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Trinity Christian wins tourney title

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

Trinity Christian was the top dog.

The LaGrange Toyota Invitational wrapped up early Sunday morning, and it was Trinity Christian (Fla.) surging past Brookwood 7-3 to take the top spot.

Trinity Christian and Brookwood both won their four-team pools to earn a spot in the championship game.

Trinity Christian was trailing by a run when it scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

Trinity Christian won its four-team pool with a 3-0 record, while Brookwood finished tied with Providence for the top spot in its pool with a 2-1 record.

Brookwood, by virtue of the tie-breaker, earned a spot in the championship game against Trinity Christian.

Trinity Christian banged out 10 hits with two home runs to keep Brookwood from winning the championship for a second straight year.

Kishon Frett had two hits, including a home run, and he drove in three runs.

Matt Crump had Trinity Christian’s other home run, and he had two hits and two RBIs.

Bryce Janney pitched 5 1/3 innings to get the win, and David Wallace threw the final 1 1/3 innings.

Janney and Wallace held Brookwood to four hits.

In the third-place game, Providence outlasted South Forsyth 7-6, and Mobile Christian handled Niceville 13-5 in the fifth-place game.

Buford beat LaGrange 10-1 to finish seventh.

TOURNAMENT SCORES

THURSDAY

Trinity 11, South Forsyth 2

Niceville 5, LaGrange 3

FRIDAY

Buford 3, Brookwood 0

Brookwood 14, Mobile Christian 3

Providence 9, Buford 5

Providence 10, Mobile Christian 3

South Forsyth 15, LaGrange 1

SATURDAY

Trinity Christian 6, LaGrange 4

Brookwood 1, Providence 0

Mobile Christian 7, Buford 3

South Forsyth 4, Niceville 3

Trinity Christian 10, Niceville 1

PLACE GAMES 

7th-place game – Buford 10, LaGrange 1

5th-place game – Mobile Christian 13, Niceville 5

3rd-place game – Providence 7, South Forsyth 6

Championship game – Trinity Christian 7, Brookwood 3

FINAL STANDINGS

1 – Trinity Christian (4-0)

2 – Brookwood (2-2)

3 – Providence (3-1)

4 – South Forsyth (2-2)

5 – Niceville (2-2)

6 – Mobile Christian (1-3)

7 – Buford (2-2)

8 – LaGrange (0-4)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

MVP – Dylan Simmons of Trinity Christian

LAGRANGE

Brant Williams, Trent Bailey

BROOKWOOD

Blake Jennings, Alex Flood, Wesley Franklin, Gary Garrett,

BUFORD

Ramsey Davis, Evan Place

MOBILE CHRISTIAN

JT Lastorka, Ethan Hearn

NICEVILLE

Conner Walsh, Luke Boykin

PROVIDENCE

Nathan Hickey, Tyler Callihan, Ben Weeks

SOUTH FORSYTH

Tyler Cowan, Peyton Presley, Chris Dougherty

TRINITY CHRISTIAN

Justin Parrish, Kishon Frett, Dawson Fietsam, Conner Aldridch, Dylan Simmons