Conway, Arkansas - The Tigers won
the seven-inning second game 7-6 of a SCAC doubleheader from the Hendrix
College Warriors Saturday at Warrior Field.
Hendrix (11-18, 6-8 SCAC) won Saturday’s
opener 5-4. Trinity now stands at 14-14 and 5-5 SCAC. The two teams are
locked at 2-2 in the season’s series, with the final game slated for
noon Sunday. The Tigers and Warriors split two games on Feb. 28 and
March 1 at Trinity’s E.M. Stevens Field.
A pair of back-to-back home runs in the top
of the seventh inning put the Tigers up 7-4. Sophomore catcher Kyle
Felix swatted a walk-off solo homer, his fourth home run of the
campaign, to start the inning. Junior first baseman Evan Jones hit his
third round-tripper of the season, on the next at-bat. Felix hit 2-3
with one RBI and scored one run. Jones was 1-4 with one RBI and a run.
The Warriors put two runs on the board in
the bottom of the inning, as second baseman Clark Sims grounded out to
second for an RBI, and center fielder Daniel Ward hit a grounder to
Trinity led 1-0 in the game, as sophomore
third baseman Kevin Jackson scored on a wild pitch in the third inning.
Jackson batted 2-4 with a double (his seventh) and scored two runs.
Hendrix evened the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning as left fielder
Nathan Hill hit a SAC fly to right field.
The Tigers took a 4-1 lead in the fifth
inning, starting with a score by Jackson on a throwing error. Senior
shortstop Stosh Hoover hit a double to right field (his 10th),
scoring sophomore center fielder John Paillet. Senior designated hitter
Jeremy Bays drove in Hoover with a single up the middle. Hoover batted
3-3 with two RBIs, a double, a triple (his fourth) and one run, along
with drawing a walk.
Hendrix tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom
of the fifth, keyed by a three-run home run to center field by Ward (his
seventh). Ward batted 1-3 with four RBIs.
Trinity took a 5-4 lead as Hoover tripled
to right field in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Paillet. Hoover
batted 3-3 with two RBIs, a double, a triple (his fourth) and one run,
along with drawing a walk.
Tiger sophomore right-hander Noah Solomon
was the starter and the pitcher of record, hurling 6 2/3 innings.
Solomon, who upped his record to 4-0, allowed two earned runs (six
total), six hits, one walk and struck out five batters. Junior
right-hander Mike Hunter pitched a third of inning and picked up his
first save of the season.