#3 Trinity Sweeps Centenary in SCAC Doubleheader

#3 Trinity Sweeps Centenary in SCAC Doubleheader

San Antonio - The third-ranked Trinity baseball team swept a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Centenary (LA) College on Saturday, winning 15-0 and 14-2 to close out the weekend series.


Starting pitcher Jeff Lonnecker set the tone right away for the Tigers, retiring the first 10 batters he faced in order, and combining with Brian Cardone for a one-hit shutout by the end of the game.

Trinity got on the board with a run in the second inning, but that was the only score for more than half of the game.

Jake Martin's leadoff homer in the fifth sparked what would eventually become an eight-run inning for the Tigers. Michael Goodrich and Mason Meredith drove in two runs each in the inning.

The floodgates remained open in the sixth as Trinity scored six more times on three hits, three hit batters, two walks, a wild pitch, and an error to set up the 10-run rule.

The Tigers carried the momentum of that offensive outburst into the second game, scoring six runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning. Goodrich and MJ Metz both drove in two runs in the inning.

Mason Meredith's solo homer with two outs in the second made it a 7-0 game.

Centenary got its first run of the day in the top of the third, but Trinity answered with a run of its own in the bottom half to take an 8-1 lead.

The Gents got another score in the fifth to trim the Tiger lead, but once again Trinity came back with a score to maintain its seven-run cushion.

Just as in game one, the sixth inning was especially prolific for the Tiger offense. Trinity scored five runs on three hits, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Seth Jones, and the lead ballooned to 14-2 to set up another run-rule game.



After snapping a four-game losing streak, the Tigers are now 19-7 overall and 6-3 in the SCAC this season. Centenary fell to 13-16-1 and 5-4 in conference play.

Jeff Lonnecker (2-0) was brilliant in the opener, allowing one hit over six shutout innings and striking out five batters.

In the first start of his career, Corey Cater (4-2) gave up just two runs on six hits in the second complete game of the season for the Trinity staff.

Michael Goodrich had two hits in each game and drove in seven RBI during the doubleheader.

Jake Martin was 4-8 in the two games, driving in four RBI to go with five runs scored. He took over the team lead with his fifth homer of the season, as well as scoring three runs in game one.

Mason Meredith collected three hits, three RBI, and three runs scored in the two games, which included his third home run of the season.

Rafe Chaumette also had three hits and three runs, as well as driving in four RBI.

Brannen Caraway scored three runs in game one, while Seth Jones had two runs and two RBI in the finale.


The 15 runs scored in game one were the most by the Tigers in a game this season.



Trinity hosts Hardin-Simmons (TX) University in a non-conference game at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.