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Trinity Gets Past Episcopal 7-2

Episcopal High School- The Eagles kept coming, and coming, and coming, until they ran out of steam in the later innings. In the end it was the Trinity Christian Conqueors who propelled to a 7-2 victory over Episcopal.

Head Coach Gill Morales knew that his team would run into a tough matchup tonight. Episcopal, Providence and Trinity are all bidding for the high seed in the Class 4A-2 District, so Episcopal needed a big effort tonight against the defending State Champions.

At the start of the game both teams stranded players on base as the pitchers made it difficult to score runs. Trinity would strike first though, as Keillin Washington stole a base and was bought in on a base hit to make it 1-0 in the top of the first.

Episcopal would respond thanks to the hitting of Jacob Fiegal, who notted the game at 1 a piece with a big hit. Fiegal would have three hits in the game. His play would galvanize his team and had them playing hard in the beginning.

Coach Mike Jones of Episcopal attempted to keep Trinity off balance with pitching changes. When it seemed like the Conquerors got comfortable at bat, Jones would make a pitching change. Episcopal used three pitchers in the game, and it proved effective as Trinity had a hard time gaining momentum. When Trinity went ahead 4-1 in the 3rd, Episcopal scored to keep it close at 4-2.

Trinity would finally begin to do what they’ve done all season, connect with the bats and scores lots of runs. It begand in the 5th with a Jeff Fripp score. Then JC Flowers hit a big home run in the 6th to extend Trinity’s lead to 6-2. Trinity’s Austin Martin would put the icing on the cake with a triple and subsequent score to put the game away 7-2 and another win for Trinity.

It was a tremendous effort by Episcopal, who fought hard tonight, but suffered another loss. It hasn’t been the best season for them this year, but the players are learning a lot by playing baseball at a program with a storied history.

As for Trinity, they keep trucking and are 16-1. This was a great tune up for their big game Friday versus Providence. Both teams are atop the district and Providence will be ready for the biggest game of the year.