BAUXITE — The Mayflower Eagles (8-0) defeated Dierks, 8-7, Saturday to win the Bauxite FCA baseball tournament.
The Eagles trailed 5-0 after an inning and a half. Mayflower scored seven runs in the second inning on hits by Tyler Herrin, Michael Post, Trey Bradley, and doubles fromJ ordan Burns and Jason Dawson. In the sixth, Drew Duncan singled in the sixth, followed by a single from Post and an RBI single from Ty Fowler to give the Eagles an 8-5 lead. They held on in the seventh.
Burns (2-0) struck out six in six innings to get the win. Christian Moore got the save. Mayflower was led at the plate by Post and Duncan with two hits each and Fowler, Bradley, Burns, Dawson and Herrin also providing offense.
In the semifinals, the Eagles edged St. Joseph, 4-3.
The Eagles scored in the first on hits by Derek Vickers and Bradley. They scored in the second and third on an error and RBI by Herrin. Tyler Godwin had control problems and walked in two runs in the bottom of the 2nd and the Bulldogs to tie the game at 3 in the third on a walk and two base hits.The Eagles scored in the seventh on a double by and an RBI single from Drew Duncan.
Herrin (1-0) went two innings, striking out three and recorded the win in relief. The Eagles were led at the plate by Duncan’s game-winning RBI anf Herrin, who two for three with an RBI. Also producing offense were Michael Post, Derek Vickers, Trey Bradley, and Jason Dawson.
Nash Nichols, Jacob Lampe and Andrew Kordsmeier shared pitching duties for St. Joseph. Drew Bates had two hits. Lampe and Taylor Schrenkenofer had a hit for St. Joseph.
“This was a fun game,” said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis. “Mayflower is a good team and well-coached. We play them a couple more times this year, should be fun. Great experience for our own conference.”
ST. JOSEPH VS. MAYFLOWER
St. Joseph moved inton the semifinals with a 4-2 victopry over Maumelle.
Britt Strong pitched four innings of three-hit ball to pick up the win.
Andrew Beck was 3 for 3 with a double. Taylor Schrekenhofer also had a hit.
“This was a great tournament for us to get ready for conference play this coming week,” Davis said. “We got to play bigger schools and see good pitching. Win or lose, I saw some good things we can build on.”