ECHS falls to Neal, 13-2
W.S. Neal jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning and never trailed from there, as the Eagles defeated Escambia County High School, 13-2, in five innings Wednesday afternoon in Atmore.
The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning, six in the third and three in the fifth. The Blue Devils scored their only two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Ricky Reed started the game for ECHS, working 2 1/3 innings and allowing seven runs (two earned) and four hits. He walked four and struck out two.
The Blue Devils came back from an early 4-0 deficit to score two runs in the bottom of the first. D’Andrez McCarthy led off with a single, and moved to second after Devon Robinson laid down a bunt for a single. McCarthy scored on an error and Robinson moved to third.
Robinson later scored on a sacrifice fly by Rashaun Flavors.
ECHS finished with three hits, all singles, by McCarthy, Robinson and Flavors.
Gaetyn Thames led off the second inning by being hit by a pitch, but W.S. Neal followed with a double play. Ricky Reed walked with two outs, but was stranded.
Lane Chavers started the game for W.S. Neal, working 3.0 innings and allowing two hits and two runs, both unearned. He struck out two and walked two. Jared Cooper and Taylor Elliott each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
For the Eagles, Malcom Hawthorn was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. Tyler Joyner was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Nick Laster scored three runs for the Eagles. Elliott and Dakota Graves each scored two runs, and Cooper, Robin Swift and Mike Williams scored one run apiece. Dalton Shell was 2-for-2, and Brandon Carmichael had two RBIs.
The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to rain.