Hendrix hands No. 3 Trinity (Texas) first three-game series sweep since 2007
CONWAY, Ark. -- After winning both games of a double-header on Saturday, Hendrix College completed the three-game sweep of third-ranked Trinity University with a 5-4 come-from-behind win on Sunday.
With the victory, the Warriors improved to 15-11 overall, while the Tigers fell to 21-6. The three-game sweep was the first against Trinity since 2007.
Hendrix senior center fielder Collin Radack led the top of the first off with a double, was bunted over by Seth Mobley and scored on a sac fly off the bat of Ryan Ritz to go up 1-0. Wyatt Hogan singled to start the second and later scored on an Austin Womack ground ball, giving the Orange & Black a 2-0 advantage.
Austin Singer led off the third with a hit and was driven in by Drew Butler to make the game 2-1. Trinity tied it in the fifth with a sac fly from third baseman Carter McEachern, plating second baseman Connor Moore.
The Warriors regained a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Radack reached on a two-out single, swiped second and was driven in by Mobley with a base hit. The lead would be erased in the top of the sixth by the Tigers. First baseman Trent Rape drew a walk and catcher Chris Bianchi singled to put two on with two outs. Moore put Trinity up 4-3 with a base-clearing single to center field.
Hendrix right fielder Matt Simmons led the eighth off with a hit and scored on a Hogan double to tie the game at 4-4. Hogan was lifted for pinch runner Zach Crenshaw. With one out, Logan Hiatt singled to put runners on the corners. Womack plated Censhaw with a sac bunt, which turned out to be the game-winning run.
Radack went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and a steal, Hogan had two hits, with a double, one RBI and a run and Hiatt also had two hits. Mobley went 2-for-3 with a sac bunt and RBI. Womack had two RBI despite not producing a hit.
Moore led the Tigers at the plate with two hits and two RBI. Butler and Bianchi also had two hits each.
Senior reliever Justin Mosbey (1-0) earned the win by throwing three scoreless innings, allowing just a walk. Mosbey has thrown 18.2 consecutive scoreless innings and last gave up a run on Feb. 28. Teddy Turner (3-1) took the loss for the Tigers, allowing four hits and two runs.