Cav’s Sweep Eagles Out of Tourney

Matt Taylor races in from the mound to cover the plate, but is too late with the tag. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

Matt Taylor races in from the mound to cover the plate, but is too late with the tag. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

MONKS CORNER – After battling back to take two out of three against Clarendon Hall in the opening round of the SCISA Class A state baseball tournament, the Richard Winn Academy Eagles were swept out of the second round last week by St. Johns Christian in a May Day doubleheader.

The Cavaliers banged up the Eagles in game one, hammering RWA 10-0 on just six hits. Four Eagle errors, four walks and three hit batters did nothing for the Richard Winn cause.

Cameron Cooper was saddled with the game one loss, facing 18 batters in three innings of work. Cooper gave up two hits, three walks and hit three batters while fanning five Cavaliers. None of his six suns was earned.

Elijah Tucker mustered a third of an inning in relief, giving up four runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out one. All four of Tucker’s runs were earned. Mitchell Gibbons tossed the final two-thirds in the run-shortened contest, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Offensively, the Eagles sputtered with only Matt Taylor and Coker Gilbert managing one hit each for the totality of RWA’s output.

Game two was a much closer affair, but the Cav’s kept the Eagles at bay long enough to hold on to a 5-3 win. The Eagles out-hit St. Johns 6-5, but stranded five runners on the bags. Both teams committed two errors each.

Blake Pauley took the loss for RWA, giving up three runs in 1 and 1/3 innings of work. Pauley surrendered only one hit and struck out one, but issued three free passes and hit one batter. Two of his three runs were earned.

Taylor came on in relief and worked the remaining four and 2/3, giving up two unearned runs on four hits, two walks and two hit batters, while striking out six.

Cooper went 2-for-4 at the plate, lacing a double and delivering an RBI. Conrad Sharpe legged out a triple in his 1-for-4 effort, while Chris Christianson went 1-for-2 with a double. Pauley drove in a run, going 1-for-3, and Gibbons went 1-for-1.

The Eagles finish the 2015 campaign with a 15-10 record.


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