Purdy baseball Eagles handle the Tigers 13-3

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Great save Democrat Photo/Jared Lankford Purdy's Reese Stevenson jumps to save a ball that was thrown high during Friday's baseball game against Exeter. The Eagles won the Ozark 7 match-up 13-3.

The Purdy Eagles baseball team picked up a 13-3 victory over the Exeter Tigers on Friday.

Purdy scored two runs in the top of the first and never trailed in the contest. The Eagles were deuces wild, scoring two runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings and three runs in the fifth inning.

"Kevin (Miller) pitched a great game," said Purdy Head Coach Joshua Hughes. "He was able to get out of trouble early in the game when our offense was struggling."

Miller pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs and striking out seven.

"I was really pleased with our effort," said Hughes. "We committed three errors, which we have got to eliminate. Teams have to play clean baseball to be successful.

"This win puts us where we wanted to be this season with a chance for a conference title," added Hughes. "We know Wheaton will be tough to handle. We just need to execute and play our game."

Purdy will play Wheaton for the Ozark 7 Conference title today (Wednesday). First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.

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