8/4/2023-Trinidad Triggers 3 Alpine Cowboys 1
This game was played on 8/4/2023 at Kokernot.
Alec Aleywine pitched six strong innings and Peter Bocchino socked a solo homer to lead the Trinidad Triggers to a 3-1 win Friday in Alpine to clinch their Mountain Division semifinal series. Aleywine, who also singled in three trips to the plate, allowed one run on eight hits while striking out seven Cowboys to earn the mound triumph. Brayde Hirai pitched in tough luck for Alpine and was tagged for the loss despite six solid frames of his own, allowing two runs on six hits with six Ks.
Alpine took an early 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first when Manny Garcia crossed the plate on James Prockishs two-out single, but that would be the only time the Cowboys hit paydirt for the night. Jason Rooks singled in David Arza with the tying run in the top of the fourth and, after Rooks hit into a 6-4-3 double play in the top of the sixth, Bocchino launched a first-pitch homer off Hirai to put the Triggers ahead for good. Quinterrious Arrington scored an insurance run for Trinidad in the ninth with a full-count leadoff walk, then came all the way around to score when a Jake Urena grounder that began as an error by Alpine first baseman Jeff Disla turned into a wild play that allowed Arrington to streak around the bases over the remaining 270 feet to home plate. Garrett Brown shut the Cowboys down in the bottom of the ninth to earn his second save of the series.