February 10, 2009

Tigers Fall to Texas Lutheran Tuesday

Seguin, Texas - Trinity's baseball team lost its fourth straight game to open the season, falling in a 7-3 game at Katt-Isbel Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Trinity (0-4) held a brief lead after scoring in the second inning, but Texas Lutheran answered quickly with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.  The Bulldogs then added three more runs in the fourth - two of which were unearned - to take a 5-1 lead. 

After adding insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Bulldogs led 7-1 and looked to be in full control of the game.  The Tigers, though, would not go without a fight, scoring a pair of runs to cut into the lead. 

After a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers put a pair of runners on base with no outs.  In each of the final two innings, Trinity put the first two runners on, but failed to score any more runs.

Evan Jones and Kevin Calbick were both 2-4 for the Tigers, while Steven Ramos was 2-3 with a double and an RBI.  Calbick and Ramos also scored a run.  Dylan Early and Kevin Jackson both drove in runs as well for the Tigers.

Clint Robertson (0-2) took the loss for the Tigers, giving up seven runs through 5.1 innings.  Only four of the runs he allowed were earned, though.  He also tied his career-high with four strikeouts.  Michael Panozzo came on in relief, giving up just one hit over the final 2.2 innings and retiring the final eight players he faced.

Trinity will make its home and SCAC debut on Saturday afternoon, hosting Austin College at 1:00 p.m.  The conference series will continue with another game on Sunday afternoon, after which Trinity will be back on the road for five more non-conference games.


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