By George Ulmer
Eagles clip Bulldogs in tough conference battle. In the second part of a double-header, the Purdy Eagles took on the Wheaton Bulldogs. The game was tied at four, but Purdy scored two in the sixth and won 6-4. Spencer Terry pitched all seven innings for the Eagles. He gave up four hits and three walks but struck-out eight. Mason Roller went two-for-four in the contest with an RBI. (No stats were provided for Wheaton).
Purdy plays strong in conference. The Eagles beat Jasper in resounding fashion, claiming a 8-3 non-conference win. Josh Wiseman pitched a complete game, scattering eight hits and one walk while striking out three. Ryan Veith and Chris Bennett each ended up with two hits and two RBI. " Purdy downs McAuley. Purdy played an important conference game last Tuesday, taking on McAuley and picking up the win. Roller pitched a complete game against McAuley, striking out eight in a 2-1 victory. Terry had an RBI single in the game to knock in the winning run.
Monett tournament action. The Eagles also competed in the Monett tournament this weekend. They faced their hosts first and had trouble scoring, losing 6-0. Derek Daily started for the Eagles and went the whole way. Bennett led the team offensively with a double. Next the local team took on East Newton. Purdy s bats heated up in the contest and the Eagles scored five in the first inning and went on to win 10-2. Corey Moeller started the game and went all seven innings. Roller was two-for-four in the contest with two runs and three RBI. In their last contest they faced Seneca. The game was tied at four after one inning of play, but the Eagles could not keep it up while the Indians did. Purdy lost 15-5. Roller started for the Eagles, and Terry and Bennett both had two hits. Purdy now moves to 9-5 (3-0) on the season.
Exeter takes tough loss. In a non-conference game the Tigers traveled to Chadwick. Exeter fell behind early, giving up nine runs in the second, and did not catch up, eventually losing 11-1. Trenton Vanzandt started the game for Exeter. Quintin Hove and Michael Kennedy both had hits for the Tigers.
Bulldogs can t keep Cougars down. The Wheaton Bulldogs hosted College Heights this week. The Cougars got out to a quick start, scoring five runs in the second inning, and Wheaton could not make up for it, losing 7-3. Craig Davidson had two hits in the losing effort.