- By Travis MartinezBoth Ellison and Killeen had no trouble at the plate on Wednesday night as both teams combined for 15 runs and 23 hits.
Every starting player in the lineup for both teams got on base at least once. In the end, Ellison used a pair of three-run innings to get past Killeen on the road in a 10-5 District 8-6A win.
“Offensively, I thought we started out well, then we kind of had a little bit of bad luck as the game went along,” said Ellison head coach Ty Oppermann. “We hit some hard shots at their infielders, and they really played it well.”
The Eagles got on the board early in the first inning when they sent seven batters to the plate and scored three runs on an error and an Alijha Alford single to center.
The 3-0 lead lasted until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Roos were able to get to Ellison (11-12-1, 5-4 8-6A) starting pitcher Garet Douglas.
After Douglas retired the first two Killeen batters, five straight reached base. Micah Hawkins reached base on a catcher’s interference call to start things off.
Two batters later, Killeen (7-14, 2-7) plated their first run when Jake Escalante drew a bases-loaded walk and Josh Barnett followed with an infield single to short, bringing home Taluai Hisatake and Marcus Clater to tie the game at 3-3.
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