Trinity headed to 12th District Championship with win over Butler County

June 1, 2021 | 12:03 am

Updated May 31, 2021 | 11:55 pm

By the Owensboro Times

Trinity baseball will live to see another day after defeating Butler County with a late-game comeback Monday in its 12th District Tournament opener as the Raiders beat the Bears 4-3.

The Raiders struck first in the top of third, scoring on a passed ball to take a 1-0 lead. However, the Bears bounced back with an RBI double from Hunter McKee and an RBI single from Carter Graham.

Butler County struck again in the bottom of the fifth thanks to an error by Trinity, allowing them to bolster its lead to 3-1.

In the top of the sixth a single, a hit by pitch and error led to bases loaded with two outs for the Raiders. A passed ball led to two runs scoring, knotting the game up at three apiece.

After holding the Bears scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, Trinity rallied again, all starting by reaching first on a dropped third strike.

A hit by pitch and a single later, the Raiders found themselves with the bases loaded and no outs. Carter Crisp came through with an RBI single to give Trinity a 4-3 lead, but the McKee brothers kept them from capitalizing. 

Meanwhile, Landon Huff had been dealing all game for the Raiders and that didn’t stop in the final inning, closing out the game with his ninth strikeout on the day en route to a 4-3 win and a trip to the 12th District Championship.

Trinity will play Edmonson County Tuesday in the final.

June 1, 2021 | 12:03 am

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