Rising Salem High senior Trent Judd participated in the Commonwealth Games Tournament at Liberty University last week, helping the team to a second place finish.
The West, coached by Rodney Spradlin, opened on Friday with an 8-6 win over the Central team. The West then beat the East team, 12-1, and the North, 6-2, on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s championship game against the North.
In the Gold Medal game the West lost a heartbreaker, 6-5. The North team scored four unearned runs in the second inning. West battled back to tie the game at 5-5 but the North scored the deciding run in the seventh on a pop up that was lost in the sun, a sacrifice bunt and a two out single.
Judd pitched in two games for the West. He pitched a scoreless inning in the first game with North, then pitched four innings in the championship game. Trent allowed three hits over the four innings while striking out three and walking one. He allowed four runs, all unearned, and did not figure in the decision.
The West outhit all four opponents, including a 9-8 edge over the North in the Gold Medal game. Sully Tibbs of Jefferson Forest led the West team, going seven-for-14 at the plate for the weekend.