Area Baseball Round-up

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Eagles start hot

The Purdy Eagles started their season off in fine form, winning three of their first four games. In their first contest, Purdy took a 6-6 game into the eighth inning before scoring the winning run. Chris Bennett, who missed the first part of the game because of a doctor's appointment, got back just in time to hit a home-run and collect three RBI, the last of which won the game. Corey Moller, Purdy's starting pitcher, struck out 11 batters, and Spencer Terry earned the win in relief. The Eagles' second game was the only downer of the week. Despite having an early lead, the Bulldogs of Blue Eye came back and won 8-4. Derek Dailey had a three-run home run in the game for Purdy.

Purdy played Diamond (0-2) last Thursday, and in a game of offense, had just enough to edge the Wildcats 17-13. The Eagles were led by Ryan Veith, who went four-for-five at the dish, piling up four RBI. Corey Moller won the game in relief.

In Purdy's final game of the week, the squad hosted East Newton (1-4). The visitors held close, but Purdy blasted in three runs in the sixth inning and won 6-3. Mason Roller did well in the contest, hitting three-for-three with four RBI. The Eagles are now 3-1.

The Eagles baseball squad is coached by Joshua Hughes.

Bulldogs drop nailbiter

Wheaton pitcher, Craig Davidson, allowed only three hits in the contest, but one came back to bite him as the ball went over the fence and allowed for the only two runs Jasper would need for a 2-1 win. Davidson also struck out 10 batters in the loss for Wheaton.

Baseball coahes are encouraged to send results from games to the Cassville Democrat each week for inclusion in the weekly baseball round-up. For more information, call 847-2610.

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