Eupora Eagles move to 3-1 in district play

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

Brad Mitchell was extremely pleased with the way his Eupora Eagles
fought to take a 5-2 district win over visiting Ackerman High School
on Tuesday night.

“Everything is just a blur right now,” Mitchell said. “We really
competed and played well and seem to be headed in the right
direction. We have to bring that same intensity every day.”

One thing the first-year EHS head baseball coach did remember clearly
about the win over Ackerman was the pitching performance of Rusty
Johnson.

“It was just wonderful,” Mitchell said. “He kept them off-balance all
night and never allowed them to string anything together.”

The win extended Eupora’s winning streak to four games and pushed the
Eagles to 4-7 overall and 3-1 in district play.

“The 3-1 is what matters,” Mitchell said. “The other records are
irrelevant in my mind. We use those games to get ready for district.”

Eupora makes the short to trip to Ackerman on Thursday for a 6:30
p.m. re-match with the Indians. “They will be ready for us,” Mitchell
said. “We better be ready to play.”

The Eagles swept a district doubleheader with Leake County last week
by the scores of 15-0 and 16-0. A pair of sophomore starred on the
mound for the Eupora, with Trey Pittman getting the win in game one
and Jalen Embry being credited with the victory in the nightcap.