Falkner holds on to defeat West Union
West Union found itself down by as many as 10 in its non-division game against Falkner last Thursday. Instead of backing down to the Eagles, West Union stormed back to make it a competitive game, eventually falling 19-11 at home.
Falkner jumped on the Eagles early, scoring five runs in the first, capped by a two-run single from Dallas Hill. Falkner batted around and built a 7-2 lead after thee second inning.
Myles Steen put the Eagles on the board in the bottom of the first, plating two off of his double, making it 5-2, but the Eagles would not score again until the fourth inning, when Tyler Wooley brought in a run, making it 11-3.
Avery Russell and Jase Stroupe gave the Eagles the 11-point lead, 14-3, in the fifth, but West Union stormed from behind, scoring eight runs to cut the deficit to 14-11.
In that inning, the Eagles loaded the bases, with Alex Work bringing in the first run. Steen plated another run off of his single, and back-to-back hit batters and a walk, made it 14-7.
With bases loaded, Wooley cleared the bases with a triple, and Hunter Jennings brought in the final run of the frame off of his double, making it 14-11.
Falkner came back to score five more runs over the final two innings to take the win.
Stroupe went 5-for-6, scoring three runs for Falkner in the win. Hill also had multiple hits for the Eagles.
For West Union, Wooley, Hunter Jennings and Steen had multiple hits in the loss.
West Union was scheduled to play at Ingomar on Tuesday.
Other Thursday baseball games include a 4-3 loss for New Albany to Lafayette at home.
New Albany will take on North Pontotoc in division play this week. Also in division play this week, East Union is slated to play Hatley twice on Tuesday and Thursday, while Ingomar will play H.W. Byers on Friday and Myrtle will play Byers and Coldwater this week.
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