Egyptian puts up nine in two innings to bury Falcons, 12-2
By Doug Daniels
1351sports.com / elveradosports.com
March 28, 2019
(Dowell, Ill.) - The Falcons were tied at 2-2 with Egyptian through four innings, but mistakes added up fast in the fifth and sixth innings, as the Pharaohs rallied to take the win, 12-2.
Two walks, a hit batter, and an error contributed to a four-run fifth for the Pharaohs, and an inning later, two more errors and three walks led to a five-run frame that put the game out of reach.
“At the end of the day, to beat a good team we have to do the little things right,” said EHS head coach Reid Cure. “Our game was strong until we made one little mistake after another, and Egyptian capitalized on it by scoring nine runs in two innings.”
Elverado got their runs in the bottom of the fourth when Trey Bernardini singled in front of three straight walks, including a bases-loaded free pass to Reed Funk (RBI). Sam Alstat followed with a base hit to tie the score before Egyptian did the bulk of their damage in the innings that followed.
Bernardini (1-3, R), Funk (1-2, RBI), Alstat (1-3, RBI), Chase Buser (1-2), Tanner Shread (1-3), Hunter McRoy (1-2) and Jessie Shread (1-3) had the Falcons’ seven hits. Bernardini (4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 4 K), Zach Absher (1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB), J. Shread (2/3 IP 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB) and McRoy (1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K) split up the pitching duties.
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