Rosepine posts quarterfinal sweep of Mangham

Published 12:27 pm Monday, May 9, 2022

BWS Sports

ROSEPINE — The top-ranked Rosepine Eagles needed only two games to dispose of the eighth-seeded Mangham Dragons last weekend, advancing the Class 2A state semifinals with 10-0 and 12-9 victories.




ROSEPINE — It didn’t take long for the Rosepine Eagles to cement their dominance on the diamond Friday night.

Behind a stellar pitching performance by Braden Trull and the continued torrid hitting of Logan Calcote, the top-ranked Eagles obliterated the eighth-ranked Mangham Dragons in Game 1 of a best-of-3 Class 2A quarterfinal series, 10-0.

Trull not only pitched a 1-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, he also connected on a 3-run homer in the first inning to spark the Eagles. Calcote was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Over his last three games, Calcote is hitting at an .846 clip.

The Eagles continued to pile on the runs in support of Trull, who moved to 11-0 on the mound this season. Rosepine tacked on two runs in the second to push the lead to 5-0.

After a scoreless third, the Eagles plated two more in the fourth and closed it out in the fifth with three more to bring the game to an end due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Cole Donahue was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Jake Smith added two hits, including a double and an RBI. Hunter Hines chipped in with a double and an RBI.




The Mangham Dragons jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, only to see the Eagles get homers from both Trull and Smith as Rosepine rallied to close out the series with a 12-9 win.

Mangham roughed up starter Casey Tilley and took a 5-0 lead before Lane Willis entered and settled down the Dragon bats.

After falling behind by five runs, the Eagles responded with five in the top of the second, three coming on a homer by Smith to tie things up at 5-5.

The Dragons retook the lead a little later, 7-5, but the Eagles closed out strong, getting a homer from Trull as they scored seven of the last nine runs of the contest to take the series.

Willis worked 3.2 innings to get the win, while Ethan Frey entered to close the door by striking out the side in the seventh for the save.

Smith finished with a pari of hits and three RBIs, including the homer, and Trull had a double, a homer and two RBIs. Logan Calcote continued his torrid hitting with two more hits.