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Centreville edges Trinity

Trinity’s Givonni Dent attempts a double play after tagging Centreville’s Corey Gaulden during their game Tuesday evening at the Huntington School baseball field. (Eric J. Shelton \ The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — Centreville Academy was able to edge Trinity Episcopal Tuesday night in a back-and-forth battle that took an extra inning to decide.

With the game tied 4-4, Randy Bell led off the top of the eighth inning with a single for Centreville.

He would advance to third when Alex Felder laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Trinity starting pitcher Jake Winston made an arrant throw to second. Winston would recover and get Colby Shaw to ground into a double play, but that was enough to push Bell across to give Centreville the eventual winning run.

Hunter Devall came in for Centreville in the bottom of the eighth to close it down for the Tigers.

“This was a big win for us,” Centreville coach Jason Horne said. “Trinity is a great ball team, one of the best we have faced all year. It’s good competition before the playoffs.”

Centreville jumped on top 2-0 two batters into the game when Devall hit a two-run home run to left field. Hunter Travis had walked to lead off the game.

Trinity would answer right back in the bottom of the first to tie the game at two.

Daniel Dunaway led off the inning with a single and Kent King followed with a double. Dunaway scored on a Winston sacrifice fly and King scored on a Givonni Dent ground ball to second.

Both pitchers, Winston and Centreville starter Corey Gaulden, had three-up three-down innings in the second and third.

In the top of the fourth Tyler Towles walked for the Tigers and would later score on an error.

Trinity again answered in the same inning, but this time they took the lead with a two-run home run by Sky Logan to make the score 4-3.

Trinity maintained their one-run lead until the top of the seventh when Shaw singled and later scored on another Trinity error, to tie the game and lead to Centreville’s extra-inning win.

“Anytime you compete against a good team we want to play our best, but we didn’t execute,” Trinity coach Mitch Ashmore said. “We had our chances but they beat us.”

Gaulden threw seven innings for Centreville to get the win. He allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks. He struck out four.

Winston threw all eight innings for Trinity, allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits and four walks. He struck out 11 Tigers.

Trinity falls to 15-3 on the year. They will host the District 6-A tournament today at Huntington Field. The Saints will play the winner of Tallulah and Tensas for the district title.

Centreville improves to 19-6 on the year and will face Oak Forest Friday.

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