Four Game Streak Ends For Blessed Trinity
The Blessed Trinity second-third grade baseball team took a four game winning streak into their home game against St. Camillus/St. Virgilius on Sunday, May 20.
Coach Duggan sent Eddie Coyne to the mound looking for a fifth win in as many games. After a runner got on base, Coyne did not let that bother him as he struck out the next three batters he faced.
Blessed Trinity struck early, scoring a run in the bottom of the first, on a walk to Duggan, ground out by Coyne, moving Duggan to second, followed by an RBI single by Matt Celentano. Brian Yorke followed with a single, but both runners were left stranded.
The second inning saw plenty of action for both teams.
The first three batters for St. Camillus/St. Virgilius walked, singled and then a misplay at first allowed a run to score. Coyne struck out three more batters.
Blessed Trinity struck back in the bottom of the second inning. Dougherty led off the inning with a walk, followed by a walk to McCormack. After a strikeout, Owen Ryan was hit by a pitch loading the bases. Up to bat came Luke Lizzi, who delivered big with a single knocking in two runs for a 2-1 Blessed Trinity lead.
In the top of third inning, St. Camillus scored a run to tie the game at 2.
Blessed Trinity ran into trouble in the top of the fourth. The first two hitters reached base on errors, leading to another unearned run being scored. Coyne bore down and struck out the next two batters (10 strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings), but was tiring and walked the next two batters. Coach Duggan came to the mound, and replaced Eddie Coyne with last week’s hero, Brian “BY” Yorke. Yorke struck out the first batter he faced to end the inning and the threat.
The bottom of the fourth inning saw Blessed Trinity strand two runners in scoring position, as they could not get a timely hit.
Matt Celentano made a spectacular play at third base in the top of the fifth inning. Stopping a sharply hit ground ball, he fired a strike across the diamond to Eddie Coyne playing first base. The spectators on both sides of the field erupted in applause and cheering for Matt.
Owen Ryan led off the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3. Ryan smacked a ball to deep left center, but Owen was thrown out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple. The next batter, Luke Lizzi, reached base on an error, but that is where any rally ended, as the next three batters were struck out.
Blessed Trinity entered the last inning tied 3-3, hoping for another comeback win, to extend their winning streak to five games.
Aidan McCormack came in to the game to relieve Brian Yorke. McCormack walked his first batter, but quickly settled down as he struck out the next two batters, and looked in control.
It was not meant to be, as the goahead run and two additional unearned runs gave St. Camillus/St. Virgilius a 6- 3 lead in to the bottom of the sixth inning.
The boys had rallied in past games, and with a walk to Patrick Kelly and the meat of the line-up coming up they had hope.
That hope was quickly dashed, when Duggan lined out into a game ending double play. Blessed Trinity tasted defeat for the first time in five games, losing 6-3.
BT is off until June 2, when they have an early 8:30 a.m. away game against Our Lady of Hope.
The boys return home to the Breezy small field for their last game of the season on June 9 at 3:30 p.m. Come on out and show your support for these fine young men!