ASH Loses Close One against #1 seed 5-3
In a fight at Trojan Field the #17 ASH Trojans played like a Top 5 seed against the private/recruit the best players/former 5-A lower your enrollment to get to 4-A team from Lafayette #1 St. Thomas More Cougars.
The Cougars held the Trojans in check for 5-innings scoring 3 runs (2-earned) off starting ace pitcher Aaron Armstrong but the Trojans put it together in the 6th and had the Cougars on the ropes. The Cougars put a right-handed relief pitcher in and lead off Timothy Mathews got his first hit of the game, a liner to center field. Three hole hitter Reuben Edwards drew a walk and then cleanup hitter Trace Carter was up to bat. The Cougars changed pitchers again and put in their power pitcher throwing 88-90 fastballs. Trace Carter took one and deposited it over left field wall for a 3-run homer, his first of the season to tie the ballgame. Game On! The Trojans then put two on base with no outs and finally had the bases loaded with 2-outs but could not put the nail in the coffin and score any more runs. At the end of 6-innings score tied 3-3.
In the top of the 7th inning, relief pitcher lefty JaCoby Bonton who had pitched a scoreless 6th inning had two outs with a runner on 3rd and an 0-2 count but left an outside pitch over the plate a little too much and the hitter hit a 2-run homer over right-centerfield wall to go up 5-3. ASH could not put anything together in the bottom of the 7th.
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