Another night of collegiate league baseball in Jefferson City as the Copperheads traveled to the Eagles in a top of the division showdown. The Copperheads have been a hot streak as they send out Jordan Davis while the Eagles countered with Jacob Hanson.
The Copperheads jumped out to a quick lead with a single from Jackson and a couple passed balls. Cade Gilbert would be the one who sacrificed himself for the run. We would then go four innings without anymore runs as the Copperheads once again relied on their staff to lock down the game. Jordan Davis pitched deep into counts but whatever trouble he got into he would easily get himself out. Davis relied on the punch out at times while also getting very weak contact from the opposing Eagles offense.
The Eagles struggled defensively as the staff gave up too many walks and the defense allowed too many free bases to the Copperheads. At times Jacob Hanson would have the opposing hitters dancing but without run support he quickly grew tired and the Eagles looked to a depleted bullpen for help, in game Ethan Goforth. The Eagles catcher stepped in and threw three innings while only allowing 2 runs total in his debut on the bump. Although his valiant efforts the Copperheads were just head and shoulders better on the diamond Tuesday night as they strolled out to a 5-0 victory over the second place Eagles.
The Copperheads got help in part from Jackson, Gilbert, Leo, Lay, and their bullpen. The bullpen once again came in and shut the door on the shutout. The three headed monster consisting of Cameron Bloebaum, Greg Valentine, and Greg Tye once again came in and dominated as they kept Davis’ shutout in tact.
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