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Eagles tame the Cats

Sam Matterson hits a single in the fifth inning (Maura Fentress Photo)by Jason Drake

The Woodville Eagles defeated Kirbyville 16-2 in five innings last Friday in Kirbyville. The Eagles exploded for thirteen runs in the fifth inning to secure the win. Before the fifth, the game went back and forth with five lead changes.

In the top of the first, the Woodville Eagles grabbed the early 1-0 lead. Trent Daniels started the inning off with a single. He advanced to second on a single by Grant Bullock. Sam Matterson drove him home on the third single of the inning. The lead was short lived as the Wildcats scored in the bottom of the inning.

Woodville scored on a pair of out rallies in the second and fourth innings. Charles Fentress drove in Jacob Watts in the second to go up 2-1. Just like the first, Kirbyville knotted the game up in the bottom of the second.

The Eagles' bats came alive in the top of the fifth. Matterson opened the inning with a hard hit single to shortstop. Marqui Jackson singled to third advancing Matterson to second. Next, Trevor Hickman reached on an error at first to load the bases. Colby Dungan walked advancing all the runners and scoring Matterson. Watts hit a two run double to left field increasing the Eagles lead to 6-2. Kirbyville managed to get a strikeout before Daniels reached on an error at third scoring Dungan and Watts advancing to third. Bullock doubled to centerfield for two RBI's. Torin Hickman singled to shortstop putting runners on first and third with one out. Matterson drove in Bullock and Hickman advanced to second on a hard line drive to centerfield. Jackson loaded the bases on a single to second base. Hickman singled keeping the bases loaded and scoring one. Dungan walked again advancing all the runners. Watts hit by a 1-0 pitch for the tenth run of the inning. The Eagles were not finished yet. Fentress singled on a fly ball to right field scoring Hickman. Dungan advanced to third and Watts to second. Daniels hit a sacrifice to right field, scoring Dungan and Watts advancing to third. Bullock got the final RBI of the inning with a single to right field.

Bullock recorded the win for the Eagles. He tossed 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. He had three strikeouts, one walk, and a base hit.

The Eagles are 2-0 in district with a 1-0 victory over the Hemphill Hornets on Tuesday. The Eagles will host Newton on Thursday before travelling to Warren on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles will host Corrigan-Camden Lady Bulldogs on Thursday. The boys and girls track teams will run in Center on Thursday.

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