A 12-day baseball hiatus did a number on the David Emanuel Academy Eagles last week as the team fell short just 1 run in a game against John Hancock Academy. However, two days later, the team came out hot against Nat Greene for its best win of the season to date, a 15-run margin of victory.
Prior to its first game last week, DEA had last played March 25 against Nathanael Greene Academy on the road. By April 6, John Hancock had found a way to capitalize, winning 7-6.
Stats supplied by David Emanuel for this game indicate that Smith scored 2 runs while Arrington and Clayton Hood pitched six combined innings.
David Emanuel regrouped in time for Nat Greene’s visit to Stillmore on April 8, and the Patriots had no idea what they were in for as the Eagles’ offense produced a massive 24 runs on the day, sending their opponents back home with a 24-9 loss.
Dane Arrington led the way with a homer and 4 runs scored. Brayden Smith and Rylie Rowland both scored 4 runs each.
Rowland combined with Cavan Calhoun on the mound to take care of business in just five innings.
The Eagles will close out their regular season schedule this week with games against John Hancock again at home April 16 at 5 p.m., Fullington Academy away on April 19 at 4:30 p.m., and Central Fellowship for Senior Night at home April 20 at 4 p.m. The Eagles started the week with a game against Habersham on Tuesday, April 13, at home at 5 p.m. Look for results in a future edition of The Crossroads Chronicle.