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Trojans earn first win against SMCA

Meadowview overcame an early deficit to earn its first win of the year with an 8-5 win over South Montgomery County Academy on Thursday.

After earning only 10 hits over their first three games, the Trojans pounded out 13 hits against the Raiders.

“It’s good to see the bats coming on,” said Meadowview coach Rick Jackson. “First one’s always a big win. It’s a momentum boost for our kids.”

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Meadowview picked up a pair to cut the deficit to 4-2. Daniel Blackmon was awarded home plate after the Raiders botched a double play attempt on an Austin Cook lineout. Randal Hamilton followed with a single to score Justin Freine.

Mark Enlgett and Blackmon led off the third with a single and double, and a Freine single scored Englett. An Eric Henderson single scored Blackmon to tie the game.

“That inning just killed us,” said SMCA coach Bobby Hughes. “We made a few errors that cost us.”

The Trojans’ big blow came in a three-run fourth inning that put them ahead 7-4. Hamilton scored on a J.R. Lowe single, and Englett and Blackmon drew walks to load the bases. Lowe scored on a passed ball, and Englett scored on a Devin Stewart single.

“I felt a difference from the first pitch,” said Jackson. “It was good to see us battle back, take the lead and hold on to it.”

Blackmon pitched a complete game for Meadowview, recording five strikeouts and scattering five hits over seven innings.