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June 15, 2014

Eagles split at own tournament

MOULTON — The Moulton-Udell Eagles split two games at their home tournament on Saturday. The Eagles hosted the tournament alongside their softball counterparts at Moulton-Udell School.

Moulton opened games at the baseball diamond with a 15-1 win in a five inning game, shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.

The Eagles clinched the victory with an 11 run fifth inning. The first three batters for Moulton were walked to loaded the bases early.

Trey Stansberry, the first to be walked in the inning, scored when Colt Kirby reached base on an error.

With the bases still loaded, Dalton Probasco reached on a fielder’s choice that led Kirby to be forced out at second, but still allowed Mitchell to score for the second run of the inning.

An error by the Harmony third baseman allowed Boettcher to score and Jace Poole to reach first base. A single by Daniel Wood would again load the bases for Moulton, as they lead 7-1 at the time. Probasco was plated with a wild pitch for the Eagles’ fifth run of the game. Zach White would draw a walk two pitcher later to again load the bases for Moulton.

Harmony’s Winston Wallingford would then walk Stansberry for the second time in the inning, which plated Poole for Moulton’s sixth run of the game. After a pitching change, Harmony’s Bryan Dye threw a wild pitch, which allowed Wood to score. Three pitches later, Mitchell drew his second walk of the inning to load the bases for the third time.

In the next at-bat, Boettcher would hit a single to score both White and Stansberry, giving Moulton their eighth run of the game. The Eagles would see three more runners cross the plate, via a home run off the bat of Kirby, giving the Eagles a 15-1 lead.

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