Tiger Baseball Edges Millsaps to Open SCAC Tournament
Millington, Tennessee - Trinity's baseball team earned a 2-1 win in the opening game of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Tournament on Thursday.
Trinity improved to 33-8 with the win, which is the ninth consecutive SCAC Tournament victory for the Tigers. Trinity is looking to become the third team in SCAC history to win three consecutive conference titles.
Ben Klimesh (12-2) tied the school record for wins in a season, throwing a complete-game three-hitter. Klimesh allowed one uneared run and struck out eight batters in the game.
Kevin Clements got the Tigers going early with a solo homer in the second inning. Clements was 1-2 with a walk in the game, connecting for his third round-tripper of the season.
In the fifth, leadoff hitter Dominick Robusto put Trinity up 2-0 with an RBI single through the left side of the infield. Robusto was 2-4 with what proved to be the game-winning RBI, which came after Millsaps stranded two runners in scoring position with no outs in the top of the inning.
The Majors finally got a run across in the eighth, taking advantage of a Trinity error to cut the lead to 2-1, but could not get anything else against Klimesh.
Trinity will play tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. against the loser of Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Dallas. Those two teams play at 7:00 p.m. tonight.