SportsOpinion: An ode to baseball

September 11, 2018152 min

Sports are a hard thing to define. They can mean varying things to different people, from passion to profession — even a mix of both. For me, baseball was the sport that helped me grow up; I loved it. Loving a sport is something unique to each individual. The reasons behind loving the sport and the way a person was introduced to it shape what that sport means to them. That love should never be...

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Tiger baseball has risen to No. 1 in the nation as they approach the middle of the 2018 season. The team now boasts a 19-2 overall record while averaging an astounding 9.5 runs per game.  When we first covered the Trinity baseball program at the start the season, the team was already an impressive 6-0 and showed no signs of slowing down, averaging nearly 10 runs per game and outscoring opponents 53-24. The momentum has...

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Most Trinity students use spring break as a time to relax and take a load off. But for Trinity athletes, there are no days off. Over the break, the Tigers’ baseball, softball, track and field and tennis teams continued their regular season competition. Take a look at how each of these teams fared: Baseball Trinity’s baseball team played five games over break, winning all of them. The Tigers started the break with a 9-0 win...

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Hitting a baseball is extremely difficult, almost as difficult as describing what it feels like. “There’s no analogy to hitting. I can use adjectives, but I don’t even know if those work,” said junior third baseman John Tucker. “It’s honestly an indescribable feeling.” In his 18 years at the plate, Tucker has faced collegiate aces and summer-league relievers. He’s been walked by high school closers and by select team southpaws. He’s hit off of coaches, machines...

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Ranked No. 15, the Tiger baseball team opened its season with a dominant 6-0 streak. This follows their 2017 season, where the team was eliminated from the SCAC tournament after a 28-16 regular season. The Tigers’ win streak began in a 5-3 road victory against the University of Houston-Victoria on Feb. 9. Since their opening day win, the Tigers have posted five straight decisive road victories, scoring a cumulative 53 runs against the opponents’ total of...