This past week the Appling Christian Baseball Team played two games. The first, played on Monday, was a non-region contest against Highland Christian of Valdosta. Playing at home the Eagle team looked sharp. Corey Reagin was the winning pitcher, giving up only three runs over the three innings of play. Reagin recorded six strikeouts while yielding only two walks and allowing just two hits.
The offense came from up and down the line up. Jamie Dover had two hits, both singles, netting two RBIs. Andrew Phillips added a three-run homer, Rex Cox and Brandon Horton had a double apiece. Cole Livingston, Bryant Phillips, Austin Carter, Brandon Horton, Bryce Livingston and Corey Reagin all had singles. The final score was 18 to 3.
On Tuesday the Eagles traveled to McDoungh to face region opponent People’s Baptist Academy. Once again the Eagle’s bats came to life. Scoring seven times in the first inning of play. Daniel Beasley led the charge with three RBIs on one hit, a single. Bryce Livingston doubled and Rex Cox, Don Phillips, Caleb Ellington, Brandon Horton and Corey Reagin all singled.
Daniel Beasley catches pop up in game against Peoples Baptist.
With all of the early offense, winning pitcher Caleb Ellington went to work allowing just one unearned run and one base hit in the first inning. This would be the Knights only run in the game. Caleb issued three walks and struck out two. Caleb did a great job keeping the ball down in the strike zone allowing his defense to do their job. Six of the nine outs were recorded on the infield. With the mercy rule in play the game lasted only three innings with a final score of 21 to 1. This improved the Eagles to 4-0 in the region.
Coach Phillips stated, “the team shows improvement with every game. They are learning how to play together as a team and what it takes to win.