Montgomery Career Center hosting employer Brunch & Learn

The Montgomery Career Center is hosting a Brunch & Learn event for area employers to learn all about the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program on Tuesday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Career Center is located at 1060 East South Boulevard in Montgomery. The event is free and open to all employers in the area.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING: You hire! You Train! We Reimburse!Brunch & Learn
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The OJT program is designed to help employers hire permanent, entry-level, full-time employees by providing wage reimbursement at a minimum of 50% of the participant’s wage to compensate for training and supervision costs.

Registration is required and the deadline is April 20. To register, call 334.286.1746 or email Montgomery@alcc.alabama.gov.

Help us Pick Up Pike Road Spring Cleanup

Apr. 21-28: Calling all Town of Pike Road civic clubs, organizations, students, neighborhoods, and businesses: We need YOUR help! The Annual Spring Cleanup, in partnership with Alabama PALS, will be held from April 21-28. Our goal is to have teams of Pike Road people help us pick up litter along a different stretch of town each day. All it takes is a little time – we’ll provide the supplies! Do you want to help us pick up Pike Road? Contact Katy at katy@pikeroad.us, or call 334.272.9883 today, and stay tuned for more info about this year’s Cleanup.

Trinity one step closer to playoffs

LAMP’s Trace Deloney gets back to first while Trinity’s Tyler Britton awaits pick off throw (Photo: Tim Gayle).

By TIM GAYLE

Camden Lovrich didn’t need any help.

On a day where Lovrich was nearly perfect, LAMP pitchers and fielders weren’t, helping Trinity to a 10-1 victory over the Golden Tigers at Jason Armstrong Field on Friday afternoon.

The area victory lifted Trinity to 4-0 in area play, virtually assuring the Wildcats of a berth in the state playoffs. LAMP dropped to 0-4, eliminating the Tigers from repeating their surprising run to the semifinals of the playoffs a year ago.

And much of the Friday success can be traced to Lovrich. Two days after Trace Bright pitched the Wildcats to a 10-7 win at Paterson Field, Lovrich allowed just two balls to leave the infield on Friday. Todd Davis flied out to right field to lead off the second inning and Trace Deloney led off the fourth with the Tigers’ only hit, a single to right field.

Deloney went to second when Lovrich’s pickoff throw eluded first baseman Tyler Britton, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Davis’ groundout, with all three plays happening in the same at-bat.

The junior was in command the rest of the day. He walked Myles Herron in the third, hit Deloney with a pitch in the sixth and walked Anthony Fitzpatrick in the seventh, but struck out 12 batters, including seven who were called out looking at strike three.

“I thought we had some timely hits early,” Trinity coach Ken Whittle said. “I thought Cam had a great game. He threw strikes, was consistent and got ahead in the count. When pitchers get ahead in the count like that and he’s able to throw both his breaking ball and his fastball for strikes, it makes a big difference.

“Cam set the tempo on the mound for the game. Earlier, their kid (Herron) did a good job but then we were able to get to him a little bit and got a couple of timely hits.”

LAMP pitchers helped the Wildcats by walking 12 batters in the first five innings and Golden Tiger fielders committed an error in three consecutive innings, leading to five unearned runs.

LAMP’s Eric Russell squares to bunt while being jammed by a Camden Lovrich fastball as Trinity catcher Trace Bright awaits pitch (Photo: Art Parker)

Bright had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the fourth. Lovrich had an RBI double in the fourth and scored three times. Chantz Henry had a two-run triple in the fifth.

On Wednesday, Bright was 3 for 4 with a two-run home run, McKay Taylor was 3 for 5, Jackson Davis was 2 for 3 and Lovrich was 2 for 4.

Wednesday’s game turned scary when LAMP starter Philip Julian was struck in the face with a line drive. The senior was rushed first to Jackson Hospital, then to UAB after the pitch fractured both orbital sockets. Surgery was delayed until the swelling subsided and amazingly he made the trip to Trinity on Friday to watch his team play.

The Golden Tigers, already playing without the services of starting shortstop Seth Hudson this season, now will be without their ace pitcher and starting second baseman for the remainder of the season.

Trinity won the second game of the doubleheader on Friday as well, defeating LAMP 11-0. The second game is used only for tiebreaker purposes in the area standings, but that loss eliminated the Golden Tigers from playoff consideration and left both St. James (5-0) and Trinity (4-0) waiting on the series between the two on April 12-13 to determine the area championship.

ACA is currently in third at 2-3, followed by LAMP (0-4) and Catholic (0-4).