EA Cougars open 2011 season 2-1

Published 9:32 am Monday, March 7, 2011

The Cougars of Canoe have opened their season winning two of their first three games taking two over Central High School out of Florida and falling to the Jay Royals on Thursday afternoon in Jay.

Jay 9

EA 0

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Escambia Academy suffered their first loss of the season on Thursday in game against Florida powerhouse Jay being crushed 9-0.

The Cougars (2-1) hit an offensive slump against the Royals only recording one hit by Tyler Mose, while earning no runs.

In their first two games, the Cougars had outscored their opponents 36-0.

The Royals made the most of their opportunities at the plate scoring all nine of their runs in the first three innings of the game.

Cougars senior pitcher Keaton Maher started on the mound for EA and took the loss. Maher finished the game with seven innings pitched giving up nine runs with five walks and two strikouts.

Cougars head coach Josh Daugett said the Royals have a history of knowing how to hit the ball.

“Jay knows how to swing the bat,” he said. “I played baseball at Jay in high school and when I was there, we swung the bats well. They are a strong team in Florida.”

The Cougars next game is on Monday at Monroe Academy. The first game will begin at 4 p.m. with the junior varsity taking the field.

EA 14

Central 0

Escambia Academy picked up another win over the Central Jaguars on Tuesday afternoon in Canoe.

The Cougars (2-0) dominated their visitors for four innings to pick up a mercy rule win dominating the Jaguars 14-0.

The first inning was huge for the Cougars. After holding the Jaguars scoreless, they opened the bottom of the first with seven runs to hold a commanding lead.

In the bottom of the third, the Cougars had another big inning picking up five more runs to head into the fourth inning with massive 12-0 lead.

The mercy ruly was instituted in the fourth inning with the Jaguars still scoreless. The Cougars added two more runs to their total and earned the 14-0 win.

Hits were easy to come by as the Cougars had four batters hit a perfect 2-for-2 in their win including Jacob Fields, Chason Roley, Brian Ross and Ryan Linam. Fields and Roley also had two RBI, while Ross and Linam each had one.

Austin Ryan led the Cougars with RBI finishing with three and batting 1-for-2.

Reid Bell and Hunter Bates also finished with one RBI apiece.

Bell finished 1-for-3, while Bates went 1-for-1 against Central.

Michael Thompson picked up the win for the Cougars striking out six batters and holding the Jaguars scoreless in four innings of work.

EA 19

Central 0

A 19-0 rout was the way Cougars head coach Josh Daugett hoped his team would open the season last Friday against the Central Jaguars.

The Cougars (1-0) dominated for seven innings as they scored two runs in the first, two runs in the fourth, eight runs in the sixth and seven runs in the sixth.

Academy pitcher Reid Bell started on the mound and recorded 10 strikeouts with one walk in seven innings of work.

At the plate, the Cougars were led by Ryan Linam who recorded four RBI, while batting 2-for-4 in the win.

Hunter bates hit 3-for-4 for the Cougars and also recorded two RBI, while Jarrett Hadley and Brian Ross each recorded two RBI for EA.