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BA trounces Trinity

DAILY LEADER / GINA RILEY / Brookhaven Academy's Newt Riley hits a single in the win over Trinity Monday.

DAILY LEADER / GINA RILEY / Brookhaven Academy’s Newt Riley hits a single in the win over Trinity Monday.

The Brookhaven Academy Cougars were in action Monday evening facing the Trinity Episcopal Saints in double-header varsity action. The Cougars slugged their way to a pair of victories, overpowering the Saints 11-1 and 15-2.

“We hit the ball like we’re supposed to tonight,” said BA head coach Casey Edwards. “Quinton Logan (Trinity) is getting looks from a lot of 4-year colleges as a pitching prospect. We got to him early and put the pressure on them. If we do that each night out, we can compete with any team we play.”

JP Jackson led the Cougar attack with three hits on the evening. Alex Smith added two hits to the BA total. Landon Nettles, Bailey Warren, Steven Williams and Zach Dickerson each singled, contributing to the Cougar cause.

Michael Fiorella went the distance on the mound for BA striking out 9 with no base on balls in his five innings of work to pick up the win. Quinton Logan absorbed the loss for the Saints.

In game two,  the Cougars pounded out 10 hits en-route to the 15-2 win. Alex Smith and Landon Nettles each had two hits to pace the Cougar attack. Newt Riley, Heath Hickman, John Coleman, Carter Culbertson, Lamar Lang and Madison Smith also hit safely to add support to the BA total.

Heath Hickman pitched the victory for the Cougars striking out 12 and issuing just one base on balls. Cade Wells took the loss for Trinity.

BA will travel to Central Hinds Academy Tuesday to face the Cougars in District 5AA junior and varsity play.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy's pitcher Heath Hickman looks towards his catcher for his sign against Trinity in Game Two action Monday night.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy’s pitcher Heath Hickman looks towards his catcher for his sign against Trinity in Game Two action Monday night.