Georgetown, Texas – The fourth-ranked Trinity baseball team opened a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference road series with a 4-2 loss at Southwestern (TX) University on Friday night.
The Tigers put runners on base in two of the first three innings, but it was Southwestern that opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second.
The Pirates added two more runs with a home run in the bottom of the third inning, taking a 4-0 lead in the game.
A two-out walk in the top of the fourth led to a two-run homer off the bat of Michael Goodrich, and the Tigers cut the lead in half.
Unfortunately, that would be the one and only hit of the night for Trinity. In fact, the Tigers had just two base runners after the fourth.
Southwestern induced a double play to end the eighth inning, then retired the side in order in the ninth to clinch the win.
Trinity falls to 24-9 overall and 9-4 in conference play with the loss, while Southwestern now stand 18-12 overall and 6-4 in SCAC.
The Tigers were held to just one hit in the game, which marked the first time Trinity had just one hit in a game since a 2-1 loss to Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University in April of 2015.
Jeff Lonnecker (3-1) took the loss after allowing four runs on just five hits in a complete-game effort, though he did record nine strikeouts.
Michael Goodrich's fifth home run of the season was the lone hit of the game for the Tigers, and he moved into second on the team this year with 31 RBI.
Due to impending weather tomorrow, Trinity and Southwestern will resume the series with a doubleheader on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.