Eagles fall in baseball sectional

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Loss snaps 23-game win streak for Purdy

Monday was a forgettable day, as area baseball teams dodged rain drops and storms in sectional games.

The weather could have served as a harbinger of things to come, as Purdy saw its diamond season end.

The Eagles (24-2) had a 23-game win streak snapped by Seymour, 3-2.

Purdy surrendered a pair of runs to the Tigers in the first inning, with Carson Sturdafant collecting and RBI double and Nathaniel Hosiner executing a perfect safety squeeze bunt to bring home the second run.

The Eagles managed to put some things together in the third inning, with Carl Hughlett scoring on an Andres Aldaba double. Clay Henderson drove in Aldaba with a clutch two-out single.

However, that would be all the offense they could muster.

Purdy batters managed just three hits against the Tigers’ pitchers and struck out 11 times in 23 official at-bats.

Zane Brown took the hard-luck loss for Purdy.

He allowed four hits, and 2 earned runs and struck out six.

The sixth inning proved to be the difference in the game.

In the top of the sixth, Andrew Martinez and Oseil Aldava each walked, but the Eagles were unable to get the clutch hit with the final two outs of the inning being record via the strike out.

In the home half of the sixth, Truman Hosiner hit a one-single and stole second.

With two outs, his brother Nathaniel Hosiner doubled down the left field line to drive in what proved to be the game-winning run.

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