San Antonio – Trinity's top-ranked baseball team rallied from an early deficit to earn a lopsided 14-5 win over Sul Ross State (TX) University on Thursday night.
Sul Ross got off to a very quick start, scoring two runs on a two-out home run in the top of the first inning.
Trinity left the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning to allow Sul Ross to keep its lead for the time being, but the Tigers got on the board with a run in the second to make it 2-1.
Sul Ross loaded the bases to start the fifth inning, leading to a pair of runs and a 4-1 lead. The Tigers limited the damage to just two runs thanks to a double play.
The offense really got going in the fifth for Trinity, scoring three runs on a pair of hits to tie the game at 4-4. Rafe Chaumette drove in a run, then scored on a wild pitch to draw even with the Lobos.
In the sixth, Sul Ross took advantage of two Tiger errors to pull back in front 5-4, but the Lobos fell apart as the Tigers rallied in the bottom of the seventh.
Trinity scored eight runs on just two hits in the seventh inning, benefitting from six walks, four wild pitches, and two errors. Jack Wisniewski dealt the biggest blow of the inning with his bases-clearing double that put the Tigers up 9-5 at the time.
The Tigers added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth to finish off the scoring, highlighted by Michael Goodrich's solo homer and another RBI double for Wisniewski.
Trinity improves its record to 25-2 this season after its seventh consecutive victory. Sul Ross falls to 19-13 this year with its second straight defeat.
Jack Wisniewski went 2-5 with two doubles and five RBI to pace the Tiger offense, marking his first two doubles of the season.
Rafe Chaumette also had a huge night, going 3-4 with two runs and three RBI and hitting his eighth double of the season.
John Tucker was 1-2 with three walks and three runs scored, picking up his team-leading 10th double of the year.
Michael Goodrich hit his fourth homer of the year to tie for the team lead in that category, finishing 1-4 with two runs and two RBI in the game.
Trinity's pitching staff allowed five total runs in the game, but just two of those were earned. None of the Tiger relievers allowed an earned run over the final 6.2 innings of the game.
Case Williams (2-0) earned the win by tossing 3.1 shutout innings to close out the game, allowing just one hit and striking out a pair of batters.
Six Sul Ross pitchers issued 11 walks and recorded 10 wild pitches to keep the Tigers in the game.
Trinity and Sul Ross will finish off the series with a single game on Friday evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m.