Baseball Loses in Ninth Inning to App State
Wes Hobson led off the ninth with a single off Blake Nation (Brooks/Starr’s Mill). Rand Smith hit a potential double play ball but the relay throw to first sailed past Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) and Smith advanced to second. A pinch-hit double by Andrew Franco and RBI single from Adam Beasley proved to be the difference.
Hobson started the scoring with a 2-run homer in the second inning. In the third Kyle Kamppi (Savannah/Benedictine Military) made quick work of the Mountaineers throwing just six pitches.
GS got on the board in its half. Jeremy Beckham (Griffin/Griffin) lined a single up the middle. He stole second then advanced to third on Wright’s flyball to the warning track. Porter lined a two-out double down the left field line to bring home Beckham.
The Mountaineers (17-19, 2-9) added a sacrifice fly in the fourth for a 3-1 lead. During the fifth A.J. Wirnsberger (
Shehan and Benedict hit back-to-back doubles to start the sixth, tying the score at 3-all.
Kamppi struck out a career-high seven batters in a career-long six innings pitched. He allowed three runs on six hits and did not walk a batter. Tony Chisman (Conyers/Salem) pitched two hitless innings, striking out three. Nation (1-3) suffered the loss.
Porter tallied three hits and Shehan added two as both teams finished with nine hits.
Sherrill (1-2) gave up the one hit in two innings. Aubrey Edens allowed three runs on six hits in five innings, striking out six. Hobson had three hits and two RBI.
The Eagles will go for the series win Sunday afternoon (April 13), first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Saturday, 12 April 2008 00:08