#1 Trinity Baseball Edges Concordia in Extra Innings

#1 Trinity Baseball Edges Concordia in Extra Innings

Austin, Texas – Trinity's top-ranked baseball team rallied late in the game to earn a 3-2 victory over Concordia (TX) University in 11 innings.

 

GAME SUMMARY

The game was scoreless over the first five innings, then Concordia struck the first blow with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

After Trinity tied the game 1-1 in the top of the seventh, the Tornados reclaimed the lead by scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning.

Rafe Chaumette led off the eighth inning with a single up the middle, then came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Parker Cormack to tie the game.

Trinity went quietly in the ninth, then hit into a double play in the 10th to keep the game tied 2-2. Concordia had a hit in each of the last three innings, but couldn't find its way home for the game-winning score.

Michael Goodrich led off the 11th inning with a single, then Cormack's doubled to bring him home and put the Tigers in front for good.

Concordia put a pair of runners on base with one out in the bottom of the 11th, but Corey Cater induced a game-ending double play to secure the save.

 

NOTABLES

The Tigers secured their sixth consecutive victory to improve to 24-2 on the season, while Concordia fell to 20-11 on the year with the loss.

Parker Cormack doubled home the game-winning run in the 11th inning, finishing 1-3 with two RBI in the game. He also tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning.

Joey Pecoraro was the only Trinity player with a multi-hit game, going 2-3 at the plate.

Holden Nix pitched 6.1 innings to start the game, allowing just two runs on two hits and striking out nine players.

Jeff Lonnecker (4-0) earned the win in relief, striking out eight batters and allowing four hits over 3.2 shutout innings. Corey Cater earned his first save of the season by finishing off the game in the 11th inning.

 

UP NEXT

Trinity will host the first of two home games against Sul Ross State (TX) University on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.