Tyler, Texas – Trinity's 21st-ranked baseball team remained undefeated with a 12-6 win over East Texas Baptist University to close out the Clements Fluid Classic on Saturday.
East Texas Baptist got the scoring started in the second inning, taking advantage of a leadoff hit to take the 1-0 lead.
Both offenses went cold after that as both pitchers settled into the game. East Texas didn't allow Trinity a single hit for three innings, while Brendan Meyer held ETBU to just two hits over four frames.
A leadoff walk and a double set the table for Trinity in the bottom of the sixth, which wound up 11 runs on seven hits that put the Tigers firmly in control of the game at 12-1.
East Texas tried to rally back, scoring twice in the eighth, then scored three runs on three hits in the ninth. Trinity finally finished off the game with a strikeout to strand three runners and escape with the win.
Trinity upped its record to 5-0 to start the season, including three wins at the tournament hosted by the University of Texas-Tyler. East Texas Baptist falls to 6-3 with the loss.
Brendan Meyer (1-0) struck out six batters in six innings of work, allowing just one run on four hits and issuing just one base on balls.
Michael Goodrich also picked up a double among his two hits, going 2-4 with two runs and two RBI.
Trinity will begin a three-game non-conference series at Southwestern (TX) University on Friday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m.