David Emanuel Academy’s varsity baseball team picked up its second win of the year last Thursday, beating Fullington Academy at home in Stillmore 7-6.
Dane Arrington led the Eagles at the plate on Thursday. He went 4-4 with a double, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.
Racyn Faircloth went 2-4 with a double, 1 stolen base, and is credited for the game-winning hit.
Rylie Rowland was also 2-4 on the day with 2 stolen bases.
Timothy Braddock was 1-3 with 1 walk. He scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Clayton Hood went 1-4 with 1 run scored. Brayden Smith was 1-4 as well.
Rounding out the offensive effort was Jaxson Wiggins, 1 walk and 1 run scored, and Cavan Calhoun, 2 walks and 1 run scored.
Rowland, Braddock, and Calhoun all split time on the hill for the Eagles. Braddock shouldered most of the load, going 4 innings with 5 strikeouts. Rowland sat down 5 Trojans through his 2 innings of work, and Calhoun had 1 strikeout in his sole inning on the mound.
With the victory, the Eagles improve to 2-0 on the year; the team won its opener 12-2 on the road against Central Fellowship Christian on February 22.
The varsity Eagles’ schedule indicated the team was to play Covenant on February 23. That same schedule indicated that DEA’s middle school team was to take on Bulloch Academy in a 5-inning doubleheader on February 24. However, stats for those games were not available online or provided to The Chronicle. Should they be made available in the future, those stats will be published as well.
On tap this week for the middle school are Edmund Burke and Bulloch Academy. The Eagles were set to play in Waynesboro on March 2 at 4 p.m. and are slated to travel to Statesboro on March 4 to play the Gators in a 4 p.m. match-up. Look for results in a later edition.
The varsity team’s one game this week is against Covenant. This 5-inning doubleheader will be played in Stillmore on March 5 with first pitch set for 4 p.m. As always, look for those results in the future as well.