#1 Tiger Baseball Edged by Chicago on Monday

#1 Tiger Baseball Edged by Chicago on Monday

San Antonio - The top-ranked Trinity baseball team was edged 4-3 by the University of Chicago (IL) Monday night in a 10-inning matchup.


Logan Morrison got the Tigers going early with a leadoff single, then stole second and third before coming home on Rafe Chaumette's groundout.

Trinity scored again in the second for a 2-0 lead, as John Tucker drove home Dalys Binder with a two-out single.

Chicago rallied in the fourth to tie the game with two runs on three hits, but the Tigers soon were back in front after taking advantage of two wild pitches to take a 3-2 lead after five innings.

Neither team scored again until the ninth, when Chicago strung together a leadoff walk, a sacrifice bunt, and a run-scoring single to tie the game 3-3.

The Maroons scored in similar fashion in the 10th, following a leadoff single with a sacrifice and another hit to put the visitors in front for the first time all game.

Trinity had just one baserunner from the sixth inning on and Chicago retired the last 11 Tiger batters in order.



The Tigers have lost three games in a row and stand at 17-6 on the season. The Maroons won their third straight game and improved to 7-2.

Monday's tilt was the second straight extra-innings game for Trinity, as the Tigers lost to eighth-ranked Texas Lutheran University Saturday in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.

Rafe Chaumette posted an RBI and also scored a run against Chicago, while John Tucker accounted for Trinity's other RBI.

Logan Morrison scored a run for the Tigers and tied the team season-high with two stolen bases. 

Mason Meredith was the only Trinity player to collect a pair of hits.

Trinity posted a season-high with five stolen bases, with two from Morrison, and one each from Meredith, Michael Goodrich, and Blake Johnson.

Carter Front pitched 3.2 shutout innings in relief, allowing just two hits and striking out two batters. 

Corey Cater (3-2) took the loss, allowing one run on three hits over 2.0 innings and recording one strikeout.



The Tigers will host Centenary (LA) College in a three-game SCAC series that begins on Friday at 7:00 p.m.