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Trojan second baseman Rhett Blount (right) throws out a runner during game one of LC’s sweep of Early County Friday. Taking the throw at first is Talon Dender (10). (Photo: Walter Geiger)

Sweet 16: Trojans swept 10-1, 10-4

The #9 Trojans (23-5) travel to Hogansville to take on the #6 Callaway Cavaliers (22-6) in the Sweet 16 round Wednesday. A doubleheader is set for 4:30 p.m. The ‘if’ game will be played Thursday at 5 p.m. on the road.

“This series will be about our offense versus their defense. They have allowed only 58 runs in 28 games. We have scored 271 runs in the same amount of games,” Trojan head coach Mike Oberg said.

The Trojans swept Early County in round one Friday.

In game one Friday, the Trojans trailed the Bobcats 5-4 but plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal the win. Cameron King started the game but Wyatt Walters got the win in relief.

Brayden Pines and Donavan Sanford had two hits for LC while Hutson Traylor and Rhett Blount each drove in three runs.

In game two, LC rolled to a 16-3 win. Nathaniel Tidwell got the win for Lamar, going five innings and striking out five. Walters got the save.

Traylor had three hits and five rbis to lead the Trojan attack. Tidwell and Kale Bryan had two hits each. Pines and Sanford added one rbi each.

Oberg is happy his defense is coming around. “We had 19 outs via ground outs without committing an error over the two games. It was, by far, our best defensive performance of the season,” he said.

In round one, the Trojans blasted four doubles and three triples.

“We have hit 56 doubles, six triples and nine home runs this season. Friday was a breakout day for sophomore Hutson Traylor. In two games, he had four hits and eight rbis. We hope that continues,” Oberg concluded.

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