Tigers undefeated in last four games of the season
This weekend’s wins boost Trinity baseball’s record to 6-2 as they continue their season.
The Tigers opened up Friday night by defeating the Comets 7-4.
They started things off in the fifth inning with Austin Singer’s two run double and Connor Moore’s RBI Triple, followed by a two-run homer by Drew Butler in the sixth inning.
UT-Dallas responded by scoring four runs in the seventh inning, but the Tigers held them and topped it off with another RBI by Singer to finish the game.
Ryan Gray pitched the first six innings, allowing only three earned runs and putting up six strikeouts.
Finishing out the game was junior Christ Tate allowing just two hits and striking out five players.
“Going into the weekend we knew that UT-Dallas would be a very tough match up. Playing at home is always a bonus. Nothing fires you up more than listening to your favorite music as you walk up to the plate (shoutout to Bieber),” Singer said.
Saturday they played a double-header starting off with a close game, winning 8-7 over the Comets.
The game started out one and one after the first inning, then the Comets went up 6-2 after the third inning, but the Tigers answered with a three-run homer from George Haaland.
Going into the final inning being down 6-7 with two quick outs by the Comets, the Tigers had to make a play.
Jeremy Wolf stepped up to the plate hitting his first homer of the season, tying up the game and rallying up the team.
“I just wanted to hit the ball hard to keep the game going. I’m lucky enough to hit in front of the best hitter in the SCAC, so I felt as though if I got on base we had a chance to win the game.”
Following the suspenseful play was Drew Butler and Carter McEachern with singles. Then Nick Jewett came up to bat, hitting a single right down the third base line, giving Butler the chance to score the final run.
Andrew Hoffman received the win for the game, allowing zero hits within the last couple innings.
Throughout the game Jewett had two hits, Colin Serkowski had two runs and Wolf finished the game going 4-4 leading the team in hits and RBI’s (3).
With all the momentum on their side, the Tigers continued their winning streak by defeating the Comets 11-4.
The game opened up with Trinity going up 2-0 after the first two innings then going down 3-2 after the fifth.
The Tigers answered by scoring nine runs within the next two innings.
Andrew Waters led the team with a two-run pinch hit in the sixth, followed by a two-run homer in the seventh.
He finished the game leading the offense and going 2-2 with four RBIs.
Jewett also had a two-run hit in the seventh, and scored two runs.
Other contributors included McEachern with two runs scored, Singer and Parker Cormack scoring twice,and Serkowski adding two hits in the game.
Mike Walker picked up the win for the game, pitching in seven innings and allowing only three runs total on six hits, with two strikeouts.
Austin Singer speaks on the team’s ability to win these three consecutive games.
“We had a collective hitting approach, always pass it on to the next guy. With crucial timely hits we were able to maintain the high energy in the dugout and on the field and come out with three wins to end the weekend,” Singer said.
Winning a single game is one thing, but winning three games in a row takes a lot of focus and persistence as a team effort.
The Tigers are going into this weekend with lots of confidence as they face their first SCAC competition.
“It will be a fun and competitive weekend, and if our offense continues to swing it like we are and if our pitching can throw strikes and attack hitters then we should undoubtedly come out of the weekend with a sweep.” Butler said.
The Tigers continue their season at home with another three-game header against Austin College starting this evening at 7 p.m.