San Antonio – Trinity's 15th-ranked baseball team bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7-3 on Saturday afternoon.
MIT manufactured a run with a single, a sacrifice, and a flare into left field to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning.
After a leadoff single in the fifth, Trinity followed suit with a sac bunt to move the runner over. A single and a walk followed to load the bases with just one out. Rafe Chaumette delivered an opposite-field grand slam to put the Tigers on top 4-1.
Trinity kept the scoring going with a walk and two more hits to make it a 6-1 lead before MIT was finally able to escape the inning.
Both teams added runs in the seventh on sac flies to make it a 7-2 game, then MIT hit an RBI double with two outs to make it a four-run lead.
The rally was cut short by an outstanding play in left field as Parker Cormack made a diving catch to end the game.
Trinity improved its record to 7-1 this season, while MIT falls to 1-1 on the year. The Engineers defeated the Tigers 10-3 in Friday night's series opener. The second game of today's doubleheader was cancelled due to rain.
Kevin Flores (3-0) went the distance for the Tigers on the mound, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out 10 batters.
Rafe Chaumette had just one hit on the afternoon, but he made it count in a big way by hitting a grand slam home run that put Trinity on the board.
Trinity and MIT will finish the weekend series with a single game beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.