Baseball Blanks Hardin-Simmons in Regular Season Finale

Baseball Blanks Hardin-Simmons in Regular Season Finale

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.

Rafe Chaumette pounded a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and the Tigers added two more runs in the fifth. Parker Cormack also hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Trinity led 11-0.

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.

Jake Martin and George Haaland both went 3-5 with two runs scored in the game, and both players also hit doubles.

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.

Mark Tindall, Taylor Hoesen, Ian Hussian, and Michael Maul pitched the final five innings of the shutout, and did not yield a hit. They struck out three batters, and permitted only one walk.



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.