The Trinity Tigers eliminated Texas Lutheran baseball from the NCAA Division III Seguin, Texas Regional with a 10-7 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Katt-Isbel Field.
TLU ends its season with an overall record of 31-14. The Bulldogs won a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Co-Championship and received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
In the victory over TLU, Trinity erased a 7-4 lead in the seventh with a six-run burst in the bottom of the inning. Rafe Chaumette hit a two-run home run to right, and Michael Goodrich followed later in the inning with a three-run shot to left field.
Goodrich went 2-for-4 with five RBI. He had a two-RBI double in the three-run Trinity fourth.
Tyler Cauley homered for TLU in the third to give TLU a 4-0 lead. Cole Irby, Joe Jimenez, and Chad Curtis each had RBI for TLU in the first.
Curtis went 3-for-5 against Trinity after going 2-for-3 Friday against Concordia Texas. Curtis drove in a pair of runs and scored a run Saturday.
Jimenez, TLU’s freshman shortstop, also had three hits. He scored a run and drove in a run.
Trinity put up 18 hits against TLU pitching.
The Tigers and Bulldogs played seven games in 2019, and Trinity won four of the seven. The run differential for the seven games was +2 for Trinity, 43 to 41.
The two regional games for TLU were the final collegiate baseball games for 11 Bulldog seniors: Thomas Varner, Drew Waller, Cody Rimko, Trey Albaugh, Curtis, Dylan Murrell, Jacob Terpstra, Cody Michalec, Nathan Malinovsky, Cameron Wilson, and Ethan Mueller.