Trinity loses key district game

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Rams had five of their eight hits during a five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth innings as they defeated the Saints in a key District 7-A game for both teams.

Trinity was looking to stay one game behind Huntington in the district standings while WCCA needed a win in the worst possible way to get back in the district race. For five and a half innings, it looked like the Saints were on their way to a win.

Trinity (7-9, 2-2) had a 4-2 lead thanks to two runs in the top of the third inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth off WCCA starting pitcher Sutton Olive, who went four and two-thirds inning and allowed just four hits.

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But once Colin Doré was on the mound, Trinity’s offense went ice cold. Doré held the Saints to just one run on one hit in the 2 2/3 innings.

In the bottom of the fifth, Olive walked and went to second on a single by Blaine McCarty. Both runners moved up on a passed ball and scored on a George Davis 1B that tied the game at 4-4.

Then Doré and Zack Pourciau singled, but Pourciau was thrown out trying to go to second. Brennan Bush’s hit went for an error to score Doré and Davis. Corey Havard then singled later in the inning to score Bush to give WCCA (4-7, 2-2) a 7-4 lead.