PHS boys, girls beat McKenzie Tuesday

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pleasant Home’s Jordan McGhee connects with the ball during Monday night’s 11-4 win over Andalusia at the Dwight Mikel Athletic Complex. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Pleasant Home’s baseball team got its first area win on Tuesday night as the Eagles edged McKenzie 7-6 at PHS.

The Eagles scored two runs in the third after trailing 3-0 early, tied the game up in the fourth, and faced adversity again later on when MHS tied the game at 6-6 in the seventh.

Pleasant Home’s Forrest Greathouse then nailed the game-winning RBI single to help lift the Eagles to the win.

Adjacent to the baseball field, Pleasant Home’s softball team swept MCHS in softball action, claiming a 14-4 varsity win and then a 15-0 junior varsity win.

Pleasant Home boys 7, McKenzie boys 6

The Eagles added two runs in the fifth to lead 5-3, and one run in the sixth.

McKenzie scored three runs in the top of the seventh before Greathouse’s RBI single.

“McKenzie is a much-improved team that gave us all we could handle,” PHS coach Cody McCain said. “I was happy our guys kept their composure and battled back.

“We can’t keep digging ourselves holes early,” he said.

Hunter Weaver got the win for the Eagles on the mound

Hunter Greathouse was 3-for-4 with two doubles.

Pleasant Home girls 14, McKenzie girls 4

Pleasant Home’s Ashley Copeland pitched 4.2 innings and struck out eight to help lead the Lady Eagles to the 10-run win over the Lady Tigers.

PHS scored four runs in the first inning, four runs in the second, three runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth inning.

McKenzie added one run in the fourth and three runs in the fifth.

“We did well,” PHS coach Bradley Stephens said. “McKenzie, they’re getting better. Every time we play them, they get better. Those girls fight hard. They don’t have any give-up.”

Helena Weaver came in to close the game out for Copeland.

Caitlin Jernigan was 3-for-4; Emily Byrd was 3-for-3 with two singles and a double; and Copeland was 1-for-3 with a double.

The Eagles will play McKenzie tomorrow at MHS, while the Lady Eagles will visit Geneva.