Walk-off Grand Slam Sends #4 Trinity Past Hardin-Simmons

Walk-off Grand Slam Sends #4 Trinity Past Hardin-Simmons

San Antonio - The fourth-ranked Trinity baseball team beat Hardin-Simmons (TX) University 13-12 in a wild non-conference game Tuesday night.


Things did not look good for the Tigers in the first inning as the Cowboys scored five runs on three hits and two Trinity errors.

Logan Morrison got the offense going with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the inning for a 5-1 score after the first.

The Tigers added two more runs in the third, scoring on Scott Petersen's RBI triple and a sacrifice fly by Morrison to cut the lead to 5-3.

After Hardin-Simmons got a run back in the fourth, Trinity responded with two runs of its own to make it a 6-5 ball game.

The Cowboys cracked a leadoff homer of their own in the fifth to take a 7-5 lead, but John Tucker drove in a run in the sixth to bring the Tigers back within one run.

In the seventh, Mason Meredith blasted a two-run homer to give Trinity its first lead of the night at 8-7.

Hardin-Simmons put the tying run on base to lead off the ninth inning, then came around to score on an error to tie the game.

Trinity had a pair of runners on base in the ninth, but Hardin-Simmons was able to send the game into extra innings.

In the 10th, the Cowboys took control of the game with two hits and two more Tiger errors to take a 12-8 lead.

Trinity got two of the first three runners on base, but a strikeout left the Tigers with just one out to go and a four-run deficit.

Jake Martin got things going with his RBI single to left, then Rafe Chaumette loaded the bases with his single through the left side of the infield.

Meredith promptly deposited a 1-0 pitch over the wall for a walk-off grand slam that completed the Tiger comeback.



The Tigers won their third straight game and improved to 20-7, while Hardin-Simmons dropped to 13-14.

Mason Meredith posted career-highs with two home runs and six RBI in the game, including the game-winning grand slam in the 10th.

Meredith now leads Trinity with 30 RBI this season and is tied for second on the team with four home runs.

Scott Petersen and Dalys Binder picked up three hits and one RBI each, and Peterson added two runs scored to his box score.

Jake Martin and Rafe Chaumette both finished the game with a pair of hits, while Martin and Michael Goodrich scored two runs each for the Tigers.

Ian Hussian threw 4.1 innings of relief, striking out eight batters to lead Trinity's pitching staff. Though he allowed five runs on three hits, none of the runs were earned.

Carter Fronk (1-0) got the final out of the 10th inning to nab his first career victory.



The Tigers will host a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with Austin (TX) College this weekend, beginning on Friday at 7:00 p.m.