Plain Dealing eliminates Trinity
Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2000
Trinity Episcopal High had to go a long way for its contest at Plain Dealing (La.) High, which is located just miles from the Texas and Arkansas border. The trip back is longer. Trinity, which won the first game 9-6 Tuesday at Trinity, needed one win to capture the best of three series to advance to MPSA Class A South State.
But the Saints came up just short, falling to the Bulldogs 8-6 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game.
Plain Dealing had only four hits in the first game, but took advantage of four walks and four Trinity errors to score its runs.
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The contest was tied at 2-2 going into the bottom of the third when Plain Dealing scored a run.
The Bulldogs added two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Joseph McCalman picked up the win for Plain Dealing, which also had four errors in the contest.
Elliot Meng was tagged with the loss, tallying seven strikeouts.
Trinity was led offensively by Hill Pollard, who had two hits in four at-bats. The Saints left eight players on base.
Dane Driskell and McCalman each doubled for Plain Dealing.
The second game was tied at 1-1 before the Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Trinity tied the game in the top of the seventh, but the Bulldogs scored a run in the bottom of the inning to win the game.
Plain Dealing had six hits off of Hunter Dale in the second contest.
Jake Howell was credited with the win.
Trinity left nine runners on base in the second contest.
William McGehee led the Saints at the plate in the second game with three singles in four at-bats.
Bobby Craig and Meng added a double and McCalman had a home run for the Bulldogs.
The home run was the first given up the his year by the Saint pitching staff.
Colt Lyles had two hits in three at-bats for Plain Dealing.
Trinity, 16-9, lost two of three to Franklin to finish second in District 6A.
The Saints won their sub-district for the second year in a row.
Trinity lost two of three to Plain Dealing last year in the first round of the playoffs.
The Saints scored one run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to pull out the win Tuesday.
McGehee picked up the win while hitting two doubles and a single in the contest.
Plain Dealing will take on the winner of the Franklin-Mount Olive series that concluded in Mount Olive Friday.