The Crossett Eagles lost two close games back-to-back and are now preparing for their last regular season game.

Last week, the Eagles traveled to Warren and fell to the Lumberjacks 9-2.

Crossett scored in the top of the first when Jack Rice hit a double to knock Zeke Hopper and give the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the second, Justin Stokes struck the first batter out, but two walks and two hits set Warren up to score. Warren got two runs across, taking the lead 2-1 before Stokes struck out two more batters to end the inning.

Crossett went three up, three down in the top of the second, and took the field.

Stokes struck out the first batter and walked the second batter, but Bennett Holt caught the walker stealing second base. Deuce Hall caught a line drive to end the inning and the Eagles came in to bat still trailing 2-1.

In the top of the third, Cody Kelly hit a single and Trent Pullin walked on, but both were left stranded on base.

In the bottom of the third, Cooper Williams caught the first out in center field, but two hits and an infield error loaded the bases. The next batter was hit by a pitch to bring a runner home followed by a single to give the Jacks another run.

The bases were still loaded, but Stokes struck out the next batter and Rice threw one out at first base to bring the Eagles in trailing 5-1.

Hall grounded out to the pitcher and the next two batters struck out sending the Eagles back out to the field.

The Jacks loaded the bases again, but Rice caught a line drive and threw it to Pullin on first for a double play.

A single knocked in another run and a walk loaded the bases for the second time in the bottom of the fourth, but a strikeout ended the inning.

The Eagles came into start the fifth trailing 6-1.

Kelley hit a single Holt knocked him in to give the Eagles another run, but they were still trailing 6-2 when they took the field.

Crossett didn’t score again, but the Jacks scored one in the bottom of the sixth and one in the bottom of the seventh to make the final 9-2.

On Monday night the Eagles lost a heartbreaker at home to Parker’s Chapel.

Parker’s Chapel scored two runs in the top of the first. The first batter got on base after an infield error by Rice, but Holt caught him stealing and threw him out at second. A walk followed by a home run gave Parkers Chapel their first two runs of the game and two outs later the Eagles came in to bat trailing 2-0.

The Eagles answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Kelley hit a single and was knocked around with a sacrifice bunt by Garrett Courson and then sent home with a hit by Holt.

Rice batted Holt in and Paul Edgar hit a single to knock Rice around, but they were both left stranded. The Eagles took the field to start the second inning up 3-2.

In the top of the second Parker’s Chapel tied the score three-all, but in the bottom half of the inning the Eagles took the lead.

Holt’s swing sent Williams and Hopper in to give the Eagles five runs total and Pullin knocked Courson in to make the score 6-3.

Neither team scored again until the sixth inning when Parkers Chapel tied the game at six-all.

Deuce Hall hit a single and Hopper was hit by a pitch, but Hall was left stranded on third after a strikeout and a double play.

In the top of the seventh Parker’s Chapel took the lead 8-6, giving the Eagles the chance to tie the score or win in the bottom half of the inning.

Holt hit a triple and was knocked in by Pullin, but it was the only run the Eagles were able to get across.

The Eagles will play their last regular season game on Thursday at 4 p.m.

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