The Las Animas Trojan Baseball squad took the field for the first game of the season in Las Animas this past weekend at the annual LA Invitational. The Trojans stacked up against the likes of Calhan and Sanford, and one of the two games turned into a bat-heavy event for both teams.
Against Calhan on Friday March 23, the Trojans jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead behind solid hitting and a strong appearance from Devon Frazier on the mound. But Calhan started clawing back and scored five unanswered runs throughout the last four innings to win the game 5-3. The most telling stat from the game was in the 'E' column where the Trojans had four errors. Those errors led to the five runs.
The next day against Sanford, both teams were hot from the plate hitting the ball into open field left and right. The teams together accumulated a total of 56 runs in the single game, but the outcome was not to the Trojans’ favor as they fell 33-23.
One highlight, according to Coach Carl Lindauer, came from Dylan Hogue who batted nine times on Saturday against Sanford, and for the weekend went 8 for 11.
This week, the Trojans travel to Ordway to face the Crowley County Chargers on Saturday, March 31. The matchup is set as a double-header and the first game begins at 10 a.m.