Eagles blanks Morgan County 16-0, Stephenson run-rules Newton 10-0

COVINGTON — Eastside’s baseball team evened their record to 3-3 with their 16-0 win over Morgan County while the Rams fell to 3-6 after getting run-ruled 10-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA play by Stephenson during Wednesday’s games.

Morgan County 0, Eastside 16

After a nonproductive first inning, the Eagles came to live in the second getting four consecutive hits before the Bulldogs (5-3) got the first out. However, the Eastside bats began to rumble again as they went through the order scoring 10 runs.

Following hits by Nick Womack, Hank Steele, Peyton Pallay and Chase Raines to start the game, Morgan County got a couple of outs before Austin Holloway got the bats going again. Womack put the Eagles up 7-0 with a base-clearing double in his second trip to the plate in the same inning. Steele reached on another single, his second of the inning, as did Pallay and Raines. Before Morgan County could ended the inning, the Eagles jumped out to a 10-0 lead.

The Bulldogs tried to generate some offense against Eastside pitcher Josh Sims in the top of the third after runners got on base as a result of an error and a walk. But the freshman pitcher did not let the pressure get to him as he retired the heart of the order. Sims finished the night striking out two batters while giving up one hit, two walks and hitting one batsman in three innings of work.

The Eagles started the third inning with an Austin Kerbow single before the Morgan County pitcher loaded the bases for Womack with a pair of walks. Womack took advantage of the situation with a hit where he got his fifth RBI of the game. Steele, who also went 3-for-3, plated Womack making it 14-0. A pair of errors allowed Steele and Raines to cross the plate forcing the mercy-rule to be called.

“We had good production from the bottom of our lineup” Eastside head coach Jon Ayres said. “Anytime you put up twelve hits in a ball game the results are going to be positive and I liked what I saw (Wednesday) night.”

Stephenson 10, Newton 0

Errors hurt Newton’s (3-6, 0-1) chances of getting back on the right track after losing four of their last five games as the Jaguars made them pay for their mistakes with only four of Stephenson’s runs being earned.

The Jaguars jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning with two runs crossing on an error while the third coming after a wild pitch. Stephenson added to more two runs to their tally in the second and fifth inning. Of the four runs, one was after an error while another occuring because of a wild pitch. The Jaguars scored thir final runs of the game in the top of the sixth with two runs, one on a passed ball.

The Rams had their chance to stave off being run-ruled as they left five runners stranded including two in scoring position.

Newton finished the game with six hits while Stephenson had nine hits with the Rams committing four errors.