Evangel baseball gets extra-inning win at Byrd

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Evangel Christian Academy scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to defeat Byrd 6-4 Monday night at Byrd’s baseball field.

The Eagles (7-2) took advantage of a couple of Yellow Jacket errors and a wild pitch in the eighth inning to score their two runs. Eli Sheen reached on an error and ended up scoring on an error to give ECA a 5-4 lead. Ty Hinton, who reached on a hit-by-pitch, scored the second run on a wild pitch.

Caleb Lenard got the win for the Eagles by working 1 1/3 inning, giving up two runs on two hits. He walked two and struck out two. Reid Wilson pitched a perfect eighth inning to get the save.

Evangel took a 4-0 lead into the sixth inning as Jayce Gill pitched the first 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and two unearned runs.

The Eagles got one run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Isaac Erickson. They followed that up with three more runs in the second inning as Peyton Fulghum doubled in a run for a 2-0 lead. Erickson walked with the bases loaded to score the third ECA run and Fulghum made it 4-0 when he came home on a wild pitch.

Byrd came back with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. Brooks Brossette singled and later scored on an error for the Jackets’ first run. Connor Pierce then singled in David Favrot, who had reached on an error, to draw Byrd within 4-2.

The Yellow Jackets tied the game in the seventh as Brossette singled in Lake Lambert and later scored on an error to make it 4-4 and force extra innings.

Fulghum and Brock Reedy both had a pair of hits for Evangel.

Brossette and Pierce both had two hits for Byrd, now 4-4.

SOFTBALL

CAPTAIN SHREVE 10, PARKWAY 0: Mikel-Ann Ricardo tossed a 2-hit shutout in six innings, striking out 12 for the Lady Gators. Leadoff hitter Aubry Townsend was 3-for-3 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Morgan Cyphers and Kayla Curris were both 2-for-3 with an RBI and Currie scored twice. Elexa Beaudoin had a double in two at bats for CS, now 5-3.

HAUGHTON 10, D’ARBONNE WOODS 0: Macey Schut and Dixie Williams combined to shut down the Timberwolves on two hits to lead the Lady Bucs to the non-district win. Schut started and worked the first four innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. Williams had a strikeout in her one inning in the circle. Sara White was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs, Ariana Matthews was 2-for-2, Laney Dobrow 2-for-3 with a double and Averi Phillips had a double and 2 RBIs for the Lady Bucs, who evened their record at 5-5.

STANLEY 12, AIRLINE 8: The Lady Vikings hit four home runs in the loss, led by Jina Baffuto’s two long balls in four at bats. Natalie Sutton hit one and went 3-for-4. Paris Endris also homered.

ANACOCO 20, EVANGEL 3: The Eagles fell despite getting home runs from Haven Brooks and Gabbi Olague. Rachel Turnbow had a single and double in three at bats and Jordan Miller was 2-for-2. ECA is now 2-5 on the season.