A story appeared in last week’s edition of The Chronicle, detailing the latest baseball news from David Emanuel Academy at the time. This publication reported the Eagles had beaten Saint Andrew’s in Savannah on March 8 but did not have any stats as of the time of press. Further, that same report indicated DEA had matched up with both Habersham and Nat Greene prior to last week’s edition but scores and stats for those games were unavailable as well. Details from those three games have now been made available, and the Eagles have outscored their opponents 42–10 throughout the three affairs.
The first on the Eagles’ hit list was Saint Andrew’s, a contest which DEA won 8–5.
Brody Fleming did a majority of the work on the mound for the Eagles, going 3.2 innings with 8 strikeouts. Richard Braddy threw another 3 innings, striking out five Lions. Brayden Smith came in and threw the final out.
Clayton Hood led the way offensively. He went 2-for-3 with 1 run scored and 2 stolen bases.
Three more Eagles—Timothy Braddock, Jaxson Wiggins, and Billy Martin—all batted .500 on the day.
Braddock, in a 1-for-2 outing, scored 1 run. Wiggins and Martin were 1-for-2 as well, recording a double and scoring 1 run apiece.
Rylie Rowland was 1-for-3 with 1 run scored against Saint Andrew’s.
Riley Griner was 1-for-4 and scored the remaining 1 run for the Eagles.
David Emanuel then took on Habersham three days later, March 11, and came away with a 14–4 victory over the Patriots.
Braddy was the squad’s go-to on the mound, and he fanned 9 batters through 4 innings. Cavan Calhoun threw the remaining 1 inning, striking out 2 in his short time on the hill.
Calhoun was also the leading offensive producer for the Eagles against Habersham. He was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Hood recorded a triple in his one at-bat on the day, and he scored 3 runs in the outing.
Fleming was 1-for-1 like Hood; he recorded a double and scored 1 run.
Smith went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored, and Rowland went 1-for-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
The Eagles wrapped up last week with a game against Nat Greene on March 15, and this would be the team’s highest-scoring game of the season so far. They topped the Patriots 20–1.
Fleming threw 3 inning for the Eagles and struck out 8 batters. Every DEA player recorded a hit, walked, or scored a run throughout the run-rule victory.
The schedule indicates DEA should take on John Hancock on Wednesday and Vidalia Heritage on Friday. Look for The Chronicle to bring you another update on Eagle baseball next week.