By JOSH FRYE
Escambia Academy’s baseball team went 3-2 this past weekend in a five-game series against five different teams.
With a quick halt being called to athletic contests during the current coronavirus situation, the Cougars are happy to pause play on a high note, according to EA head coach Mike Sims.
“The three wins puts us at a 15-6 record at the pause,” Sims said. “The guys are getting better at the right time, but we can only hope that our kids stay healthy during this break.”
Jaybo Davis helped pave the way for the Cougars with a 4-3 mound victory over Monroe Academy.
Davis pitched seven innings, striking out seven, and gave up only five hits and two walks.
J.J. Stevens pitched the Cougars to a 9-2 victory over Crenshaw. He hurled seven innings, striking out nine while allowing four hits and one walk.
Parker Robinson struck out nine during EA’s 9-2 win over Hooper Academy.
Robinson walked three batters and gave up five hits during his seven-inning performance.
Chase Bell absorbed the pitching loss for the Cougars in a 5-2 setback to Macon East. Bell allowed four earned runs in two innings. Caleb Davis pitched five innings and allowed one run in relief.
Randall Bonds took the mound loss as the Cougars were shut out 5-0 by Pike Liberal Arts. He pitched all seven innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks.
No offensive stats were provided for any of the contests.
“We are eager to get back on the field,” Sims said. “Baseball, however, will take care of itself, but the reality of what is going on in the world supersedes anything athletically.”