David Emanuel Academy had yet another successful week on the baseball diamond last week, edging Robert Toombs Christian at home and pummeling Twiggs on the road.
The Crusaders made the short trip from Lyons to Stillmore on Tuesday, March 9, but couldn’t handle the Eagles in the end, losing a close one 6-5.
Rylie Rowland led DEA at the plate. He went 1-2 with two free passes to first, once due to being hit by a pitch and a second time due to a walk. He also swiped three stolen bases and scored one of the Eagles’ 6 runs.
Racyn Faircloth went 1-3 on the day with 1 walk, 1 stolen base, and 1 run scored.
Dane Arrington and Brayden Smith both went 1-4 in the match-up against RTCA. Arrington walked once, stolen 1 base, and plated 1 run while Smith recorded a sac fly, stole 2 bases, and scored 1 run of his own.
Timothy Braddock and Clayton Hood scored DEA’s other 2 runs on the day. Both of these Eagles also walked once and stole 1 base each.
Rounding out the day’s offensive outing was Ethan Akridge, who went 1-1.
Leading the Eagles to the win on the mound were Arrington and Hood. Arrington threw 2.2 innings and struck out 1 batter while Hood went most of the distance, hurling 4.1 innings with 9 strikeouts.
Riding a high, the Eagles traveled to Jeffersonville to take on the Trojans. While the game against Robert Toombs went down to the wire in a close-scoring affair, such would not be the case against Twiggs Academy. A total of 33 runs were scored between the two with DEA winning 22-11.
Full stats were unavailable to The Chronicle. However, school officials report Rowland threw 4 innings and Braddock pitched 1 inning to combine for the win.
With the two latest wins, DEA’s varsity team improved to 5-1 on the year. The Eagles’ only blemish was handed to them by Covenant Academy in a 5-inning doubleheader on March 5 at home, avenged by a 5-4 win in another 5-inning outing in Game 2. Otherwise, DEA has taken down all of its opponents so far, including Central Fellowship, Fullington, and, of course, RTCA and Twiggs.
The Eagles are scheduled to play Twiggs again Thursday, March 18, at home. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.
David Emanuel will follow that contest with one against Coastal on Friday, March 19, at home. First pitch for that game is set for 5 p.m.
Rounding out the varsity Eagles’ schedule for the next week is a game slated against Habersham at historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah on Tuesday, March 23. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.