The Newnan Times-Herald


Trinity drops game on the road

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Apr. 04, 2019 - 5:09 PM

For the second day in a row, the Trinity Lions baseball team dropped a spring-break game on the road.

The Lions fell in an 8-6 decision to Norcross on Wednesday and then fell 13-3 to Fellowship Christian on Thursday.

Against Fellowship, the Lions fell behind 10-0 after two innings in a game that was called after five innings by the mercy rule.

The Lions scored their only runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning.

Jayce Blalock drove in two runs and Josh Belflower also had an RBI.

Kyle Stephenson and Chaz Crawford each pitched for the Lions with Crawford striking out three batters.

In Wednesday’s game against Norcross, the Lions built a 5-0 lead after two innings, but couldn’t hold off the Blue Devils’ rally.

After tying the game at 5-all with three runs in the third and two in the fourth, Norcross put the game away with three-runs in sixth.

Thomas Cordier and Maury Weaver each had RBIs for the Lions.

Trinity also pushed four unearned runs across the plate.

Three pitchers went to the mound for Trinity with Calin Smith striking out three in his two innings of work.

Trinity plays today against Northview at 11 a.m. The contest will take place at Norcross High School.

The Lions bring a 12-7 record into the contest.

A look ahead: Local teams begin the stretch drive of the season next week after returning from spring break.

Newnan, which lost to Woodward Academy on Tuesday, will try and snap a two-game losing streak when it returns to action against Campbell at home in a Region 2-7A contest.

The Cougars come into next week’s action with a 15-7 overall record and a 9-1 mark in region play.

Newnan is in a tie for first place in the region with East Coweta. Both teams have just one loss in league play.

After today’s game against Northgate, East Coweta  resumes league play at home against Pebblebrook on Monday.

Northgate plays Harris County on Saturday before stepping back into Region 5-6A action Monday at home against New Manchester.