March 14, 2009

Trinity Opens SCAC Series With Shutout Loss

San Antonio - The Tiger baseball team opened up a two-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with a 10-0 loss to Millsaps College on Saturday afternoon.

Trinity (8-12, 3-4) fell behind early in the game as Millsaps got on the board with a run in the first.  A five-run sixth inning by Millsaps set up the run-rule, which was put into effect when Trinity failed to score in the bottom of the seventh.

Millsaps went ahead 3-0 with a pair of runs in the third inning, then scored two unearned runs in the fifth - leading up to the big sixth inning that finished the scoring.

Michael Panozzo (3-1) took the loss for the Tigers, giving up seven earned runs - 10 total runs - in six innings, striking out four batters and giving up 14 hits.

The Tiger offense was held to just four hits in the game, as Tait Hendrix (4-0) and Boomer Hudson combined for the shutout.  Hendrix gave up no runs on three hits through six innings, walking five and striking out four.

Kevin Jackson led Trinity with a pair of hits - including one of two team doubles.  Jeff Claydon also had a double, while John Paillet had the team's only other hit in the game.

Hunter Owen was 2-3 with two runs and four RBI for Millsaps, while Will Hawkins also drove in a pair of runs.  Jeremy Aliff was 2-5 with three runs scored, while Hayes Brian was 2-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.

Trinity will take on the University of Notre Dame tonight at Nelson Wolff Stadium, continuing its part in the Irish Classic.  The Tigers and Majors conclude their SCAC series tomorrow afternoon at Trinity.


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