It was a battle of the birds at Singhas Field Tuesday afternoon with the Clarke County Eagles pounding the Central Falcons 12-1. The Eagles simply outpitched and outhit the opposing team to claim victory. Central accrued a number of errors that led to a long scoring run by the Eagles in the third inning. Due to the slaughter rule, the game lasted only five innings.
The pitching was exceptional as Drew Paice started the game with several strikeouts. Mark Unger finished the outstanding performance with a solid fifth inning. The two combined for one run, two hits, and five strikeouts.
The Eagles broke a 0-0 tie in the second inning with two runs from a hit and an error. The Falcons answered back with a run of their own from a crucial error. The Eagles responded in the bottom of the third with a massive eight run, four hit inning that put them ahead for the rest of the game. Ethan Emmart started the scoring stretch by belting a home run over the left field fence. After that the Eagles unleashed a blitzkrieg of offense driving runs across the plate.
Then the Eagles turned in a nice defensive performance making some exceptional plays in the outfield and behind the plate to shut down the struggling Central team. Pitching for Clarke remained strong, as Unger delivered a good fifth inning going three up, three down, striking out two batters.
Clarke County ended the game with a two run, one hit bottom of the fifth that sealed the deal and chalked up a win for the Eagles.