The Joseph/Enterprise Eagles scored five runs on three hits in the top of the first inning, then garnered not one more hit in a mercy-rule shortened six-inning loss against Weston-McEwen in Athena last Thursday, April 4.
Eagle errors, both physical and mental were the name of the game said Jos/Ent coach Calvin Word whose team dropped to 1-3 on the young season following that 15-5 loss.
The home-standing TigerScots only banged out seven hits against Eagle starter Blu Risseeuw and reliever Cody Duquette, but benefitted from seven walks, two hit batters, and a rash of Joseph/Enterprise errors.
Jordan Wulff-Castilleja and Will McCadden each doubled in the top half of the first for the EaglesMcCaddens blast to the right-center field gap driving in two runsand yet a blistering single off the bat of Jacob Curtis in that same first inning proved to be the units third and final hit for the day.
Word said Risseeuw, normally a reliable hurler, had trouble early on when pitches consistently were high in the strike zone, and Weston-McEwen made him pay.
The TigerScots took command of the contest in the bottom of the first inning by scoring eight runs, and never again were threatened.
On Friday, April 12, Joseph/Enterprise will travel to John Day for a doubleheader against Grant Union High School that will begin at noon.