San Antonio, Texas – Trinity's baseball team dropped the final game with Endicott 5-4 on Sunday afternoon and wrapped up the series with a 2-1 record against the Gulls.
After a quiet first inning, both teams touched the plate three times in the second to make it a 3-3 ball game after two.
Endicott got three consecutive hits with one out in the top of the inning to take the lead and chase Tiger starter Brian Cardone from the game.
In the bottom of the inning, the Tigers singled and drew a walk to bring John Tucker to the plate with one out. Tucker deposited a 2-0 pitch beyond the wall in left-center to tie the game 3-3.
Trinity managed just three hits the rest of the game and was held scoreless until the ninth inning.
Prior to the ninth, Endicott took a 4-3 lead with a sacrifice fly on a diving catch by Trinity leftfielder Jack Vonderhaar in the top of the sixth. The Gulls then added an insurance run in the seventh with a two-out single that made it 5-3.
That insurance run was crucial as Trinity rallied in the ninth. The Tigers got going immediately, as Mason Meredith drew a leadoff walk and then stole second base.
Brannen Caraway had a line drive to center, but Meredith was able to move to third on the play, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-4.
John Tucker then singled down the left field line to put the tying run aboard, but Endicott's closer got a strikeout to put the Gulls one out from leaving town with the win.
Trinity falls to 6-2 overall this season, snapping the team's four-game winning streak. Endicott picks up its first win of the season and stands 1-2 after the weekend series.
John Tucker hit his first home run of the season, going 2-4 with three RBI and a run scored.
Ian Hussian (0-2) was saddled with the loss despite a decent outing. He allowed two runs on four hits over 4.1 innings, recording a game-high six strikeouts.
The Tigers will open up a three-game series with Babson (MA) College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.