Trinity thrashes Huntington

Published 6:43 pm Sunday, April 1, 2007

Trinity Episcopal managed to beat out the rain for the most part, and in the process beat Huntington 10-0 in five innings of play Saturday afternoon at Chester Willis Field.

A big second inning put the Saints up on the Hounds early. Trinity scored four runs in the second inning, with one coming off a Jordan Dossett single that scored Clint Easom. Three batters later Matt Barnes was hit with a pitch with the bases loaded to score the second run of the inning. After one run scored on an errant throw from the catcher to the mound, Jeremy Waldrop drove in a run with a single to put the Saints up 6-0 heading into the third.

The Saints scored two runs in the first when Parker Brumfield doubled to drive in Easom and Matthew Freeman singled to score Brumfield.

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“The key for us today was we were scoring when we had runners on base,” Saints head coach Matt Mason said. “The simple things we needed to do, we did today.”

After giving up six runs, Josh Lee replaced Trey Corbett on the mound in the third inning, but Trinity scored two more runs when a routine throw sailed past first base and beyond the fence.

“We did not do a good job of focusing,” Hounds head coach Mitch Ashmore said. “Mentally, we were not prepared for today’s game and I take responsibility for that.”

The Saints made things 9-0 in the fourth inning when Blaine Misita drove in Jeremy Waldrop with a single, and closed out the game in the bottom of the fifth inning when a Barnes’ double scored Freeman.

“This was a big win for us today. It puts us back into the district race,” Mason said. “Now we have to take care of our business and work toward getting to the playoffs.”

Ashmore said his club was totally out played, hustled and performed.

“The good thing about us today was that we were able to drive over and suit up,” he said.

But even with the loss, the Hounds still lead the district with a 4-1 record.

“We just have to go out and put this one behind us so we can move on to the next one,” he said.

The Hounds drop to 10-8 overall, while Trinity improved their overall record to 5-8, and improve to 3-2 in district.

On the mound, Trey Corbett took the loss for the Hounds and Trinity’s Kolby Godfrey picked up the win.