Eagles Rally to Win Opener in Baseball 4-3


The Screaming Eagles baseball team traveled to Morehead City on Thursday, looking to start the season on a high note.  On a cold, windy day, we sent our starting catcher, Cully Crott, to the mound, for his first varsity start.  Cully did an outstanding job, throwing 5+ innings, followed in relief by junior Donovan Francis.  We struck first in the 3rd, scratching a run across, which was promptly answered by the Patriots.  With a 1-1 game, Cully hit the first Ashley homerun of the season, putting Ashley ahead 2-1.  After an error, a walk, and a double by West to gain a 3-2 advantage, Donovan entered the game and got out of a jam.  We then quickly loaded the bases in the top of the 7th, with an error, and 2 walks.  Dakota Perryman then tied the game with a sac fly to left, followed by a sac fly off the bat of William Noxon for the go-ahead run.  Donovan avoided slight trouble in the bottom of the 7th to pick up the win for the Screaming Eagles.  Cully paced the bats with a double and a homerun, Shane Shepard added a double, and Donovan contributed as well, with the first triple of the season.  Our record now stands at 1-0 on the young season, and we're back at it with our home opener against Pender HS on Friday, 2/28 at 5:00pm