Tiger Baseball Splits SCAC Saturday DH With Schreiner

Tiger Baseball Splits SCAC Saturday DH With Schreiner

San Antonio - The Trinity baseball team finished off a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend series by splitting Saturday's doubleheader against Schreiner (TX) University.

GAME SUMMARIES

The Tigers took an early lead in game one, by a two-RBI double from Dalys Binder in the first inning.

Trinity added an unearned run in the second stanza, and Schreiner scored on a Tigers error in the fourth.

George Haaland plastered a two-run homer in the sixth, as the Tigers led 5-1. Schreiner answered with a two-run home of its own in the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, Trinity again produced two runs. Blake Frampton pounded a two-run homer in the eighth, for the final scoring play of the game.

Rafe Chaumette hit a solo home run in the second inning of game two. But the Mountaineers took a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the sixth. Schreiner widened its lead to 4-1 with two runs in the seventh.

Trinity mounted a furious comeback, starting in the eighth inning, as Chaumette cracked an RBI single. The Tigers closed to 3-4 in the ninth, on a home run by Brian Cardone.

The Tigers kept fighting, and sent a runner to third base on a single, but a ground-out ended the second half of the twin bill.


NOTABLES

The Tigers won the Schreiner series 2-1, taking Friday's opener. Trinity now stands at 17-13, and 6-6 in the SCAC.

Schreiner has posted an overall record of 10-21 and 3-9 SCAC.

Scott Walters was a solid hitter all day, going 3-4 with an RBI and four runs in the first game, and batting 3-5 with a run in the second. Walters also chalked up his ninth double of the season in game one.

Blake Frampton and George Haaland each fired up a third home run of the campaign, in the opening game of the doubleheader.

Rafe Chaumette and Brian Cardone joined Trinity's home run club, with one homer each in game two. Chaumette drove in two of the Tiger run in the second half of the DH.

Jeff Lonnecker remained undefeated on the mound with a 3-0 record, entering in relief in the first game. Lonnecker pitched 3.2 innings, and struck out five batters. He allowed one earned run on three hits.

Kevin Flores (6-2) was the unfortunate loser in game two, in spite of a fine performance. Flores hurled for 6.2 innings and struck out seven of the Mountaineers. He retired the first 14 batters in a row to open the game.

 

UP NEXT

The Tigers will host Hardin-Simmons (TX) University at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.