Thursday, May 5, 2016
Eastern High School (Pekin)
Eastern Musketeers falls to Scottsburg (IN) 5-2 in spite of Gavin Hurst’s performance
Gavin Hurst did all he could to give Eastern a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Scottsburg , as Eastern lost 5-2 in seven innings at Scottsburg on Thursday.
Hurst was hot from the plate for Eastern. Hurst went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fourth inning and homered in the seventh inning.
Barber recorded the win for Scottsburg . He allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered seven hits.
Scottsburg was sparked by Smith and Fulk, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.
Dawson Petro took the loss for Eastern. He lasted just six innings, walked four, struck out three, and allowed five runs.
The top of the first saw Eastern take an early lead, 1-0. Jordan Eberle got things going for Eastern with a single. A stolen base then moved Eberle from first to second. Hayden Woolsey doubled, bringing home Eberle.
Scottsburg stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring two runs on a two-run home run by Fulk.
Scottsburg put up one more run in the bottom of the sixth when Brown stole home.
After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, Eastern faced just a 5-2 deficit. A solo home run by Hurst triggered Eastern’s comeback. Scottsburg ‘s Barber induced a Petro to close things out.