East Prairie opens with 11-3 Victory over Drew County
The excitement can be felt all the way back on the Prairie. Folks; fans and families and the community are embarked on the ride of a Lifetime.
The 12 & Under Eagles opened the scoring against Drew County, Ark. with a 2-spot in the top of in the top of the third inning and scored twice more in the fourth to take a 4-o lead on their way to the 8-run triumph, 11-3.
Drew County rallied for a run in the bottom of the 4th but Ep answered to make it 5-1 entering the bottom of the 5th inning. DC scored two more to make in interesting, the Eagles still leading heading into the top of the 6th, 5-3.
In the top half of the 6th, Ep broke the game open with a 6-spot and held on for the 11-3 opening game victory in Pool B.
East Prairie will play Magnolia, Ark. Saturday at 4 pm in the second of the pool games and then play Northwest Pacific Champions Belingham, WA Sunday at 5 pm to conclude pool play.
In the opener, the Eagles played like they were ready for the game even with all the excitement and added distractions surrounding the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series in Monticello, Arkansas.
Talking to Jason Aycock, whose son Jase plays on the team, he was beaming with pride and anticipation.
“The team is jacked up excited,” said Aycock. “We just got out of the opening ceremonies. That was awesome, Jack. 16 teams from all over the United States and us out on the field.”
You could sense his pride and emotion.
“Yesterday, the kids had skills competition. Had a lot of fun meeting different people and making friends for a Lifetime.”
Eagle Adam Brands had the game of a Lifetime – or at the least the best one yet – with a 3-3 performance in the game with 2 RBI and got Player of the Game.
The offense which plated 2, 2, and 1 run before the 6-run outburst in the sixth was paced by; Jase Aycock 1 hit 2 RBI Drew Irby 2 hits Garrison Scott RBI Jamon Hooper also known as Jabommer: 1 HR and 3 RBI Adam Brands 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and got player of the game. Hayden Ellis 1 hit.
And, as Coach Aycock, and coach Steve Stokes; and coach Gary Scott and Coach Irby have game planned for this tournament.
“We just just Pitched by committee!!!!”
Well, committee worked in game 1 and the offense clicked two. This has to be an experience these kids; family’s and fans will long remember. Stepping out onto the Field; bright lights; crowd and noise. Lots of unfamiliar spectators.
It takes just a little bit of something to do that. And, this team is doing it. Enjoy the Ride of a Lifetime as the East Prairie 12 & Under Eagles try and win a World Series title.
Game time tomorrow at 4 pm. Updates then.
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Updated: Aug. 7, 2015
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