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, one run in the third and three in the fourth to blow past EA.
The Cougars got their only run after Parker Robinson was hit by a pitch leading off the fifth inning. Robinson advanced to second when Cameron Cloud grounded out, then took third on a wild pitch and eventually scored on a ground ball.
Jackson Bonner led EA in batting, going 2 for 2.
On March 28, EA hosted MA in double-header action. Tye Williams started the first game for the Cougars on the mound and surrendered 3 runs on just 1 hit in the first inning.
EA capitalized on a set of errors to scored two runs, with Chase Bell and Randal Bonds coming through with run-producing singles.
The floodgates opened on EA, however, during the fourth inning, when the Volunteers scored four runs. They added six more in the sixth and walked away with a 15-5 victory in the first game.
Bell scored a run; Williams had an RBI; Bonds scored a pair of runs, and Bryant Quimby had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.
EA suffered a resounding loss, 15-0, in the second game of the double-header.
Trevor Holder pitched a three-hit game for Monroe Academy in the second matchup, falling just short of a perfect game.
The only glimmers of light that shown for the Cougars came from singles by Landon Sims (in the second inning), by Bonds (in the third), and by Cameron Cloud (in the fourth).
The Cougars will host Fort Dale at 4 p.m. this Thursday, April 4.