SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southwestern University baseball team could not avoid the sweep against No. 5 Trinity on SCAC Opening Weekend, falling 6-2 in game one before dropping a 13-0 (7) contest on Saturday afternoon.
In the first game, junior Colby Schmidt homered in second to tie it after Trinity took a 1-0 lead in the first and Southwestern took a 2-1 advantage in the sixth inning on a sac fly by freshman Seth Sparks. Trinity got two back in the bottom half of the sixth and added three runs in the eighth to pull away for a 6-2 win.
Sophomore Colton Hunter (L, 1-2) put together a quality start, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. Brendan Meyer (W, 4-0) got the win for Trinity while Jeff Lonnecker (S, 1) earned the save.
In the second game, Trinity score five in the first and six in the fourth as they pulled away and completed the sweep with a 13-0 win in seven innings.
Freshman Jacob Frankel (L, 1-1) took the loss while four different pitchers saw action for the Pirates. James Nittoli (W, 4-0) got the win for the Tigers.
Southwestern falls to 6-8 overall and 0-3 in SCAC play. They will look to rebound on Wednesday as they return home to Rockwell Field. to take on the University of Chicago in a non-conference contest beginning at 6 PM.