Pierce City splits opening day games

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Times Photo by Jared Lankford Rock and fire. Pierce City's Bo Vincent starts out the Eagles' season by throwing a strike against a Crane hitter on March 16.

The Pierce City Eagles (1-1) baseball team spilt two games on March 16.

The Eagles opened the day defeating Crane 12-3 and then fell 11-4 to Conway.

"We have a lot of question about roster positions coming into today's games," said Pierce City coach Beau Davis. "We played several younger players in the second game just to see what we had talent wise."

Times Photo by Jared Lankford Full cut. Hunter Jones tries to put a ball in play for Pierce City during Saturday's game against Conway.

In the first game against the Pirates the Eagles used a six run scoring surge in the first inning to set the tone.

Bo Vincent earned the victory throwing four innings allowing three hit and striking out five.

Colin Garner came in to relieve Vincent and worked three innings. He allowed three hits and struck out five.

Pierce City added a pair of runs in the fourth and seventh innings and recorded single tallies in the fifth and sixth frames.

Vincent had four singles and three RBIs for the Eagles. Garron Cantrell, Colin Garner, Kole Kelley collected a single and a RBI for Pierce City.

Conway

Against Conway, the Eagles struggled to get the "key" hit.

"We have several runners in scoring position we just couldn't drive them in," said Davis. "I thought overall we have a good day. We just need to polish the fundamentals."

Conway scored once in the second, fourth and fifth innings, three runs in the third frame and five runs in the sixth inning.

The Eagles plated two in the third innings off Mike Vincents's double. Vincent drove in single runs in the fifth and seventh innings.

Pierce City travels to Wheaton today (Monday). First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

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