RECAP: @UTTylerBaseball takes 6-2 win over Trinity
#18 UT Tyler (1-0)
#7 Trinity University (0-1)
2/10/2017 | Millsaps College | Attendance: 35
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Win: Cason Adams (1-0) 6.072207
Loss: Maul (0-1) 2.033311
Daniel Williams (UTTBB) 413110
Martin (TUBB) 412100

Friday, February 10, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – UT Tyler senior Cason Adams struck out seven and Hunter Palmer threw three scoreless innings to lead the No. 18-ranked Patriots to a 6-2 season-opening win over Trinity on Friday at Twenty Field.

Daniel Williams led the Patriots at the plate by going 3-for-4 as the team’s designated hitter with three singles and a walk, while leadoff hitter Jared Pauley went 2-for-4 with a walk. Brady McCoy had two RBI including the first run of the game on a ground out in the second inning and then drove in Williams with an opposite-field single to right in the seventh as the Patriots took a 5-2 lead. UT Tyler finished the game with 11 hits, including Trenton Buchhorn and Williams driving in runs in the third inning and a solo home run by Alex Bishop in the top of the eighth inning. Bishop’s home run was the ninth of his career and the only non-single of the game for the Patriots against the Tigers.

Trinity is the defending NCAA Division III National Champion and went 2-0 against the Patriots last season, including at the NCAA DIII Spokane Regional but were limited to seven hits on Friday. Adams earned the 17th win of his career after scattering seven hits and two runs over six innings, while Palmer earned a three-inning save by not allowing a hit from the 10 batters he faced in the season opener. A senior from Huntington, Palmer’s save was the first in career with the Patriots.

“Cason Adams and Hunter Palmer threw extremely well,” UT Tyler coach Brent Porche said. “Anytime you get that type of performance on the mound you give yourself a chance to win. We played extremely well defensively and we came up with some big two out hits that allowed us to capitalize on defensive mistakes they made. I’m proud of our focus and effort. We are looking forward to improving tomorrow on the things we struggled with today.”

UT Tyler returns to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday against Berry College back at Millsaps College before finishing off the three-game opening weekend against Maryville College at noon on Sunday at Smith-Wills Stadium. The Patriots and Tigers will play again next Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the first game of the Clements Fluids Classic at Irwin Field.