SCAC Baseball Recap - Week Seven

SCAC Baseball Recap - Week Seven

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Conference play began for six of the league's seven baseball teams, while the group combined for a 7-4 record in non-conference action.

No. 20 Centenary College and No. 2/5 Trinity University each recorded series sweeps last week, putting them at the top of the standings, while #17 Texas Lutheran University went 2-1 on the weekend in a series against Schreiner University.

Austin College was the lone team that didn't have conference competition. The 'Roos went 3-2 on the week, earning a series win over Blackburn that included a no-hitter from Chase Almaguer on Saturday.

Centenary traveled to Irving to face the University of Dallas over the weekend, outscoring UD 30-10 in the series, with most of that coming during a 15-1 run-rule victory on Saturday. The final game of the series was a close affair, with the Gents up 5-4 and the Crusaders threatening with two on-base before lightning struck and delayed the remainder of the contest until Sunday. Centenary was able to get out of the inning unscathed and earn the eventual 8-4 win. The Gents moved to 11-7 on the season, while Dallas dropped to 7-12.

Trinity stayed at home for the sweep of Southwestern, recording a pair of run-rule contests to bookend the series. The Tigers' defense and pitching was strong all weekend as they gave up just three total runs to the Pirates, while the offense was dominant, scoring 30 runs between the three games. Trinity is now 14-1 this season, while Souhwestern is 6-8.

The final conference series of the weekend was played in Seguin between Texas Lutheran and Schreiner. The Mountaineers handed the Bulldogs a heartbreaking loss Friday night, coming back in the top of the ninth inning to take the first game of the series. Texas Lutheran led the entire game, holding a 5-0 advantage after five innings. With one out left in the top of the ninth, a pair of TLU errors led to three unearned runs to put Schreiner on top, 6-5. The Bulldogs bounced back on Saturday, however, recording wins of 6-1 and 8-0. Texas Lutheran is now 17-4 this season, with the most wins of any SCAC team, while Schreiner falls to 10-13.


This Week's Leaders:

*Batting Average (.615): Rafe Chaumette, Trinity (8-13)
Hits (10): Nathan Patton, Dallas; Brett Taff, Austin College
Runs Scored (7): Rafe Chaumette, Trinity
Doubles (3): Reece Hohhertz, Schreiner
Triples (1): Tyler Cauley, Texas Lutheran; Peyton Cormane, Centenary; Cody Crowder, Centenary; Cameron Guin, Centenary; Matthew Lemon, Texas Lutheran; Jake Martin, Trinity
Home Runs (3): Michael Goodrich, Trinity
Runs Batted In (8): Michael Goodrich, Trinity
Steals (5): Logan Morrison, Trinity

Innings Pitched (12.0): Caleb Allen, Schreiner
Strikeouts (8): Caleb Allen, Schreiner; Dylan Drgac, Texas Lutheran
Wins (1): 16 tied
Saves (2): Payton Stanford, Schreiner
+Earned Run Average (0.00): Nathan Malinovsky, Texas Lutheran (9.0 IP); Chase Almaguer, Austin College (7.0 IP); Holden Nix, Trinity (7.0 IP); James Nittoli, Trinity (5.2 IP); Kevin Flores, Trinity (5.0 IP); Cole Lavergne, Centenary (5.0 IP); Zach Perry, Texas Lutheran (3.0 IP)

*minimum of 2.5 plate appearances per game
+minimum of 1.0 innings pitched per team game

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's action, click below: 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
Mon. 12 Blackburn 10 Dallas 6 Final
  Centenary (La.) 1 Occidental 4 Final
Tue. 13 Schreiner 14 Huston-Tillotson 3 Final
  Schreiner 5 Huston-Tillotson 4 Final
  Mary Hardin-Baylor 0 Trinity (Tex.) 9 Final
  Blackburn 2 Southwestern (Tex.) 6 Final
Wed. 14 Louisiana Col. 6 Austin College 2 Final
  Louisiana Col. 10 Austin College 2 Final
Fri. 16 Blackburn 2 Austin College 14 Final
  Centenary (La.) * 7 Dallas 5 Final
  Blackburn 5 Austin College 6 Final - 10 innings
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 1 Trinity (Tex.) 11 Final - 7 innings
  Schreiner * 6 Texas Lutheran 5 Final
Sat. 17 Centenary (La.) * 15 Dallas 1 Final - 7 innings
  Blackburn 1 Austin College 12 Final
  Schreiner * 0 Texas Lutheran 8 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 2 Trinity (Tex.) 6 Final
  Centenary (La.) * 8 Dallas 4 Final
  Schreiner * 1 Texas Lutheran 6 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) * 0 Trinity (Tex.) 13 Final - 7 innings
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