Salute to the Champions — Rocks Win First Baseball State Title!

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The Rocks captured the school’s first baseball state championship with a 10-0 win over McCracken County.

ECHO Staff

From Trinity Athletics Director Rob Saxton:

“And then there was one.  And there was history.

“Head coach Rick Arnold ‘86 and the Baseball Rocks captured the KHSAA Baseball State Championship with a dominating 10-0 “run rule” victory over No. 4-ranked McCracken County.

“The state championship, played in Lexington, was the first for Trinity baseball in school history.  As Coach Arnold mentioned in his postgame media remarks, while the championship was accomplished this season, the foundational work behind the championship was begun many, many years ago and was carried on by names such as Rostel, Fowler, Chancellor, Tompkins, Coach K and many others.

“The 2021 Trinity varsity baseball team was truly special — in so many ways.  Take a look:

  • Record — 41 wins, 2 losses (ties a state record for most wins)
  • Ranked No.1 in the state all year…..”wire to wire”
  • Key wins over St. Xavier (twice), Male, Bowling Green, Highlands, Tates Creek, Lafayette, Madison Central, DeSales and McCracken County
  • Daylen Lile ’21 named Kentucky Mr. Baseball and 7th Region Player of the Year (BA- .550, Doubles- 61, Triples- 12, HRs- 18, RBI- 61, Runs scored- 70)
  • Daylen named “back to back” Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Kentucky and the National Player of the Year
  • Daylen and junior Korbyn Dickerson named first team All-State
  • Colin Murphy ’21 and junior Matt Klein named second team All-State
  • Ethan Hodge ’21 named third team All-State

“Go, Baseball Rocks!  Congratulations!  You TOOK STATE!”