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Apr 16

Trojan baseball sweeps Fuquay

Eric Rodriguez records 4.1 innings of one-run relief in Garner 11-5 win at Fuquay. Rodriguez enters the game with two out in the Bengals 4-run 3rd and holds them to just one run over the remainder of the game with 5K’s. Trojan bats recover nicely with 5-run 2nd and 3-run fifth, getting timely hits with runners on. Colin Pippin delivers a bases-clearing double for 3 RBI & Tyler Gillespy & Jack Elliott an RBI each to stake starter Chris Roddenberry to 5-0 lead after two. After Fuquay answers with four in their 3rd, Rodriguez enters with two out and goes the remainder. Noah Kieft, who plays outstanding defense behind the plate, RBI in the 3rd plates Noah Gallogly to push the margin back to 6-4. Gallogly  RBI scores Cody JonesTrevor Blalock (who makes two Sportscenter Top 10 plays in center) rips RBI triple & Kieft’s 2nd RBI puts the good guys up 9-4 after five. Kieft & Pippin back to back singles in Garner 7th; Seth Bryan, running for Kieft scores on Wellington Guzman hit to right 11-5 final score.

Garrett Capaforte rips 2-RBI single for 8-6 Garner JV win over Fuquay. Capaforte, the JV Trojan starter delivers the game-winner in Garner 7th inning to erase a JV Bengal lead for the third time in the game. Graham Wilkins RBI scores Malik Stephens who singles to start the JV Trojans rally in their final at-bat. Capaforte knocks in Wilkins and Brett Banks to send Garner (10-4) to give Nick Ward the win in relief. Jonathan Davis pitches the 7th for the save. Stephens, & Ward RBI hits in the knots the game 3-3. After Fuquay regains 6-3 lead, Garner hard hits find a Bengal glove again and again until their 5-run rally in the final at bat.

Trojan tennis drop their match to GNRC leading Clayton:
Singles:
K. Evans (C) d. Jared Ingram (G) 6-1, 6-1
B. Evans (C) d. Jordan Hudson (G) 6-0, 6-0
B. Campbell (C) d. David. Stewart (G) 6-0, 6-1
N. Guha (C) d. Jason Clifford (G) 6-2, 6-1
D. Hyde (C) d. John Yokley (G) 6-3, 6-1
J. Granger (C) d. Spencer Kieft (G) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles:
K. Evans/B. Campbell (C) d. Jordan Hudson/David Stewart (G) 8-0
B. Evans/D. Hyde (C) d. Jared Ingram/Spencer Kieft (G) 8-1
N. Guha/V. Lanier (C) d. Jeff Yokley/Daniel McClung (G) 8-0

Exhibitions:
Blake Weatherspoon/Dillon Chavez won 8-5 in doubles
Scott Truelove/Ivan Guerra won 8-1 in doubles
Garner Record: (13-5 overall, 9-3 GNRC)