Hounds outlast Saints
Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Brant Bradley’s walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning ended a nearly-four hour marathon as the Huntington Hounds topped the Trinity Episcopal Saints 6-5 Tuesday night.
Trinity pitcher Kolby Godfrey surrendered consecutive walks to Trey Corbett and Landon Willard before being pulled in favor of Parker Brumfield in the inning.
Brumfield then gave up a bunt single to Jordan Wilson to load the bases with nobody out before Bradley’s single ended the game.
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The game could have ended much sooner, however.
Leading 5-2 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Hounds committed four errors in the inning, allowing Trinity to tie the game.
“I thought we played well until the final five outs,” Huntington coach Mitch Ashmore said. “We’re at a point that whenever we make moves we have to bring somebody out. That’s causing us some problems right now.”
Trinity coach Matt Mason said he was happy to see his team keep fighting.
“They didn’t quit,” he said. “I felt like we lost the game in the first couple innings. We left about 13 people on base the first four innings, and you can’t beat a good team when you do that.”
Corbett picked up the win on the mound for the Hounds (2-4, 1-0 in district play), and Godfrey took the loss for the Saints (2-3, 0-1).
Zack Brown knocked a triple for Huntington.
Jordan Dossett had a double for Trinity.
Huntington pitchers hit six Trinity batters on the night.