ABILENE, Texas - Hardin-Simmons' baseball team dropped a doubleheader to top-ranked Trinity on Friday at Hunter Field, falling 8-3 in the first game and 14-12 in 16 innings in the nightcap.
Trinity came back with three runs in the third inning. Rafe Chaumette had a two-run triple and Michael Davis an RBI single.
The Tigers scored five times in the fourth inning. Zach Oretsky had an RBI single. Logan Morrison an RBI groundout, Davis had a bases loaded walk and Michael Goodrich had a two-run single.
Kevin Flores started and last just two-third of an inning allowing two runs. Case Williams allowed one run and Corey Carter worked two and one-third perfect innings. Sean Cubley worked the final two innings. Michael Goodrich, Blake Frampton and Jake Martin had two hits each for Trinity.
Taylor Cooling started for the Cowboys and allowed eight runs in three and two-third innings to fall to 1-3. Brady Roper and Justin Adams each worked out of the bullpen. Adams threw three and one-third innings of scoreless relief. Tople led the Cowboys with two hits.
Trinity jumped out to a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings. Parker Cormack had an RBI single. Logan Morrison had a sacrifice fly in the second inning.
HSU responded with two runs in the second on a two-run double by Dominguez. Trinity added a Tucker RBI single in the fourth.
Trinity responded with six runs. John Tucker had a two-run double and Chaumette had a two-run single. Cormack had an RBI groundout and another run scored on a wild pitch. The Tigers scored three more in the seventh inning on a Tucker RBI single and a two-run triple by Chaumette.
HSU scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings. Danny-David Linahan and Cody Berryman had RBI singles and then Garrett Buckner added an RBI single to make it 12-9. Dylan Sweeney had a pinch-hit two-run single and Buckner scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.
Then the teams combined for six straight scoreless innings before the Tigers scored two runs in the 16th on RBI singles by Morrison and Chaumette.
Ian Hussain started and went four and one-third innings allowing five runs. Jeff Lonnecker , Cash Crane and Corey Cater worked in relief before giving way to James Nittoloi who worked the final three and two-third innings for the win. Tucker had four hits and drove in four runs for the Tigers.
Ty Engelhardt started for the Cowboys and allowed six runs. Eric Denby John Clift and Jordan Young, Hayden Day and Garrett Buckner all worked in relief for the Cowboys. Day went six and two-third innings in relief and allowed just four hits and the two runs in the 16th to take the loss. Berryman had four hits for HSU.
HSU is now 10-19 on the year and the Tigers improved to 22-2. The teams will play a single game at 3 p.m. on Saturday.