San Antonio – The 15th-ranked Tiger baseball team finished off a weekend series against Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an 11-5 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Trinity got on the board first by way of a sacrifice fly off the bat of Rafe Chaumette. Blake Frampton was hit by a pitch to open the inning, then made his way around the bases on two wild pitches to set up the go-ahead score.
The Tigers broke the game wide open with an extended two-out rally in the fourth inning. Trinity picked up five of its six hits in the game during a 10-run inning that also featured two MIT errors, five walks, and a hit batter.
MIT got on the board with three runs in the seventh, which were highlighted by a two-run triple with two outs. The Engineers also added single runs in the eighth and ninth, but the damage of Trinity's fourth-inning explosion proved to be too much to overcome.
Trinity bumped its record to 8-1 this season, winning two of the three games over the weekend. MIT opened its 2018 campaign on Friday and stands 1-2 on the year.
The Tigers were led by a three-hit afternoon from Joey Pecoraro, who finished 3-3 with two runs and two RBI. He was also hit by a pitch to reach base in all four of his plate appearances.
John Tucker went 1-3 with two runs and two RBI, stroking his fifth double of the season. Blake Frampton had the only other extra-base hit for Trinity, which was an RBI double in the fourth inning. Frampton went 1-3 with two runs scored.
Starter James Nittoli (2-0) earned the win in a short outing, recording five strikeouts in five innings and leaving with the Tigers leading 11-0 at the time. Nittoli gave up two hits in the first two innings, but those would be the only baserunners he allowed.
The Tigers will face off against San Antonio's Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.