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Little-leaguer pulls off a triple play

Rookie of Year

Posted: May 22, 2012 - 11:06pm
On May 5, 8-year-old Trenton Hamilton, shown with Machine Pitch Yankees coach Mike Daly, recorded a rare unassisted triple play against the Mets. The Yankees won 15-10. Trenton went 2 for 3 at the plate and had three RBI.  Special Photo
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On May 5, 8-year-old Trenton Hamilton, shown with Machine Pitch Yankees coach Mike Daly, recorded a rare unassisted triple play against the Mets. The Yankees won 15-10. Trenton went 2 for 3 at the plate and had three RBI.

An unassisted triple play is so rare that recently ESPN was running a highlight of an Atlanta 6-year-old pulling one off. Eight-year-old Trenton Hamilton deserves a little publicity, too.

The Martinez-Evans Little League player was playing first base May 5 for his Machine Pitch Yankees. They were leading 5-4 in the third inning, but their opponent, the Mets, had runners on first and second with no outs.

The batter hit a line-drive to first, which Tren­ton caught. Both runners had taken off on the crack of the bat, so he stepped on first base, then raced to second to complete the unassisted triple play.

The Yankees would go on to win 15-10 and in addition to his unassisted triple play, Trenton, or “T-Pain,” went 2 for 3 at the plate with a triple and 3 RBI.

Rookie of Year

Former Greenbrier High School baseball player Rex Davis has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. Davis, a 6-1, 185 pound freshman, was outstanding for Savannah State. He made eight starts and finished the season 5-2. He had an ERA of 4.00 in 45 innings of work. His 5-2 mark on the mound is more impressive when you consider Savannah State finished the year 19-34. Congrats to Davis on a major accomplishment.

Golf for a cause

Remember to play a round of golf this weekend at Bartram Trail Golf Club. For every round played between Friday and Monday, the club will donate a portion of the greens fees to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for its Man and Woman of the Year campaign.

LLS is fighting to find a cure for blood cancers, but it also funds research that has dramatically improved the treatment patients must undergo. Leukemia is the No. 1 killer of kids in the U.S., so please help out. Call Bartram Trail for a tee time at (706) 210-4681.

Baseball camp

Greenbrier’s baseball team is in the midst of another deep playoff run, but shortly after the season ends, Chris Wilkins and his staff will hold the Greenbrier Baseball Clinic at the high school. Special guests include former Greenbrier and Geor­gia Tech star Jeff Row­land, University of South Carolina pitcher and former Greenbrier ace Nolan Belcher, former Greenbrier football standout Ryan Bowers (owner of AthElite Sports Training Academy), current college players T.D. Davis (Georgia Southern), Sam Daniel (USC Aiken), Blake Ross (College of Charleston) and Rex Davis (Savannah State). In addition to throwing, fielding and hitting mechanics, attendees will get agility training. The clinic will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25-26 for $50 ($25 for each sibling). Get a registration form at www.edline.net/pages/Greenbrier_HS/Sports/Baseball or call (706) 650-6040 ext. 4151 for more.

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