Triton baseball downs Wilson Hunt, 8-5, in season opener

by | Apr 28, 2021 | Triton

Sam Capps comes home with Triton’s first run of the season.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Triton got its varsity baseball season started on Tuesday night with an 8-5 nonconference win over visiting Hunt from Wilson County.

“We scratched runs just about every inning,” said Hawks coach Jake Willis. “That’s very pleasing to see from a coaching aspect.”

Anthony Jones was 2-for-3 for Triton with two RBIs. Dalen Thompson, Xander Johnson and Ross Stevens each had hits with runs driven in.

Ira Matthews and Josh Jackson also had hits for the Hawks. Payden Crews had an RBI.

“As far as our pitchers, we threw hard,” Willis said. “We threw well. Hayden (Pope) threw a heck of a ball game. Then Ethan Glover came in and threw pretty well at the end.”

Pope pitched five and two-thirds innings. He allowed two hits and walked four while striking out 10.

“Other than that, we’ve got a few hiccups we have to fix but it was a solid outing as a whole, moving forward.”

The Hawks visit South Johnston on Friday at 7 p.m.

Hawks starter Hayden Pope had 10 strikeouts.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Anthony Jones rounds third to score in the bottom of the first.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ross Stevens throws to first for Triton on Tuesday evening.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Dalen Thompson digs toward an RBI double for Triton.
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Triton catcher Payden Crews throws to first on a third strike.
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Anthony Jones records a putout at first base in an 8-5 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Dylan Smith snares a fly to center with the bases loaded in the sixth.
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