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  • Trenton scored five sixth-inning runs against Anderson on Monday to break a tie and come away with an 8-3 victory, which kept the team one game behind Roosevelt for first place in the Downriver League. Photo gallery by Frank Wladyslawski

Trenton a game behind Roosevelt for DRL lead

To kick off the final week of Downriver League action Monday, Trenton used a come-from-behind victory against Anderson to remain within one game of Roosevelt for first place.

The host Trojans (22-6, 12-3 DRL) trailed on Monday into the fifth inning, but were able to tie it up and then blow it open in the sixth to knock off the Titans (12-14, 8-7) 8-3.

With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Grant Dukus singled to drive in Quinn Preston, who was serving as a courtesy runner for catcher Nick Bondy.

To then take control of the game, Cody Montroy came up and drilled a two-out double that scored Jerry Labell and Dukus and then Brett Murray followed with a hit that plated Jake Nabozny and Montroy.

The sixth-inning performance was nothing new for the Trojans and Coach Todd Szalka, as the squad has come up big several times late in games in 2014.

“They got a pressure situation there and it brought out the best in them,” said Szalka. “It’s almost been that way all season, when the going gets tough, we just seem to get a little bit tougher.”

Anderson opened the contest with two first-inning runs, as Blake Sloan plated Brandon Ostrowski and Jonah Peryam singled to knock in Danny McCoy.

Trenton answered with one in the second inning on a single by Murray, which scored Dukus and made it 2-1. For the day, Murray went 3-for-4 and knocked in four runs, while Dukus went 3-for-3, knocked in one and scored three times.

In the top of the third, the Titans went back up by two after Peryam singled to knock in Tyler Hall for his second RBI of the day.

Brady Tanguay started Trenton’s comeback with a single in the fourth that scored Solomon Markus and then in the fifth Murray plated Dukus again and tied the game 3-3.

After the sixth-inning explosion, Labell came back to the mound and finished out a complete-game victory, as he struck out six and didn’t allow a walk, while also giving up seven hits and three earned runs.

For the Titans, Dylan Downs started and went 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs, four hits and two walks. Victor Chavez came on in relief and gave up four hits, five earned runs and two walks.

Trenton is back home tomorrow for a game with Carlson, while Anderson is scheduled to host Melvindale Wednesday.





Last Updated: 5/20/2014 12:59:10 PM EST

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