WEST ALEXANDRIA — Eaton’s baseball team closed out a busy week with an 11-6 win over host Twin Valley South on Saturday. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but due to playing multiple games during the week and lack of rested pitchers, the day was shortened to one game.
On Friday, Eaton suffered an 11-3 loss to Carlisle at Eaton High School as the Indians’ Reece Human allowed three hits over six innings.
Carlisle was sparked by Jake Glover and Nick Moore, who teamed up for three hits and two RBIs.
Austin Day ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision for the Eagles and was charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in four innings, walked five and struck out none.
The game was never in doubt after the first, as Carlisle scored six runs on a two-run double by Moore and an error.
Eaton scored one run in each of the first, fifth and sixth. In the first, the Eagles scored on a fielder’s choice, plating Ghye Wilson.
Carlisle added four more runs in the top of the sixth.
On Wednesday, Eaton jumped out to an early lead on Franklin and captured a 14-4 victory for a key league win.
Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Eaton to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Bradley Curry, an RBI single by Trevor Pittman, and an RBI single by Colton Gray during the first inning helped the Eagles put some runs on the board early.
Blake Curry racked up six RBIs on three hits for Eaton. He tripled in the third inning and singled in the fourth and fifth innings.
Curry got the win. He allowed four runs over five innings. Curry struck out three, walked none and gave up seven hits.
Nate Jones was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just two innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.
Eaton quickly matched Franklin’s strong inning with a four-run inning of its own in the third. The Eagles scored on a three-run triple by Curry and an RBI single by Lew Bowser.
Eaton scored three runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Pittman, a steal of home by Pittman, and an RBI single by Curry.
Eaton varsity baseball survived Franklin’s surge and put up four runs of its own in the fifth. The Eagles scored on a walk by Donnie Nicodemus, a sacrifice fly by Gray, a two-run single by Curry, and a two-run single by Curry.
Eaton suffered a 4-0 loss to Monroe. It was the Eagles’ second league loss of the season, which dropped them into a first place tie.
Pittman had a solid day from both the mound and the plate. He went 2-for-3 with singles in the first and third innings.
On the mound, he struck out six batters and allowed two earned runs on seven hits and no walks over six innings.
Ireton recorded the win for Monroe. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. Ireton struck out five, walked four and gave up four hits.
Eaton opened the week with a 10-9 setback in 8-innings at Brookville.
Ten hits weren’t enough for Eaton Varsity Baseball as it lost a shootout, 10-9 in eight innings, to Brookville on Monday at Brookville.
Eaton jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the top of the first, but couldn’t hold the lead in suffering its first league loss of the season.
For South, the Panthers topped Stivers, 11-1, in 5-innings on Friday.
Ryan Bassler pitched all five inning and was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI. Jared Cottingim added a pair of hits and an RBI and Austin Roell was 2-for-3, scoring two runs.
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