#3 Baseball Beats #18 Babson to Take Weekend Series

#3 Baseball Beats #18 Babson to Take Weekend Series

San Antonio - The third-ranked Trinity baseball team beat #18 Babson (MA) College 9-4 Sunday, taking two of the three games to win the weekend series.



The Beavers struck first in the opening inning, scoring three runs on three hits and a Trinity error, but the Tigers countered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Mason Meredith drew a leadoff walk and later scored on a Babson error, while John Tucker drove in the second run with a groundout to short.

The offense continued its charge as Jake Martin crushed an RBI triple to left-center to tie the game at 3-3. Rafe Chaumette drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly to score Martin and give the Tigers a 4-3 edge.

Babson quickly tied things up with a run in the third, but it would prove to be the final run of the day for the visitors, as starter Ian Hussian held the Beaver hitters in check over the next three innings. 

Trinity scored for the third consecutive inning in the bottom of the third, reclaiming the lead on Jack Wisniewski's RBI double that wound up being the game-winner. Michael Goodrich drove in another Tiger run in the sixth, and Trinity led the game 6-4 with just three innings remaining in the series.

In the seventh, Trinity added three more insurance runs on a pair of hits, highlighted by Meredith and Chaumette picking up RBI for the Tigers.

Babson had runners on base in each of the final three innings - including the bases loaded in the ninth - but Trinity relievers Mark Tindall and Arjun Thakar kept the Beavers off the board. 



The Tigers now stand at 8-3 on the season, and the Beavers dropped to 1-2. Trinity took the weekend series 2-1, just as they did when the teams met for the first time in 2017.

Jake Martin went 2-5 with a triple and three runs scored to pace Trinity's offensive attack, claiming the team lead with 13 runs scored this season.

Mason Meredith picked up a pair of hits and reached base three times from the leadoff spot in the order, while Jimmy Tatum did the same by going 1-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

MJ Metz went 2-4 with two runs scored as well for the Tigers, while Rafe Chaumette drove in a pair of runs on Sunday afternoon.

John Tucker drove in a run to remain ahead of his Trinity teammates with 14 RBI on the year.

Ian Hussian (1-2) pitched six-plus innings to earn the win, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out a team season-best nine batters. Hussian is now the team leader with 23 strikeouts on the year.

Mark Tindall and Arjun Thakar finished off the game with three shutout innings in relief, while Tindall struck out a pair of hitters and the duo combined to allow just two hits.



The Tigers travel to Belton, Texas for their first road game of the season on Tuesday, taking on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) at 7:00 p.m.