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New Caney survives Crosby 31 March 2008

Posted by ccolunga in New Caney, Updates.

The Eagles escaped with a vital 3-2 win Tuesday night versus Crosby.

Since New Caney has improved tremendously since the start of the season, I was expecting a crisp game. The Eagles left much to be desired baseball wise, but played with a lot of guts to come up with such an important win. If they are able to put the two together, a legitimate playoff team may be the product.

New Caney started things early with a leadoff double by freshmen Corey Lobue. After a walk and a pass ball, men were on second and third and catcher Cody Burrage was recorded for a two-run single.

The Eagles went up 2-0 and the score remained so until the third inning when Crosby came out to play. The Cougars played clutch defense for most of the game and offensively took advantage of the Eagles shortcomings tying the score.

Junior Jordan Harrison, who gave the Eagles seven innings and about 120 pitches, managed his way out of trouble in the fourth and sixth innings.

Although the Eagles defense was spotty, they showed their guns in the top of the seventh. Sophomore first basemen Toby Stripling had the a miraculous diving catch ending the inning and gave the Eagles an uncontested chance to win the game.

With a pinch-runner on base, Shawn Wade slammed one into the outfield. Crosby’s rightfielder was unable to hold on to it giving the walk off RBI to Wade.

The Eagles had eight hits and only turned that into two runs. New Caney continues to struggle to get the hits that count the most. They average eight to nine errors a game, said Coach Randall, and only bring in two or three runs.

New Caney improves to 5-2 in district play.

The Eagles head into the second round Friday against Huffman. Last time these two met Huffman took the win 12-2.



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