- Published on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:27
- Written by Super User
• 2/27 – Ashley 4 West Carteret 3 - The Screaming Eagles baseball team traveled to Morehead City on Thursday, looking to start the season on a high note. On a cold, windy day, we sent our starting catcher, Cully Crott, to the mound, for his first varsity start. Cully did an outstanding job, throwing 5+ innings, followed in relief by junior Donovan Francis. We struck first in the 3rd, scratching a run across, which was promptly answered by the Patriots. With a 1-1 game, Cully hit the first Ashley homerun of the season, putting Ashley ahead 2-1. After an error, a walk, and a double by West to gain a 3-2 advantage, Donovan entered the game and got out of a jam. We then quickly loaded the bases in the top of the 7th, with an error, and 2 walks. Dakota Perryman then tied the game with a sac fly to left, followed by a sac fly off the bat of William Noxon for the go-ahead run. Donovan avoided slight trouble in the bottom of the 7th to pick up the win for the Screaming Eagles. Cully paced the bats with a double and a homerun, Shane Shepard added a double, and Donovan contributed as well, with the first triple of the season. Our record now stands at 1-0 on the young season.
• 2/28 – Ashley 4 Pender 0 - The Ashley baseball team was back at it again tonight in some frigid weather for our first home game against Pender HS. Noah Borntrager got the nod on the bump tonight, and was very effective for 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit, a single in the 2nd inning.
The Eagles struck first in the opening inning, as Cole Slocum scored on an RBI double off the bat of Donovan Francis. That was all the run support we would need, as Noah dominated on the mound, and was relieved by sophomore Trevor Price, who finished out the game.
Donovan went 2-3 for the Eagles, and had the only extra base hit in the game. Cole Slocum, Dakota Perryman and Jesse Goyne also added singles. The Eagles are now 2-0 after this 4-0 win.