Cougars shut out West Florida Baptist

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Escambia Academy Cougar Keaton Maher fouls off a pitch during the Cougars’ win over the Sparta Warriors.|Photo by AJ Beachy

The Escambia Academy Cougars shut out West Florida Baptist 10-0 on Friday at Escambia Academy in Canoe.

The Cougars (12-5, 3-1) continued their winning ways by dominating the late innings against West Florida.

Escambia Academy took the lead in the bottom of the first with Tanner Boatwright (2-for-3, 2R) scoring a run.

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After a scoreless second inning, the Cougars scored another run in the bottom of the third with Boatwright scoring his second run of the game to put EA out front 2-0.

The Cougars continued to dominate the game in the bottom of the fourth inning this time with seven runs scoring as Blake Clark (0-for-3, R), Jamie Whimberly (1-for-2, R), Chance Jackson (1-for-2, R), Austin Ryan (1-for-3, R), Michael Thompson (1-for-2, R) and Michael Austin (1-for-2, R) all scored giving EA a nine-run lead.

In the top of the fifth, EA again held West Florida scoreless putting themselves one run away from a win.

The Cougars ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with Brett Helton scoring the final run to give EA a 10-0 win.

The Cougars next game will be Friday at South Choctaw Academy. The game will begin at 4 p.m.