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Trojans open baseball season with two wins

Subiaco Academy open the baseball season last week, getting two wins over Booneville and Hector. In both games, the Trojans had to come from behind to secure the win.

In the season’s first game on March 10, Subiaco came from behind to defeat Booneville, 14-4.

Subiaco’s prospects appeared dim as the Booneville Bearcats took a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Subiaco bounced back with solid defense and timely hits. Leading the Trojans at the plate was David Johnson with three hits, two RBIs. Logan Marlow had four hits, three RBIs, Austin Schluterman had two hits and Marshal Brooks got two hits. The Trojans played solid defense, committing only one error in this the home opener of the 2014 season.

The Trojans had another slow start the next day against the Hector Wildcats, before erasing a seven-run deficit to claim a 11-10 win.

Multiple errors and an early hitting spree brought the Hector Wildcats an early lead. Subiaco’s John Nolasco had pitched well in the Booneville game but struggled against the Wildcats, giving up five hits and two walks. Relief pitchers David Johnson and Kamron Hurst gave solid performances, allowing a total of six hits while striking out eight and walking six.

Trojan bats were cold until the bottom of the seventh inning when Subiaco erased a seven-run deficit to win the game 11-10. Freshman Alex Snow drove in two runs with the winning hit. Leading the Trojans offensive effort were Snow with two hits and Johnson with two hits.

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