Georgetown, Texas – Trinity's fourth-ranked baseball team swept a Sunday afternoon Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Southwestern (TX) University, winning 11-5 and 10-8.
The doubleheader started off with Trinity scoring five runs on two hits, four walks, and a Southwestern error to take the early lead.
Southwestern answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to make it 5-1, but the Tigers never gave up the lead.
Rafe Chaumette hit a solo homer with one out in the fifth, keying a three-run inning that put the Tigers in front 8-1.
Southwestern got two runs in the sixth and seventh to close the gap to 8-5, but Trinity added three insurance runs in the final two innings to hold on for the win.
After three scoreless innings for the home team, the Pirates got on the board in the fourth, tying the game 3-3 with two hits and a Tiger error.
Jake Martin led off the fifth with a solo homer to put Trinity back in front 4-3, but Southwestern strung together a four-hit inning that led to two more runs and a 5-4 lead for the home team.
That lead didn't last long, as the Tigers took advantage of a leadoff walk in the sixth that wound up scoring to tie the game.
Trinity seemingly put the game away with a four-run eighth inning that featured three Tiger hits. Chaumette drove in the final two runs of the inning that put his team on top 9-5.
Southwestern got two quick outs in the bottom of the eighth, but then rallied to score three runs on a base-clearing double that made it a 9-8 game heading into the final inning.
The Tigers scratched across an insurance run in the top of the inning, and then Mark Tindall struck out the side in the ninth to close out the day.
The Tigers improved their overall record to 26-9 this season, including an 11-4 SCAC record that is good enough for second in the league standings.
Today's sweep clinches the weekend series for Trinity, which lost the opening game to Southwestern on Friday. The Pirates are now 18-14 on the year, as well as 6-6 in conference.
The Tiger offense was especially productive with 21 runs on 27 hits in the game, and there were three different players that collected five hits each on the day.
Rafe Chaumette was 5-9 with three RBI and three runs scored in the two games, as well as hitting his third home run of the season. Chaumette started the day with three hits in the opening game.
Dalys Binder also hit 5-9 at the plate, driving in two runs, scoring four more, and picking up three doubles in the two games. Binder also had three hits in the opener and is now second on the team with seven doubles this season.
Jack Wisniewski batted 5-8 on the day, picking up three RBI and three RBI and three runs scored in the doubleheader. He had two RBI, two runs, and two stolen bases in game one, then posted a three-hit game to finish the series.
Jake Martin had two hits in game two, including his team-leading seventh home run of the season.
Brannen Caraway finished with a double among his two hits in the series finale, as well as driving in two runs and drawing two walks to reach base four times.
John Tucker went 2-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored in today's second game.
Corey Cater (6-2) earned the game one victory, giving up five runs on five hits over 6.1 innings and striking out five Southwestern hitters.
Carter Fronk earned his first save of the season in the opener, throwing 2.2 shutout innings to close out the game and giving up just two hits in his relief appearance.
Mark Tindall (5-0) was the game two winner, giving up three runs on just two hits over the final 3.2 innings and recording a team-best seven strikeouts.
Trinity will return home on Tuesday, facing off against the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) at 7:00 p.m.