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Trenton baseball finishes regular season 13-11

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By Claude Lewis

TRENTON-It's been an up-and-down season for the Trenton High baseball team.

The ability to win the close ones has haunted coach Scott Guthrie.

"We've lost six games by one run,"said Guthrie, whose team's overall record was 13-11 heading into Tuesday's Class 2A District 5 Tournament opener against Bronson. "We had a terrible March at the plate."

While the inconsistency has been frustrating for coach Guthrie, things are definitely better than his first year at the helm when the Tigers finished 3-15.

Guthrie believes the district tournament -which is being played this week at Oak Hall in Gainesville -is wide open.

Trenton is seeded fourth and Bronson fifth. The two split during the regular season.

Other tournament matchups had third-seeded Lafayette County taking on sixth-seeded Bell; and second-seeded Oak Hall playing seventh-seeded Hawthorne. Top seed Branford had a first-round bye.

Trenton has five seniors on this year's team -pitcher Andy Jones, centerfielder Billy Owens, left fielder Colby Perryman, second baseman Kyle Feather and designated hitter Jeff DeLong. They were honored before the final regular season game against Chiefland on Thursday, April 17. After the game - another one-run loss -they were treated to a pizza party at Petrello's.