Georgetown, Texas – The #1 Trinity Tigers was edged 8-7 in a non-conference game at Southwestern (TX) University on Monday night.
Despite out-hitting Southwestern 17-8, Trinity was able to muster just seven runs and left a total of 17 runners on base in the game.
The Tigers started the scoring with two runs on three hits in the second inning, but Southwestern answered immediately with a three-run home run to take a 3-2 lead early in the game.
The Pirates added another run in the third to take a two-run advantage, but Trinity tied the game at 4-4 with a three-hit fifth inning.
Southwestern pulled back in front immediately, scoring three runs over the next two innings to take a 7-4 lead after six complete.
Trinity refused to go quietly, though, hammering out five hits in the top of the seventh to score three runs and tie the game 7-7.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Tigers turned a double play to erase a leadoff walk issued to Southwestern, but the Pirates drew another walk to keep the inning alive.
That walk was followed by a run-scoring double that put Southwestern in front once again at 8-7, and Trinity was retired in order in the ninth to end the game.
Tonight marks the first time this season that the Tigers have lost consecutive games, falling to 28-4 overall. Southwestern improved to 14-18.
Trinity is 4-1 against Southwestern, though the teams have split the two non-conference meetings this year.
Logan Morrison led a Tiger offense that pounded out 17 total hits, going 5-5 with one RBI and one run scored.
Jack Wisniewski and Blake Frampton both went 3-6 in the game, while Parker Cormack was 3-4 with two runs scored. Wisniewski also drove in two runs, while Frampton had two doubles among his three hits.
Trinity will return home for a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with the University of Dallas (TX) this weekend. The series begins with a Saturday doubleheader, beginning at 1:00 p.m.