Trojans Cap Senior Night With Big Win


On a night where Garner honored their seven baseball seniors, the Trojans sent them off in fine fashion as the men of Troy downed Southeast Raleigh 12-2 in six innings at Trojan Park.

Garner (14-9, 9-4) scored three runs in their opening at bat thanks to a wild pitch and a two-run home run by Tyler Marshburn off Bulldog starter Colin Tangherlini (L, 0-6).

After adding a single run in the second, third and fourth, the Trojans were sitting pretty when on the other end, Garner starter, Scotty McCreery (W, 3-0), was keeping Southeast Raleigh (0-17, 0-13) off balance as he struck out a career high eight batters.

Meanwhile, Garner added three runs in the fifth on an RBI double from Aquail Sanders along with a pinch hit RBI base hit from Carrington Austin and Robert Doak grounded out to drive home the final run of the frame.

Finally, in the sixth the Trojans were able to end the game on a two-run triple from pitcher turned right fielder Trey Thompson as Garner won their Senior Night contest for the sixth straight year defeating the Bulldogs 12-2.

The Trojans will close their 2012 regular season on Monday night at 7:00 when they travel to Harnett Central. 

Softball Hammers Bulldogs

Garner's varsity softball team only had one senior and Amber Kirkland really enjoyed her Senior Night as they Lady Trojans downed Southeast Raleigh 16-0 in three innings.

The Lady Trojans scored six runs in the opening frame while in the second, Kirkland, delivered a two-run double to expand the lead to 8-0 before scoring the 10th run of the game on a wild pitch.

However, Kirkland wasn't done as she drove home two more with another double in the same inning for the 12-0 lead as Garner coasted to the 16-0 victory.

Coach Barbour and his squad will be back in action on Monday night at 7:00 when they travel to Harnett Central to close their regular season.