Thursday, March 16, 2017 vs. Johnston City
The Vienna Baseball Eagles opened up the 2017 Spring season with a visit from the Indians of Johnston City.
J.C. snagged the lead in the top of the 2nd inning on an unearned run. The Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the 4th inning.
With one out, Layton Edmonds singled down the left field line and moved to second base when Christian Pearl walked.
Edmonds scored and Pearl moved to third base on a throwing error by the J.C. third basemen.
In the top of the 5th J.C. added three runs on a walk, and Eagle error and a long home-run to centerfield. The Indians would add three more runs (two unearned) in the top of the 7th inning.
The Eagles made it interesting in the bottom of the 7th inning. A pair of walks to Bryce Davis and Bradley West opened the frame.
Jakob Breeden hit a ground rule double to right center that brought home one run.
The other run scored on Edmonds’ groundout, and the Eagles drop their opener 7-3.
Christian Pearl worked into the 5th inning on the mound. He left just prior to the three run homer. Pearl’s line for the day 4 1/3 innings pitched, four hits, three runs (one earned), six strikeouts and three walks.
Layton Edmonds pitched 1 2/3 and allowed one run on three hits, he struck out two and didn’t walk a batter.
Trenton Hyde worked 2/3 of an inning and allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits, he struck out one and hit a batter.
Brennan Jacobsen got the final out of the game on a strikeout.
Edmonds led the Eagle offense, he went 2-3 with an RBI.
March 17, 2017 vs. Paducah Tighlman @ Brooks Stadium
The Eagles took to the road on Friday visiting the Tornadoes of Paducah Tighlman at Brooks Stadium.
The Eagles jumped on the Tornadoes in the top of the 1st inning.
Jakob Breeden led off with a double to left. He advanced to third base on a groundout and scored on Christian Pearl’s RBI single to right.
Paducah scored twice in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take a 2-1 lead.
The Tornadoes tacked on four unearned runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to take a commanding 6-1 lead.
Paducah would scratch out another run in the bottom of the 6th inning to provide the 7-1 final margin.
Layton Edmonds drew the start for the Eagles on the mound. He worked the first three innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits. He walked two and did not strike out a batter.
Trenton Hyde pitched two innings in relief. He allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits. He walked one and hit one while striking out one batter.
Brennan Jacobsen pitched the final inning. He allowed one run on one hit, he hit a batter and had a strikeout.
The Eagles only managed three hits (two in the first inning) off of a trio of Tornado hurlers.
The Eagle defense committed seven errors that were too much to overcome.
The Eagles travel to Eldorado on Saturday, then play at Herrin on Monday, then they host Massac County on Tuesday, and host Carterville on Thursday and Elgin Westminster on Friday.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Eagles as they close out March and look forward to April.