SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' baseball team dropped a heartbreaking 13-12 game at No. 4 Trinity on Tuesday night in San Antonio.
The Cowboys scored four runs in the top of the 10th but the Tigers responded with five runs, including a walk off grand slam by Mason Meredith.
Logan Morrison homered in the first for Trinity and Scott Peterson had an RBI triple in the third and Morrison added a sacrifice fly to make it 5-3.
Brett Hudspeth had a sacrifice fly for the Cowboys in the fourth and Dalys Binder added an RBI single and another run scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to make the game 6-5.
Tople hit a solo home run in the fifth. The Tigers had a sacrifice fly in the sixth and took the lead on a Meredith two-run home run in the seventh.
HSU tied the game in the ninth on a two-base throwing error on a double play attempt.
In the top of the tenth, Brett Hudspeth had an RBI single and Tople added a three-run double for the Cowboys. Trinity answered with a Martin RBI single and Meredith added the grand slam with two outs to win the game.
Chase Buchannan started for the Cowboys and allowed six runs in five innings of work. Justin Adams and Hayden Day worked in relief before giving way to Taylor McMackin. McMackin allowed five runs in two and two-third innings to take the loss.
Cash Crane started the game for the Tigers and did not get out of the first inning. Arjun Thakar, Mark Tindall and Ian Hussian worked in relief. Carter Fronk earned the win after getting the final out of the 10th inning.
Tople had four hits for the Cowboys and drove in six runs. Dalys Binder had three hits for the Tigers and Meredith drove in six runs.
HSU is 13-14 on the year and Trinity improved to 20-7. The Cowboys return to action this weekend at Mary Hardin-Baylor.
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