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Rocket boys sweep Clarke, Albia - Albia Newspapers: Sports

Rocket boys sweep Clarke, Albia

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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:31 am

The Eddyville-Blakesburg baseball team moved to 9-6 last week with a double-header win over Clarke and a 9-7 loss to PCM. A double-header (10-0, 8-2) sweep of Albia on Monday places the Rockets in second place in the SCC.

Against PCM the Rockets fell into an 8-3 hole going to sixth innings before putting together a furious seven inning rally that just fell short. The Rockets scored four runs in the seventh. Taylor Bracken led the team with two hits and two RBI. Trey Moore, KJ McCrea and Logan McCrea all had hits.

Noah Strausser took the loss, pitching five innings and giving up nine runs on seven hits and three walks against four strikeouts.

The team came back on June 7 and beat Clarke 7-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. Taylor Bracken picked up a complete game victory, scattering two hits and two walks against four strikeouts. McCrea had the hot bat with two hits, two runs scored and three RBI. Kalen Walker had two hits, including a double and scored a run. DJ Stout had an RBI double and scored two runs.

EBF won the second game 11-5 with Wyatt Klyn picking up the win in six innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven with four walks. Only one run was earned.

Stout and Taylor each had three hits and Taylor had two RBI. Coy Baird had two hits, scored twice and had four RBI.

McCrea is leading the team at the plate with a .489 average. He has 10 RBI. Freshman Kalen Walker is batting .417 with three RBI and five stolen bases; Trey Moore is batting .341 with eight stolen bases and Bracken Taylor has a .263 average with 10 RBI.

KJ McCrea is one of the top pitchers in this part of the state, sporting a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA and 35 strikeouts against just four walks. Bracken Taylor is 2-1 with a 0.33 ERA. He has seven strikeouts and given up two walks.

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