- Records: MIT (1-1); No. 15 Trinity 7-1
- Scores: No. 15 Trinity 7, MIT 3
- Location: San Antonio, Texas (Trinity Baseball Field)
- The Lead: On Saturday afternoon, the MIT baseball team dropped a 7-3 final to No. 15 ranked Trinity University in San Antonio. The day was scheduled for a doubleheader with the Tigers, but was limited to a single game due to steady rain falling in the area.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT jumped out to an early advantage for the second straight game as an RBI single to left by senior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) scored senior David Heller (Fairlawn, N.J.) for the 1-0 edge. Heller reached on a one-out single to left center and was sacrifice bunted into scoring position.
- The game remained at 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth when the Tigers struck for a six-run inning to take command of the game. With one out and the bases loaded, Rafe Chaumette launched a grand slam to left field that chased MIT starting pitcher Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) from the game after 4.1 innings. Sophomore Tony Rice (Colorado Springs, Colo.) came on in relief and gave up two runs before getting out of the inning. Joey Pecoraro doubled to left center to score Michael Davis before coming home himself on an Engineer error to make it 6-1.
- After the two teams scored single runs in the seventh, MIT scored one in the top of the ninth for the 7-3 final. Sophomore Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) singled through the left side with one out and came home on an RBI double to left center from freshman Ethan Rolland (Burke, Va.).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Rolland led the offense with another 3-for-4 outing with one RBI, while Allison was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. For Trinity, Logan Morrison finished 2-for-5 with a run scored.
- Callahan took the loss for MIT as he went 4.1 innings with four hits, four earned runs, five walks and four strikeouts. On the other side, Trinity's Kevin Flores threw a complete-game to move to 3-0 overall as he allowed seven hits and three earned while striking out 10 and walking no one.
- MIT wraps up its series with Trinity University on Sunday, March 4th in a single game that begins at Noon Eastern time.