EA closes season with win at Jackson

Published 12:27 pm Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Escambia Academy Cougars closed out there season with a 14-7 win on Tuesday afternoon defeating the Jackson Academy Eagles in Jackson.

The Cougars found an offensive rhythm at the plate in the first inning and continued that rhythm throughout the game scoring at least one run in the first six innings to come up with the victory.

In the top of the first, the Cougars struck first with two runs as Jarrett Hadley (2-for-5, 2R) and Chason Roley (3-for-5, 4R) led off the game by crossing home plate.

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The Eagles responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first with Chancey and Ramey scoring to tie the game.

Escambia Academy grabbed the lead again in the top of the second putting one more run on the board with Michael Thompson (0-for-4, R) reaching base on a walk and scoring on sacrifice by Clayton Dyess (2-for-4, R) to give the Cougars a 3-2 lead.

After holding the Eagles scoreless in the bottom of the second, the Cougars increased their lead to two runs as Ryan Linam (1-for-3, R) scored on a single ripped by Dyess in the third inning.

Jackson took a brief lead in the bottom of the third inning with three runs crossing the plate as McIntyre, Carpenter and McIntyre all scored putting the Eagles on top 5-4.

The Cougars responed with a five-run fourth inning with Roley, Reid Bell (1-for-4, R), Hunter Bates (1-for-3, 2R), Brian Ross (1-for-3, R) and Linam each scoring a run to give EA an 9-5 advantage.

In the bottom of the inning,the Eagles cut the Cougars’ lead to three runs as Donald made it across home plate.

The Cougars were able to put the game away with one run in fifth inning with Roley scoring his third run of the game and four more runs in the sixth inning as Dyess, Hadley, Roley and Bates all made it around the basepath to give EA a 14-6 lead.

The Eagles added one final run in the bottom of the sixth with Allen scoring, but they were unable to overcome the deficit giving EA the win.

Escambia Academy pitcher Reid Bell fires a pitch during a game earlier this season.|Photo by AJ Beachy