Eagles Advance to the Spring Break Baseball Championship Game


Despite being outhit 8 to 6, the Ashley baseball team had more in the runs column, pulling out an 8-inning, 4-3 win against Southlake Christian. Noah Borntrager pitched a great game, tossing into the 7th inning and making an amazing catch on a liner back at him. Scoring was scarce for both teams early, before Ashley struck in the 4th with an infield single by Dakota Perryman, followed immediately by William Noxon with a 2 run homer. The lead would fall in the top of the 6t...h, as Southlake took a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Shane Shepard led off with a walk, Cole Slocum sacrificed him to second, and he scored on a Cully Crott RBI single to tie the game. Kameron Johnson came on in relief of Noah, and got out of a jam in the 8th, allowing no runs. With one out in the bottom of the 8th, Shepard walked again, Slocum reached by an error, and Crott reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases with one out. Dakota Perryman then did the rest, roping a line drive to left to win the game in walk-off fashion. The Eagles improve to 12-5 on the season, and will be playing in the championship game against the NW Guilford Vikings, who beat New Hanover 8-0. The game will start at 7:30 PM on Thursday.