The Cumby Trojans’ baseball team dropped a close district game at Fruitvale, 6-5 Friday.
The Trojans got off to a good start with a three-run top of the first inning. Fruitvale tied the game with a single run in the second and two runs in the third. Then Cumby went ahead, 5-3 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Fruitvale had a big three-run bottom of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead and they held on to win. Both teams had seven hits.
Cumby had four errors and Fruitvale had six. Cumby used three pitchers. Cole Sprague started, R.J. Valentine pitched next and took the loss and Elmer Rodriguez finished up. Cumby pitchers allowed only two earned runs.
Valentine had a big game at the plate going 3 for 4 with an RBI, two runs scored, one walk, two singles and a double and three stolen bases. Austin Thomas was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Braden Porter knocked in a run and had two sacrifices. Ethan Coble, Jake Petty and Dakota Young also had hits. Coble, Braden Coble and Sprague also had stolen bases.