San Antonio – Trinity's third-ranked baseball team finished off a doubleheader by defeating tournament host Concordia (TX) University 6-2 at the Concordia Classic on Saturday evening.
The game featured a pitcher's duel that saw both starters throw seven scoreless innings. The Tigers got on the board in a big way in the eighth, picking up five runs on two hits and taking advantage of two Concordia errors.
Concordia answered in the bottom of the inning with a pair of runs, but left the bases loaded to squander a chance for more runs.
Trinity had a similar issue in the ninth, scoring what would prove to be the final run of the game, but left three runners on base to keep it a 6-2 game.
The Tornados put two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Trinity's Matthew Thomas picked up his third save in as many games to shut the door.
Trinity remains unbeaten at 3-0 so far this season, while Concordia falls to 3-2 overall.
Matthew Thomas has recorded a save in all three of Trinity's wins this season, despite coming into his senior year without a single save in his career. Thomas struck out three batters over the final 1.2 innings, allowing no runs on just one hit.
James Nittoli (1-0) got the win in his season debut, allowing two runs – only one of which was earned – on seven hits and striking out seven batters.
Vonderhaar had a double and two runs scored in the game, while Meredith and Goodrich both drove in a pair of runs.
Meredith also had a double in this game, giving him two extra-base hits for the day after hitting a triple against LeTourneau earlier today.
The Tigers will wrap up the Concordia Classic with another matchup with LeTourneau tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.