W.S. Neal Eagles even record against ECHS

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, March 26, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
After suffering an 11-6 loss to the Escambia County Blue Devils back in early March, the W.S. Neal Eagles evened the series at 1-1 with a 4-3 win Monday night in East Brewton.
With the win, the Eagles also evened their overall record at 7-7 on the year.
William Shell picked up the win on the mound as he went the complete game seven innings and allowed three runs (none earned) on two hits, walked five and struck out nine in the win.
Escambia County took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning after two W.S. Neal errors and a Blue Devil single.
That would be all the runs the Blue Devils would score until the top of the seventh inning.
The Eagles got three runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead.
Tyler Cross led the inning off with a double and then moved to third after a Blue Devil error off a Shell hit.
Cross would score on a throwing error on the catcher when Shell stole second.
Jake Cannon's RBI single scored Shell to tie the game at 2-2 for the Eagles and a single by Tyler Nall scored Cannon to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead.
The Eagles added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Cross reached safely on a bunt single and then took second on an error.
Cross reached third on a passed ball and then scored on a wild pitch for the Eagles to give them a 4-3 lead.
Shell settled down throughout the remainder of the game, as he allowed no hits after the first.
The Blue Devils added a run in the top of the seventh to cut the Eagle lead to 4-3, but the Eagles held on for the win.
Cannon and Nall were 2-for-3 each with two RBIs as Cross was also 2-for-3.
The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they travel to T.R. Miller for area games at 4 and 6 p.m.
The Eagles improved to 6-7 on the year with a 14-1 win over Florala Thursday in Florala.
Cross earned the win on the mound for the Eagles as he went five innings and allowed one walk and three hits while striking out six.
Shell relieved Cross and went two innings and had six strikeouts and allowed one hit.
Cross was 1-for-4 with a RBI as Shell was 2-for-5 with three runs scored.
Jacob Cannon led the Eagles in scoring with a 4-for-5 showing at the plate pulling up three singles and a double.