Trojans take series from Rattlers
Trojan Dalton Drury lays down a bunt against CSU earlier this spring. The freshman from Pueblo has 10 stolen bases already this season.
Trinidad State got off to a good start in conference play taking three of four from Otero over the weekend. The Trojans split games in La Junta on Saturday and then took both in Trinidad on Sunday.
In the first game on Saturday the Trojans got a great pitching performance from Jean-Felix Proulx but couldn’t manage to plate any runs dropping the conference opener 2-0. Proulx went the distance on the hill surrendering only four hits and no earned runs while striking out a pair. The Trojans managed six hits in the game, including a double from Nick Johnson, but were unable to plate a run.
In the second game of the series the Rattlers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Trinidad responded in the third with a two-out, two-RBI triple off the bat of Dalton Drury. They then took the lead in the fourth when Max Brouillard singled in Christian Benitez. A host of Trojan pitchers slammed the door the rest of the way for the 3-2 win. Craig Bristol picked up the win and Julian Moroyoqui was credited with the save.
On Sunday the series moved to Trinidad and the Trojans got the bats going. A ten-run fifth inning finished the game early with a final score of 12-2. Johnson, Brouillard and Moroyoqui each doubled in the game and Michael Barrientos hit a homerun, finishing with 4 RBI’s. Alex Rogers picked up his second win of the season on the hill.
The final game of the series went back and forth but the Trojans played small ball to claim the 6-4 win. Drury finished the game with three hits to go with his three stolen bases. Dillon Gaasbeck picked up the win in relief and Moroyoqui pitched a flawless seventh to claim his fifth save of the year. Six Trojan pitchers combined for nine strikeouts in the game.
The Trojans (11-5, 3-1) will host Northeastern Junior College (2-8, 2-0) this Saturday and Sunday at Central Park. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Sterling, but will be played in Trinidad because of adverse weather up north. The four game set will start at noon both days.
Trojan baseball starts season with road split
Strong pitching and struggles at the plate highlighted the Trojans season opening series in Thatcher, Arizona. The TSJC Baseball squad faced off with Eastern Arizona for twin doubleheaders over the opening weekend and returned home with a 2-2 record.
Sophomore pitcher Jean-Felix Proulx took control of game one tossing six strong innings, striking out five, on route to a 4-3 win. In the game the Trojans first run of the season came on a long fly off the bat of sophomore Michael Barrientos. The homerun to center gave TSJC a 1-0 lead in the second. Eastern scored a pair in the third but the Trojans struck back to tie it in the fifth when Nico Porreco singled Dalton Drury home. Trinidad retook the lead in the sixth when Drake Duncan doubled in Christian Benitez who had singled to open the inning. Again Eastern tied it up and again the Trojan offense responded as Colby Schrade got himself into scoring position and crossed the plate on a Porreco single in the top of the seventh. Julian Moroyoqui came in and slammed the door in the seventh to preserve the 4-3 win and pick up the save.
Trinidad had its best hitting performance in the second game on Friday as they plated six runs. Drury got TSJC going in the second when he singled and came around to score. A four-run fourth, keyed by a Beau Talley two RBI double, put the game out of reach. Josh Payne tossed five strong innings, striking out six and only giving up three hits.
The Trojan bats cooled on Saturday as neither team could get anything going in game one. The Trinidad pitchers kept Eastern Arizona in check for nine innings but in the tenth the Gila Monsters were able to plate the only run of the game winning it 1-0. Alex Rogers, Erik Bussey and Moroyoqui combined to strikeout nine but did not have any run support as the Trojans only managed two hits.
In the series finale Max Brouillard got the Trojans going with a solo shot to left in the second but an error started an Eastern rally that plated three in the third. Trinidad got one run back on a Nick Eurich single that scored Benitez, but the Trojans fell 3-2. Jordan Smith handled Eastern Arizona's lineup most of the contest, racking up six strikeouts, allowing no earned runs, six hits and two walks over six innings.
TSJC will hit the road again this weekend as they head to Roswell, New Mexico to take on NMMI for four games. They will then play at Central Park for the first time this spring on February 15 and 16 as they take on CSU-Fort Collins.
Baseball lands recruits for 2014-2015
Coach Matthew Torrez recently announced the TSJC baseball recruiting class for 2014-2015. So far seven young men have committed to play ball for the Trojans next fall.
- Victor Chavez - Rio Rancho HS in Rio Rancho, NM - RHP/OF
- Bronson Butcher - Westlake HS in Saratoga Springs, UT - 3B
- James Smith - Brighton HS in Brighton, CO - RHP
- Caden Pratt - Brighton HS in Brighton, CO - C
- Anthony Porreco - D’Evelyn HS in Lakewood, CO - MIF
- PJ Underwood - Lewis Palmer HS in Monument, CO - C
- Cam Baird - Raton HS in Raton, NM - RHP
The TSJC baseball program would like to welcome all of these players to the Trojan family. We are excited about these players and wish them the best of luck in their senior seasons of high school.
Baseball drawing winners
The Annual Baseball drawing was held this past week
here are the winners...
- Drury Roofing
- Dan Porreco
- Dan Nuschy
We would like to thank all the participants in our drawing, we would also like to thank the three winners for donating the proceeds back to the baseball program.
Baseball set for Fall Season
The Trojan Baseball team will be returning to the field at Central Park in just a few weeks, as they get ready for another season. The Trojans have a busy fall planned:
2013 Fall Scrimmage Schedule
|8/21||Trojan Wars Intrasquad||Trinidad, CO||2:30pm(1)|
|8/22||Trojan Wars Intrasquad||Trinidad, CO||2:30pm(1)|
|8/24||Trojan Wars Intrasquad||Trinidad, CO||1pm(1)|
|8/25||Trojan Wars Intrasquad||Trinidad, CO||1pm(1)|
|9/8||Team Colorado||Trinidad, CO||1pm(1)|
|9/15||Adams State University||Alamosa, CO||1pm(1)|
|9/21||Lamar CC||Lamar, CO||1pm(1)|
|Sky Sox Stadium
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Arena
|Sky Sox Stadium
Colorado Springs, CO
|10/5||Luna CC||Trinidad, CO||12pm(1)|
|10/6||West Texas A&M||Canyon, TX||1pm(1)|
|10/18||Lamar CC||Trinidad, CO||1pm(1)|
|10/20||NM Highlands||Las Vegas, NM||1pm(1)|