Eagles Split Doubleheader At East Mississippi

Eagles Split Doubleheader At East Mississippi

The Meridian Community College Eagles went on the road to Scooba for a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles won game one 23-3 and dropped game two 7-4.

The Eagles got off to a quick start in game one scoring four runs in the top of the first. Markarius Lee took advantage of a couple of Lion errors to come around and score the Eagles first run of the game. Keegan Westbrook drove in two runs on a single to put the Eagles up 3-0. Jean Torres followed with a single to make it 4-0.

The Eagles added a run in the second to make it 5-0. Lee got the inning started with a leadoff double and came around to score after three Eagles were walked. The Lions picked up a run in the bottom of the third to cut the Eagles lead to 5-1. The Eagles would respond in a big way in the fourth. The big shot of the inning came from Keegan Westbrook. He hit a three-run homer over the center field fence to push the Eagles lead to 9-1. Before the top of the fourth had come to an end the Eagles added five more to take a 14-1 lead.

The Eagles continued to pile on runs in the fifth. The Eagles added nine in the fifth to take a 23-3 lead into the bottom of the fifth. Jeffrey Griffin came in to pitch for the Eagles and held the Lions scoreless in the fifth to finish out the 23-3 victory.

Westbrook led the Eagles offensively on the day. He drove in seven runs to pace the Eagles.

Luke Wallner was the winning pitcher for the Eagles. He allowed six hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five.

The Lions jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game two. The lead was short-lived as the Eagles responded in the third. Lee picked up an infield single and then stole second to give the Eagles a runner in scoring position. He came in to tie the game on a single off the bat of Mack Pickering.

The Lions would retake the lead in the third courtesy of a two-run homer to go ahead 3-1. The Lions added two more in the fourth and fifth to stretch the lead to 7-1.

The Eagles cut into the deficit in the sixth. Garner led off the inning with a triple and came around to score on a double from Donovan Shows. Banks Tolley then drove in Shows to make it 7-3. The Eagles would score another to make it 7-4. The Eagles were unable to get any closer and fell by the score of 7-4.

With the doubleheader split, the Eagles are now 24-12 overall and 13-9 in MACJC play. The Eagles will be back in action Saturday, April 27 as they travel to Ellisville to take on Jones College. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2:00.