Cedar Shoals out­plays East­side in 6- 4 loss

Win­less Jags up­set Ea­gles in re­gion ac­tion

The Covington News - - Sports - By Eric R. Wal­lace

COV­ING­TON — What a dif­fer­ence a day makes.

That state­ment was never more ev­i­dent than on Tues­day when the East­side High base­ball squad lost to the win­less Cedar Shoals Jaguars (113 over­all, 1-11 Re­gion 8AAAA, Sub-re­gion B), 6-4, at Ea­gle Field.

This af­ter a day when the Ea­gles (5-12, 5-10) shutout crosstown ri­val Al­covy, 4-0.

But it was ob­vi­ous from the start that the Ea­gles were not the same team, al­though the same play­ers who took the field against the Tigers were the same against the Jaguars.

“I’m re­ally proud of our guys for the way they played to­day,” said Cedar Shoals coach Bret Greene. “For the first time we played as a team.”

Cedar opened

the Shoals scor­ing in the sec­ond in­ning when Teon Roach dou­bled to left field af­ter East­side starter Cameron Daven­port walked the lead­off bat­ter.

Daven­port gave up an­other free pass to load the bases. The next bat­ter went down swing­ing be­fore an­other bat­ter reached first on four straight balls to plate a run.

The bases re­mained loaded when Ryan Dun­can came call­ing, who hit a deep sac­ri­fice fly to right, plat­ing two runs and giv­ing the Jaguars a 3-0 lead.

“We just didn’t play the way we played last night,” said East­side coach Michael Poor. “That was a to­tally dif­fer­ent team than it was last night. My team has been a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde all sea­son. I just never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen from game to game.”

Cedar Shoals put up three more scores in the third by way of reliever Ja­son Digby.

East­side made a gal­lant ef­fort on de­fense when sec­ond base­man Keaton Anglin made a ma­jor league scoop to turn a 4-6-3 dou­ble play un­for­tu­nately that made it just two outs for Cedar Shoals. Sean Zornig smacked an RBI sin­gle, only to later score on an er­ror by the catcher. Will Brooks sin­gled in a run on a ball hit deep to left, and the Jags led 6-0 head­ing into the bot­tom of the third.

“We hated to lose this one,” said Anglin. “I don’t feel that we had any de­sire to­day and we didn’t play as hard as we usu­ally do.”

East­side picked up its first run in the fourth when Parker sin­gled to left be­fore Joe Thig­pen brought him around for the score. Travis Marks dou­bled to plate two runs, and the Ea­gles closed the gap, 63.

The Ea­gles caught an­other break in the sixth when Jones stepped to the plate rep­re­sent­ing the ty­ing run with men at the cor­ners, reach­ing on an in­field hit be­fore Jared Trust sin­gled to left plat­ing their fi­nal run.

The next three East­side bat­ters went sent pack­ing in or­der to end the game, giv­ing the Jags their first win.

East­side will next visit Madi­son County at 5:30 p.m. on Mon­day.

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