Vinson’s run a high mark in Trinity’s 10-4 loss to CentrevillePublished 12:01am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
FERRIDAY — Garrett Vinson didn’t have big expectations as he came up to bat for Trinity in the bottom of the third inning.
Vinson had just joined the team last Thursday, and it was his first at-bat of the season. After reaching on an error, Vinson would later score on a single by Sky Logan — a highlight for the Saints in a 10-4 loss to Centreville Academy Monday night.
“It felt good,” Vinson said. “I hadn’t really taken any live pitching, so I wasn’t expecting to hit the ball, especially off a team like Centreville. I surprised myself.”
Trinity was already trailing 10-0 when Vinson came up to bat in the third inning. After he and Jesse Cable both reached base, Logan knocked a single into right field to cut the lead to 10-2. Wyatt Boothe later scored on a fielding error, and a single by Jared Hedrick plated Logan, making it 10-4 after three.
But neither team would score a run after that point as the Saints dropped to 0-4 on the season. Head coach Kyle Ketchings said he liked some of the things he saw despite the loss.
“I thought we played a lot better baseball than we have been,” Ketchings said. “Our pitchers played very well. I saw a lot of things I liked. We worked the count well, we saw some good pitching and we hit the ball well. Centreville is a good program, and they’ve got good pitching.”
The Tigers’ Corey Gaulden got the win, giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Trinity’s Jesse Cable took the loss, yielding nine runs, five earned, on two hits, six walks and two hit batsmen.
Centreville jumped out to an early lead on three Saints errors in the top of the first. Tyler Caston, Randy Bell and Colby Shaw all scored to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead.
The Tigers added two runs in the second inning when Caston came home on a single by Bell and Gage Chandler scored on a passed ball.
A bases-loaded walk by Colin Trotti in the top of the third sent home Kale McKey, making it 6-0 Centreville. Tyler Duncan scored on a passed ball, and a triple by Chandler sent home Drew Noland and Chase Hughes.
Quinton Logan had a strong showing in relief of Cable. He went four innings for Trinity, giving up one run on one hit with 10 strikeouts.
Trinity will host Silliman Saturday, while Centreville (3-0) will host Ben’s Ford Saturday.