The New Baden Wooden Bat Tournament started last night at two sites as the Senior Legion Baseball schedule began. Four games were held, to games at Trenton and two at New Baden. Olney Post 30 made their season debut facing off with host Trenton. Post 30 suffered a tough 4-0 loss in their debut game of the season to Trenton.  Olney was outhit by the host squad nine to two. Olney was baffled at the plate by the Trenton pitching staff that twirled a two-hit shutout. The game opened with an impressive first inning for the Trenton hurler by striking out the side. Braden Adams would take the mound as the Olney starter, fresh off a good ending to his season as an Olney Tiger. Adams, a six-foot-five right-handed pitcher threw 29.2 innings during the high school campaing.  The big righty ended with a 3.30 earned run average in his 16 games played, starting three, and compiling a 3-2 record with 27 strikeouts and walking 20. Trenton would take advantage of Adams in the first inning of play, creating the breathing room that they needed. The first three batters of the inning reached base on a trio of singles. The third single in a row scored two, after both base runners stole a bag to put the pair in scoring position. Adams would limit the damage, forcing a pop out before Trenton would push across one more run on a single to center. Olney would get back-to-back players set down to end the first, trailing 3-0. Unfortunately, the Olney Post 30 offense could not gain any traction as Trenton set them down in order for the second straight inning. Adams would strikeout the first man he faced in the second, but Trenton again chipped across a pair of singles to put a runner in scoring position. A fly out forced the second out of the inning. Misfortune would fall on Olney as a hard hit ball would be bobbled, allowing all runners to stay safe, loading the bases up with two outs in the second. A bases loaded walk would plate the fourth run of the game for Trenton, jumping ahead of Olney 4-0. A fielder’s choice would end the bases loaded threat, holding the scoring chances to just the one run. Gage Stevens would break-up the six up, six down, start to the game with a leadoff walk in the third to put a runner on base. Following the walk, Stevens was held on first with a strikeout before a fielder’s choice wiped Stevens away at second while Cole Lambird raced down the line to avoid the double play. Braden Flanagan would get the first Olney hit with a one out single to left as Lambird moved into scoring position. A ground ball would get Trenton out of the inning as Olney’s scoring chance was dashed. Braden Adams would settle in for the third inning with a pair of strikeouts and setting the Trenton bats down, 1-2-3. Trenton’s pitcher would bounce back after having to work out of the third with a 1-2-3 fourth, striking out the side. Adams would give up a single to left to start the bottom of the fourth with Trenton looking to add to the 4-0 lead. The right-hander had other plans.  Adams forced a ground ball to short for a fielder’s choice to retire the lead runner. A strike out and a secodn ground out to short stop Flanagan would get Adams out of the fourth, holding Trenton scoreless. The Olney bats again could not find any success.  In the top of the fifth, Olney was retired 1-2-3 for the second straight inning. The bottom of the fifth, Trenton would lead off the frame with a pair of singles. Two on and nobody out, Adams would again showcase the ability to get out of a jam.  The righty would get a ground ball to second baseman Quinn Miller. Miller pounced on the ground ball and flipped to Flanagan to get an out at second.  Flanagan fired a strike to first baseman Landon Pride for the 4-6-3 double play. Adams would get a second straight grounder to get out of the fifth. Olney Post 30 was looking to find offense, but the first two went down to start the sixth. Two outs and the bases empty, Miller was hit by a pitch to get a runner on base. Trenton would strikeout the next man up to end the sixth, holding the 4-0 lead. Braden Adams would strikeout the side in the sixth.  A one out walk was the only blemish in the sixth for the Olney right-hander. The top of the final inning, Olney Post 30 needed to find something offensively. Gavin Mays would take the challenge and lead off the seventh with a single to right field. Unfortunately the next two up were retired on strikes to put two away. Mays would swipe second base with two outs to put a runner in scoring position. The Trenton squad would get their 14th strikeout of the game to end the contest. Trenton would defeat Olney 4-0. The first game of the Senior Legion Baseball season did not go the way that Olney wanted, but a valiant effort was shown by Post 30. OLNEY POST 30 STATS BATTING Hits: Braden Flanagan - 1, Gavin Mays - 1. BB: Gage Stevens - 1. SO: Landon Pride - 3, Trevor Zuber - 2, Isaac Bradley - 2, Jace Greenwood - 2, Gage Stevens - 2, Gavin Mays - 1, Braden Flanagan - 1, Quinn Miller - 1. SB: Gavin Mays - 1 (1). PITCHING LP - Braden Adams (0-1): 6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K. UP NEXT Olney will return to Trenton tonight for a 7:30 pm game time against Belleville.