Big inning helps WSN baseball to 10-5 win over Flomaton to go to 21-0
Published 9:36 am Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The W.S. Neal Eagle baseball team kept their undefeated momentum going Monday evening with another check in the win column as the took down the Flomaton Hurricanes by a score of 10-5. With the win, the No. 1 Eagles upped their record to 21-0 on the season.
The Eagles used a seven-run third-inning to aid in the win. Damion Williams had a two-run homerun in the inning to put the Eagles on top.
After a scoreless first inning for both teams, both teams scored one run each in the second to head to the third inning tied at 1-all.
After Flomaton used a two-run homerun in the third to take a 3-1 lead, William’s launched his own two-run homerun on top of the W.S. Neal Eagle gym in left centerfield to tie the game at 3-all. W.S. Neal added five more runs in the inning to build an 8-3 lead after three innings. The Eagles added another run in the fourth inning to take a 9-3 lead and after Flomaton cut the lead to 9-5 in the sixth, W.S. Neal added an insurance run in the sixth to help them claim the 10-5 win.
Taking the win on the mound was Cam Blackman pitching a four-inning game. During his time on the mound, Blackmon allowed only five hits and three runs. No walks were taken and the pitcher struck out seven Hurricane players.
Also pitching on the mound for the Eagles was Tyler Joyner and Jeremy Myers to help get the win. Joyner went two innings and allowed three hits, two runs, walked one and struck out two. Myers went the final inning and allowed one hit, walked two and struck out three.
At the plate, Christian Purvis had a double to go along with William’s two-run homerun in the third inning. Brian Settle had two singles and a double while Joyner had two singles and two RBIs.
Mike Williams added a double and a single and two RBIs and Malcolm Hawthorne had a double and a single and one RBI. Hawthorne also had a diving catch in the outfield for the Eagles to rob the Hurricanes of any runs in the fifth inning and also caught the final out of the game on the warning track after the Hurricanes loaded the bases. Keith Bradley also had one RBI in the win.
The Eagles will play for the area championship title Thursday, as they will take on Bayside Academy in East Brewton. The first pitch will be at 5 p.m.
The Eagles need only one win to clinch the area title and move on to host Staughn in round one of the playoffs.
WSN JV 5, Flomaton 4
The W.S. Neal JV baseball team picked an exciting way to end their season Monday at home as they rallied to stun Flomaton 5-4 and end the season with a win. W.S. Neal finished the year with a 14-4-1 record.
Down 4-1 in the final inning, W.S. Neal scored four runs in the inning, to take down the Hurricanes by one. The winning run for the Eagles came on a bases loaded balk.
Colton Morris earned the win on the mound for W.S. Neal in relief of starter Jared Cooper. Morris went three innings and allowed two hits and struck out four.
Cooper went the first two innings and walked one, allowed two hits, four runs and one earned.
At the plate, Lane Chavers had two singles and Dakota Graves had an RBI triple. Rob Jones had a double and a single and two RBI and Nick Laster had a single. Alex O’Keane had a triple and one RBI.