#3 Tigers Beat Dallas to Clinch Weekend Sweep

#3 Tigers Beat Dallas to Clinch Weekend Sweep

Irving, Texas - The third-ranked Trinity baseball team swept a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with a 10-5 victory over the University of Dallas (TX) on Sunday.



After the Tigers loaded the bases to start the first inning, Dallas avoided the early deficit by retiring the next three batters, and then took advantage of a leadoff walk in the bottom of the inning to grab a 1-0 lead.

Trinity tied things up with Logan Morrison's solo homer to lead off the third, then took a 3-1 lead with Brian Cardone's two-RBI triple with two outs in the fourth.

Dallas put together three hits to get one of the runs back in the bottom of the fourth, but the Tigers got out of the inning with a 3-2 advantage.

Jake Martin led off the fifth with a solo homer to pad the lead, then the Tigers scored again in the sixth and seventh on sacrifice flies from Jack Wisniewski and Michael Goodrich that made it a 6-2 Trinity lead.

Dallas rallied with two runs on two hits and two walks in the bottom of the seventh to cut Trinity's lead in half, then added another score in the eighth to make it a 6-5 deficit heading into the final inning.

Trinity's answer came in the form of four runs on four hits in the top of the ninth to make it a 10-5 game. With the bases loaded and two runs already in, Goodrich hit another sacrifice fly that scored two Tiger runners on the play.

Dallas got two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Trinity held on to complete the weekend sweep.



The Tigers have now won eight games in a row and stand at 15-3 overall and 3-0 in the SCAC. Dallas dropped to 10-8 and 0-3 SCAC.

Logan Morrison went 3-4 with three runs scored in the game, including a home run that was his first this season and the third of his career.

Michael Goodrich went 1-3 and drove in three runs, tying him for second on the team with 16 RBI.

Jake Martin went 2-4 with two runs scored and plastered his 11th career home run, which was his second in as many days.

Rafe Chaumette went 2-3 with his team-leading 17th RBI of the season, as well as coming around to score a run.

Branden Hance (1-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief for the win, giving up just one hit.

Jeff Lonnecker finished the final 3.1 innings for his third save of the season, fanning three Dallas players in the process.



Trinity will host NAIA member Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University in a single game at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.