Knights pummel Eagles

Published 9:19 pm Friday, April 3, 2009

The Fort Dale Eagles got a rude welcome back from spring break from the Macon-East Warriors with a 12-1 loss on Wednesday.

Defensive errors and mental lapses proved to be the Eagles’ undoing.

“We had a lot of errors,” said head coach Josh Beverly. “I thought we had turned the corner on that problem.”

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The Knights pulled out to an early lead despite not getting a hit until midway through the game, and MEMA scored runs in a variety of different ways, including a steal of home and a balk.

“We got good pitching from Aaron Callen, but we were inventing ways to bring people home,” Beverly said. “We haven’t played in a week and a half, but that’s no excuse.”

Fort Dale’s lone run came from Todd Burkett in the top of the sixth inning, when he led off the inning with a blast over the center field wall.

Despite the tough loss, Fort Dale has a shot at picking up another region win today against Lee-Scott.

“Lee-Scott is another team that you can’t give runs to,” Beverly said.

Fort Dale won the first meeting between the two teams, and the Eagles need to beat the Warriors again to take another step toward the playoffs.

“We’ve lost to Macon-East and Glenwood twice, but we still control our destiny in the playoffs,” Beverly said.

The game against Lee-Scott was scheduled for Thursday, but due to rain, it was rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. today.