Trojans defeat McAuley, 11-1

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Southwest Trojans got back on the winning track on Tuesday, April 12, taking an 11-1 home win over McAuley Catholic.

Jake Shrum earned the win for Southwest, striking out four and scattering three hits in a rule-shortened, five-inning game.

The Trojans collected seven hits and benefitted from six walks. Alan McNabb's first varsity hit produced his first RBI also, and Nathan Young also knocked in his first career RBI. Austin Evans broke out of a recent slump, going two for two at the plate with three RBI.

"It was nice to see some different guys get some hits," Southwest's Kenny Ferguson said. Ferguson was quick to point out that the bottom third of his batting order accounted for five RBI.

Southwest took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, converting three hits, a pair of walks and a trio of stolen bases into a big early lead. The Trojans scored two runs in the third inning and one in the fourth before closing out the Warriors with three runs in the bottom of the fifth frame.

McAuley scored its only run in the top of the fourth inning.

Southwest improved to 3-7 with the win.

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