Eagles nip Hounds

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Despite jumping to an early lead, Huntington could not stop Porters Chapel at the plate and lost 14-10 at home Monday night.

Porters Chapel scored three runs in the top of the first, but Huntington answered back big in the in the bottom of the second inning when the Hounds scored seven runs to take the lead.

That lead began to evaporate in the top of the fourth inning when the Eagles scored three runs to cut the lead to one.

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The Hounds tried to build back their lead in the bottom of the inning by scoring two runs, one off an error and the other on a Zack Brown single.

But the Eagles would not go away, and after scoring two runs in the fifth inning, Porters Chapel put the game away in the top of the sixth inning.

Several key hits by Chris May, Cole Smith and Moose Carney helped the Eagles score five runs and retake the lead for good.

“It was a good ballgame. I have a lot of respect for Huntington,” Porters Chapel head coach Randy Wright said. “We got big hits in key situations.”

“I don’t think they were worried about being down early. They have the ability to deliver and they knew they could swing the bats,” Huntington head coach Mitch Ashmore said.

The Hounds scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but failed to get anything else going.

“Our kids came out and played well, but we made too many mistakes,” Ashmore said.

“I am happy with our effort. We just have a few things to work on.

With the win Porters Chapel remains undefeated at 15-0, while the Hounds fall to 4-7 overall and remain 2-0 in district play.

Cole Smith picked up the win on the mound for the Eagles, and Josh Lee took the loss for the Hounds.

The Hounds will next face WCCA today at 7 p.m.day