San Antonio – The fifth-ranked Tiger baseball team opened up Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a convincing 11-1 win over Southwestern (TX) University on Friday evening.
Trinity hammered a pair of two-run homers in the second inning, finishing with eight runs on six hits to propel the home team to a huge lead early in the game. Logan Morrison and Michael Goodrich both hit home runs, and Michael Davis also had a two-RBI double in the prolific inning.
The Tigers added two more in the fourth to make it a 10-0 lead, beginning with a solo shot off the bat of Davis. Goodrich had another RBI in the fifth to put Trinity up 11-0.
Southwestern was able to break up Trinity's bid for a third consecutive shutout by scoring an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning, but the Tigers held on to enact the 10-run rule.
Trinity finished with 15 total hits in the game, holding Southwestern to just a pair of singles.
Trinity won its sixth straight game to improve to 12-1 this season, while Southwestern fell to 6-6 after the loss.
The Tiger pitching staff extended its scoreless streak to 26 innings before allowing an unearned run in the seventh inning.
Trinity and Southwestern will continue the weekend series with a Saturday doubleheader, beginning at 1:00 p.m.