Winter Haven, Fla. - The Trinity College baseball team, playing in its first game under Head Coach Mark Lambert, opened the 2013 season with a 6-3 victory over the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets in RussMatt Central Florida Invitational action this evening at Chain O'Lakes Park. Waynesburg falls to 5-5 with its first loss in four games.
Trinity sophomore RHP Sean Meekins (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) worked five innings to improve to 8-0 for his career, while junior righty Peter Burrows (Floral Park, N.Y.) pitched the last four innings to record a save. Freshman Connor Furwa got the start on the mound for the Jackets and suffered the loss after allowing four runs, three of which were earned, on seven hits and two walks over four and one third innings pitched.
After two scoreless innings of play, the teams traded runs in the third inning and remained locked in a 1-1 tie until the bottom of the fifth, when Trinity struck for a three-spot that gave it a 4-1 advantage. Following a scoreless sixth frame, the Yellow Jackets got back into the game with two runs in the top of the seventh that made the score 4-3. After Trinity rebuilt a three-run lead at 6-3, Waynesburg put two runners on base with nobody out in the top of the ninth, but Burrows worked out of the jam.