Sports Digest — Rocks reach tennis state semis; baseball Rocks fall in region semifinal; Bonnafon nominated for All-American Bowl

Tennis Trinity senior Emerson Walsh, the No. 2 singles seed, advanced through the third round to the quarterfinals of the KHSAA State Tournament on May 17 at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. He began his stretch with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep. Walsh continued winning with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the quarterfinals. In doubles action, Trinity had two teams in competition. Bryce Liston and Austin Strause advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lone Oak. Third-seeded Mustafa Gardezi and Randy Strause also won their third-round match, defeating Lone Oak 6-0, 6-1. Gardezi and Strause moved on to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win. Liston and Strause fell 6-0, 6-3. The Rocks fought hard but were unable to advance out of the semifinals. Walsh was defeated by a St. Xavier player 5-7, 6-4, 10-4. Gardezi and Strause also were defeated, losing to the Tigers 5-7, 6-2, 11-9. Baseball · Trinity had an impressive 19-1 win over Seneca in the 27th District Tournament to advance to the final where they fell to Atherton 2-1. However, the Rocks advanced to the regional tournament. · The baseball Rocks began Seventh Region Tournament play with a 5-1 victory over Eastern on May 27. · Trinity’s season ended, however, with a 6-5 loss to St. Xavier in a semifinal game on May 29 at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium. The Tigers had a 6-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Rocks clawed back. Junior Sean Dageforde tripled and scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-2 in the fourth, and Class of 2013 graduate Tony Piccirilli’s RBI single cut it to 6-3 in the sixth. With two out in the seventh, 2013 alumnus Justin Howard singled and scored on classmate Tyler Marshall’s triple to make it 6-4. Junior pinch-hitter Logan Porter doubled home Marshall. St. X’s closer sealed the win. · Trinity finished the season with a 16-16 record. The one-run loss in the semifinal was the Rocks’ seventh of the season. Baseball Rocks receive post-season honors Congratulations to the following Baseball Rocks on earning post-season honors: · All-Seventh Region Team – Tyler Marshall ’13, Brady Pfaadt ’14 · All-27th District Team – Connor Hill ’13, Marshall, Justin Howard ’13, Grant Rohleder ’13, Pfaadt · Third Team All-State – Marshall Reggie Bonnafon ’14 nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl Trinity junior Reggie Bonnafon is the third member of Kentucky’s Class of 2014 to be nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl set for Jan. 4 in San Antonio. Bonnafon, a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is expected to be the Shamrocks’ starting quarterback during the 2013 season. He was the backup last season to Travis Wright ’13 and also played wide receiver, finishing with 37 receptions for 509 yards and six touchdowns. Bonnafon already has committed to the University of Louisville. A total of 90 players will be named to play in the All-American Bowl throughout the summer and fall.