25 and 6-12 SCAC.

Zachary Oretsky finished the day with six hits and seven RBI in the two games, including a 4-5 peformance in Saturday's series finale.

Scott Walters and John Tucker each scored two runs in the opener. Brian Cardone crossed the plate three times for the Tigers in game two.

Trevor Griffin started on the mound in the first game, and struck out five players. Chris Tate (4-3) hurled the final 4.1 innings and fanned six batters, while yielding one earned run.

Kevin Flores (7-2) was the starter for game two and claimed the victory. Five pitchers were given mound duty the rest of the way.

Prior to the opening game, nine seniors and family members were honored: Trevor Griffin, George Haaland, Al Higgins, Taylor Hoesen, Dylan McGee, Troy Nelson, Pierce Pontikes, Chris Tate, and Scott Walters.



The Tigers will host Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening.