By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
The Eupora High School baseball team will be heading into Friday night’s scheduled road contest against rival East Webster looking for its first region win of the season.
The Eagles took a pair of tough losses to Calhoun City in league action last week, but in between those two games earned a 9-3 win over West Lowndes.
After visiting EW on Friday, the Eagles will host the Wolverines on Tuesday, the entertain the Trojans of Bruce on Friday and Louisville High School on Saturday.
Eupora scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead, only to have Calhoun City score twice in the bottom of the inning and once in the bottom of the seventh to claim the 4-3 win.
EHS pitcher Rusty Johnson struck out eight and allowed just two walks, three hits and one earned run in the contest. Johnson and Corson Gunn had a hit each, while Gunn drove in two runs and Lawson Stewart one. Trey Pittman walked four times and scored a run in the game.
The next day the Eagles banged out 14 hits to take the 9-3 win over West Lowndes.
Pittman led Eupora at the plate with two doubles, a single, a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored. Gunn, Will Bowen, and Johnson each had a single and double for the winners, while Stewart and Cade Farley picked up two singles apiece. Claude Herard also had a hit for EHS, while Johnson and Bowen scored two runs each.
Bowen was the winning pitcher, while Pittman pitched three innings, striking out six in the process.
Eupora led 5-0 after three innings and 7-2 after four, only to have Calhoun City score eight times in the fifth inning to take the win. EHS out-hit Calhoun City 13-7, but the Eagles made four errors in the field which lead to seven unearned runs.
Stewart led EHS offensively with a double and single, two runs scored and an RBI, while Johnson, Pittman, Gunn, Joshua Rollins and Farley had two singles each. Pittman had two RBIs for the winner, while Gunn, Rollins and Lamarcus Caradine had one each. Caradine also had a single.