Crossett Eagle Griffin Courson at bat

Crossett Eagle Griffin Courson bats against Junction City. Crossett won the game 3-2. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)


The Crossett Eagle baseball team won both of their games last week and are now 6-2 so far this season.

Last Tuesday the Eagles traveled to Monticello, where they faced the Billies.

They scored right off the bat in the top of the first. Stetson Bishop stole home for the first run of the game and Jack Rice knocked Griffin Courson in for the second.

Brock Wright hit a line drive to center to send in Kason Brooks, and Cooper Williams knocked in Carson McDonald and Jack Rice. 

Deuce Hall and Mason Taunton were left stranded on base, but the Eagles took the field to finish the first inning with a 5-0 lead.

The first two runners got on base and the next batter sacrificed to score a Billie run. Hall struck the next batter out, but the next batter hit a hard ground ball to left field to bring in Monticello’s second run. Hall stranded two runners on base with a strikeout and the Eagles came in to start the second.

Carson McDonald hit a single with two outs on the board, but was left stranded. In the bottom of the second. Justin Stokes caught an out in left field and Hall struck two batters out, holding the score at 5-2.

The third inning was scoreless, but in the fourth inning Bishop stole his way around to home to give the Eagles 6 runs. 

The Eagles didn’t score in the top of the fifth, but Montciello got their bats going in the bottom half of the inning. 

They loaded the bases and a runner stole home to make the score 6-3. A double knocked two more runners in to make it a one-point ballgame. They still had one runner on base, but Jack Rice caught a line drive on short for the third out and the Eagles came in to start the sixth inning.

Williams and Bishop both walked on and Courson hit a single that brough Williams in to give the Eagles seven. Brooks walked on loading the bases, but the next batter struck out ,forcing the Eagles to two-out rally. 

Jack Rice hit a double that brought two runs in to give the Eagles nine and Brooks stole home to make the score 10-5. 

Jack Rice and Wright were both left stranded on base and the Eagles took the field to finish the inning.

They got a quick three up, three down and came in to start the seventh still leading by five runs.

Willilams and Bishop both got on base and Courson knocked Williams in with a single.

Brooks grounded out, but it brought Grant Roberson in for the Eagles’ final run of the night. 

Courson was left stranded on the base and the Eagles took the field to finish the last inning of the night with a 12-5 lead over the Billies.

The Billies got one runner on and then Bishop struck  a batter out. 

The next batter hit a single to move the runner and a double knocked them both in to make the score 12-7.

The next runner grounded out to Hall on second base, but a run got across the plate to make the score 12-8.

Three walks loaded the bases and a run scored on a past ball to the catcher made it a three point game. 

Hall got the third out to end the game and the Eagles celebrated a 12-9 victory over the Monticello Billies.

On Thursday, the Eagles played Junction City. 

The first two innings were scoreless, but Junction City got one across the plate in the top of the third.

Chase Golden knocked Courson in to home in the bottom of the third to tie the score, but Golden was thrown out advancing to second base to end the inning.

Crossett didn’t score again until the bottom of the fifth. 

Roberson got on with a ground ball to short, but was thrown out when Stokes hit a fielder’s choice to second base. Wiliams moved Stokes around with a single and Courson brought him around to home with a single. 

Bishop knocked Williams in to give the Eagles three, but he and Golden were left stranded on base when McDonald grounded out to the third baseman.

The Eagles took the field to start the sixth up 3-2. The rest of the game was scoreless and the Eagles celebrated another close victory and possibly their last game of the season. 

The Eagles were scheduled to travel to Magnolia on Friday and Oak Grove on Monday, but he Arkansas Athletics Association cancelled them.

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