Pittman’s double powers EHS past Pisgah

By Austin Bishop
The Webster-Progress Times

Trey Pittman cracked a three-run double in the top of the seventh
inning and then recorded the last two outs on the mound in the bottom
of the inning to lead Eupora High School to a key 8-5 district road
win over Pisgah on Tuesday night.

Rusty Johnson was solid on the mound to pick up the win for the
Eagles, who are now 5-8 overall, but more importantly 4-2 in district
play. Justin Newton also had a two-run double in the game.

“Everything we have left now is district games,” said Eupora High
School head coach Brad Mitchell. “We just have to take care of our
business.”

Some of that business will be Friday when they play host to the
Pisgah Dragons at 6:30 p.m.
“They are a much-improved ball team, you can believe that,” Mitchell.
“They really compete with you. They have it headed in the right
direction over their.”

After the Pisgah game, the Eagles play Madison St. Joseph on Tuesday
and Friday of next week. The district race is tight, with Ackerman
leading the way with just one loss, while Eupora, East Webster and
Madison St. Joe have two each and Pisgah three. The top three teams
will qualify for the MHSAA Class 2A State Playoffs.

Last Thursday the Eagles traveled to Ackerman hoping for a sweep of
the Indians, but fell behind early and dropped a 4-2 decision. The
Eagles had defeated AHS 5-2 earlier in the week.

“We were just helping the pitcher out to much early and finally got
patient at the plate,” Mitchell said of Thursday’s loss. Ackerman
scored one in the first and and three in the third to go up 4-0
before Eupora began to chip away.

The Eagles had the bases loaded with two outs in the top of the
seventh, but couldn’t get the hit to tie the game. Lawson Stewart
lead Eupora with three hits in the game.