March 21, 2007 Edition

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Screamin' Eagles continue to soar

Hillcrest's Michael Spain pulls back for a pitch during the Cedar Ridge game. The Screamin' Eagles claimed a 15-5 victory.
TD Photo ~ Debbie Richey

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Hillcrest hosted Cedar Ridge in high school baseball at Strawberry on March 13.

Cedar Ridge took a 3-0 lead as the second inning approached.

Hillcrest outscored the Timberwolves 4-1 in the second to tie the game at 4-4.

The Screamin' Eagles recorded four more runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-4 lead. Hillcrest continued their rally with five runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth inning for a 15-5 lead, ending the game due to the run rule.

Michael Spain was the winning pitcher, allowing three unearned runs on eight hits and walking three.

The Eagles' Jared Cook had two hits, including a home run, scored three times and earned four RBIs. Jordan Hunter batted 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Aaron Britton went 2-for-3 with a double, and Marcus Huskey went 2-for-3.

Hillcrest improved to a perfect 8-0 for the season and 2-0 in conference play.

White County Central

Hillcrest earned their seventh win of the season with a 20-6 rout of White County Central on March 12.

Parker earned the win, pitching five innings, giving up six runs, four being unearned, and allowing three hits and walking five. Parker improves to 2-0 for the season.

Cook led the Eagles at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a triple, a double, scoring five runs and earning five RBIs. Freshman Derek Wooten notched his first career home run, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while scoring four runs. Britton went 2-for-5, including a double, scoring twice and driving in four runs. Hunter hit 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, a double, scored three runs and had three RBIs. Michael Spain batted 2-for-4 and had two RBIs.

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