San Antonio - Six members of the third-ranked Trinity baseball team have been selected for the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Players to Watch list.
Senior left-handed pitcher James Nittoli received the honor, as did senior right-hander Mark Tindall and junior right-hander Corey Cater. Three senior positional players also earned the accolade: outfielders Rafe Chaumette and Mason Meredith, along with catcher Michael Goodrich.
The Tiger players contributed to the success of the team in the 2019 campaign. Trinity won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Regional, finishing the slate with a 35-12 record.
Cater was elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region Third Team and the All-SCAC First Team. He paced the Tiger pitching staff with a 2.43 ERA over 74.0 innings on the mound and also led the team with 71 strikeouts. Cater chalked up a 7-3 record and posted a team-best five saves.
Chaumette was named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region Third Team, the West Region All-Tournament Team, and the All-SCAC First Team. He led the Tigers with a .351 batting average and drove in a team-best 44 runs. Chaumette also blasted six home runs during the course of the season.
Tindall posted a 6-0 record on the pitcher's mound, as well as picking up three saves. He hurled 60 innings and chalked up a 3.75 ERA, along with fanning 58 opposing players. Tindall was an All-SCAC Second Team honoree.
Nittoli made the SCAC All-Tournament Team, and registered a 6-1 record and a 4.68 ERA. He hurled for 57.2 innings and struck out 45 players.
Goodrich made the All-SCAC First Team. He tied for the team lead with seven home runs and batted .315 in the process. Goodrich drove in 39 runs, while scoring 37, and produced 10 doubles.
Meredith was an All-SCAC Second Team honoree. He batted .328, fired up six home runs, scored 44 runs, and drove in 40.
Head Coach Tim Scannell begins his 22nd season at the helm, as Trinity opens its season February 14 against the University of La Verne (CA) in Austin, Texas. The home campaign starts February 21 as the Tigers host Endicott (MA) College in a three-game series.
Andrew Waters '16 returns for a second season as assistant coach.
Dave Smith '02, '03 is back for an 18th season as pitching coach.