Trojans’ win over NH knots 17-A in three-way tie for first

From Staff Reports

April 16, 2008 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans put themselves in a three-way tie atop the District 17-A standings of Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over previously unbeaten leader North Hopkins.

The Trojans are now tied with North Hopkins and Saltillo at 7-1 in district.

Sophomore pitcher Brixx Hawthorne allowed two first inning hits and one earned run, but then did not allow another hit after the first inning, striking out five Panthers the rest of the way. He faced only two batters over the minimum after the first inning.

"Brixx really rose to the occasion today," said Cumby head coach Scott Mabe. "He stayed composed throughout the game and settled down to keep a good North Hopkins team in check after the first inning. He had great command of his curve ball and was not afraid to throw it any time in the count. He seemed to gain strength and confidence as the game progressed."

Cumby Senior Nick Newsom was 3-for-3 with a two-run double to drive in Kris Stanford and Tanner Gomez, who had both reached on walks in the four-run sixth inning for the Trojans.

"Nick came up with the game on the line in the sixth with runners in scoring position, delivered a huge double over the center fielder," Mabe explained. "That's what a four-hole hitter is supposed to do. Nick has been a clutch hitter for us all year long."

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