Trojans Joust Knights; Remain in Second

Garner and Knightdale entered play on Tuesday night tied for second place and both teams looking to remain in the drivers seat for a home playoff spot and after a great night by both pitching staffs, the Trojan prevailed 2-0.

With the game scoreless in the fourth inning, Trojan starter Brighton Hudson (W, 5-0) worked himself into and out of trouble allowing a single and double to the first two Knightdale (12-9, 7-5) hitters which put runners and second and third with no outs. However, the Knights couldn't score as Hudson educed a line out, and a pair of ground outs to escape the inning without any damage done.

Garner (13-9, 8-4) took that momentum they gained in the top of the inning and carry it to the bottom half as they scored a pair of runs. With one man out, Jake Faucette singled to right and two hitters later, Vince Jefferies triple him home to make it 1-0. Aquail Sanders followed with a double to plate Jefferies and make it 2-0 Trojans.

The Knights had a shot in the seventh as the first two men reached against Jake Ellington. Tyler Marshburn (S, 1) then came into pitch and retired the next three men to end the ball game and give the Trojans a 2-0 victory. 

Garner returns home on Friday night at 7:00 when they welcome the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs to Trojan Park for Senior Night. The Trojans will hand the ball to senior right-hander Scotty McCreery while the Bulldogs have yet to name their starter.

**The JV baseball team earned an 8-0 victory over Knightdale on Tuesday night to win the Greater Neuse River Conference. They travel to Harnett Central to close their season on Monday night.**

Softball Hammers Knightdale

Coming off their big victory over West Johnston on Friday night, the Lady Trojans made short work of Knightdale on Tuesday night at Trojan Field defeating the Knights 10-0 in six innings.

Garner will host Southeast Raleigh on Friday night at 7:00 as they honor their 2012 Seniors.

**The JV team defeated Knightdale 15-1 in five innings on Tuesday. They close their season on Monday at 5:00 at Harnett Central.**

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