Carson Schubert | Writer
Trinity Christian 8-3-7-7-X-X-X 25
Clay Central-Everly 0-0-0-0-X-X-X 0
EVERLY-It took only four innings for the Trinity Christian baseball team to get the win as the Tigers crushed Clay Central-Everly 25-0 in War Eagle Conference play Tuesday, May 29, in Everly.
The Tigers started their scoring immediately as they notched eight runs in the first inning. Traiton Cleveringa had an RBI groundout to start the scoring. Runs were also scored on some passed balls and wild pitches. Jerron Van Egdom reached on an error by the left fielder that scored two runs. Caden Vis had a two-run double to end the scoring in the first.
Overall, Cleveringa had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Vis went 3-for-3, including a double and a triple, three runs scored, two RBIs and stole a base. Byron Maassen walked twice, scored three runs, had an RBI and stole a base. Logan Cleveringa had a hit, two runs scored, a stolen base and drew a walk. Torrey Heynen drew a walk, scored a run and had three RBIs. Andrew De Boer had one hit, scored a run and drew two walks. Van Egdom had three hits, including a double, four runs and had two RBIs. Thomas Brummel walked twice and scored a run. Dawson Vis had a hit, scored three runs, had two RBIs and walked three times. Tyler Van Maanen and Braxton Brummel each scored a run. Anthony Kooiker walked and scored once. Colton Kuiper had a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Bryce Van Maanen had a hit, a run scored, two RBIs and walked.
“We had some guys hit the ball well,” said Trinity Christian coach Mike De Jager. “It was a lot slower pitcher than what we are used to seeing, so it was a little bit of an adjustment. Caden Vis didn’t really have the batting average to show how hard he was hitting the ball in the first few games, but in this one he had a single, double and triple.”
Both Van Egdom and Thomas Brummel pitched. They each went two innings, allowed no hits, no runs and had three strikeouts each.
“I was mostly pleased with our two sophomore pitchers,” coach De Jager said. “Jerron struggled in his last start against South O’Brien but he mowed down hitters last night and only threw 19 pitches in two innings. Thomas came in and did pretty much the exact same thing. He threw 26 pitches in two innings and had six up and six down. Twelve up and 12 down for our pitchers for the game. That was nice to see.”
Tigers make it 4 wins in a row
HULL-The Trinity Christian baseball team won its fourth-consecutive game in an 8-3 victory over Unity Christian Wednesday, May 30, in a War Eagle Conference baseball game in Hull.
The offense for Trinity Christian was led by Caden and Dawson Vis. Caden had two hits, including a double, one run scored and an RBI. Dawson had two hits, including a double, scored two runs, had an RBI and drew two walks.
“Caden and Dawson have been our leaders throughout the year,” said Trinity Christian coach Mike De Jager. “Caden is seeing the ball well and staying on pitches well. Dawson is a sophomore that has a ton of potential because the ball just explodes off his bat. I have high hopes for both of those kids.”
The Tigers scored half of their runs in the fourth inning. The scoring started on a two-run single by Tyler Van Maanen. Traiton Cleveringa and Dawson Vis scored on the play. Later in the inning, the third run was scored by Andrew De Boer on a balk. Van Maanen scored the final run of the inning on an RBI single by Caden Vis.
Overall, Traiton Cleveringa had one hit, two runs scored and drew two walks. Logan Cleveringa had a hit, a run scored and an RBI. Van Maanen had a hit, a run scored, two RBIs and drew a walk. Byron Maassen also added a hit.
De Boer was on the mound for Trinity Christian. He pitched all seven innings, allowed 10 hits, three earned runs, and had two strikeouts.
“He started out slow and it was similar to his first outing. It took him a few innings to get up to speed and for him to hit his spots. He got out of a few huge jams in the first and third innings. Andrew had bought into the beauty of the changeup as a senior and I hope our younger kids do that as well,” De Jager said.
Five-run fifth aids another big win
Trinity Christian 2-0-2-0-5-0-2 11
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0-0-0-0-0-1-0 1
HARTLEY -The Trinity Christian baseball team scored five runs in the fifth inning to defeat War Eagle Conference foe Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11-1 Friday, June 1, in Hartley.
The Tigers’ five-run fifth inning started with Dawson Vis hitting an RBI single that scored Logan Cleveringa. Andrew De Boer had an RBI single that scored Traiton Cleveringa. Caden Vis had an RBI on a walk that scored Dawson Vis. De Boer and Torrey Heynen also scored in the inning.
“If we are able to hit like we did tonight, I think good things are going to happen for us,” said Trinity Christian coach Mike De Jager. “Hitting has always been the question mark and our guys have potential. It’s just a matter of stringing a few together. Tonight the guys stepped up. We had five RBIs that came with two outs, which was huge.”
Overall, Caden Vis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Logan Cleveringa went 2-for-4 with two runs and drew a walk. Byron Maassen had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Traiton Cleveringa had two hits and two runs scored. Dawson Vis went 2-for-3, including a double, with two runs scored and three RBIs. Jerron Van Egdom had a hit and two RBIs. De Boer had one hit, scored twice, had an RBI and drew two walks. Heynen scored a run. Thomas Brummel had a hit and scored a run.
Van Egdom was on the mound to start for the Tigers. He pitched six innings, allowed one hit, one unearned run, one walk and had nine strikeouts. Brummel relieved him and pitched the final inning. He had a one-two-three inning, which included a strikeout.
“I have five sophomore (pitchers) after Andrew, and it’s fun to see them grow,” coach De Jager said. “Jerron struggled in his last outing, but tonight he was on. He was hitting spots with his fastball and he throws hard. If he can develop any kind of off-speed and get it somewhere in the zone, he’s going to get a lot of weak contact outs, or even better striking them out like he did tonight.”