Trinity splits two games in tournament

Published 1:43 am Saturday, February 28, 2009

BAKER, La. — The Trinity Episcopal Saints went 1-1 at the Central Private Tournament Friday, defeating the Silliman Institute Wildcats 17-2 in their first game before falling to the host Rebels 8-3.

Trinity Episcopal was originally scheduled to take on CHEF in the afternoon game, but CHEF backed out of the tournament and was replaced by Silliman.

The Saints scored their runs in bunches — five in the top of the first, three in the top of the third, three in the top of the fifth and six in the top of the sixth. They amassed 16 hits in the game, including a grand slam home run by Wells Middleton in the top of the sixth.

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Winning pitcher Jordan Dossett struck out 12 and allowed two runs on four hits in five innings. Jake Winston struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth. Kent King and Givonni Dent each went 3-for-4 with a double.

The second game was a good one until Central Private exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to rally from a 3-2 deficit. Trinity Episcopal (2-2) trailed the Rebels 2-0 before taking the lead with three runs in the top of the fourth.

The Saints allowed just two hits, but walked several batters and their defense committed three errors. Dent had a double and Caleb Upton went 2-for-2 to lead the Saints at the plate.

WCCA 11, ACCS 10

WOODVILLE — Hayden Whetstone doubled in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to cap a big comeback and give the Rams a thrilling victory Friday night.

The game was filled with momentum swings, as WCCA jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one inning.

However, ACCS scored six runs in the second inning to take the lead and led 8-5 after three innings.

WCCA tied the score with three runs in the fourth, but ACCS scored two runs in the top of the fifth to take a 10-8 lead.

The teams had agreed to end the game after five innings due to thlgiight problems at WCCA’s field and the late hour.

Whetstone came to bat with two on and one out, and laced a double that gave the Rams the victory.

Eighth grader Randy Bell recorded his first career pitching victory and was 2-for-4 at the plate.

Ryan Comer was the losing pitcher for ACCS.

Brandon Sanders, Audie Crosby and Jake Brumfield all had two hits for the Rebels while Ethan Carruth had two hits for the Rams.