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Trinity (Texas) Athletics | February 16, 2014

Trinity (Texas) splits doubleheader with Millsaps

JACKSON, Miss. -- Trinity (Texas) split a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Millsaps to open up a three-game weekend series between the former conference rivals.

Trinity took the opening game 11-2, scoring eight runs in the final two innings to pull away with the win. The Tigers then dropped a 5-3 decision in game two, allowing two runs in the bottom of the eighth after tying the game 3-3 in the top of the inning.

Millsaps struck first with a run in the bottom of the first inning of game two, but the Tigers took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth.  The Majors quickly tied the game in the bottom of the inning, then took the lead with a run in the seventh.

Christian Muscarello's solo homer in the eighth tied the game 3-3 before Millsaps loaded the bases with one out in the home half of the inning. The Majors brought home the game winner on a catcher's interference call, then added an insurance run with a hit.

Millsaps had just six hits in the second game, while Trinity knocked nine total hits -- three of which were for extra bases. The teams combined to commit five errors in the game as well.

Trinity took a 3-0 lead in the opening game before Millsaps finally got on the board in the bottom of the third. Neither team scored again until the eighth, when the Tiger offense hammered out five runs on four hits to take command of the game. Trinity added three more runs in the ninth.

Carter McEachern had two hits, two runs, and three RBI in the opening game, knocking a three-run homer during the critical eighth inning. Jeremy Wolf and Nick Jewett picked up three hits each for the Tigers, with Jewett also scoring three runs.

Austin Singer went 2-for-5, while Chris Bianchi drove in a pair of runs. Connor Moore also had two hits for a Trinity offense that finished with 17 hits in the game.

Zack Speer improved to 2-0 on the season, allowing one run on seven hits in his seven innings pitched.  Speer also struck out seven batters, and allowed just one walk.

Bianchi went 3-for-3 in the second game, while Muscarello picked up a pair of hits. Both players drove in a run and scored another.

Carter Lauck (0-1) was charged with the loss, coming on in relief during the seventh inning. He allowed two runs on one hit in 1.1 innings, walking two, and striking out three. Mike Walker went six innings to start the game, yielding three runs on four hits, and fanning four hitters.

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