In the year-plus re-installment of baseball into Trenton High School’s spring athletic options, the Bulldogs have shown steady progress, but finding a way to consistently win away from Burleigh Grimes Field had been a difficult proposition for Andy Hight’s young group.
Perhaps the first week of May will provide the “turning point” for the Bulldog program, as Trenton, coming off of back-to-back losses the previous Friday at the Chillicothe Tournament, beat Cameron, Milan, and King City in the course of five days, taking momentum into the final week of the regular season.
On Friday night, behind the program’s first ever grand slam home run by Hunter Dugan, Trenton beat GRC foe King City by a final score of 15-0. The game was called after 5 innings by the run rule.
Dugan finished the night with 5 RBI’s for Trenton, in addition to a pair of base hits. Cole Schilling and Sam Schilling each had a pair of base hits for Trenton, while Avery Cooksey and Jaren Whitney both scored three times, part of a eight-hit attack.
In his most solid effort yet as a Bulldog, Cole Schilling fired five shutout innings at the Wildkats, holding King City to four hits, while not walking a batter. Schilling struck out five batters, and was bolstered by a Trenton defense that not did commit an error.
With a three-game winning streak in tow, the Bulldogs return to Burleigh Grimes Field over the next two nights to complete the regular season. Tonight (Monday night), Trenton will host the 6-2 South Harrison Bulldogs in a 5 o’clock first pitch, on KTTN FM 92.3. On “Senior Night”, Trenton will host Mercer on Tuesday night at 5 o’clock, also on KTTN. On Friday, Trenton, the #6 seed in Class 3, District 16, will open postseason play at Lathrop High School, taking on the LeBlond Golden Eagles in a 7 o’clock district contest, to be heard on Hot Country Z 101.7.