Trinity blanks Hounds

Published 1:07 am Tuesday, April 7, 2009

FERRIDAY — Trinity Episcopal’s Jake Winston had a solid performance on the mound as the Saints needed just four innings to take care of the Huntington Hounds 12-0 Monday afternoon.

Winston struck out seven batters, gave up just two hits and walked none to pick up the win. Trinity head coach Matt Mason was more than pleased with Winston’s outing.

“I was really proud of Jake. He came out and threw strikes,” Mason said. “He located his breaking pitch and he was effective.”

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Trinity Episcopal (11-7) had 10 hits in the game. Givonni Dent went 3-for-4 while R.J. Fleming was 2-for-2 with a double and Caleb Upton also went 2-for-2. The Saints scored four runs in the top of the second inning, three in the top of the third and five in the top of the fifth.

“I’m pleased with the way we hit the ball,” Mason said. “We did a good job of two-strike hitting.”

Huntington head coach Leo Eliser said this loss was a low point for the school’s baseball program.

“We did not show up tonight to play on the field or at the bat. It was just an embarrassment to our program, our school and our seniors. It was Senior Night. I hope they come out with their heads up tomorrow.”

Today the Saints will host Adams County Christian School at Chester Willis Field with first place in MPSA District 3-AA on the line. There will be no junior varsity game and the varsity game will start at 6 p.m.

“It’s important that we win the first game of the series at home,” Mason said. The Saints are currently 6-3 in district play while the Rebels fell to 4-2 after a stunning loss at Prairie View.

Huntington (3-11 overall) is at 3-3 in MPSA District 6-A and needs a win at Tensas Academy today to wrap up a berth in the district tournament. That game starts at 3 p.m.

Prairie View 15, ACCS 8

BASTROP, La. — The last thing ACCS head coach Hunter McKeivier wanted to see from his team was a sub-par performance on the mound or defensively with a three-game showdown with District 3-AA rival Trinity Episcopal on the horizon.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened as the Rebels committed six costly errors and hit seven batters in an untimely district loss to the Prairie View Academy Spartans Monday afternoon. The loss puts them just one game ahead of the Saints in the loss column.

ACCS (10-6, 4-2) scored two runs in each of the first two innings, but Prairie View took the lead for good with a six-run rally in the bottom of the second inning.

The Spartans scored three more runs an inning later to take a 9-5 lead.

“(Errors) were huge. We could’ve got out of innings a lot quicker. We’ve got to be better defensively,” McKeivier said. “We’ve got to throw strikes. They would have the bases loaded and two outs and that’s when we make a key error.”

ACCS scored one run in the top of the fourth inning to make it a 9-6 game, but the Rebels would not score again until the top of the seventh.

Prairie View put the game away with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Rebels outhit the Spartans 16-5 in the loss.

Three of Prairie View’s five hits went for extra bases, including a home run by Jeremy Cooper.

The Rebels, on the other hand, got three hits each from Ryan Comer, Christopher Perry and losing pitcher Jake Brumfield.

Centreville 12, Silliman 1 (Game 1)

Centreville 16, Silliman 6 (Game 2)

CENTREVILLE — Thanks to a seven-run outburst in the bottom of the third inning in Game 1 and a nine-run barrage in the bottom of the fourth inning during Game 2, the Centreville Tigers 10-run ruled the Silliman Wildcats to sweep an MPSA District 5-AA doubleheader Monday.

In the first game, winning pitcher Kyle Brown struck out 12 batters and allowed just one run on three hits.

The Tigers led 4-1 after two innings before taking control in the bottom of the third inning. Logan Felder went 2-for-4 with a triple.

The second game turned out to be a more competitive game than head coach Jason Horne expected. Centreville appeared to be in command of this game after taking a 7-1 lead into the fourth inning.

However, Silliman scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and just like that the Tigers’ lead was down to just one run.

But just when it looked like the Wildcats had the momentum going their way, the Tigers scored nine runs in the bottom of the same inning.

Cliff Hurst went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run and Felder went 3-for-4 for Centreville (12-9, 4-5).

St. Mary 2, Block 0

JONESVILLE, La. — St. Mary pitcher Justin Fredicu threw a two-hitter and struck out six to lead the Tigers one step closer to the District 3-1A championship with a win over the Block Bears Monday afternoon.

The only two players for Block (10-6, 1-3) who got a base hit off Fredicu were Justin Winborne and Preston Bowman. Fredicu didn’t walk a single batter in the game, either.

Winborne went the distance for the Bears, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking two.

St. Mary (19-2, 6-0) scored its first run in the top of the third inning.

Tyler McGason hit a single, stole second base and scored on a single by Abe Ackel. The Tigers scored their second run in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly.

Oak Forest 5, WCCA 4

AMITE, La. — Blaine Misita singled to bring in Picard with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Oak Forest Academy Yellow Jackets rallied to defeat the WCCA Rams Monday night.

Misita’s walk-off base hit came off losing pitcher Hayden Whetstone, who also gave up the game-tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Whetstone came on in relief for starting pitcher Randy Bell, who allowed three runs on five hits, walked two and struck out five in five innings.

WCCA (8-12) got an RBI double from Corey Smith when they scored three runs in the top of the second inning to grab a 3-1 lead.

Oak Forest scored one run in the bottom of the second and then both teams scored one run in the third inning.

After that inning, the Rams did not score another run off Picard in the game.

Ingraffia and Perrin each went 2-for-4 for Oak Forest (10-11).