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The Montross Middle School Eagles (2-0) are on a roll. On Wednesday, April 6, in Montross, the Eagles offense was in high gear as they defeated the Lancaster Red Devils 12-2.
Cullen Bell picked up the victory, as he allowed only two runs on four hits in three innings of work. Dylan Tyler picked up the save as he shutout Lancaster for the remainder of the game, allowing no hits in two innings of work.
Offensively, the Eagles were led by Nicky Fones, who hammered Lancaster pitching by going 2 for 2 at the plate, which resulted in two RBIs. Clean-up hitter Deiontre Campbell also had a banner day at the plate, as he went 2 for 3, with two RBIs. Jeremy Saunder rounded out the Eagle offense with one RBI after going 2-4 at the plate.
On Monday, April 11, the Eagles defeated Northumberland, 17-5 on their home field. The Eagles offense feasted off of Indian pitching with the following players contributing to the victory: Chris Graham, 3-3; Cullen Bell, 3-4, three RBIs; Jeremy Saunders, two hits; Creek Foxwell, two hits.
The Eagles pitching staff combined for a solid day on the mound, as Bell pitched two innings, striking out five hitters, and allowing no hits; Dylan Tyler pitched two innings, struck out five, allowed one hit; and Saunders pitched one inning and struck out three batters.
The Eagles will host the Northumberland Indians on Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m.
After resting for a week, the Eagles will resume the season by hosting the defending Northern Neck champions, Colonial Beach, on April 27.
Entering his first year as the Eagles head coach, Rick Fones is equipped with a team eager to take on the competition. The majority of the Eagles have experience playing in the Westmoreland Little League baseball program. His starting pitchers will be Bell and Dylan Tyler. His infield will consist of the following players: Deiontre Campbell (first base), Chris Graham (second base), Jeremy Saunders (shortstop), Nicky Fones (third base) and Jarret Sumiel (catcher). The outfield crew include: Damar Smith (right field), Gary Coleman (center field) and Creek Foxwell (left field).