San Antonio – Trinity's sixth-ranked baseball team outlasted the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 13-7 on Tuesday night.
The Tigers scored at least one run in all eight innings for the home team, beginning with a two-run first that put them on top 2-0.
After two quick outs to start the bottom of the first, Trinity pieced together three consecutive hits to bring in the runs.
The leadoff runner reached base and came around to score for the Tigers in each of the next two innings, putting Trinity in front 4-0 after three innings.
Mary Hardin-Baylor took advantage of three walks and a pair of hits in the fourth to bring in four runs to tie the game.
Dalys Binder drove in two runs in the bottom of the fourth that put Trinity back in front 6-4, but once again, the Crusaders rallied to tie things up in the top of the fifth.
The Tigers continued the scoring barrage with three more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good at 9-6.
Michael Goodrich hit a leadoff double in the sixth that led to another run that pushed the Tigers into double digits.
Goodrich led off the eighth with another extra-base hit, but this time he launched the ball over the wall for a solo home run that accounted for Trinity's final score of the night.
Mary Hardin-Baylor had a leadoff homer of its own in the ninth, but that was as far as the comeback went for the visitors.
Trinity improved its season record to 27-9 with its third consecutive victory, while Mary Hardin-Baylor fell to 9-21 on the year.
The Tigers hammered out a season-high 17 hits in the game that included six different players enjoying multi-hit nights.
Mason Meredith led the offensive outburst with a 4-5 night that included two RBI and three runs scored, and he is second on the team with 35 RBI on the year.
Michael Goodrich went 3-4 with two runs and two RBI, highlighted by his sixth home run of the season.
Rafe Chaumette launched his fourth home run in the last seven games, going 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBI. He maintains his team lead with 36 RBI this season.
Ian Hussian (4-3) earned the win in relief, giving up just one run on four hits over 4.1 innings of work and striking out three batters.
The Tigers open up a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series against Schreiner (TX) University on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.