The Trinidad Triggers are atop the Mountain Division of the Pecos League as they host key rival the Santa Fe Fuego twice later today for a Taco Tuesday doubleheader at Trinidad Central Park. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. first pitch and the nightcap is slated to begin at 6:05 p.m.
The Triggers are fresh off a very competitive series against the team chasing them in the Mountain Division of the Pecos League, the Alpine Tigers. The Triggers dropped the first two games against Alpine over the weekend by scores of 10-5 and 12-4, but regrouped for a resounding 9-2 victory on Father’s Day.
On Sunday, June 17 the Triggers routed the Alpine Cowboys by the aforementioned score of 9-2 thanks in large part to the performance of third baseman and clean up hitter Danny Molinari. Danny was a monster at the plate Sunday breaking open the game with a first inning two rbi double, followed by a solo homerun to lead off the third inning then two additional singles and another rbi to finish the day 4-5 with a homerun, four rbi’s and two runs scored. Danny, who also plays catcher for the Triggers had a solid weekend as he reached base three times in four plate appearances on Friday.
Tim Henry Jr. and Kenneth Fudge Jr. the two remaining members of Jr.3 also enjoyed productive weekends. Henry Jr. dropped from his normal top-3 spot in the batting order to sixth on Sunday and responded with a 3-4 day raising his season average to .330. When asked about his individual success Henry could only talk team and coaching as he said, “I give all the credit for my individual success and that of the team to the coaching staff.”
Henry Jr. added, “Coach Nelson had us ready to compete this season. The entire team is on the same page with everything we do. Things have just been coming together for us and we owe it all to Coach Nelson and the other coaches. We play as a unit and that is thanks to Coach Nelson and the organization.”
Kenneth Fudge Jr. also added, “Our team goal is to have as many players as possible represent Trinidad for the Pecos League All Star game.” Fudge Jr. currently is batting .374 and is near the top of the Pecos League in both rbi’s with 31 and runs scored with 27.
The Triggers are in the middle of a home stand that will see them face the Fuego again on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:05 p.m. A four game series against Mountain Division opponent the Garden City Wind follows with the standard 6:05 p.m. game start for June 21, 22, and 23, and the regular 3:05 p.m. game start for Sunday, June 24.