GAMEDAY CENTRAL | 7th Region Championship vs. Trinity
Thursday, June 1st | 7:45 PM | Jim Patterson Stadium | Louisville, KY
Saint Xavier Tigers (28-11) vs. Trinity Shamrocks (31-5-2)
Thursday, June 1st
7th Region Championship
Jim Patterson Stadium
The St.Xavier Baseball team will meet the Trinity Shamrocks for the 3rd time this year with a bid to the KHSAA State Tournament on the line. This is only the second time these teams have played each other in the Regional Championship in the past twenty years, the last being in 2014.
The Shamrocks and Tigers are ranked #1 and #3 in the state, respectively. Each time they have faced off they have both been Top 5 teams and for good reason. They have split the series this year, the Tigers winning their most recent outing at Slugger Field a few weeks ago.
Their last two games have been night and day. In the first game, both teams were lighting it up at the plate. They combined for 22 hits, and 21 runs scored (Trinity won 13-8). Their next game was headlined by a great night for the pitchers. Sam Wilson and Chris Esselman combined for ten strikeouts on a three hit shutout. On the other side, Brandon Pfaadt and Brody Heil (signed to Bellarmine and UofL, respectively) combined for only four hits and the Tigers scored all of their runs in the sixth inning.
Tonight, hopefully we will see a happy medium of the last two games and see an absolute show. Both games have been amazing to watch, so I would expect nothing less tonight.
But like always, we are a little biased here… GO ST.X, BEAT THE WEEDS!