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Ford's homer sparks C-P Eagles to win

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COMO – Como-Pickton Eagle junior Matthew Ford hit a big three-run homer  in Monday’s baseball game win over Lone Oak, 11-7.
The two teams met in a rescheduled game from Friday to Monday night due to weather conditions in Como.
The Eagles continued to prevail the following night against district opponent Alba-Golden Panthers with a 14-3 victory. The two back-to-back wins have put the Eagles in the race for a playoff spot.
“Solid pitching performances by sophomore Zach Carpenter on Monday and his brother, senior Ryan Carpenter on Tuesday put us in a position to win both games,” said C-P Eagles head baseball coach Dustin Carr. “We also started hitting the ball hard and putting the ball in play when we needed to in order to score runs.”
On Monday, Zach Carpenter kept the Lone Oak Buffaloes off balance and fought through some tough situations to get the win the coach said. “He made it hard on himself by walking the lead-off batter four out of the seven innings, and usually you don’t win when you do that, but he is a competitor and battled himself out of the innings.” Carr said. Each starting player had a hit and a run scored. “On the offensive side we had big nights from Zach Carpenter with two hits and two big RBIs with two outs, Ford hit a big three run home run to get momentum on our side in the third inning, and seniors Austin Darby and Ryan Carpenter both had two hits.”
The C-P offense exploded with 12 hits in Tuesday’s road game at Alba-Golden securing the 14-3 win. “We played excellent defense and ran the bases well to put pressure on the Panthers’ defense all night long. Ryan Carpenter had three hits and three RBIs to lead the way hitting, he also did an excellent job on the mound retiring 12 batters in a row at one point. C-P freshman Brodie Ogle had a double and a triple with two RBIs, Darby had two hits and two RBIs, while freshman Cameron Bain helped out with two hits as well,” Carr added. “We scored five runs in the third inning to expand our lead and give Ryan some breathing room on the mound and he did the rest, shutting them down after that point. Excellent plays on defense by juniors Jeff Hendricks and Luis Rasgado kept Alba off the base paths and the crowd excited as we finished the game in the sixth inning due to the 10-run rule.”
Next C-P diamond action will be a road game at Cooper Friday  at 4:30 p.m. for a playoff spot.



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