Amite batters hammer out 7-A win over Trinity

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 1, 2004

NATCHEZ &045; Amite School Center got some key hits from the bottom of its lineup to take a 15-2 win over Trinity Episcopal in the Saints’ District 7-A opener.

The Rebels got two doubles from eight-hole hitter Dustin Havard and a double and triple from nine-hole hitter Josh Wells to lead the onslaught. The Rebels scored five each in the third and fourth innings before tacking on three in the fifth to enact the 10-run rule.

Trinity finished the game with five errors.

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The Rebels held a 2-1 lead in the top of the third before breaking it open off Trinity reliever Ryan Rachal. Brett Malone singled in a run, Austin Bean scored on a wild pitch and Wells doubled in Malone and Havard for a 6-1 lead.

Wells scored on an infield single from Casey Aldridge for a 7-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third.

In the fourth the Rebels got five more for a 12-1 lead. Dustin Iverson singled in Brady Brabham, Havard doubled in Bean and Malone and Wells tripled in Havard for an 11-1 lead.

Wells then scored on a throwing error.

They added three more in the fifth off reliever Kolby Godfrey with Havard doubling in Bean and Malone.

The Saints scored a run in the second when Rachal was walked with the bases loaded to score Brandon Geter. In the fourth Gregory Ketchings walked and later scored on a error.

The Saints had just two hits off Amite left-hander Taylor Knapp and struck out 12 times. They left the bases loaded in the second when Knapp got Walt Ketchings to ground out to second to end the inning.

In the fourth the Saints had runners at second and third with two outs before Knapp got the next batter to go down swinging.

The Saints left runners on second and third in the first inning.