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Five early errors put Trinity baseball in hole it can’t get out of

Posted: May 16, 2013 10:34 p.m.
Updated: May 16, 2013 10:34 p.m.
 

This one hurts.

The Trinity Classical Academy Knights made five costly errors in the first inning on Thursday and lost 6-4 to Coast Union High in Cambria in the first round of the CIF-Southern section Division VII playoffs.

All six of the Broncos’ runs came in that first inning.

“We beat ourselves in the first inning,” said Trinity head coach Mike Buchanan.

It was an otherwise stellar performance for the Heritage League Pitcher of the Year Chris Buchanan, who went six innings, struck out eight, walked two and gave up five hits.

He shut the Broncos (15-6) out for their final five innings.

Trinity (10-8) took a 2-0 lead early with aggressive first-inning play.

Buchanan and Dakota Prochnow each singled then pulled off a double steal.

Eli Skorich knocked them home with a two-run single.

Then chaos ensued in the bottom of the first.

Buchanan, though, managed to get out of it.

Trinity tagged Broncos starter Grant Magnuson for two more runs in the top of the sixth inning on Caleb Wilson and Dane Smith RBIs, and was on the verge of doing more damage in the seventh.

Buchanan and Prochnow again singled and were successful on a double steal.

But Coast Union walked Skorich this time and Magnuson got the last two outs to end the game.

Trinity loses two pillars of the program to graduation in Buchanan and Prochnow, an All-CIF player in 2012.

“I’m very proud of my boys,” Mike Buchanan said. 

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