Almost Getting Away


By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Opening Day 2021 for the Millington Trojans took place on the new turf of the historic USA Stadium. Joining the host Trojans were the FACS Crusaders.

In a thrilling back and forth contest, the visiting Crusaders edge Millington 7-5 in extra innings.

The Crusaders jumped out 1-0 in the first inning courtesy of a Matthew Riley RBI single. In the Trojans’ half of the opening inning, a pair of Millington batters crossed home plate. Trojan Tyler Jordan scored the first run of the season reaching base on a walk. The speedster stole second base leading to a throwing error allowing him to easily reach home to deadlock the game at 1-1

More good base running for the Trojans led to another run scoring to give Millington a 2-1 advantage heading into the second inning. After FACS tied the game at 2-2 in the second inning, Millington regained the lead in the bottom of the third when Jordan came home after hitting a leadoff single. The Crusaders tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning when Kayden Hartunian executed a sacrifice fly. In the final three innings of action, FACS managed to outscore Millington 4-2 to earn the opening day victory.