Raiders return from week of practice to post 11-5 road win
Friday, April 05, 2013 11:00 AM
Trimble County's first trip to the baseball diamond in more than a week was a winning one as the Raiders pounded out an 11-5 victory over Gallatin County Thursday in Warsaw.
The Raiders have not played a game since March 27 but used the week off to work on their game. The work paid off Thursday with their first win of the season.
"We haven't had a chance to get out much because of the weather but this week we finally had a week to work and it showed," Trimble coach Frank Ragland said. "We hit the ball really well, our pitching was pretty good. We had a little trouble fielding but other than that, we played pretty well."
Both teams traded three-run rallies in the third inning but Trimble blew the game open with a six-run outburst in the fifth to take control.
Zack Beard, Michael Dunaway and Robbie Brooks each had doubles in the fifth, Trimble County's only extra-base hits in the game.
Dunaway and Beard both finished with three hits while Dunaway had five RBIs. Connor Beard was 2-for-4 and Jordan Tingle had a hit.
"We got eight hits from our three, four and five hitters," Ragland said. "I'll take that every time."
Tingle picked up the win on the mound with four runs - one earned - on four hits in six innings. Tingle had seven strikeouts, a walk and two hit batters.
Brooks worked the seventh and allowed one unearned run on one hit.
Trimble (1-3 overall, 1-1 North Central Kentucky Conference) visits Williamstown on Saturday.