Eagles’ offense explodes in 11-1 win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 17, 2004

[3/17/04]No matter what class size the Porters Chapel Eagles decide to target, few have found any answers to stop them.

The Eagles (9-0), one day off a win over Academy AA Canton, hammered Academy AAA Washington, 11-1, on Tuesday behind a seven-run seventh inning.

Justin Boler improved to 3-0 on the season. He scattered three hits and allowed one run in the first inning before shutting the door.

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Boler also unloaded offensively with five of the Eagles’ 16 hits. Humphrey Barlow, Michael Busby and Gerald Mims each had two hits. Mims hit two home runs.

PCA took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, then added two more in the fourth and carried the 4-1 lead into the seventh inning.

For the game, the Eagles hit five home runs with Barlow, Boler and Michael Shinn joining Mims with round-trippers.

The 10th-ranked Eagles are scheduled to play Amite on Friday, but are not scheduled to return home again until a Tuesday showdown with Franklin Academy, the toughest team in PCA’s conference.

Vicksburg 10, Natchez 1

Vicksburg High (7-3) took advantage of several Natchez errors for a Division 6-5A victory on Tuesday.

Steven Price, John Hendrix and Drew Smith combined to hold Natchez to one hit. The Bulldogs committed seven errors, Natchez pitchers walked seven and hit four.

James Jackson was scheduled to start for Vicksburg, but a sore shoulder kept the senior sidelined.

Vicksburg scored five runs in the third inning on four Natchez errors, and added three more in the fourth inning for an 8-0 lead.

The Gators are scheduled to play at Forest Hill on Friday. The game will be a tuneup for Tuesday’s home game against rival Warren Central.