The New Life Kings hosted Trinity Community Tuesday at Field 1 on Tuesday.
Trinity struck early, as Dan B tripled home a run and scored on Spencer’s sacrifice fly.
The top of the Kings order returned the favor. Hits by Mark Hood, Tim, Schyler and Dan J were converted into three runs and New Life took a 3-2 lead into the second inning.
Neither team scored in the second, and the third inning would go down as the inning that got away from the Kings. Spencer swatted a two-run home run into the trees to take the lead, and the gap would continue to grow throughout the inning. Trinity batted the maximum 12 batters (early innings rule), scoring all but one baserunner.
After two quick outs in the bottom of the inning, it looked like the Kings could cut into the lead, but after an RBI single by Dan and a walk to load the bases, Trinity was able to induce a flyout to strand the bases loaded.
Trinity managed two hits across the fourth and fifth innings before tacking on two more runs in the sixth. The Trinity defense settled into a groove, and New Life would see only two more baserunners the rest of the way. Trinity closed out a 12-4 victory to remain in second place, with their eight-run third inning proving to be the difference in the game.
NLG: Dan paced the Kings, going 2-for-2 with 1 RBI and reaching base in all three plate appearances. Tim scored two of the Kings' four runs. Tim and Schyler also each recorded two hits and an RBI, and Bret also had an RBI.
TC: Trinity’s sole loss to date – at the hands of league-leading Glenside Bible – is the only officially recorded game in which they scored in the single digits or allowed a double-digit run total. These trends continued in this game. Andy, Dan B, Jeremiah, and Ernie each provided three hits, while Spencer led the way with 4 RBI.
The Kings (3-4) have a matchup with Chelten Baptist (2-2) next Friday, 5/31, the first of 4 consecutive Fridays with games. The makeup game for last Friday’s rainout is pending a rescheduled date.
Trinity Community (4-1) will face Chelten United (3-1) on Wednesday, 5/29. Trinity has scored a league-high 77 runs this season and is riding a three-game win streak.