The Eagles set a team record for runs scored in a single game when they put 23 on the board at NAIA Voorhees College Friday afternoon in Game 1 of a three-game series. In the process, the Eagles also scored a record 16 runs in a single inning. Trinity Baptist College won it 23-7.
Starting pitcher Jon Shiver picked up the win with five innings of work, during which he struck out seven Voorhees Tigers and allowed only three earned runs. Matt Carter pitched the final two innings to close it out for the Eagles.
Trinity had a total of 15 hits. Some of the offensive highlights include the following lines:
Kelvin George — 2 H, 4 RBI
A.J. Alexio — 2 H, 3B
Nick Mackedon — 2 H, 2B, 5 RBI
Christian Draper — 2 H, 3B, 4 RBI
Bryan Lopez — 3 H, 3 RBI.
Trinity scored 16 runs in the top of the third, a new team record that appears to have a very long standing in front of it. The big offensive output tops the team’s former record of 20 runs in a game, which the 2017 Eagles accomplished in the South Region Tournament a year ago.
The Eagles and Tigers will continue the series with a double-header on Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. EDT with Game 2 to follow.
–Raymond Bureau, Jon Copeland — TBC