David Quevedo homered, and three Eagles had multiple hits in Trinity’s series opener with Jacksonville rival Edward Waters College Friday afternoon at J.P. Small Memorial Park. The game was close most of the way, but a four-run seventh helped the NAIA Tigers pull away, and Edward Waters won it 10-3.
Quevedo hit a solo shot over the right-field fence with one out in the top of the eighth for the Eagles’ final tally. In addition, lead-off man Kelvin George doubled twice and drove in a run while Daniel Burnsed and Dan Richard also collected two hits apiece on the afternoon.
Trinity scored twice in the fifth when Bryan Lopez led off with a double and scored on Richard’s RBI single one out later. Richard then stole second base, and George followed with his second double of the day to plate Richard. The two-run rally pulled the Eagles to within three runs after Edward Waters scored five runs early on.
Trinity totaled 10 hits overall with Micheal Cohick and Nick Mackedon also hitting safely for the Eagles.
Edward Waters hit three home runs in Friday’s game. Former Trinity Christian Academy Conqueror Kelin Washington had the third one, a solo shot to right in the bottom of the seventh that started the four-run rally. Earlier in the game, Bryan Rodriguez homered in the third, and Noah Leake finished the late rally with a three-run shot in the seventh. Washington was 3 for 5 overall and scored twice. Jordan Pontious and Wyatt Reid each drove in two runs for the Tigers.
The two teams will travel to the Westside for a Saturday double-header at Trinity Ballyard with the first pitch scheduled for 12:00 noon EDT. The Eagles will then play four home games with Voorhees College — two on April 6 (12:00, 3:00 p.m.) and two more on April 7 (3:00, 6:00 p.m).
–Raymond Bureau, TBC