"Pierce City's pitcher Garron Cantrell did a good job of keeping our batters off balance," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We were limited in our chances to score. I was proud to see the boys persevere."
Cameron Terry tripled to open the home half of the second inning for Purdy. Brent Cornman was sent in as a courtesy runner for Terry and scored on Devon Bennett's triple. Bennett scored one batter later when Keevin Walker doubled.
"I was really proud of Garron's effort on the mound," said Pierce City coach Darin Henderson. "Purdy is a great team. We struggled to string together hits. I think we got better from this game experience."
Terry earned the victory on the mound for Purdy. He pitched seven innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck out seven.
"I couldn't have asked more from Cameron on the mound tonight," said Hughes. "He was sharp all night long."
The Eagles hosts Exeter tonight at 4:30 p.m.
Pierce City travels to Southwest today. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.