Story courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
SPOKANE, Wash. - The third-ranked Trinity baseball team scored a convincing 10-0 shutout victory over Case Western Reserve (OH) University at the NCAA Regional Tournament on Thursday evening.
Head Coach Tim Scannell, winning pitcher Teddy Turner, and third baseman Carter McEachern all participated in today's post-game press conference, which is available online courtesy of Whitworth University.
Top-seeded Trinity (37-7) won its 10th consecutive game, and will play Friday at noon Pacific Time. The Tigers take on the winner of the host and fourth-seeded Whitworth University and #5 seed University of Texas-Tyler. Third-seeded Case Western suffered its second loss of the double-elimination tournament, and completed the season with a 26-15 record.
Turner (6-2) commanded the pitcher’s mound for eight innings, allowing just four hits, and striking out 10 batters to claim the victory. Gianfranco Filippini finished the game in the final inning to share the shutout.
Jeremy Wolf started the offensive side of the game for the Tigers, pounding out an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning. The extra-base hit marks the 25th double of the season for Wolf, which ties the school's single season record that was set in 2008. Wolf is already the career leader in doubles, recently surpassing a mark that stood for five seasons.
McEachern cracked RBI singles in the second and fourth innings, to put the Tigers in the lead 3-0. Trinity ramped it up with three runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings. Wolf picked up two more RBI in the sixth, and McEachern blasted a two-run homer in the seventh.
McEachern batted 3-4 with four RBI, while Wolf hit 2-4 with three RBI. Wolf has now driven in 60 runs during the campaign. Jose Santos stepped up and went 3-4 in the batter’s box, and crossed the plate three times. Austin Singer and Nick Jewett each produced a pair of hits in the winning effort.
"It was a tight game for a while," said Coach Scannell after the win. "It wasn’t until the sixth inning we broke it open. Teddy Turner followed Ryan Gray’s lead, and was outstanding. He had such a mix of slider, curve ball, slider, curve ball, and he kept them off-balance all game long. The other big part of the game was Carter McEachern, obviously, with a two-out, two-run homer. McEachern also made some run-saving plays at third that were outstanding. Santos struck the ball well, and Wolf had a huge two-out, two-RBI hit."
The regional championship matchup is slated for Saturday, with the winner advancing to the DIII World Series May 27-June 2 at Appleton, Wisconsin.