San Antonio - The Trinity baseball team wrapped up its regular-season campaign with a 14-0 shutout of Hardin-Simmons (TX) University on Tuesday.
The Tigers exploded for five runs on four hits in the first inning, and kept on rolling.
A three-run seventh inning would be the final scoring plays of the game, and Joey Pecoraro's two-run double highlighted that scoring burst.
Five Tiger pitchers combined to allow just one hit and two walks, and those five were supported by 17 hits by the Trinity offense.
Trinity has won five straight games, and stands at 25-14 on the season. The Tigers also went 12-3 in front of the home fans this year. Hardin-Simmons dropped to 16-21.
Parker Cormack batted 4-5 with a home run, collecting three RBI and three runs scored to lead the Tiger offensive attack.
Rafe Chaumette also went deep, finishing 3-4 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored. He also picked up his eighth double of the season, which includes four in the last two games.
James Nittoli (2-1) was the pitcher of record, allowing one hit and one walk over four innings of work, and striking out five batters.
The Tigers begin defense of their title Friday at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas. Trinity (12-6 SCAC) is seeded third, and takes on #2 Texas Lutheran University at 4:30 p.m. on the opening day of the four-team, double-elimination event.