April 10, 2009

Tigers Complete Saturday SCAC Sweep Over Southwestern

San Antonio - The Tigers took both games of Friday's SCAC doubleheader from the Southwestern Pirates Friday, winning the second game 6-2 at E.M. Stevens Field.

Trinity, which won Friday’s opener 10-0, improved to 18-17 and 9-7 SCAC. Southwestern now stands at 15-19 and 8-8 SCAC. The two squads will conclude their series Saturday with a single game at 2 p.m. Trinity leads the season series 3-1.

The Tigers moved into second place in the SCAC West Division, and hold a half-game edge over third-place Southwestern. Millsaps (29-4, 13-4 SCAC) is the leader of the division.

As in the first game, the Tigers led the scoring, with two runs in the third inning. The inning was keyed by second baseman Jeff Claydon, who cracked an RBI triple to left center. Catcher Steven Ramos scored on the play.

Trinity produced two runs in the fourth inning, led by Ramos’ two RBI single up the middle. Trinity took a 5-0 lead as left fielder Jordan Pennington hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot with two outs in the fifth inning. The Tigers added one more run, in the seventh, and led 6-0.

Southwestern had a rally in the eighth inning, with two runs.

Tiger pitcher Noah Solomon hurled eight innings and remained undefeated at 5-0. Solomon allowed seven hits., two runs, four walks and struck out six batters. He was relieved in the ninth inning by Mike Panozzo.

Ramos batted 3-4 with two RBIs and scored one run. Claydon went 2-4 with one RBI and had two runs. Felix was 1-3 with an RBI.

Trinity collected 11 hits, made no errors and left seven players on base. The Pirates had eight hits, no errors and stranded six batters.


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