By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Regular season No. 1 in District 15-2A is in the book for the Millington Trojan Baseball team.
There have been some lows and the Trojans have enjoyed some highs as their first District 15-2A Baseball Tournament to be held in Millington’s USA Stadium approaches.
Zane Adams’ bunch beat tradition league powers like Covington and Ripley. But Millington is not a top seed going into the tournament because squads like Haywood go the best of the Trojans.
After beating Millington 9-0, the Tomcats made the trip to Miles Park April 26 for the rematch. The Trojans sent ace Noah Graham to the mound and he gave a solid effort limiting Haywood to two runs in seven innings.
Despite good pitching and defense, Millington’s offensive woes continued with the Trojans only scoring one run that came in the second inning. The Tomcats prevailed 2-1.
“The last two weeks, I just keep telling them to keep fighting, keep fighting,” Adams said. “‘We’re going to get there when we need to get there. Its one day at time. That’s all we can do. And when you come that day, you’ve got to give 100 percent.’”
The Trojans struggled to score runs down the stretch of the regular season with flashes like a 6-run first inning against Jackson North Side. That Millington victory turned out to be a microcosm of its 2016 season with the Trojans not scoring the rest of the contest.
Adams said he hopes to see consistent offense at USA Stadium to give his team a chance for victory.
“It will be good because we don’t have to travel anywhere,” he noted. “It’s right here. Our guys will probably get a little bit more rest. We’ll probably go in as a 5 seed. In this league, talking with some of the other coaches, one through six can beat each other.
“There are no give-mes,” Adams concluded. “It doesn’t matter what seed you are. You have to come ready to play every day.”