By JOSH FRYE
Escambia County High is off to a rough start on the baseball diamond, as the Blue Devils fell in all three games of last week’s Escambia County Area Baseball Tournament.
With 57 total runs being scored against them in three games, the young (no seniors and only three returning starters) ECHS squad will need to find answers to stay in the fight.
Last Tuesday, February 18, the Blue Devils were blown away 14-0 by Flomaton’s Hurricanes during the season opener.
The Blue Devils concluded the first week of the season and the area tournament on February 21 with a three-team double-header against W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller.
W.S. Neal’s Blue Eagles soared past ECHS, 27-0. Following that loss, the Blue Devils faced off against T.R. Miller’s Tigers but come up short again, 16-1.
Individual game stats and comments were not provided by the ECHS coaching staff.
In an interview with ECHS head coach Kasuan Bullard prior to last week’s games, Bullard stressed that the very young team had been working hard. The Blue Devils roster is made up of a mixture of sophomores, freshmen and eighth graders.
With such a young team, Bullard hopes the future will be bright for the Blue Devils, but the main goal at current is to gain experience while trying to win as many games as possible.
The Blue Devils will travel to face Blount High this Thursday, February 27.