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Pettus Eagles skin Falls City Beavers in hardball
by Bruce Harper
Apr 15, 2009 | 360 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pettus Eagle varsity baseball team came back from a 6-0 deficit late in Thursday’s game against Falls City to capture an 8-6 win over the visiting Beavers.

It was the first district loss for Falls City and the Eagles evened their district mark to 2-2. Pettus stands 7-11 overall so far this season.

“We did a great job of battling back from a six-run deficit in the fifth and sixth innings. Our outfielders Anthony Camden, Tim Gill and Ulises Juarez made some great defensive plays tonight that kept us in the game,” said Eagle head coach Anthony Ramirez.

“We showed a lot of character tonight, everyone made a contribution and we won as a team.”

The Beavers jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after two complete and then added another three runs in the top of the fifth to lead 6-0 going into the bottom of the fifth.

In the home half of the fifth, catcher Taylor Yeoman started the five-run rally by working the count full and drawing a base on balls. Courtesy runner Michael Perkins then worked his way to third on a passed ball and a fielder’s choice before scoring on an RBI single by Aaron Escamilla.

Three outs later, the Eagles had plated five big runs but were still down by one, 6-5.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tim Gill and Escamilla reached base on Falls City errors. Gill made his way to third and scored on a dropped third strike to the Pettus batter. The Beaver catcher threw to first to get the batter but Gill scampered home with the tying run.

Ryan Beck then stroked a double that plated Escamilla with the go-ahead run for the Eagles. Robert Hudson singled in Beck for an insurance run and made the final an 8-6 win.

Escamilla went the distance on the mound for the Eagle win. He shut out the Beavers in the ninth to preserve the victory. Escamilla struck out three and did not allow a walk in the contest.

“Aaron pitched a great game tonight and grew stronger as the game progressed and Taylor caught a great game as well,” Ramirez said.

“This was a big win for us and I give all the credit to our players who refuse to give up and believe they can overcome.”

Escamilla went 2-4 with one RBI. McKinzie Torres went 1-3 and Beck went 1-2 with a double and the one RBI. Hudson went 2-4 with three RBI’s.

Hunter Tomlin went hitless in the contest but did get an RBI with a sacrifice fly.

James Constante went 1- 2 with one run batted in and Tim Gill went 1-3.

The Eagles played Runge on Tuesday night in Pettus and will be on the road on Friday night at Woodsboro.
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