EA earns split

Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Escambia Academy Lady Cougars split two games last week, beating East Hill Christian Academy in Pensacola Friday after losing Thursday at Wilcox Academy.

Autumn Corley and Sydney McGhee combined to give up no runs in the five inning game. Corley got the win after the Lady Cougars scored six runs in the first inning in the makeup game.

Chelsea Ramer went three-for-three with three runs while McGhee went two-for-four with three runs.

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Hannah Fountain went two-for-three with a triple and three runs in the win.

EA mounted a fierce comeback Thursday against Wilcox Academy, but couldn’t overcome early mistakes in the 10-8 loss.

The Lady Cougars trailed 8-1 after three innings, but started to come back in the fourth, cutting the deficit to 8-5, but falling behind 10-8 in the fifth. Wilcox was able to score three runs in the first inning and five runs in the second.

Two errors in the second inning helped Wilcox increase its lead, said EA coach David Williams.

“If you take out those two errors we win that ballgame,” he said.

The Lady Cougars started to come back in the fourth with stolen bases and some help from the Wilcox defense, Williams said. An error led to two runs.

“A throw to first went into the outfield,” Williams said. “We got a couple of hits and stole some bases.”

Allie Brooks got the start for the Lady Cougars and pitched four innings. Corley pitched three innings in relief. Together they had three strikeouts and gave up six hits.

Ramer went two-for-four with two runs and five RBIs. Fountain went two-for-four with two runs scored and McGhee went one-for-four with two RBIs and one run scored.

EA moves to 4-3 on the year and will play its first home game of the season Saturday at 1 p.m. against Central Christian.