Izaiah Trimble is a graduate of Cedar Crest High School. Most of his teammates are from Annville-Cleona High School.
But Trimble has experienced no difficulties fitting in with the Annville American Legion baseball club. That’s because actions always carry more weight than words.
On Tuesday night at Earl Wenger Memorial Field in Fredericksburg, Trimble was a major contributor to his new team’s most important win of the summer season. His hit in the top of the fifth-inning gave Annville a lead it would never relinquish, during a 4-3 victory over the home-standing F-burg Chix.
Nursing a 2-1 lead, Trimble stroked a two-run single that scored mates Cole Waldhausen and Hunter Long and pushed Annville’s advantage to three runs. Despite a spirited Fredericksburg rally in the bottom of the final inning, Annville managed to hold on for triumph.
The result was significant in that it moved second-place Annville to 5-4 and within three-and-a-half games of front-running Fredericksburg in the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League standings. It was also Fredericksburg’s first loss of the summer.
On that particular evening, Trimble also manned a steady shortstop for Annville. In addition to his exploits on the diamond for Cedar Crest this spring, Trimble also successfully competed in basketball and football for the Falcons.
– Jeff Falk