The Friday night game between Akins and the Trojans was rescheduled due to the recent rain in the area. On Saturday evening, Nelson Field was in great shape for the match up. Many baseball alumni and their families were in attendance with the ex-players returning home from college for Spring Break. It was good to see Hank Journeay, Stephen Salinas, Joey Menke and Kirby Hill. We are glad they dragged their parents along, too!
To begin the event, Anderson’s Griffin Tyler performed the National Anthem. Thank you, Griffin!
Coach Prather selected junior RHP Joe Deitz to pitch in the Trojan’s first outing against the Akins Eagles. Deitz was able to pitch a complete game. For Akins, on the mound was junior LHP, Jason Porter, who also pitched a complete game. The game went scoreless for 5 innings. The pitchers were in top form and the defense on both sides nearly flawless.
In the 6th inning, Akins threatened in the top with a lead off double, but Joe Deitz
was able to strike out the next two batters. Then senior Daegun Jung executed a highlight-reel play at short stop with a bullet throw to 1st base for the 3rd out of the inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, the Mitchell brothers both connected for singles. Senior Sam Clark’s 8-pitch QAB base-on-balls loaded the bases while Jack Kurio’s base-on-balls gave the Trojan’s their only run.
The Trojans held the lead in the top of 7th with Joe Deitz returning to finish the game supported by error free defense from Ben Caven at 2nd base and Sam Clark at 3rd.
Good job, Joe, on a complete game and victory for the Anderson Trojans!
The entire Trojan baseball squad sees activity this Spring Break. All three teams face Hays on Tuesday. For the Junior Varsity teams, it is a home double-header starting at 3pm. The Varsity travels to Hays. Then on Wednesday, the Junior Varsity double-header is away at Lake Travis, while Lake Travis comes to Nelson Field to meet our Varsity Trojans.