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AISA Playoffs: Cougars to play South Choctaw Friday

Escambia Academy split with Sparta on April 13, and secured a playoff spot in the 2021 AISA Class 2A state playoffs.

The Cougars defeated SA 13-0 in the first game, but lost 11-8 in the nightcap.

Parker Robinson pitched a no hitter in the opening game, striking our five and walking two in 5.0 innings.

Landon Sims went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead EA. Randal Bonds went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Jacob Lee earned the loss in game two. He allowed seven walks and seven runs.

Kanye Hooks went 2-for-3.

EA advances to the first round, where it’ll play South Choctaw in Toxey this Fri., April 23.

“We just need to play sound baseball,” EA baseball coach Mike Sims said. “It’s been a couple of weeks since we have played well. We need to get hot hitting at th eright time, and that is now during playoff baseball.”

Additionally, the Lady Cougars’ softball team is slated to play SCA as well.