Trinity gets solid defense, pitching to down Wildcats, 9-4

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; The hits and the pitching has been there, but anytime the Trinity Saints put no errors on the board they’re living right.

And on Wednesday it finally all came together.

The Saints (2-6) got a solid outing on the mound from Andy Moon and didn’t post an error in a 9-4 win over Chamberlain-Hunt Wednesday.

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The win snaps their tailspin and puts them back on the right track heading into Friday’s District 7-1A contest at home against WCCA.

&uot;We had pretty good stuff from Andy Moon,&uot; Trinity head coach Jeremy Loy said. &uot;He looked good, and we played well behind him and picked the ball up. We finally played a good ball game all around. Everything came together.&uot;

The Saints took an 8-0 lead heading into the fifth inning behind Moon to give him a little room to work. The run in the first came when Walt Ketchings tripled and later scored on a Ryan Rachal single.

In the third Ketchings scored on a double steal, Moon scored on an error on a ball hit by Brandon Geter, Zach Rogel singled in Geter and an error on a ball hit by Kyle Dunaway scored Rogel for a 5-0 lead.

In the fifth Geter doubled in three runs for an 8-0 lead.

Moon, meanwhile, surrendered three in the fifth and one in the seventh before going the distance for the win.

&uot;He had good control and was hitting his spots real well,&uot; Loy said. &uot;We were mixing it up. He’s got a good curveball. He’s throwing it over for a strike, and it makes his fastball look that much better.&uot;