For the Daily Journal


The pitchers were ahead of the hitters at the Edinburgh-Trinity Lutheran baseball game Monday afternoon.

In the end, the weather got the better of both.

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The season opener for both teams ended with the score deadlocked at 2-2, called in the top of the sixth inning because of lightning and rain. It will be completed at a later date.

Edinburgh actually scored twice in the top of the sixth, but since Trinity didn’t get to bat in the bottom of the inning the game reverts back to the last full inning — the fifth.

Zach Murphy pitched for the Lancers, striking out nine, walking four and giving up three singles. One Trinity run scored on a passed ball, and the other run came across on a wild pitch.

Edinburgh coach Jason Burton said he felt like Murphy threw well.

“I thought he was fairly effective, especially early in the game,” Burton said. “He got himself in some tough situations, but I was really proud of the way he dug in and battled back.”

The Lancers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Parker Bryant singled with one out, took third on a double by Murphy and scored on a botched pickoff attempt.

Gabe Wilson led off the top of the fifth for the Lancers with a single, stole second and later scored on a single by Murphy to tie the game.

Murphy singled in all three of his at-bats.

“Going into an opener you’re trying to get a feel for where guys are playing and seeing things through,” Burton said. “I definitely saw a lot of positives, and I saw a lot of things we’ve got to work on, but that’s the best part of the season, it’s a long journey for us.”