#4 Tigers Suffer Lopsided Loss to NAIA Our Lady of the Lake

#4 Tigers Suffer Lopsided Loss to NAIA Our Lady of the Lake

San Antonio – The fourth-ranked Tiger baseball team suffered a lopsided 14-3 defeat at the hands of NAIA member Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University on Tuesday night.


Trinity didn't have a base runner until the fourth inning when Mason Meredith was hit by a pitch, but he was erased on a double play.

Our Lady of the Lake had runners on in each of the first two innings, but it wasn't until the third that the visitors scored the first runs of the game.

The Saints put together four hits and took advantage of a Trinity error to take a 6-0 lead early in the game.

Our Lady of the Lake added two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to make it a 10-0 ball game.

The Tigers broke up the no-hitter with one out in the sixth inning as pinch-hitter Seth Jones singled through the right side of the infield on a hit-and-run.

Trinity finally got on the board with Rafe Chaumette's solo home run to lead off the seventh inning to avoid being run-ruled.

The Tigers added two more runs in the seventh on Michael Montrezza's two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs.

The visitors answered with a run in the eighth and then three more in the ninth to put an exclamation point on the game. Trinity put just one runner on in the final two innings.



The Tigers had their six-game win streak snapped with the loss, which drops them to 23-8 overall this season.

The win for Our Lady of the Lake avenges last month's 5-4 loss to Trinity and evens their season record to 21-21.

The 11-run deficit is Trinity's largest margin of defeat since a 12-0 loss in the NCAA Playoffs in 2012 and is the most runs allowed by a Tiger team since 2016.

Rafe Chaumette's only hit of the night was his second home run of the season, which was the first run of the night for the Tigers.

Michael Montrezza was 1-3 with two RBI, while Scott Peterson was 1-2 with a run scored in the game.

Matthew Thomas (1-1) took the loss in a relief appearance, while Branden Hance struck out a team-best five batters in 3.0 innings of relief.



Trinity returns to action tomorrow night, facing off against the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) at 7:00 p.m. in Belton, Texas.