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Prep Baseball: Trinity Christian wins one, loses one at tournament

Trinity Christian tops Foreman, falls to New Life in tournament by Bob Krayl, Texarkana Gazette | March 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Christian's catcher takes the left field to third base relay to tag the runner out at home during the Trinity Christian tournament on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Texarkana, Arkansas. (Photo by Kevin Sutton/

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- After a day's delay, the Trinity Christian Warriors baseball and softball tournaments got underway Saturday.

Wet playing fields Friday caused the tournament to be held Saturday. With the extra games, action started play at 8 a.m.

New Life Christian Warriors (North Little Rock) won both its games to be the only undefeated team by scores of 10-5 over Arkansas Christian, and 9-1 over Trinity Christian.

In other baseball games, Trinity Christian downed Foreman, 13-5, and Abundant Life defeated Westside Christian, 7-3.

In girls contests, Destiny Christian edged past Foreman, 7-6, scoring the winning run in the final inning, and Destiny later defeated Columbia Christian, 6-3, to advance to the finals.

Foreman fought its way from the losers' bracket with a 9-1 victory over Columbia to advance to the final against Destiny.

Foreman's sophomore Mallory Abercrombie tossed a two-hitter while striking out 13 in that game.

Results of that championship game were unavailable at press time.


Trinity Christian 13, Foreman 5

The Warriors exploded for nine runs on just three hits in the first inning, taking advantage of five walks and two errors.

Ethan Gundlach and Aaron Wall had a double each in that inning,

Trinity added its final four runs with two each in the third and fourth frames.

Their were lots of walks and errors on both teams in this contest.

New Life 9, Trinity Christian 1

After a scoreless first inning, the visiting Warriors pushed across four runs in the second and cruised to their easy victory.

New Life scored three more runs in the third, and added its final runs with two more in the. fourth.

Trinity scored its only run in. the fifth after a walk, a balk by the pitcher, and an error by the second baseman.

Lefthander Caleb Shirley was in complete control of the game, tossing a no-hitter while striking out 10 batters.

New Life is now 2-2-1 on the season, and Trinity is also 2-2.

Print Headline: Warriors Split


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