Trail winning streak reaches 5

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -

NEW PARIS — National Trail’s baseball team improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Cross County Conference with four wins last week.

The Blazers begin the week with a 6-3 win over Franklin-Monroe on Tuesday, April 2.

Trail come from behind to collect the CCC game. After only collecting two hits in first 5 innings, Trail strung together six hits and six runs in the sixth inning.

Cam Harrison was 2-4 with a single, triple and RBI. Hunter Michael was 2-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI. Hunter Lee added two hits and drove in two runs. Austin Knapp and Cody Webb both added singles in the big 6th inning.

Webb pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs and six hits, while striking out two. Kenny Moored closed out the game for the save.

On Thursday, Trail went on the road and defeated Mississinawa Valley 10-0.

Trail coach Tyler Luce said the Blazers did so so with “a total team effort at the plate, on the mound, and defensively getting contributions for multiple guys.”

Harrison was 2-2 with a double and scored three runs. Hunt was 3-5 and scored two runs.

Peyton Lane was walked twice and hit by a pitch. Lindsey drove in three runs.

Harrison tossed six innings, allowing just three hits and striking out eight.

On Saturday, Trail swept a doubleheader with host Fairborn, winning 8-3 and 4-2. The games were played at Wright State University.

In game one, Harrison had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Harrison- 2-4 (2)1B, run, SB, 2 RBI

Lindsey was 2-3. Webb added two hits. Lee had two hits and scored twice. Michael went 2-4 with two runs scored and drove in three runs. (2)1B, 2R, 3 RBI

Hunt, Lane, and Cole Yount also added singles for the Blazers.

Kenny Moore tossed a complete game in the win, allowing five hits and striking out two.

In game two, Luce said strong defense, timely hitting, and good starting pitching helped the Blazers get the DH sweep.

Harrison was 1-3 and had four stolen bases and scored two runs.

Lindsey was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and two runs scored.

Cody Webb matches teammate Kenny Moore with a complete game win of his own. Webb allowed five hits and struck out four.

Trail has now won five straight after dropping its first two games. They are scheduled to play Newton on Tuesday and will travel to Tri-Village on Thursday. Trail will host Ansonia on Friday and Greenon on Saturday.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH