ES pitchers hurting in fight with Dragons

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

EUREKA SPRINGS ---- The Highlander baseball team traveled to Mountainburg on Monday, scoring five runs in the final two innings against the Dragons but taking an 11-5 loss.

"We didn't field the ball well," Coach Aaron Hall said, "but we haven't had a team in three years. It was base running that hurt us. We had five make outs on mistakes on the bases. We are hitting the ball better."

Eureka had 7 hits, but Mountainburg scored 10 runs the first two innings, as sore arms plagued the Highlanders.

"I started Jordan Parsons on the mound and he went 1-2/3 innings, "Hall said. "He threw strikes but they hit him hard. Then I put Spencer Martin in and he went 1-1/3 innings, then Josh Guindon finished and did great.

"Guindon went three up, three down the last two innings, and also got us out of the fourth. Everybodies arms were sore and I didn't want to hurt them," Hall said.

The Highlanders were scheduled to play Pea Ridge on Wednesday, but stormy, wet weather forced the game to be postponed again for a second time.

With the season-ending tournaments rapidly approaching, make-up time is short.

Hits- Paul Sebby- 2/3, double, triple, 2 runs scored (2R), stolen base (sb); Martin- 1/4, 1R; Guindon- 1/3, 1R; Mark Price- 2/4, 1R; Kenny Collins- 0.1, 2W; Troy Mosley- 0/2; Parsons- 0/2; Tim Anderson- 1/3, double; Curtis Earls- 0/3; Josh Bowers- 0/1.

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