Trinity falls 11-1 in game three

Published 2:00 pm Friday, May 4, 2007

HEIDELBERG — What was a remarkable season for the Trinity Episcopal Saints came to a disappointing end Thursday night as they lost to the Heidelberg Academy Rebels 11-1 in five innings.

Now the Rebels will have to wait until today to find out which team they will be playing next week in the MPSA Class A South State Championship series. That’s because the Central Academy-Huntington game was called for rain after five full innings with Huntington leading 1-0.

Heidelberg Academy put Derek Beach, its ace left-handed pitcher, on the mound and he delivered. Beach allowed one run on three hits while striking out five in a complete-game performance.

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Beach also started the scoring onslaught for the Rebels with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Beach ended up going 2-for-3 at the plate. Trinity starting pitcher Matt Barnes lasted just two-thirds of an inning.

The Rebels continued to put the pressure on the Saints with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Saints (14-14) finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth inning when Jordan Dossett doubled and scored on a long drive to right field by Parker Brumfield.

But Heidelberg Academy (25-8) ended the game early with five runs on five hits and a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the fifth inning. Colby Smith went 2-for-3 with a double and Mason Turner was 3-for-3 as part of the Rebels’ 12-hit attack.