Purdy Eagles remain perfect

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Collecting a hit Democrat Photo/Stacy Stevenson Purdy Reese Stevenson collects a hit during the Eagles 11-1 victory over Lamar on Monday.

The Purdy Eagles improved to 2-0 on the young baseball season with an 11-1 victory over Lamar in six innings Monday.

"We played error-free baseball and hit the ball well," said Purdy coach Josh Hughes. "Reese (Stevenson gave us another good pitching performance. If we can do that every night, we give ourselves a chance to win."

Stevenson (2-0) pitched a complete game for the victory. Stevenson struck out 12, and allowed two hits and one earned run. Stevenson struck out seven of the last nine batters he faced.

Drew Williams and Keevin Walker each had two hits, and Williams, Stevenson and Cody Hall each had two RBI's.

The Eagles were opportunistic on the bases, stealing 12 bags in 13 attempts.

Purdy led 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, before exploding for eight runs.

Stevenson walked to start the inning and then moved to second on Walker's sacrifice bunt. Hall drove in Stevenson on a sacrifice fly to give the Eagles a 4-1 lead with two outs in the inning. Ten straight Purdy players reached home safely as the Eagles plated seven more runs in the inning.

"I liked our hustle and effort." said Hughes. "We need to cut down on our strikeouts and put the ball in play more. I also would like to see more fire early on in the games. It was a good win."

Purdy will host Diamond this Thursday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

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