June 8th, 2019

Trinity advances to Semifinals

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Ed Peak

Staff Writer


Trinity advances to Semifinals
File photo by Jeff Woods

Simply put this Trinity High baseball team can hit and hit and hit. The No. 3 Shamrocks put on another offensive clinic Friday in blasting Hazard 14-1 in the quarterfinals of the State Tournament, Friday, at Whitaker Bank Ball Park in Lexington.

 

Every starter in the Trinity (34-5) lineup had at least one hit. Daylen Lyle led an 11 hit attack with three hits, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Davis Crane had a triple, scored two runs and drove in two. Brandon Berry had a three run home run in a six run third inning. By the end of the third Trinity led 9-0. 

 

While the Trinity bats were hitting the pitching was strong. Four Shamrocks pitchers limited Hazard (29-7) to just one hit.

 

Kaelan Racculia (9-1) pitched two innings while Trent Youngblood, Lucas Murphy and Ricardo Martinez each pitched an inning in a game stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

 

Hazard starting pitcher Andy Baker pitched into the third innings but left having allowed four hits and two earned runs. The Bulldogs committed four errors.

 

Trinity had to wait an extra day to play because of rain Thursday, and will play McCracken County in a semifinal game, Saturday, 30 minutes after the first game between Lexington Tates Creek and Breckinridge County at 10 a.m.

 

The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

 

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