Bald Eagle Area enacted a bit of revenge Thursday on a pitcher that got the best of the Eagle baseball team earlier this season.
BEA upended Huntingdon 10-1 and notched six runs and six hits off of pitcher Hunter Price. Earlier this season, Price kept BEA hitters at bay and led Huntingdon (3-4) to a 3-1 win over the Eagles.
“He really held us down earlier in the year,” BEA coach Jim Gardner said of Price. “We showed a lot of determination today and battled real tough against a quality pitcher throughout the lineup.”
Meanwhile, the Eagles (6-3) got a pretty good effort from their own pitching staff. Colton Comly pitched six innings and gave up just one run on seven hits. Most importantly, he recovered from a shaky start to shut the Bearcats down.
Comly gave up three straight hits and his only run in the first inning but pitched his way out of the jam and struck out five Huntingdon batters the rest of the way. The BEA offense also did its part to ease Comly’s afternoon.
Eight BEA hitters picked up hits with Bryce Greene and Ryan Guenot notching multi-hit afternoons. Jason Jones batted in two runs for the Eagles while Guenot, Ryan Dyke, Tyler Schall, Dylan Burns and Jordan Kobularcik added RBIs. BEA scored in every inning except the second and the Bearcats got sloppy, finishing the game with six errors.
“By scoring consistently we continued to put pressure on them throughout the entire game and I believe the errors occured as a result of that,” Gardner said.