On paper tonight's series opener at The Ballpark on Midway might have looked like a rather routine 10-4 victory. What you wouldn't know if you weren't there or watching on Champion Sports was that Carroll was nine outs away from their first 5-6A loss and being three hit until the 5th.
The Dragon offense exploded for five runs in the 6th and five more in the 7th while pounding five hits in each of those innings. SLC, 14-3 and 3-0 trailed the Trojans who are 0-3 in 5-6A through 4 1/2 innings before capitalizing for five runs in the 6th inning. Trailing 1-0 in the 5th, SLC used a 2 run double by Yanluis Ortiz to stake themselves to a lead. They would score three more runs in the inning to bolt out to a 5 run lead.
Adam Stephenson who drew the Tuesday night start would last until one out remained in the 5th inning. He was then relieved by Kyle Warden who struggled, not retiring a batter and Trinity scored three. The game hung in the balance until Grant Golomb came in to get the final out in the bottom of the 5th with the tying run on third. SLC would then go on to score 5 more in the 7th to finish the 10-4 victory for their 3rd straight win in district play.
The Trinity series concludes on Friday, March 23 at home at 7pm.