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Top 10 Stories of 2016 Countdown- No. 7: Trinity Christian Rolls Past Bishop Moore

By Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director 

As we continue the countdown of the Top 10 stories in 2016, the  Trinity Christian Rolls Past Bishop Moore article comes in at the seventh spot. 

This story focused on Trinity Christian Academy's win, along with quite a few standouts from both the 2016 and 2017 classes. Although, the bigger picture of this article is the fact that this was one of Joe Skinner's final at-bats.

Here is a re-post of that story that ran on Monday February 15, 2016

No. 7 Trinity Christian Rolls Past Bishop Moore

Orlando, FL—Trinity Christian Academy, FL, continued to roll Saturday, taking on Bishop Moore HS, FL, a day after beating West Orange HS, FL, in extra innings. After a big night with the bat, 2016 OF/RHP J.C. Flowers (Trinity Christian Academy, FL) hopped on the mound and went four innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out seven. The Kentucky recruit also had a big day again with the bat, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs, helping Trinity Christian to a 15-1 win.

2017 IF Austin Martin (Trinity Christian Academy, FL) was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while 2016 OF Todd Lott was 1-for-1 before being removed because of a sore hamstring. 2017 OF Logan Nugent had a double and two RBIs and 2016 3B Parker Aman was 1-for-2 with a double. 2018 UT Tyler Isenberg replaced Martin and went 1-for-1 with an RBI. Nugent was replaced by 2016 OF Billy Cobb, who went 1-for-1 with an RBI. IF Luis Torres went 2-for-2 with an RBI.

The lone run for Bishop Moore came in the fourth inning when 2016 1B Gabe Scavone, a High Point recruit, took Flowers deep to left-center field. 2019 RHP Dylan Simmons (Trinity Christian Academy, FL), a Florida State recruit, came on to close the game in the fifth, allowing no hits while striking out two.

With all of the offense from Trinity Christian, the day’s top highlight came from the Bishop Moore side when 2016 IF/OF Joe Skinner, a Central Florida recruit, strode to the plate in the last inning. He received a standing ovation from both sides, as it was his first at-bat since being diagnosed with cancer in the fall. Now 20 pounds lighter, Skinner grounded out to short and jogged to first base. Skinner is a courageous young man and look forward to seeing him smoke a ground ball to short with authority and run a 4.0-4.1 to first base, like we have seen in the past.