Trinity tunes up for playoffs with wins
Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 16, 2000
Trinity Episcopal pitchers walked 11 and and five wild pitches. That wasn’t enough for Presbyterian Christian of Hattiesburg, however, which managed only one hit to go along with it.
PCS scored four runs as the Saint defense continuously found ways out of the jams for an 11-4 win in the second game of a doubleheader here Saturday.
The Trinity offense also did its part allowing the Saints the sweep, winning the first game 13-2.
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Trinity (14-4) finished 6A sub-district play with a perfect 8-0 mark.
The Saints clinched the right to move on to district play with the first game at Franklin Tuesday.
&uot;We had some mental lapses early in the second game,&uot; Trinity coach David King said. &uot;But our bats were good enough and we ran the bases well enough to keep us in it. I’m really pleased with this group. They’ve been a really fun group to coach.&uot;
King said the recent rains kept the Saints in the gym, and that was part of the reason why William McGehee (2-3 with the win in six innings of work) and Gregory Ketchings struggled.
&uot;We just haven’t been able to do work on the mound,&uot; King said. &uot;Of course William is just getting off a little arm injury so I knew he wasn’t going to be as crisp as he normally is.&uot;
McGehee went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Starting first baseman Elliott Meng went 2-for-2 from the plate for Trinity while seventh-grade catcher Joey Wilson was 2-of-3.
Wilson came into the game in the top of the second when Chase Brown had to leave the game after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow.
Trinity scored the first three runs in the second when Wes Middleton and Bobby Craig scored off errors, while Meng scored on a fielder’s choice.
The Saints took the lead for good in their half of the fourth when Hunter Dale singled in Meng and Craig.
Four more Trinity runs came in the inning off three Bobcat errors, a wild pitch and a Walt Ketchings groundout. Dale, Cole Brown, McGehee and Walk Ketchings scored those Trinity runs.
Trinity then added two more runs in the sixth when Wilson singled in Dale and Russell Butts scored on a Bobcat error.
The Saints travel to Huntington today for a 2 p.m. non-league contest.