Alpine, Texas - The Tiger baseball
team had its best scoring game of the season, defeating Sul Ross State
University 18-9 on Saturday afternoon.
Trinity (3-6) enjoyed its first winning
streak of the season, which started off with an 0-4 record. Eight
of the team's nine players in the starting lineup had at least two hits
each, and the team finished with 24 hits total.
First-year Nick Pappas hit for the cycle
for the Tigers, cracking a ninth-inning double to finish off the
achievement. He was 4-6 with four runs and three RBI in the game,
which is easily the best in his young career. He is the first
Trinity player since Jason Armstrong and Andrew Findlay to hit for the
cycle - the duo both hit for the cycle in the same game against Rhodes
The Tigers scored in each of the first
three innings to go up 3-0, but Sul Ross rallied for three runs of its
own in the third. After Trinity put up five runs in the fifth and
four more in the sixth, the game was already out of reach. Trinity
did add five more runs in the ninth, but Sul Ross matched that with five
runs of its own in the final frame.
Kyle Felix was 4-6 with three runs scored,
while Evan Jones was 3-5 with three runs and three RBI - cracking two
doubles for the Tigers.. Dylan Early and Jordan Pennington tallied
three hits each, and while Early had a team-high four RBI, Pennington
scored four runs and also drew a pair of walks.
Jeff Claydon picked up a pair of hits,
while Stosh Hoover was 3-7 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Dominick Robusto had two hits, two runs, and three RBI in the win.
Hoover joined Pappas in hitting a home run in the game.
Michael Panozzo (2-0) earned the win,
giving up four runs on four hits through six innings, though just two of
the runs charged to him were earned.
Trinity and Sul Ross will conclude the
three-game weekend series with a game tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. The
Tigers face Schreiner University on Tuesday afternoon.