The Alcovy Tigers varsity baseball team stepped out of region play Wednesday, traveling to Putnam County to take on the War Eagles.
The Tigers scored early and often in a 13-3 victory over Putnam County, while starting pitcher Nathan Purcell picked up the win on the mound, holding Putnam County batters hitless over the first three innings. Purcell ended his outing without allow an earned run, while tallying four strikeouts.
Austin Richardson led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-4 while driving in a run and scoring on two others.
Alcovy’s win was never in doubt after the first inning, as the Tigers scored on a Putnam County error, taking a 1-0 lead before the end of the frame.
Alcovy matched its run output in the second, scoring again on an RBI single from Brayden Ergle that plated Zach Hill.
The Tigers’ scoring run continued in the third, as Alcovy put another run on the scoreboard. Alcovy extended its lead in the top of the fourth after Hill touched home on another War Eagles’ error, plating the Tigers’ fourth and fifth runs of the contest.
A pair of four-run innings in the fifth and seventh frames sealed the win for Alcovy. Nanpon Ross and Dalton Smith scored in the fifth on a two-run Putnam County error, while Brock Carter brought in Dalton Smith and Ergle in the seventh on a base knock. A Dalton Reagin double capped off Alcovy’s scoring outburst in the seventh, plating Dawson Minshew and Carter.
Jordan Marshall picked up the loss on the mound for the War Eagles, allowing nine runs in five innings with three walks and five strikeouts.