Trojans Flex Their Muscle Over Kankakee

The Trojans improved to 21-7 after an 8-4 win April 11 over Kankakee at Symonds-Puckett Field. Triton has not relied on the long ball this season with just two home runs as a team entering the contest, but doubled that total against the Cavaliers. The Trojans were powered by three-run home runs from both Trey Martin and Tom DiCristina to jump out to an 8-0 lead.  Joe Toedt did the rest on the hill, improving his to mark to 3-0 with eight dominating innings of shutout baseball as the Trojans avenge a 13-8 loss earlier this season to Kankakee.

Chris Rivera

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Year: FR

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 217

About : The freshman from Taft out-dueled South Suburban's ace Joe Greenfield to help give Triton a key 4-1 road victory over their Region IV Division I rival April 4. Rivera allowed one earned run on seven hits. But what sparked Rivera's strong outing was throwing an efficient 109 pitches. "The bottom line was that he threw a lot of strikes today and kept his pitch count down," head coach Harry Torgerson said about Rivera. "Even when South Suburban started to rally, he was able to get them to hit several ground balls and lazy pop flies and credit our defense for making plays behind him."

Harry Torgerson

Sport: Baseball





About : Coach Torgerson on the Trojans big three-run sixth inning that lifted Triton to a 4-1 win April 4 at South Suburban College. "That inning was a perfect example of Trojan baseball," Torgerson said. "We have good team speed and always tell the team about putting the ball in play and making contact. That's how we've been winning all year."