Baseball drops first game of season


Athens Drive scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday's contest to hand the Garner Trojans their first loss of the season 6-4.

Athens (1-3) loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth inning to chance Trojan reliever Jake Ellington (L, 0-1) from the game. Alec Hulmes entered and on and one ball, two strike pitch, Patrick Graham laced a two-run single to left field to break the four all tie.

Garner (3-1) brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh against Conner Lewing (W, 1-0) but they couldn't get the key hit.

The Trojans trailed 3-1 after three, but managed to rally thanks to five consecutive walks by Jaguar starter Matt McAllister. Aquail Sanders also delivered a sacrifice fly in the three-run fourth.

After dropping their first game of the season, the Trojans will return home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 when they welcome Fuquay-Varina to Trojan Park.

Softball Sweeps Jaguars

The Garner softball squad began their 2012 campaign on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-2 victory over Athens Drive.

Lauren Marbery led the Lady Trojans in the circle with 12 strikeouts while Courtney Barbour went 3 for 3 at the plate as Garner opens their season with a victory.

Garner returns to action on Tuesday night at 7:00 when they travel to Clayton to battle the Comets.

**The JV Softball team opened their season on Wednesday with a 16-11 victory. Coach Maxwell and her Lady Trojans travel to Clayton on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00**