Joseph Broderick shut down the Garden City Wind for eight innings Thursday, and the Trinidad, Colo., Triggers sent the Wind to their fifth-consecutive loss, 6-1.
The Wind drop to 2-13 in 2018, as their nightmare start to the season continued.
Player-manager Ian Horne started the game for the Wind on the mound, pitching three scoreless innings, before getting into trouble in the fourth. Three consecutive singles loaded the bases, and then a passed ball broke open the scoring for either team. Then, a groundout to second scored a second run.
Horne’s night was done after the fourth, as he gave way to Randy Hair, who tossed two scoreless innings in relief. And in the bottom of the sixth, Adam Bloom drove in Daniel Williams on a fielder’s choice groundout. Williams led off the inning with a single, before scoring to cut the deficit to 2-1.
But that was as close as the Wind would get.
The Triggers rallied for four runs in the eighth to put the game away, with Justin Busekrus singling in a run, and Jabari Brown walked to bring in another.
Then, Wind shortstop Tim Henry’s error brought in the final two runs.
The Wind had seven hits off Broderick, but he also had 10 strikeouts in earning the eight-inning win. Jacob Cobb-Adams tossed a scoreless ninth for Trinidad.
Horne took the loss for the Wind, who host Trinidad at 6:30 p.m. Friday, before returning to Trinidad Saturday.