Jackson, Mississippi - The seventh-ranked Trinity baseball team wrapped up its season-opening weekend with a narrow 5-4 loss to Berry (GA) College on Sunday.
Berry got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but Trinity responded with a three-run third inning that featured three hits by the Tigers.
Trinity was poised to get out of the third inning cleanly, but a two-out error led to four unearned runs, and a 5-3 lead for the Vikings.
The top of the fourth saw the Tigers score an unearned run of their own to cut the lead to just one, but it would prove to be the final run of the game for either team.
Trinity left the bases loaded in the fifth inning, then had just two runners reach base in the final four innings of the game.
Trinity stands at 2-3 after the weekend, which was a three-day tournament hosted by Millsaps (MS) College and Belhaven (MS) College.
James Nittoli was saddled with the hard-luck loss, giving up just one earned runs (five total) on four hits over seven innings of work. Andrew Hoffman pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to finish off the game for the Tiger pitching staff.
Trinity continues its extended string of games away from home to start the season on Friday, February 17. The Tigers will play at 18th-ranked University of Texas-Tyler at 6:00 p.m. UT-Tyler beat Trinity 6-2 in the season opener on Friday, February 10.
The Tigers embark on a three-game road swing, starting next Friday at 18th-ranked University of Texas-Tyler at 6:00 p.m.