Eagles are the Champions

04/18/2014

For the first time in school history, the Ashley Screaming Eagles are the champions of the Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament!!  The Eagles beat the NW Guilford Vikings in an awesome baseball game.  Cully Crott earned tournament MVP honors by tossing a complete game, striking out 6 and scattering 5 hits.  Ashley struck first in the bottom of the 3rd, as Jesse Goyne walked, Evan Laverick got hit by a pitch, then Cole Slocum drove Jesse in with the first run.  Evan then scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the 4th, William Noxon walked, moved to second on a Kameron Johnson single to right, then to 3rd on a Donovan Francis walk.  Nox then scored on another wild pitch.  Cully ran into trouble, with the bases loaded and no outs in the 6th, but then induced two popups to William at first base, and then with a 3-2 count on the hitter, picked the runner off first to escape the jam unscathed.  The Ashley baseball team played GREAT baseball for 3 days this week, and hope to keep the momentum going next Tuesday, when they host Hoggard in a big conference matchup!!  The Eagles are now 13-5 for the season.