Baseball

Pickens Pirates scuttle EA’s season
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Despite a strong pitching performance from Parker Robinson in the first game, Escambia Academy’s Cougars were swept by Pickens Academy in the AISA regional baseball playoffs. Robinson struck out 11, allowed just 5 hits and walked three batters during the opener of the April 19 postseason doubleheader. Despite holding off the Pirates until the ninth inning, EA was not able to generate a win…
Blue Devils steal 18 in win
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s Delarrion Poole struck out four batters in two innings, and the Blue Devils stole 18 bases to earn a much-needed, 8-4, win over Williamson High School in their April 10 season-ender. ECHS had struggled to find a winning slot this season, but finally turned a corner with the big win over the Lions. “Our goal was to go in and be…
Devils fall to LeFlore
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Jabrice Hooks had a strong arm and a hot bat, but it wasn’t enough for Escambia County High’s Blue Devils, who were unable to hold a lead and fell by a 17-10 score to LeFlore High. Hooks struck out seven as ECHS’s starting pitcher and added a triple and a homer to lead the offense in the April 1 setback. “We have to learn…
Cougars fall to Monroe Academy
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy managed just 4 hits and committed three fielding errors in a 7-1 loss to Monroe Academy on March 26. J-Bo Davis struck out 3 batters but allowed 7 hits and 7 runs in four innings to absorb the pitching loss. Monroe Academy opened up the scoring with a first-inning, RBI groundout from Max Carter. The Volunteers scored two runs in the second,…
ECHS sweeps McIntosh for season’s first wins
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School varsity baseball team has finally notched its first and second wins of the season by dismantling McIntosh, 16-1 and 23-0 on March 12. Most of those who viewed the double-header wouldn’t guess that this was the same team that has struggled to claim its first win of the season. Deavontae Johnson started things off on the mound for ECHS…