Saints’ bats go quiet as Riverdale takes sweep

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2003

COUSHATTA, La. &045; Even in defeat, those Trinity Saints don’t go down easily.

The Saints bounced back midway through Game 2 of a best-of-three series against Riverdale to tie the score at 4-4, but the Rebels put two runs on the board

after that to take a 6-4 win and sweep the series.

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The Saints finished the season at 5-11, and the Rebels advance to play Porter’s Chapel in the second round of the Class A playoffs.

&uot;The one thing we didn’t do for the first time was get that timely hit,&uot; Trinity head coach Jeremy Loy said. &uot;We got all four of our runs in one inning, and things didn’t go our way after that. We just couldn’t get things going. It was

a long ride over there, and we couldn’t get the bats awoke.&uot;

The Saints tied the game up at in the fifth inning after Riverdale had a 4-0 lead off TE starter Ryan Rachal. A walk to Kyle Dunaway loaded the bases, and Gregory Ketchings was hit by a pitch to score Sam Couvillion.

Stevan Ridley was forced out at home on a Rachal grounder, but Walt Ketchings followed with a single to score Dunaway and Gregory Ketchings to cut the lead to 4-3. Brandon Geter then grounded out to the pitcher to score Rachal for a 4-4 game.

Riverdale scored two in the bottom half after a walk by Andy Moon to Will Hanna loaded the bases. Moochie Allen’s bunt was good enough to get Seth Hay home for the first run, and Kyle Weems grounder scored David Coffey for the second run.

The Rebels finished the game with just three hits thanks to five hit batters and three walks.

&uot;They had only three hits, and we put too many guys on base,&uot; Loy said. &uot;It was the same thing we did the first time.&uot;