Pierce City traveled to Conway on Friday, March 16th. In the 1st inning the Bears scored a run. It was 1-0 until the 4th inning when the Bears got another runner across the plate to make it 2-0. After that half inning, a lightning bolt struck delaying the game for about 30 minutes. The Eagles got a couple runners on, but the Bears ended the rally with no runners scoring. In the 6th inning Hunter Hatfield led off with a single. Then, Aaron Garner hit a double down the 1st base line, advancing Hatfield to 3rd base. The following batters were Bill Ashley and Hunter Tindell who each hit an RBI single to score Hatfield and Garner. Donell Kleiboeker, then hit a ground ball which scored Bill Ashley. In the bottom of the 6th Conway netted two more runs which and ended the game in the next inning with a score of 4-3.
Coach Curry said this about the Eagles 1st game: “Overall I was happy with the way our guys came out and battled against one the best teams on our schedule. Unfortunately it came down to a few plays where we didn't execute well enough to win a game. We are back in action tonight against a very good team from Pea Ridge Arkansas in the Purdy tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 7pm. We would love to see you there!”
Hunter Tindell- 6IP 2ER 5H 2BB 3K’s
Hunter Hatfield- 1-4 1 Run
Aaron Garner- 3-4 Double 1 Run 1 Stolen Base
Bill Ashley- 1-3 RBI 1 Run
Hunter Tindell- 2-3 RBI
Donell Kleiboeker- 0-3 RBI