BELTON, TX — The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team rallied late to make it a one-run game, but the Cru could not overcome 4th-ranked Trinity in a 6-3 loss to the Tigers Wednesday night in Belton. UMHB drops to 9-20 with the loss. Trinity improves to 24-8 on the year with the win.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning and added two more runs in the top of the seventh. UMHB cut it to 4-1 on Garrett Gonzales’ RBI single in the bottom of that inning. Mitch Patterson drove in Landon Dieterich with a sacrifice fly and Hunter McQuary singled home Malek Bolin in the bottom of the eighth as the Cru closed to within 4-3. Trinity added some breathing room on Jake Martin’s two-run single in the top of the ninth to make it 6-3. UMHB would get a runner on base in the bottom of the ninth, but could not push across a run.
Aaron Edelmon took the loss for the Cru to drop to 2-6 despite giving up just four hits and two runs in four innings of work. Five UMHB pitchers combined to strike out ten Tiger hitters on the night. McQuary finished with two of the Cru’s seven hits on the night. Arjun Thakar (1-1) earned the win for Trinity with six and two-thirds innings of five-hit pitching. Corey Cater notched his fourth save for the Tigers. Jack Wisniewski had two of Trinity’s eight hits in the contest.
The Cru will have the weekend off before turning around and facing Trinity again. The two teams will square off in a 7 pm start next Tuesday in San Antonio.