WCCA overcomes seven-run deficit to defeat Trinity

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NATCHEZ — It went down to the wire, but Wilkinson County Christian Academy used small ball to erase a seven-run deficit and defeat the Trinity Saints 10-9 at Chester Willis Field Monday night.

“We were aggressive on the bases and played it safe,” WCCA head coach Ray Olive said. “We let loose and did our best.”

The Saints took a 9-2 lead after four innings, but WCCA wasn’t going down without a fight.

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The Rams scored three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to tie up the game.

Sutton Olive hit a single to right field to lead off the seventh inning for WCCA.

Hayden Holden then bunted Olive over to second base to put Olive in scoring position.

A bunt by Randy Bell moved Olive over to third base with two outs.

A wild pitch thrown by Brian Sanderson allowed Olive to score and put the Rams up by one.

The Saints couldn’t get any offense going in the bottom of the seventh and allowed the Rams to take the win.

“We didn’t keep our intensity,” Trinity head coach Matt Mason said. “It was a poor job of coaching on my part.”

“Trinity is a very good team,” Olive said. “They are a proven winner and it’s teams like them that we want to play to make ourselves better.”

Sutton Olive picked up the win for the Rams.

Brian Sanderson received the loss for Trinity.

Brandon Simon batted 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs for WCCA.

Matt Barnes had a 2-for-4 effort for Trinity with two singles.

WCCA faces Franklin Wednesday at home.