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  • With a 5-3 victory against South Lyon East on Saturday, Trenton won the Division 2, Region 15 title and will play Richmond Tuesday in the state quarterfinals at University of Michigan. Photo gallery by Nikki Tanguay
After hammering Hamtramck Saturday at Livonia Ladywood, Trenton had one more team standing between it and a regional title.

The Trojans promptly took the field for the second time and handed South Lyon East a 5-3 defeat to win the Division 2, Region 15 championship.

With the victory, Trenton advanced to play Richmond Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at University of Michigan in the state quarterfinals.

The Cougars and Trojans were scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when the locals put five runs on the board.

Nick Bondy hit a sacrifice fly to score Cody Montroy, Quinn Preston doubled to plate both Brett Murray and Solomon Markus and Jerry Labell knocked in both Preston and Drew Johnson with a single.

South Lyon East answered with two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it wasnít enough and it was Trenton hoisting the trophy when the game was over.

On the mound, winning pitcher Grant Dukus went 5.1 innings, allowing two earned runs, four hits, two walks and he struck out two batters.

Labell came on for the save and tossed 1.2 innings without an earned run, struck out two and yielded one hit and one walk.

The Trojans were the only Downriver-area baseball team to win a regional title on Saturday and move on to quarterfinals.



To open the day, Trenton crushed Hamtramck 12-0 in five innings.

Starting pitcher Kyle Kasenow didnít allow a hit, yielded just one walk and struck out eight batters.

After a scoreless first, the Trojans put up four runs in the bottom of the second and then blew it open in the bottom of the third with eight more.

For the game, Markus was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Murray was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Preston was 2-for-3 with one RBI, Johnson was 2-for-4, Dukus was 1-for-3 with one RBI, Nick Bondy was 2-for-2, Brady Tanguay was 1-for-2 and Montroy was 1-for-3.

Nine different Trojans scored in the game, as Markus, Murray and Tanguay all crossed the plate twice, while one run each came from Preston, Bondy, Dukus, Johnson, Montroy and Denny Szczechowski.

The squad also stole seven bases, with Preston and Szczechowski each swiping a pair, while Tanguay, Markus and Ryunosuke Ando each stole once.

Last Updated: 6/8/2014 2:21:32 PM EST

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