PHS Eagles win by 10
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003
It looked like the Pleasant Home School baseball team was about to record an easy win against the visiting Kinston Bulldogs on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs, however, did not go without a fight battling back from a 7-1 deficit to get within one run of the Eagles at 7-6 going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Eagles responded with an offensive of their own and scored nine unanswered runs for a 16-6 win in six innings via the mercy rule.
Kinston went on top 1-0 in the top of the first inning on a solo home run.
The Eagles responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning when Scotty McCraney, Troy Turman and Daniel Barrow scored. Scotty McCraney reached on a double and scored on an RBI-single by Turman. Barrow followed with an RBI-double to plate Turman. Barrow scored later in the inning on a ground out by Brent Carter.
The Eagles added a run in the bottom of the third inning when Chris "Tank" Huckabaa reached on a double and scored on Carter's RBI-single.
Three more runs came home to roost for the Eagles in the fourth inning when Miles Nichols, Issac Edgar and Turman scored. Barrow got down a bunt on a squeeze play and two runs scored.
Kinston came out in the top of the fifth and scored five runs to get within one run of Pleasant Home at 7-6.
Brad Sanders, Heath Rolling, Scotty McCraney and Turman each scored in the bottom of the fifth for an 11-6 lead.
The Eagles finished the deal in the bottom of the sixth inning when Carter, Tyler Lawson, Sanders, Rolling and Turman scored. Carter scored on a balk. Sanders scored on an RBI-single by Rolling. Rolling scored when Scotty McCraney grounded out. Turman reached on a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on another wild pitch to end the game.
The Eagles play again Friday when they host Samson at 4 p.m.