A three run fifth inning for No. 3-ranked Trinity University proved to be the difference against the Austin College baseball team on Sunday afternoon, as the 'Roos fell 4-1 to the Tigers at Baker Field. The 'Roos are now 4-15 overall and 1-7 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with the loss.
The Tigers got on the board in the top of the second with a sacrifice fly, but Blaine Tew threw four solid innings before the Trinity bats finally started getting to him in the fifth, with Dominick Robusto and Nick Pappas each doubling home a run during the three run frame to make it 4-0.
That would be the last of Trinity's scoring, however, as Marshall Korn and John Schulmeister combined to allow no runs on just three hits over the game's final three innings. The 'Roos managed to get on the board in the bottom of the ninth when Schulmeister scored on a base hit by Shane Williams, but that's as close as Austin College would get.
Five different players collected one hit apiece for the 'Roos, while Tew took the loss after surrendering four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work. Ryan Lucero got the win for the Tigers, throwing 8.0 shutout innings and surrendering four hits.
Austin College is scheduled to play Manhattan Christian College each of the next two days, with game times set for 6:00 p.m. on Monday and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges that Change Lives.