San Antonio – Trinity's third-ranked baseball team extended its season-opening win streak to six games by defeating Endicott (MA) College 9-4 on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers fought off a late rally by the Gulls to earn the victory, and Trinity's five-run eighth inning proved to be the difference at the end.
Jack Vonderhaar drove in a pair of runs with a two-out double in the bottom of the first inning, putting Trinity into the lead. Two fourth-inning doubles led to two more runs for the Tigers and the lead grew to 4-0.
Endicott finally got on the board with two outs in the eighth, breaking up the shutout with a solo homer.
That set up Trinity's big eighth inning, which featured five runs on just two hits. The Tigers were also reached twice on hit batters and drew three walks in the inning. Evan McDonald's two-run double highlighted the key inning.
In the ninth, it was Endicott's turn to reach on free bases as Trinity pitchers hit three batters and allowed three runs on three hits. In the end, the Tigers were able to escape further trouble and finish off the win as Endicott left the bases loaded at the end of the game.
Trinity improves to 6-0 this season, while Endicott stands at 0-2.
James Nittoli (2-0) allowed just one run on five hits over eight innings to earn the win, striking out eight batters and issuing just two walks.
Jack Vonderhaar went 3-4 with two runs and two RBI in the game, cracking a pair of doubles to bring his season total to four.
Jack Wisniewski was the only other Tiger player to enjoy a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with two runs and two RBI.
Evan McDonald drove in a pair of runs with his only hit of the night. Wisniewski and Rafe Chaumette also picked up doubles this afternoon, meaning that five of Trinity's nine total hits were for extra bases in today's game.
Michael Goodrich drew a pair of walks and scored two runs in the game.
The Tigers and Gulls wrap up the weekend series tomorrow, beginning at 11:00 a.m.