Trojans hold on for one-run victory

Published 1:36 am Friday, March 16, 2012

The Meadowview Christian School Trojans jumped out big early and held off a late comeback push to defeat the Sumter Academy Eagles 7-6 at home on Thursday.

Lebo Jones, head baseball coach of Meadowview (4-4), said the Trojans had a solid day hitting the ball.

“We hit the ball a lot better than we have in the last couple games and only made about two errors the whole game and didn’t strike out but one time,” Jones said. “We’ve just got to keep practicing hard and just keep putting the ball in play, and good things will happen.”

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The Trojans jumped ahead 2-0 early and kept it going when Wes Tipton hit a ball to a gap in center, doubled and scored Joey Raybon from second base to make it a 3-0 game in the bottom of the third.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Culter Johnson singled to scored a runner from second to extend the Trojans’ lead to 5-0.

The Eagles stormed back over the next few innings, but Raybon earned the save pitching in relief for the Trojans, as they held on for the win.

Meadowview’s Dylan Lawrence pitched six innings, striking out four and giving up seven hits.

Tipton was 4-4 with 3 RBIs on the day, while Joel Taylor was 2-3 with two runs scored, and Johnson was 2-3 with an RBI.

The Trojans will take the field again Monday, March 19 at home against Southern Academy at 3:30 p.m.