Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Eagles Baseball Struggles

Freshman Christian Pearl takes to the mound in his first home varsity pitching appearance Tuesday.
Photo by Lucas Wright

April 16, 2014 @ Carrier Mills

The Eagles road woes continued last Wednesday with an uninspiring effort vs. the Wildcats.

The Eagles started out on the right foot picking up a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on a pair of walks and a two-run single by Jarrod Wiggs.  The fun didn’t last for long as Carrier Mills came back and scored five runs before anyone was out in the bottom of the frame.  Two walks, two errors and two hits accounted for the runs for the Wildcats.

The Cats would add five more runs in the next two innings courtesy of three more walks, two hit batsmen, three Eagle errors and three hits.  The Eagles scored single runs in the 3rd  and 4th innings on a Lane Wright sacrifice fly and a Christian Dahncke RBI single.

The Eagles rallied for three runs in the top of the 5th inning.  Austin Krelo led off with a single and advanced to second base on a Wright walk.  Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, and both scored on a Quinnton Bent two-run single.  Bent stole second base, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a Ryan Bradley sacrifice fly.

Carrier Mills scored in the bottom of the 5th on a long home-run to extend the lead to 11-7.  The Eagles got the first two runners on in the 6th inning but were unable to score thanks to a great play by the Wildcat centerfielder that led to a double play and the rally fell short as the Eagles went down in order in the 7th inning. Wiggs took the loss on the mound. He worked three innings allowing ten runs (four earned) on five hits, he walked four and struck out four.  Tylour Daubert worked three innings in relief and allowed just the one run, he also struck out four and walked four.  Dahncke, Bent and Bradley each had two hits for the Eagle offense that outhit the Wildcats ten to seven.

April 17, 2014 @ Chester

BDC play continued on Thursday with a trip to Chester to take on the Yellowjackets.

The Eagles continued the pattern of burying themselves early.  An error and a pair of walks led to two Chester runs in the first inning.

The Eagles came back to take the lead in the top of the 3rd inning.  Quinnton Bent led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch.  Ryan Bradley singled Bent to third base.  Dylan Graves and Blake Crain had back-to-back RBI singles.  Graves scored on an RBI ground out and the Eagles had their only lead of the game.  More Eagle charity led to four Chester runs in the bottom of the inning.  Two Eagle errors, four walks and a pair of hit batsmen sprinkled with a couple hits put the Eagles down 7-3.

The Eagles cut the lead to 7-4 in the top of the 5th inning on a Jarrod Wiggs RBI single.  Chester scored two in the bottom of the 6th and held a 9-4 lead in the final inning.

In the Eagle 7th inning with one out, Austin Krelo doubled and Lane Wright walked.  Bent delivered an RBI single.  After an Eagle groundout, and a pair of walks by Graves and Crain to force in a run, Tylour Daubert delivered a game-tying three run double to left field to knot the score at 9-9.

Neither team would score in the 8th or 9th inning.  An error, a walk and a wild pitch in the 10th inning led to Chester snatching the 10-9 victory. Christian Dahncke worked a wild five innings allowing seven runs (three earned) on four hits, he walked seven and didn’t strike out a batter.  Christian Pearl worked one inning allowing a pair of runs on two hits.  Dylan Graves worked three scoreless innings of relief, and Krelo worked the final frame without retiring a batter to earn the loss.  Once again the Eagles outhit their opponent thirteen to ten, but couldn’t get out of the hole they had dug themselves.  Graves and Bent had three hits apiece to pace the attack.

April 21, 2014 vs. St. Mary’s

The Vikings from St. Mary’s came to Vienna on Monday and walloped the Eagles.

The Vikings went down in order in the 1st inning and the Eagles loaded the bases before lining into a double play to end the inning.

The Vikings scored nine times in the second inning and eight times in the third inning to take a 17-0 lead in to the bottom of the third.

The Eagles found their way onto the scoreboard in the third inning.  Dylan Graves had a one out single and advanced to second base after a Blake Crain walk.  Jarrod Wiggs delivered an RBI single.  Wiggs and Crain scored on Christian Dahncke’s two-run double.

The Eagles would add five more in the 4th inning.  Austin Krelo singled to lead off the frame and advanced to second base one out later on a Jamee Cole single.  Three consecutive walks to Graves, Crain and Wiggs forced in a pair of runs and Graves took home on a wild pitch.  Another walk, and a two-run double from Quinnton Bent cut the deficit to 17-8.

The Vikings scored another pair of runs in the top of the 5th to extend the lead to 19-8. Christian Pearl led off the Eagle 5th inning with a single to left field.  He scored when Graves smacked a long home-run to left field to make the score 19-10.

St. Mary’s scored in the top of the 6th, and the Eagles managed a base-runner in the bottom of the frame via error, but three groundouts later the final score was 20-10.  Lane Wright worked into the second inning on the mound before giving way to Pearl.  He was touched up by a good hitting Vikings ballclub.  Ryan Bradley came on in the 4th inning and was fairly effective allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits, he walked two and struck out five.

The Eagles drop their record to 4-8 and look to a favorable schedule the rest of the week to get back on track.

They host Cobden on Wednesday, travel to Elverado on Thursday and host Eldorado on Friday in a makeup game from last week. Road Trips to Pope and Hardin County next Tuesday and Wednesday are also scheduled.