Victoria, Texas – The 21st-ranked Tiger baseball team continued its opening weekend with a 6-0 shutout win over the University of Houston-Victoria (TX) on Saturday night.
The two teams played five scoreless innings to start the game, with Trinity being held hitless during that time, and Houston-Victoria managing just three hits.
James Nittoli had four strikeouts in the first two innings and also induced a double play in the third to allow the Tiger offense to settle into the game.
With two outs in the seventh, Joey Pecoraro broke the game wide open with a three-run homer on a full count that came with two outs in the inning.
Michael Davis stroked a run-scoring double and Michael Goodrich had an RBI single in the seventh to finish off the game's scoring.
Houston-Victoria's biggest threat came on a leadoff double and a one-out walk to put two runners on the seventh. Brendan Meyer settled in to end the threat with an inning-ending strikeout and held the home team hitless over the final two frames.
Trinity improved to 2-0 with the victory to secure the three-game weekend series, while Houston-Victoria falls to 0-2 on the year.
The Tigers scored six runs on just six hits, which were spread around to five different Trinity batters. Michael Goodrich went 2-4 and was the only Tiger with a multi-hit game.
James Nittoli (1-0) and Brendan Meyer combined for the shutout, allowing just five hits and striking out nine batters. Nittoli punched out six hitters and yielded just four hits, while Meyer earned the three-inning save by allowing just one hit and striking out three.
The two teams will be back at it again on Sunday to conclude the weekend series with a game at noon.