Eagles Win Three Of Four Games

On April 8, the Sidney Eagle baseball team traveled to Stanley, ND, to defeat the Blue Jays 17 to 2, and the Ray Jays 15-4.

The first game was against the Ray Jays. Ty Schepens drove in four runs on three hits to give the Eagles a lead. Schepens doubled in the second inning, scoring three runs and singled in the first scoring one.

The Eagles won, thanks in part to eight runs scored in the second inning. Treyce Bower grounded out, Kayson Radke drew a walk, Cooper McNally drew a walk, and Blake Johnson singled, each scoring one run. Schepens doubled to score three runs.

Cayden Heck earned the win giving up one hit and one run (zero earned) over two innings, striking out one and walking three. Radke finished the game as relief pitcher. Ryder Hansen collected two hits in three at bats. The team accumulated 11 walks during the game. Braden Harris, Bower and Trace Bain led the team with two walks each.

Next, the Eagles took on the Stanley Blue Jays. The Eagles scored three in the first inning after Heck singled and a wild pitch scored two runs. The Eagles extended their lead in the third inning with help from a single by Schepens and a ground out by Radke. The Eagles scored five runs on two hits in the top of the fourth. Heck singled scoring two runs, Radke grounded out, scoring two runs, and Blake Johnson grounded out scoring one run.

In the fifth inning, the Eagles scored six runs on one hit. Hansen, Heck, McNally and Radke each drew a walk and scored a run. Johnson singled and scored another run.

Johnson earned the win pitching for Sidney. The righty surrendered three hits and two runs over 4 1/2 innings, striking out seven and walking two. McNally finished the game as the relief pitcher.

Heck led the Eagles with three runs batted in. The outfielder went two for two on the day. McNally led the Eagles with four walks. The team had a strong eye on the plate accumulating 12 walks for the game. Mcnally, Heck, Harris and Hansen each stole multiple bases during the game. The team tallied 14 stolen bases. The Eagles were sure handed and didn't commit a single error. Schepens made the most plays with seven.

On Friday, the Eagles won their first home game of the season beating the East Helena Vigilantes 1-2. The game was tied at one in the bottom of the sixth when Johnson singled, scoring one run. Both teams were strong on the mound. The Eagles struck out four while East Helena sat down nine. East Helena was the first to get on board in the fourth inning when a wild pitch scored one run.

The Eagles jumped back into the lead in the bottom of the sixth after Kayson Radke grounded out and Johnson singled, each scoring one run.

Hanson earned the win for Sidney. The starting pitcher gave up two hits and one run over 6 1/2 innings, striking out four and walking six. Heck collected the save.

Johnson and Radke were a 1–2 punch in the lineup as each drove in one run for the Eagles. Hansen lead with two hits in three at bats from the lead off position. The Eagles turned one double play in the game.

On Saturday, the Eagles had a tough conference loss at home against the Columbus Cougars. The score was 9-8.

The Eagles got on board in the bottom of the first after Gradin Sukut doubled, scoring two runs, and Blake Johnson singled, scoring one run.

The Columbus Cougars flipped the game on their head in the top of the third, scoring five runs on one hit to take the lead 5-3. The biggest blow in the inning was an error that drove in two.

The Eagles came back in the bottom of the fourth, scoring five runs on three hits to take an 8-5 lead. Johnson hit a single that drove in two.

Columbus made the score 9-8 in the top of the sixth after scoring four runs.

Gradin Sukut led the Eagles with two runs batted in. The centerfielder went one for one on the day. Johnson lead the team at the plate with two hits in three at bats.


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