Eagles Baseball with Impressive 5-0 Start!

Published on 8 March 2013 in News
Matt Selby (author)

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East Lake High School’s Varsity Baseball Team and Coaches

East Lake High School’s Varsity Baseball Team and Coaches

The 2011 Baseball Class 5A and 2012 Class 8A District champion East lake Eagles are off to a 5-0 start after blowing past top ranked Seminole. In a contest of two of the area’s best and unbeaten teams, the Eagles once again won as a team. Pitching, defense, hitting, base running, hustle and a strong will to win under pressure came through. After Cameron Churchill worked a clean 1, 2, 3 first, Troy Strominger was HBP, Ian Lisle worked a walk and Grant Hodges singled loading the bases for Keegan Maronpot. He delivered an opposite field grand slam blast to rocket the Eagles up 4-0. Doug Rovello and Brad Depperman singled. Doug stole second and Brad advanced home on the throw giving the Eagles a 5-0 lead coming out of the first inning. Cameron continued to throw well with good defensive play by all, including, a spectacular throw by Andrew Monahan, through four innings. Along the way, in the third Doug singled and advanced on a wild pitch. Mark Saunders singled, stole second and Doug stole home on the throw to bring the game to 6-0 Eagles. Seminole fought back touching Cameron for a 3 run shot in the fourth and Brad for a solo homer in the sixth. It was too little, too late. Cameron pitched 5 strong innings with 2 earned runs striking out 4 and Brad earned the save striking out 5. They were very impressive with 9 K’s against one of the top area teams. Overall hitting was strong again. Keegan’s 4 RBI HR led the way. Grant had 2 singles and a double. Brad also had 3 hits as Doug hit two singles and Mark had the other single for a total of 10 hits, 16 quality-at-bats (51.61%) and 13 total bases. Base running was key again. Doug stole 2 bases, Grant and Mark also stole one each.

 

East Lake High School’s Varsity Baseball Team and Coaches

East Lake High School’s Varsity Baseball Team and Coaches

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