— By GREG WEBB
After a tight contest between the two teams in their first District 9-2A match, the Brock Eagles struck early and kept adding runs en route to an 11-1 win over the Peaster Greyhounds on Tuesday at WC’s Roger Williams Ballpark.
Scoring a lone run in the first inning, Brock used a healthy dose of bunting in the second to move the runners and increase its margin to 5-0 in the second frame.
While Brock starter Slaten Gough stifled the Greyhounds’ bats, allowing just two hits over five innings, the Eagles kept adding runs, tacking on three more scores in the third, single run in the fifth and bringing the game to an early conclusion in the sixth by adding two more.
Peaster finally crossed the plate with a run in the fifth, but never mounted a serious comeback threat.
Designated hitter Ethan Roberts was the big producer for Brock, scoring and hitting safely three times. Jansen Ivie and Hayden James had two RBIs apiece.
Peaster closes its regular season at Boyd on Friday while the Eagles will host Ponder. Both are headed to the playoffs.