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St. John Eagles compete in Episcopal Tournament

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Landon LeBlanc

St. John Eagles earned their second win of the season last week at home against Christian Life, and followed up with a weekend tournament at Episcopal.

St. John hosted Christian Life last Tuesday and came away with a 5-2 victory.  St. John held a 3-1 lead after two innings, and put up two more runs each in the fourth and fifth to close out the win.

Collin Barbee was the lead hitter for the Eagles with a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs.

Landon LeBlanc pitched four innings in the win and racked up seven strikeouts.  Dylan Hurst closed out the game on the mound with three innings pitched and two strikeouts.

After the win the St. John Eagles hit the road to compete in the annual Episcopal Tournament but came up just short in all three rounds.

SJHS opened up the first round against the host team and clawed their way back from a 5-1 deficit, but came up just shy, 4-5.  St. John put up three runs in the fifth and held Episcopal scoreless through the last three innings.

Grant Blanchard was lead hitter with two, Justin Rivet with one.  Collin Barbee totaled one RBI.  Rivet pitched five innings in the loss and racked up 12 first pitch strikes and four strikeouts.

SJHS advanced to take on Cecilia, but lost another one-pointer, 0-1.  The Eagles held Cecilia scoreless through the first four innings, but the visiting team put up the only run of the game at the top of the fifth.

Dylan Hurst pitched all seven innings and lead with 17 first pitch strikes and seven strikeouts.  As if two one-point losses were not enough for St. John, they closed out the tournament with a one-point loss to St. Michael, 1-2.

STM put up both of their runs, one in each of the third and fourth innings while St. John waited until the top of the seventh to bring in a run.

Hurst was the lead hitter with two and Collin Barbee with one RBI.  Grant Blanchard pitched four innings in the closing game and racked up four strikeouts.

SJHS will look to bounce back with a double-header against Southern Lab at home this Thursday.