Midwest Plains Champion East Prairie Eagles fall to Hamburg, AR at the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series in Monticello, AR.
12 & Under Eagles go 3-2 in their Magical Run from the Midwest Plains Championship; thru Pool Play and today’s climatic contest. Memories made by the young players; their families ~ and a community ~ to Last a Lifetime.
This remarkable Ride started a Long Time Ago.
What transpired this past week, will be inspiring for future generations of Ep Youth Baseball Leagues. This will be tough to equal. In fact, in the annals of Sport in our Home Town ~ East Prairie, Missouri (Pop. 3177) ~ this may be the Chart Topper.
Coach Gary Scott was Proud ~ as he could ever be ~ of the team; the community and for the Experience of a Lifetime he was able to Live through with his son; his daughter; his Wife; his friends – his team – and beyond. It was a Surreal Event. Fresh in his mind but always able to compose and talk to the Media immediately after a Game. W or L. He’s the same.
…”very proud of what this group of kids accomplished in such a short time being together! This was definitely a roller coaster ride and we all had a blast! I couldn’t be more proud of them as everyone in our community should be as well. The kids were very upset like any 12 year old competitor would be. It hurts everyone to see this great experience come to an end but we will bounce back quickly. Until next time…”
Game Story: East Prairie, Midwest Plains Champion (3-2) are eliminated from the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series falling 18-4 to Hamburg, AR.
The 12 & Under Eagles have been gone a week; traveled more than 305 Miles away from Home to play Baseball; Won 3-games and Lost 2 during their Once in a Lifetime trip. Family members; fans, coaches and Players have done what very few have the opportunity to do ~ and have done it the Right Way.
The 12&Under Eagles: Jase Aycock, lead off Lefty had the tourney run of his young Life. Jase hit .455 over the 5-games at the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 world Series. Aycock had an incredible .OPS of .955 ~ reaching bases 11 of his 12 plate appearances.
Garrison Scott cleaned up with a .400 mark, including an.855 OPS; with 3 RBI and 3 Runs scored; Jamon Hooper .273 – with a Home Run; 3 RBI and 4 runs scored and a .545 slugging percentage.
Adam Brands went off at the Plate as well hitting .714; 5-7 at the dish with 3 RBI and a double; Clatyon Douglas hit at a .300 clip with 2 RBI and 2 Runs scored; Drew Irby with steady defense was added two hits and two runs; Hayden Ellis hit .333 with 2 RBI; Evan Howell had 2 hits and a run scored; Jake Pepper Scored 2 runs and Dalton Hayes added 2 runs and 2 RBI over the 5-games East Prairie played at the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 world Series in Monticello, AR.
The 12 & Under team was coached by Gary Scott, Steve Stokes, and Jason Irby. #3FineAmigos
Rabid Fan(s): It’s a Tie ~ Jason or Mandy Aycock.
At the Moment…Way Proud to call Ep Home.
Job well done. Safe Travels on the way back Home from the bottom of the Ozark Mountains escarpment. #NeverGaveUp…just ran out of outs…#EpEagles
Hamburg jumped on Ep early with an 8-spot to start the game forcing the Eagles on their heels. East Prairie responded with two runs in the bottom of the first and then settled in.
It was a 4-run third that broke the elimination game open. Hamburg added a single tally in the top of the 4th and the Eagles plated another pair of runs to cut the margin to 13-4 but a 5-run top of the 5th ended things with the Eagles falling 18-4.
No chins cropped; Heads Held High.
Compete. Give it your Best Shot. And, #Onward.
The Team will be traveling back to East Prairie and it may be nice if someone would to try and organize a Welcome Home event.
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