Eagles ready to face Lake Hornets

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

in a best two-out-of-three series it really doesn’t matter which two
games you win in order to advance. But that doesn’t keep Eupora head
baseball coach Brad Mitchell from really wanting his Eagles to win at
home on Friday night when they play host to Lake in the MHSAA Class
2A State Baseball Playoffs.

“You would feel a whole lot better heading over there on Saturday if
you win on Friday night,” Mitchell said. “It gives you a little more
room for error on Saturday and puts the pressure on them.”

Friday night’s game between the Eagles and Hornets is set for 6 p.m.,
while game two is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake. A third
game, if necessary, will be played immediately following Saturday’s
first game.

Eupora closed out the regular season with a split of a pair of games
with neighboring Bruce. EHS beat the Trojans 11-1 on Saturday in five
innings, then lost to Bruce 10-5 on Monday night.

“On Saturday we got a lead and would could take a few more chances on
the bases and be more aggressive at the plate,” he said. “Monday we
got behind early and never really could get it going.”

Trey Pittman pitched well for Eupora on Saturday, while Corson Gunn
had a pair of hits. Drew Grey had two hits for EHS on Monday.