After a 5-4 defeat last Tuesday night at the hands of Tomball Memorial in an out-of-district game, the Atascocita Eagles baseball team, sitting at 10-6 and 0-2 in District 22-6A play, needed a spark.
Against Sam Rayburn, they got it.
That spark came in the form of two wins by a combined score of 22-1 which got the Eagles back to 2-2 in district play.
Last Friday night in particular, the Eagles got off to a very hot start.
They scored nine runs in the very first inning; Tyler Byrd got the scoring started with an RBI single. He was followed by a Caleb Cannon two-run double, and a Dylan Ivey RBI single.
Later in the inning, a wild pitch brought home a run, and then the Eagles finished with a flourish, as Brice Matthews added a three run triple and Clay Bradford added an RBI single. In all, it was a nine run first inning.
In the next three innings, the Eagles added two more runs each; Jordon Ginn and Steven Cortina came up with RBIs in the second, and then Cortina added two more RBIs on a triple in the third.
This capped off the scoring in a 15-0 Eagles victory.
Saturday at Sam Rayburn was much the same script; the Eagles scored three in the first and two in the third and cruised to a 7-1 win.
Elsewhere in 22-6A, the Summer Creek Bulldogs continued their solid start to the season, as they defeated Pasadena Dobie this week 7-1. The Bulldogs moved into a tie with Dobie for second place in the district.
This week, the Eagles play two games against South Houston; Tuesday they are on the road at the Trojans, with Friday’s matchup at home. The Bulldogs meet Pasadena this week, with Tuesday’s game at home and Friday’s game away.