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Trimble Co. whips 11-1 Henry for 1st win
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:00 AM
Trimble County baseball picked up its first win of the 2014 season on Tuesday, defeating Henry County 11-1 in five innings at home.
After Henry County scored a run in the first inning, Trimble spent the rest of the game piling on the runs and stifling the Wildcat bats. The Raiders took a 3-1 lead after three innings and then scored twice in the fourth and added five in the fifth to claim the victory by the 10-run rule.
"Some of the mistakes we made on Monday against Owen County we corrected tonight," Trimble head coach Frank Ragland said. "It was a good bounce back for us. We hit the ball well again and it paid off."
The Raiders got two hits each from Conner Beard, Zack Beard and Hunter Duncan while Jacob Lindon, Michael Dunaway and Robert Harris each had one. Zack Beard, Duncan, Lindon and Harris each had a team-high two RBIs.
Dunaway got the start on the mound and picked up the win in a complete game effort. Dunaway gave up just one run on five hits through five full innings while walking three and striking out seven.
"Michael threw a lot of strikes tonight," Ragland added. "After the first inning he got settled in and did a nice job. I think Henry County only had two runners on base through the last four innings."
Trimble (1-1) travels to Carroll County on Thursday.
Carroll hammers Dayton 10-1
Carroll County baseball opened the 2014 campaign with a convincing 10-1 win at Dayton on Tuesday.
The Panthers scored a run in the top of the first inning and never looked back. After not scoring in the second, Carroll plated runs in five-straight innings. Dayton's lone run came in the bottom of the fourth.
Carroll recorded 16 hits in the game. Justin Ray had a team-high three with three RBIs and two runs while Zakk Hicks, John Michael Adams, Keifer McIntyre, Austin Crowell and Jacob Wise each had two. Hicks and Wise each scored two runs.
In addition to his hitting display, Ray also picked up the pitching victory, throwing one and two-thirds of an inning allowing no hits or runs with just one walk and five strikeouts.
Adams and Crowell each pitched in relief and combined for 13 strikeouts.
Carroll (1-0) hosts Trimble County on Thursday.
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