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Arrows pierce Eagles, 8-5

Errors and passed ball combined with some well placed hits by the Lavaca Arrows found the Eagle baseball team in the hole rather quickly. A hole that the Eagles would not be able to dig themselves out of despite three runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.

Throughout the game, the Eagles committed eight errors. Coincidentally, the Arrows scored eight runs in the game and handed the Eagles an 8–5 loss.

Paris had runners on in the top of the first but could not get them to the plate. Lavaca, however, took advantage of a couple errors and stole two bases to score the first run of the game and take a 1–0 lead after one inning of play.

A hit batter, an error, and a single in the bottom of the third began a three run inning for the Arrows. In addition to the first three batters reaching, the Arrows picked up a couple singles and took advantage of a wild pitch to plate three runners and take a 4–0 lead.

Paris got two quick outs in the top of the third but then fell victim to more errors as the Arrows sent their players around the bases to score one more run and move their lead up to 5–0.

Three straight singles in the bottom of the fourth enabled the Arrows to push their lead to 6–0 before the Eagle defense could get the third out of the inning.

Trey Dewitt reached on a one out error to get things started for the Eagles in the top of the fifth inning. McClure followed with a walk and Dewitt then advanced to third on an error. Nehus ripped a long fly ball home run to left for three RBI and to cut Lavaca’s lead to only three with a score of 6–3.

An error by the Eagle first baseman to begin the bottom of the sixth led to two more runs for the Arrows as Graham ripped a home run over the right field fence to bring the score to 8–3.

Nehus drew a one out walk in the top of the seventh and advanced to second on Hampton’s single. Guaderrama then doubled to score Nehus and put runners in scoring position for Buchanan. Buchanan grounded out to the pitcher but Hampton scored and the Eagles still had a runner in scoring position. Unfortunately Trusty could not keep the Eagles’ going as he grounded out to end the game with the Eagles trailing 8–5.

Paris 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5

Lavaca 1 3 1 1 0 2 x 8

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