San Antonio - The Trinity
University Tigers baseball team came from behind, took the lead, but
eventually lost 10-6 to The Cru of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Tuesday night in a non-conference game at E.M. Stevens Field.
Trinity now stands at 16-17 and UMHB
improved to 19-12. The Cru beat the Tigers 16-5 on Feb. 17 in Belton,
The Tigers came back from a 1-3 deficit
after 1 ½ innings. Trinity sophomore catcher Kyle Felix started the
rally with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, his
seventh round-tripper of the campaign. Felix batted 2-4 with an RBI and
scored two runs.
Trinity scored one run in each of the
fourth, fifth and six innings, to lead 5-3. But The Cru had a big
seventh inning, with four runs, and led 7-5. The Tigers put one more run
on the scoreboard, in the bottom of the inning, on an RBI single by
sophomore center fielder Dylan Early, who batted 3-5 with an RBI.
Leading by just one run, 7-6, Mary
Hardin-Baylor widened the margin by three insurance runs in the top of
the ninth. Trinity gave it a go in the bottom of the ninth with two
walks and a base hit, but ended the game with the bases loaded.
Tiger senior third baseman Steven Ramos hit
2-5 with an RBI. Sophomore right-hander Mike Panozzo was the starting
pitcher, hurling for two innings. He was the first of seven pitchers
utilized by the Tigers. Junior right-hander Eric Binder pitched four
innings and did not yield a run. He allowed two hits, one walk and
struck out five players. First-year right-handed pitcher Ben Klimesh
(0-6) entered in the seventh inning and took the loss.
Trinity’s pitching staff gave up two home
runs in the game, amounting to four runs.
The Tigers (7-7 SCAC) will host
Southwestern (15-16, 8-6 SCAC) in a doubleheader Friday, starting at 2
p.m. Saturday’s single game also begins at 2 p.m.
Trinity is in third place in the SCAC West
Division, one game behind Southwestern and a half game ahead of