Two-out single sinks Eagles

Published 1:41 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fort Dale Academy was one out away from ending a five-game skid.

Instead, a two-out single by Lee-Scott Academy’s Garrett Truett plated two runs to give the Warriors (14-5) an 8-7 win and extended the Eagles’ skid six games.

“The kid from Lee-Scott did a great job of hitting a good pitch,” Fort Dale head coach Josh Beverly said. “We had two outs and a strike on him and he made a great swing.”

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Despite the loss, Beverly saw plenty of positives.

“We played like a baseball team for the first time in a week,” he said. “I was proud of the effort, and we have to get that every single time we step between the lines.”

Beverly credited Fort Dale starter Cade Tillery with giving the Eagles (3-9) a chance to win the game.

“He left it all on the mound and battled for seven innings,” Beverly said.

Tillery eventually gave way to Chip Taylor who closed out the game.

The Eagles’ coach was also pleased with what he saw from his team’s offense.

“We had nine or 10 solid hits, which was an enjoyable change from last week,” he said.

Fort Dale will be back in action Friday when it plays host to Evangel. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Lady Warriors top Lady Eagles

Katie Poole was 3-for-3 to lead Lee-Scott to a 5-1 win over Fort Dale on Tuesday.

Rachael Barefield earned the win on the mound, while Carolina Holder had a triple and Morgan Whitman had a double for the Lady Warriors (10-7, 5-2).

No stats for Fort Dale were available.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action March 30 when they hit the road for a doubleheader with Springwood. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.