February 07, 2009

UT-Tyler Hands Trinity its Second Loss of the Day

Tyler, Texas - The Tiger baseball team lost its second game of the day this afternoon, falling in a 10-3 loss to the University of Texas-Tyler.

Trinity (0-2) lost to UT-Dallas earlier today, marking only the second time in the last 10 years that the team has lost its season-opening game.

UT-Tyler scored a run in each of the first three innings to jump ahead early, then put up three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a commanding 8-0 lead in the game.

Trinity finally got on the board in the eighth, cutting into a 9-0 UT-Tyler lead, but it turned out to be too much for the Tigers to come back in this one.

Evan Jones was 2-4 with two more RBI, giving him five hits and five RBI on the day.  Jordan Pennington was 1-1 with two walks, cracking a double for Trinity's only extra-base hit of the game.

Junior righthander Eric Binder (0-1) gave up six runs on six hits through his three-plus innings of work, though only four of the runs were earned.  Four errors cost the Tiger pitchers four unearned runs in this game.  Noah Solomon went five innings in relief, giving up just one earned run - three runs total - on four hits and recording three strikeouts.

Trinity will conclude its weekend of play with another game against UT-Tyler tomorrow afternoon.  Following that, the Tigers travel to Seguin, Texas, on Tuesday to take on Texas Lutheran University.


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