Trenton stays perfect in win over P.K. Yonge
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:05 p.m.
Trenton has played seven of its first 10 baseball games on the road, but the way the Tigers handled P.K. Yonge on Tuesday night it certainly doesn't seem to matter.
The result has added up to a perfect 10-0 start to what could be a very promising season.
Trenton scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating the host Blue Wave 11-1. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 141-18.
“The kids came out with a lot of intensity tonight, they wanted to keep their streak going,” said Trenton coach Todd Bryant. “We have never been 10-0 before. I have been coaching some of these boys since T-ball. We have won a lot of games together. This is one of the best teams to ever come out of Trenton.”
Stephen Smith, Jonathan Smith, Jonathan Ward and Ozie Parrish all had a pair of hits for the Tigers, who totaled 12 on the game with five doubles, three in the first inning. P.K. Yonge (5-8) committed five errors in the first two innings as Trenton built an insurmountable 8-0 lead.
The big hits for the Tigers, who batted around in the first off Blue Wave starter Jeremy Johnson, came from area RBI leader Clif Bryant, who had a two-run double off the left-field fence and No. 9 hitter Michael Smith's two-run single.
Johnson lasted just two outs in the first, and Cody Reeves came on in relief. Kyle Wiggins (3-0) got the win for the Tigers, allowing four hits in four innings and gave up an unearned run.
“We had five errors in the first two innings and for a good team like that, you can't give them that kind of cushion,” said P.K. Yonge coach Brian Simmons. “I think that is a team that is going to go deep in the state playoffs in 1A.”
Collin McFarland went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Blue Wave, and Fletcher Simmons had a pair of singles. Gabe Miller, who had the team's only extra-base hit (double), scored P.K. Yonge's lone run in the fourth.
Todd Bryant said the schedule — 10 of the first 13 games on the road — was planned.
“We want to play on the road, we like early in the season to get away,” he said.” It makes it harder because we play our district tournament at our place. So our last 10 games or so are at home.”