Eagles go 2-1 in tourney pool play

Brandon Miller takes a cut in Tuesday’s game against Buckhannon Upshur. | Millie Lambert

MYRTLE BEACH – For many, Spring Break in Myrtle Beach means lazy days on the beach, but the Richard Winn baseball is slated for a week of action at the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic Tournament.

The Eagles kicked off tournament action on Monday with a game against familiar foe, Great Falls High School. The Eagles first took down the Red Devils 14-0 in Fairfield Central’s February pre-season tournament. The Classic saw a similar outcome as the Eagles bested Great Falls 12-2 in five innings.

Sophomore Dru Caldwell took the mound for the Eagles. Caldwell allowed only three hits and struck out seven in the win.

Bats blasted, with eight Eagles pounding out 17 hits in five innings.

Zack Taylor, Hudson Wade and Austin Lancaster each batted 3-3. Taylor scored three runs and tallied two RBIs. Wade scored a run and knocked in three RBIs, and Lancaster notched one RBI.

Jimmy McKeown went 2-2 at the plate with a two-RBI double. He totaled three RBIs on the night and two runs scored. Brandon Miller also doubled in the win.

Luke Martin and Caldwell picked up a couple of singles apiece, and Caldwell batted in a run. Will Carvalho knocked a two-RBI single.

The Eagles were back in action early Tuesday against Buckhannon Upshur High School from West Virginia, but the Buccaneer bats were too much for the Eagles. Hudson Wade took the mound for the Eagles in the 14-5 loss.

Wednesday’s early-morning game pitted the Eagles against the Lewisville High School Lions. In a tough defensive bout, Richard Winn held on for a 2-1 win. Zack Taylor and Brandon Miller both took the mound for a no-hitter.

The Eagles enter the semi-final round of tournament play on Thursday. Game information was not available at press time.

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