Purdy storms back to beat McAuley

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Purdy Eagles baseball team spotted the McAuley Warriors a pair of runs in the first inning then rallied for a 4-3 victory on April 16.

The Warriors' Shaw Robertson supplied the fireworks in the first inning, blasting a two-run round-tripper to lift the visitors to a quick 2-0 lead.

Purdy pitcher Cameron Terry (4-0) settled in and kept the Warriors off the scoreboard until their final at-bat when a run scored on an error.

Terry threw seven innings and allowed five hits and two earned runs. He walked three and struck out 12.

The Eagles' offense began pecking away at Robertson on the mound.

Purdy struck for a run in the second when Terry reached base with an infield single. A one-out Robby Moody double plated Terry to slice the McAuley advantage in half.

The Warriors loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fifth frame, only to watch as Terry dug deep to strike out the next two batters to end the threat.

The Eagles took the momentum and plated a pair of runners in the home half of the fifth frame, to take a 3-2 lead.

Tyler Scott drew a four-pitch walk then promptly stole second and third bases. Scott then scored on a passed ball.

This season, Purdy runners have committed 40 thefts on the base paths and have only been caught twice.

With one out, Austin Hancock was hit by a pitch. Hancock showed his appreciation for the free base by promptly stealing second. With two outs, Alex Mareth singled to left field to score Hancock and give the home team the lead.

Purdy tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Brent Cornman drew a one-out walk and scored on a two-out single from Keevin Walker.

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