San Antonio – Trinity's top-ranked baseball team was tripped up in its regular season home finale, losing a 3-1 game against McMurry (TX) University.
McMurry started off the first inning with a bang, cracking a two-run homer with two outs to take a 2-0 lead over the Tigers.
Trinity answered with a run in the bottom of the first, but stranded a pair of runners on base and still trailed 2-1 after the opening inning.
That would prove to be the final run of the game for the Tigers, who were also held to just four more hits over the remainder of the game.
The Warhawks added an insurance run in the top of the eighth and were able to overcome 14 strikeouts recorded by Trinity pitchers.
Trinity falls to 32-5 with the loss, while McMurry improved to 12-23 overall this season.
Logan Morrison's first-inning double was the only extra-base hit of the game for the Tigers. Morrison was 1-3 at the plate, scoring a run and stealing his 18th base of the season.
Jeff Lonnecker struck out six batters in 2.2 innings of work, though he did allow a run on three hits in the 11 batters he faced. James Nittoli (5-2) took the loss after giving up just two runs on four hits over four innings, striking out five batters.
Trinity will face off against Centenary (LA) College for a three-game weekend series that will determine the regular season champion in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The series begins with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 28 with game one starting at 1:00 p.m.