Eagles lose doubleheader against Blue Mountain
The Williams Baptist baseball team fell in both games of the doubleheader against Blue Mountain on Friday afternoon, 6-3 and 6-2.
In game one, Blue Mountain went ahead 3-0 in the top of the third. The Eagles were able to get a run back in the bottom of the fourth after Brody Ninemire (SR/Viola, Ark.) singled to left. Andrew Radcliff (JR/Corning, Ark.) was brought in as a courtesy runner for the catcher and he came around to score on Brady Smith (SO/Cave City, Ark.)’s fielder’s choice. The Rams would push their lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, but the Eagles would get those run right back in the bottom half of the inning as Seth Gage (FR/Jonesboro, Ark.) led off the inning with a solo homerun over the right field fence. Then Trent Pobst (SR/Scott City, Mo.) singled to center, stole second and third, and scored on a wild throw by the catcher. The Eagles loaded up the bases in the bottom of the sixth with no outs with the heart of their lineup coming up, but Palmer Campbell (SO/New Madrid, Mo.) grounded into a 6-3 double play and on the same play Brady Smith was tagged out 3-6 to give Blue Mountain a triple play to end the threat.
Pobst went 3-3 to lead the team, while Smith and Gage both tabbed an RBI in the game.
Hunter Taylor (SO/Wynne, Ark.) pitched a complete game for the Eagles, giving up six runs off ten hits, while walking one and striking out two.
The Rams jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second, but the Eagles were able to get one run back in the home half of the inning when Chas Bell (FR/Southaven, Miss.) came around to score on Gage’s sac fly to center. The Eagles would tack on another run in the bottom of the fifth when Pobst scored off Ninemire’s single to down the left field line.
Ninemire went 2-3 with one RBI to lead the team.
Brennan White (SR/Fredericktown, Mo.) pitched a complete game for the Eagles, giving up five earned runs off nine hits and striking out seven.