The Austin College baseball team fell 16-6 to No. 8-ranked Trinity University on Saturday afternoon, dropping the team's overall record to 10-23 and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference mark to 7-9 this season. The 'Roos and Tigers will play again tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
The Tigers did the bulk of their damage in three innings, pushing four runs across in the third, seven in the fourth, and four more in the seventh. Trinity also added one run in the sixth after the 'Roos had battled back with five runs in the fifth.
After falling behind 11-0 heading into that fifth inning, Josh Coughennower singled home the first run for the 'Roos and Mason Leech ripped a bases clearing double to make it a 11-4 game. Leech would score on a Will Schommer single through the right side to cut it to a six run margin. The 'Roos added a run in the sixth when Todd Takabuki crossed the plate to make it 12-6, but the Tigers would respond with four runs in the seventh and the 'Roos were unable to respond in the bottom half of the inning.
Tyler Appelquist and Landon Hendrix were each 2-for-4 in the game and Leech finished 1-for-4 with three RBI as the 'Roos collected 10 hits in the game but committed five errors as a team. Shane Williams took the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits in 2.1 innings of work.
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.