San Antonio - Trinity's baseball
team celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a 7-1 win over Cardinal Stritch
University on Tuesday night at E.M. Stevens Field.
Trinity (10-13) improved to 9-0 under Head
Coach Tim Scannell on St. Patrick's Day, winning for the second straight
year over Cardinal Stritch.
Noah Solomon sparked the Tigers with a
dominating pitching performance, striking out a career-high 13 batters
over eight innings, and giving up just one run on three hits overall.
He took a no-hitter into the fourth inning, and had a shutout through
five complete innings.
The Tigers got on the board with a run in
the bottom of the second, as Kevin Calbick's two-out double broke the
scoreless tie. Trinity scored twice more in the third inning to
take a 3-0 lead, and ended up scoring in five consecutive innings.
Cardinal Stritch hit back-to-back doubles
in the top of the sixth inning to break up Solomon's bid for a shutout,
but the Tigers answered with two more runs to make it 7-1 after six
Dylan Early hammered a pair of solo home
runs for Trinity, which were his first two round-trippers of the season.
Early was 2-3 with two runs and two RBI, also drawing a walk in his
Stosh Hoover was 3-5 with two runs scored
for the Tigers, hitting two doubles to tie for the team lead with nine
so far this season. Jeff Claydon finished 1-4 with two RBI for
Jake Lark was 2-3 with a run scored for the
Cardinal Stritch Wolves, who fall to 1-16 after the loss.
Trinity isn't scheduled to play again until
March 28 at Hendrix College, continuing Southern Collegiate Athletic
Conference play. The Tigers are looking to add games this weekend,
possibly facing the University of Dallas on Saturday and Sunday