Avery struck first, getting on the scoreboard early with a run in the first inning.
The Trojans came back to tie the game in the first.
Tanner Gomez belted a double and later scored on an RBI single by Jason Wallace.
Avery scored one run in the third and fourth inning, but in the fifth inning, the Trojans gave up six runs, two of them earned.
Cumby pulled the infield in, Avery was able to get a couple of hits through in the holes created by the defensive measure.
“We booted a couple in the infield, then we had to bring our infield in to try to choke off runs, we knew runs would be hard for us to come by with senior lefty Matt Stanley on the mound for Avery. Stanley is a great pitcher, he throws mid to upper 80s and has a good change and a sharp hook,” said Cumby head baseball coach Scott Mabe.
Stanley had 14 strikeouts to extend his record to 6-0.
Pitcher Tim Cook started for the Trojans on the mound. Tanner Gomez came in to pitch relief and allowed no runs in 2 1/3 innings.
“I am proud of the way our kids continued to battle with Stanley on the mound. Avery will be tough to beat. They have another lefty that is as good or better than Stanley is, that is a good combination to have. I am really proud of the way our kids kept battling, we have had a good year,” Mabe added.
Avery meets Cross Roads in the next round.
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