Blue Eagles Defeat Park And Tyler; Fall To Jets
The Eagles Justin “Tank” Fox scattered four hits and struck out five batters, while belting a single and a home run, en route to a 4-0 shutout victory over Wheeling Park May 4 at Mullett Field in New Martinsville.
Seth Pay doubled in a run, while Chuckie McElaney added an RBI single to help win the Eagles’ 18th game of the season, while halting Wheeling Park’s four-game winning streak.
The Blue Eagle bats continued to pound the ball as they smacked 10 hits, including four doubles, to power them to a convincing 10-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated May 5 at Mullett Field.
While the Eagle bats were destroying Silver Knight pitching, the Big Blue hurler, Kyle Elliott, quickly laid the Knights to rest on a two-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking one to gain the nod from the mound.
Mason Rine led the way with a pair of RBI singles, while Elliott helped himself out at the plate with a single and a double. He also knocked in a base runner. Pay, Fox and Andrew Goddard each smacked doubles, while Landon Herrick and Bentley Knight each added singles.
The Union Local Jets scored seven runs in the last two innings to rally past Magnolia, en route to a 8-7 victory at Mullett Field May 6.
After a scoreless first inning, the Blue Eagle bats came to life as Traeh Keller reached first on a Union Local error and moved to third on a Goddard single. Keller came home on a single by Herrick and Goddard scored on a suicide squeeze by Jayson Keller.
After holding the Jets scoreless in the third, Magnolia picked up another pair of runs when Elliott reached on a error. Fox singled and Traeh Keller knocked in both Elliott and Fox in with a single.
Neither team scored in the fourth, but the Jets picked up a run in the top half of the fifth and Magnolia matched that with a Fox solo home run. In the next two frames, the Jets scored seven runs to take an 8-5 lead heading into the bottom half of the seventh.
Fox drilled his second solo home run to narrow the gap to two runs. After a Rine walk, the Eagles made two quick outs before Goddard knocked in Rine with a single. However, that’s as far as the Eagles got.
It was the fifth straight victory Union Local had over Magnolia since Mark Cisar started coaching there.
It was the Eagles’ fifth loss of the season, with four of the losses being one-run games.