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Bats Awaken As Builders Topple Gators 7-3

Bats Awaken As Builders Topple Gators 7-3

SCORE: Apprentice School 7, Thomas Nelson CC 3

RECORDS: Apprentice School 19-10, Thomas Nelson 4-7

LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA

IN BRIEF: Freshman Javier Remigio drove in three runs going 3-for-4 as the Apprentice School rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Thomas Nelson CC 7-3 on Monday night at War Memorial Stadium.



  • A pitcher's duel for the first three innings as Blake Wills and Ryland Edwards kept the teams scoreless.  Thomas Nelson cracked the board first as Wills drove in a pair of runs with a single down the left field line to highlight a three-run fourth to give the Gators a 3-0 lead.
  • The Builders started the comeback in the bottom of the fourth as after walks to Mark Labrador and Lee Rossi, Remigio ripped a single to left to score Labrador for a 3-1 deficit.
  • In the fifth, the Builders put a pair across as Brian Belvin walked and with two outs Labrador singled and Rossi reached on an error to load the bases.  Remigio followed with a shot to left center scoring Labrador and Belvin to tie the game 3-all.
  • Another two run inning for the Builders came in the sixth as with two outs, Chris Aldridge singled to left and scored on a triple to left by Belvin.  Christian Burton followed with a single up the middle to score Belvin for a 5-3 advantage.
  • In the eighth, the Builders put up another two spot as with two outs Belvin doubled to left center to score Brock Harris and he scored as Burton followed with a double of his own to give the hosts a 7-3 lead.




  • Edwards threw 6.2 innings with five hits and five strikeouts to earn his fifth win in six decisions.
  • Colton Copeland threw one inning allowing a hit and striking out two.
  • Sam Massie came in with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the eighth to stifle a TNCC comeback attempt.  He struck out the four batters he faced to close the game and earn his school record tying sixth save of the year.
  • Aldridge joined Remigio in the three-hit club as he was 3-for-5 with a run scored. 
  • Belvin and Burton had two hits each and each drove in a pair of runs. 



These two teams have added a Sunday afternoon game at War Memorial Stadium starting at 1 pm on April 6.

NEXT GAME – Eastern Mennonite University

The Builders return to the field on Wednesday afternoon for a 2 pm start against Eastern Mennonite University at War Memorial Stadium.