March 1, 2009

Trinity Earns Series Split With Lopsided Win

San Antonio - The Tiger baseball team managed a weekend series split by beating Hendrix College 15-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Trinity (6-7, 2-2) fell behind early as Hendrix opened the game with a two-run first inning.  The Tigers fell behind 8-0 at one point in yesterday's 10-8 loss in the series opener.

This game proved to be dramatically different, though, as the Trinity offense flexed its muscle in the early frames.  The Tigers scored seven runs in the second, followed by three runs in the third, and took a 10-2 lead into the middle innings.  Trinity went on to score in every inning except the first, and the game was called after the top of the seventh due to a run rule.

Jordan Pennington nearly had his hitting streak interrupted with the shortened game, but managed a two-out single in the sixth to extend the streak to 20 games.

Nick Pappas and Evan Jones both went 2-3 in the game, while Steve DeFreitas had two hits in two at-bats for the Tigers.  Pappas scored twice, while Jones drove in three runs.  DeFreitas had three runs scored and one RBI.

John Paillet was 1-2 with two runs scored as well, while Stosh Hoover scored twice and drove in two runs.  Jeff Claydon also scored a pair of runs, while Kyle Felix drove in three - two of which came on his third-inning home run.

Michael Panozzo (3-0) earned the complete-game victory for Trinity, allowing just three runs on six hits.  Only two of the runs were earned, and Panozzo also recorded a pair of strikeouts in his seven innings of work.

Trinity will play Concordia (TX) University on Tuesday afternoon at Dell Diamond - home of Minor League Baseball's Round Rock Express.  The Tigers then return home on Thursday to face DeSales.


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