San Antonio – Trinity's fourth-ranked baseball team returned to action with a 10-1 win over New Jersey City University to open up its Spring Break schedule on Monday night.
The Tigers did most of their damage on offense in the first two innings, tallying seven runs in the first two frames to take a 7-0 lead.
Trinity scored three times in the first inning, collecting a pair of hits and taking advantage of three hit batters. The second inning featured four more runs on four hits, highlighted by Tyler Pettit's two-run double.
Though the Tigers scored single runs in the third and fourth to make it a 9-0 ball game, they also left nine runners on base in the first four innings of the game.
Cadhan McGahan retired the first 13 batters of the game before allowing his first baserunner on a one-out single in the fifth. New Jersey City took advantage of a Trinity error in the sixth to break up the shutout bid, though the Tigers still led 9-1.
New Jersey City was held to just three hits and one unearned run as McGahan and Jack Schmitt combined for 10 strikeouts and no walks allowed.
Trinity snaps a two-game skid with tonight's win, improving to 9-2 overall this season. New Jersey City defeated Howard Payne earlier in the day for its first win of the year, but falls to 1-7 after the loss to the Tigers in the nightcap.
Cadhan McGahan (3-1) allowed one unearned run on three hits over six innings to earn the win, striking out five batters.
Jack Schmitt earned a save in his debut for the Tigers, allowing just one hit and striking out five batters over the final three innings.
Rafe Chaumette led the way for the offense with a 4-5 performance, tying his career-high with three doubles in the game. He also scored three runs and drove in another.
The Tigers and Gothic Knights will square off again tomorrow afternoon, beginning at 2:00 p.m.