Comets open season with a win

Stephanie King

It was a chilly night for the opening night of baseball in Randolph County, but it did not stop fans from coming out to see the action. The Trinity Bulldogs had the home-field advantage on Monday as they host the Asheboro Blue Comets in their season opener, but it would be the Blue Comets who came away with the win.

After three scoreless innings that included a couple three up three down halves, the Bulldogs were the first to strike. Trinity would get on the board with an over the fence home run from Chase Wade in the bottom of the fourth before the Comets picked up back to back outs to end the inning. Neither team would score in the fifth inning, but the Blue Comets tied and took the lead in the top of the sixth.

With two outs on the board, Caleb Walker and Dawson Davis were on base for the Comets when Josh Meadows stepped to the plate. Meadows picked up a double to send both runners home giving the lead to the Asheboro. The Bulldogs picked up the third out but could not get anything going the bottom half of the inning and trailed the Comets 2-1 after six innings of play.

Trinity picked up an early out in the top of the seventh before giving up a base hit to Tanner Marsh. Marsh scored moments later on a base hit from Alex Martinez to put the Blue Comets up 3-1. Walker earned a base hit to put runners on first and second before the Bulldogs picked up the second out of the inning. Asheboro had the bases loaded with two outs, but Trinity got the final out to leave the runners stranded. The Blue Comets gave up a walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Bulldogs their only runner on base in the inning. The runner was left stranded as the Blue Comets gained back to back outs to secure their win. Asheboro picked up a 3-1 win on the road at Trinity.

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