Eagles and Lady Eagles host double-header
The weather was kind to Fort Dale Academy on Saturday, as they hosted Faith Academy for a double-header, falling after two games in both baseball and softball.
One could certainly find no falsehood to the explanation that every area team's coach has offered for the season thus far-when the teams are having difficulties meeting the scheduled games, they are having more trouble getting practice time in.
With record rainfall amounts having been recorded already this year, one does not wonder any less about when the teams will be able to play their complete number of games, in time for school closings.
Starting promptly at 1 p.m. Saturday, both the Eagles and their female counterparts, the Lady Eagles began game play against Faith Academy, at Beeland Park.
In game one for the girls, the Lady Eagles saw difficulty getting past the pitcher for the Lady Rams. While Faith scored 10 runs in the first inning, FDA was quickly wiped out, one-two-three at the plate.
The Lady Rams scored five runs in the second and the Lady Eagles were again only able to send three batters to the plate,
Things looked a little better matched in the third inning. At the top, Faith only scored one run for seven batters. This was countered in the bottom of the third by three runs for the Lady Eagles, one each from Hope Gibson, Lacey Adams and Stephanie "Lou" Townes, making the score 16-3 Faith.
Faith put the icing on the cake in the fourth inning, when they scored another four runs; FDA only managed to make two runs, one each from Hannah Tilley and lacey Adams.
Neither team scored a run in the fifth, and the game was called by "10-point-lead" rule with a final score of Faith 20, Fort Dale 5.
In game two, while the Lady Eagles only allowed one run to score in the first inning, they countered themselves by coming out with determination, scoring four runs in the first four batters.
Lacey Adams, Tyler Shipp, Lou Townes and Lisa Adkison each ran across the plate for a score.
Then, throughout the second, third, fourth and fifth innings, the Lady Rams scored eight runs, while the Lady Eagles were unsuccessful at any scoring, to make the five-inning score 9-4, Faith.
In the sixth inning, Faith scored two runs, and the Lady Eagles were only able to send three players to bat. All three were thrown out at first base on grounders.
Then in the seventh and final inning, the Lady Rams again showed some life in their play, scoring six runs.
For the Lady Eagles, Adkison again scored a run, but that made the final score 17-5 Faith.
The Lady Eagles are currently at a record of 0-10-1, with the lone tie being from the second game played against Cottage Hill, with a final score of 18-all.
The Eagles boys hosted the Rams Saturday, also at Beeland Park, and after five innings in the first game and seven in the second, they were defeated twice.
In the first inning, Faith came out with five runs, while the Eagles only sent three batters to the plate.
In the second inning, the Rams scored two runs, and the Eagles countered with two runs, made by Philpot and Till.
The Rams scored again in the third, fourth and fifth innings, making the final score 17-2.
In game number two, The Eagles made the scoreboard with runs scored by Joyner and Langston in the third inning. In a total of seven innings, the Rams of Faith Academy countered with 10 points, making the final 10-2 Faith.
This brings the Eagles' record to 0-9-1, with the tie stemming from their first game of the season against Lowndes Academy, with the final score two-all after eight innings.