Eagles flying strong

Published 12:03 am Friday, March 9, 2012

Pleasant Home’s Hunter Odom lays down a bunt Thursday at McKenzie. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Pleasant Home has gotten off to a good start in area, as the Eagles defeated McKenzie 13-6 on Thursday to end the regular season area series.

The Eagles went ahead 11-1, and the Tigers added three runs in the fifth to keep it a game.

“I think we’re swinging the bats good enough to be pretty competitive,” PHS coach Cody McCain said. “I think with the one-game type of deal — I think we’ll hit the ball good enough to be competitive.”

Jeffrey Slaughter led PHS and went 3-for-3; John Newby, Hunter Greathouse and Hunter Weaver went 2-for-4 each.

Pleasant Home scored one run in the first inning, five runs in the third inning, four runs in the fifth inning, one run in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh inning.

McKenzie scored one run in the first inning, three runs in the fifth inning and one run in the seventh inning.

PHS improves to 3-0 overall, and 2-0 in Class 1A, Area 3.

In junior varsity action, the Eagles beat the Tigers 5-3.

The Eagles will visit Opp tonight in a regular season contest. First pitch for the JV squad is at 4 p.m.