Eagle Bats Batter Great Falls

RWA shortstop Cameron Cooper steps on the bag, avoids the slide and turns the double play against Great Falls. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

RWA shortstop Cameron Cooper steps on the bag, avoids the slide and turns the double play against Great Falls. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

WINNSBORO – The Richard Winn Academy Eagles upped their record to 4-2 Tuesday night, blasting Great Falls 11-5, in spite of committing three errors behind starter Jacob Steele and the Eagles bullpen.

RWA amassed 13 hits against the Red Devils, with Elijah Tucker and Cameron Cooper leading the assault. Cooper was 4-for-4 at the plate, with a home run, a double, a pair of RBIs and 2 runs scored. Tucker laced two home runs, one a grand slam, for a 6 RBI night with 2 runs scored while going 2-for-4.

Conrad Sharpe was 1-for-3 with a clutch sacrifice bunt for the Eagles. Mitchell Gibbons was 1-for-2, scoring twice. Coker Gilbert went 1-for-4 and Tyler Douglas was 1-for-1 with 1 run scored.

Steele worked 2 and 2/3 innings from the mound, holding the Devils hitless but walking a pair and hitting four batters. Steele surrendered 1 earned run in his outing.

Bryant Carvalho earned the win with 2 and 1/3 innings of work, striking out two, giving up two hits and walking one while keeping Great Falls scoreless. Blake Pauley managed 1/3 of an inning, waking one and hitting two while giving up 3 runs. Coker Gilbert closed the deal Tuesday, striking out one while giving up one hit and one run and hitting two batters through 1 and 2/3 innings.

The win erases the sting of last week’s 7-4 loss to the Red Devils in Great Falls.

The Eagles host Northside Christian today at 4 p.m.