Shreveport, Louisiana – The #1 Tiger baseball team lost the final game of a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series at Centenary (LA) College on Sunday afternoon.
For the first time in the weekend series, Trinity jumped out to the early lead with runs in the first two innings to make it a 2-0 advantage.
Centenary got on the board with a run in the second, then added two more in the third to take its first lead of the day. The Gents kept up the pressure with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 5-2 lead for the home team.
The Tigers got another run in the fifth, but a double play ended what could have been a much bigger inning. Trinity wouldn't score again the rest of the game, leaving the bases loaded in the sixth, and producing just one base runner over the final three innings.
Centenary sealed the win with a four-run sixth to account for the final runs of the game.
Trinity closes the regular season with a 33-7 overall record and a 14-4 conference mark. Centenary improves to 24-14 overall and 15-3 in SCAC play, taking the regular season conference title with today's win.
John Tucker hit his team-leading 14th double for Trinity's only extra-base hit. Tucker was 1-2 with a run scored and also was hit by a pitch on two other occasions to reach base three times.
Ian Hussian was the last of five Tiger pitchers appearing in the game, tossing two shutout innings without allowing a hit among his six batters faced.
Trinity will be the #2 seed in the SCAC Tournament, which begins Friday, May 4, in Cleburne, Texas. The Tigers will face off against #3 seed Texas Lutheran University at 4:30 p.m.