San Antonio – The third-ranked Tiger baseball team opened up its home schedule with a 12-4 win against Endicott (MA) College on Friday night.
Trinity had a pair of five-run innings and hammered out a total of 13 hits in the game. The Tigers also allowed just six total hits and didn't commit an error on the night.
The scoring began with Jack Wisniewski's three-run double in the bottom of the second inning, sparking a five-run inning that featured three hits, two walks, and two wild pitches.
Endicott answered immediately with a three-run third inning, and it looked like it might be a big offensive night for both teams.
Trinity starter Corey Cater settled in after allowing the three runs in the third, though, allowing just one run and one hit during the other five innings he pitched in the game.
After the five-run outburst, Trinity was held scoreless for the next four innings. The Tigers left the bases loaded in the fourth, as well as leaving multiple runners on base in two other innings during that stretch. Endicott added another run in the top of the sixth to cut into the lead at 5-4.
Tyler Pettit jump-started the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo homer over the left field wall, which led to another five-run inning that put Trinity on top 10-4. Pettit later walked with the bases loaded to drive in another run in that inning, while Rafe Chaumette also had a two-RBI single.
The Tigers picked up two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to take an eight-run lead, which turned out to be the last runs of the game.
The Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0 this season, while Endicott played in its first game of 2020. Trinity took two out of three games in a weekend series last year between the two teams.
Corey Cater (2-0) matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts, allowing four runs on four hits over six innings.
Jack Wisniewski finished the night 3-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, cracking his first double of the young season.
Michael Goodrich also enjoyed a three-hit night, going 3-4 with two RBI and one run scored.
Tyler Pettit was 1-3 with his first round-tripper with the Tigers, driving in two runs and scoring two more in the game.
Michael Herrera reached base five times and scored twice. He drew three walks, was hit by a pitch, and went 1-2 in his six plate appearances.
Trinity and Endicott continue the three-game weekend series with a single game at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.