NEW PARIS — Despite a non-league loss to close out the week, National Trail’s baseball team is tied for first in the Cross County Conference after a perfect week in conference play.
Trail won three CCC games to improve to 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the CCC. Four teams currently have just one loss in the conference. Tri-County North (6-1), Miami East (6-1) and Arcanum (5-1) join Trail near the top of the standings after two weeks of league play.
Even though National Trail collected nine hits to Greenon’s six, the Blazers baseball team still fell 6-4 on Saturday, April 13.
The loss drops the Blazers to 8-3.
Greenon got things moving in the second inning scoring a run. The Knights added another run in the third to take a 2-0 lead.
National Trail evened things up at two in the bottom of the third inning. Hunter Lindsey drove in two when he doubled.
Greenon pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Stockdale drew a walk, scoring one run and Downing singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Burnett got the win for Greenon. He lasted three innings, allowing four hits and two runs while walking one. Hundley threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Trail added runs in the fifth and sixth to make it a 5-4 game.
Peyton Lane took the loss for National Trail. He surrendered four runs on four hits over three innings, striking out six.
Cameron Harrison and Lindsey each collected multiple hits for Trail.
On Friday, April 12, National Trail scored seven runs in the fifth on its way to a 12-2 victory over Ansonia. Hunter Lindsey, Cody Webb, Hunter Michael, Joe Lawson, Cameron Harrison, and Colton Everman powered the big inning with RBIs.
National Trail opened up scoring in the first inning.
The Blazers scored one run when Peyton Lane singled. Trail tallied seven runs in the fifth inning.
The offense in the inning was led by Lindsey, Cody Webb, Hunter Michael, Lawson, Cameron Harrison, and Everman, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Webb earned the victory on the mound. He surrendered two runs on six hits over five innings, striking out six and walking none.
On Thursday, Trail defeated Tri-Village 7-0 on Thursday as Kenny Moore and Hunter Lee combined to throw a shutout.
The Blazers opened up scoring in the first inning, when Peyton Lane tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. National Trail tallied three runs in the fourth inning.
Moore took the win for the Blazers. He went six innings, allowing no runs on five hits and striking out ten. Lee threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Lane and Hunter Michael each collected three hits for National Trail.
On Tuesday, the Blazers weathered a push by Newton in the fifth inning where the Blazers gave up three runs, but the Blazers still won 13-5.
The Blazers fired up the offense in the first inning, when Austin Knapp singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Trail notched five runs in the second inning. Harrison earned the victory on the mound for Trail. He allowed five hits and 4 runs (2 ER) runs over six innings, striking out six and walking zero. Hunt threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
The Blazers have four games scheduled for this week.
They were scheduled to play at Bethel on Tuesday, April 16. On Thursday, Trail will host Covington. On Friday, they will visit Greenville and on Saturday, they will play Valley View at Fifth/Third Field in Dayton at 4 p.m.