The Crossett Eagles placed second in the Allen Jeter Classic, which they hosted over the weekend. 

Versus Dewitt

On Saturday morning the Eagles shut out DeWitt. Ethan McElroy pitched a no score game, allowing only four hits. The Eagles put 10 runs on the board. 

Dewitt’s first at-bat ended three up, three down. When the Eagles went to the plate, Jackson Moore opened the game with a double, and after two walks he stole home for the first Eagle run. Brock Wright knocked two runs in to make the score 3-0. Chase Golden stole home to add one more before the Eagles took the field to start the second.

Third baseman Max Brooks threw the first runner out and Jaylon Brown threw the next runner out from second. Two DeWitt runners hit hard singles to the outfield, but Jack Rice caught the third out on short stop, bringing the Eagles on the field with a 4-0 score. 

In the bottom of the second — with one out on the board — Mason Taunton knocked Stetson Bishop in with a triple. Chase Golden grounded out, but not before Taunton got across the plate to bring the score to 6-0.

In the top of the third, Rice caught the first out on short and Moore caught the second out in center field. McElroy struck the last batter out, leaving two stranded on base and sending the Eagles in to bat. 

In the bottom of the third, with two outs on the board, Stetson Bishop knocked two runs in with a line drive to center field. Bishop was left stranded on third and the inning ended with 7-0 on the board.

Keyshawn Hawkins caught an out in right field and Brooks threw two batters out at first from third.

In the bottom of the fourth, with two outs on the board, Hawkins knocked in Brooks to make the score 8-0. Hawkins was left stranded on second base and the Eagles returned to the field with 8-0 on the board. 

Bishop and Jack Rice both scored in the bottom of the fifth, making the final 10-0. 

Taking on Woodlawn

Crossett beat Woodlawn in a close match of 3-2 on Saturday night. The Eagles got three up three down in the top of the first and came in to bat. Moore hit a single and Bishop hit a sacrifice to move him around to second. 

Rice and Taunton both got on to load the bases and Golden knocked Moore for the first Eagle run. Three runners were left stranded on base with a strikeout and the Eagles took the field leading 1-0. 

Golden struck out the first two batters and Brown grabbed a grounder on second to throw the third out. The Eagles went three up three down and took the field to start the third. They allowed one Woodlawn runner to get on base, but were able to come in to bat without a Woodlawn score.

 The Eagles went three up three down again in the third and took the field to start the fourth with the score still frozen at 1-0. 

A Woodlawn triple brought a runner in to tie the score, but the Eagles managed to get two outs before they got any more across. 

Neither team scored in the fourth and they went in to the fifth with a tied score. 

In the bottom of the fifth, with two outs on the board, Jack Rice knocked a run in to put the Eagles in the lead by one. Moore was able to steal home to make the score 3-1 and the Eagles took the field to start the sixth inning with a slim lead. 

A Woodlawn batter got on base and even though Taunton caught the next out in center and Golden struck another out, the lead batter managed to make it around for a score. 

The Eagles came in to bat leading only by one. 

Wright, Brooks and Holt all made it on base, but were left stranded keeping the score 3-2 as the Eagles took the field to start the seventh. 

Two strikeouts by Golden and a ground out to Jack Rice secured the Eagle victory and they celebrated their one point win which ultimately put them in the tournament championship game. 

Tournament’s end

On Monday the Eagles faced Lonoke for the tournament championship, but ended in third place. Complete stats of the Lonoke game were not available at press time, but the final score was 2-1.

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