by Tom Callahan

COLUMBUS, GA - On the night the Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots retired Brian Trepanier’s number 29 jersey, the team rode its emotions to a 5-0 win over the Brookhaven Bucks.

The very first hitter of the game for Columbus, Sean Darnell, reached base when he was hit by the first pitch he faced. Zane Ross followed with a single and both would come around to score as the Hoots built a 2-0 lead in the first.

Columbus followed it up with three more runs in the second inning and that was all the scoring needed for starting pitcher William Turner. Turner pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out three while walking one to earn the win.

The Chatt-a-Hoots and Bucks will rematch on Saturday night at 7:05 pm, the final home game of the regular season for both teams. Tickets are on sale now by calling (706) 507-4625 or online at GoHoots.com.