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Ashley Varsity Baseball team win 2 close games against Lumberton

• 3/12 – Ashley 10 Lumberton 9 – The Ashley Screaming Eagles baseball team survived a wild game to overcome the visiting Pirates of Lumberton by a score of 10-9 tonight.  It was definitely not a defensive showcase, as the two teams combined for 9 errors during the game.  Lumberton struck first, scoring 2 runs early.  Ashley came back, scoring 3 runs in the second to take the lead.  After adding a run in the 3rd to take a 4-2 lead, we quickly coughed it up, as Lumberton scored 3 in the 4th to take a 5-4 lead.  We then scored 3 runs in both the 4th and 5th innings to go up by 5.  The Pirates capped the scoring, posting 4 runs in the 6th.  Pante Miliotis started the game for the Eagles, with Sam Cavanaugh picking up the win in relief.  Matt Davis came in to finish the game, earning his first save of the season.  We did, however, finally get the bats going, collecting 9 hits for the game.  Shane Shepard led the way with a 3 for 4 performance, including a triple.  Clayton McGee went 2 for 3, with a double.  Justin Ray added a double and Eric Eason had a triple.  That brings Ashley's record to 4-1 as we head to Lumberton on Thursday for a 5:00 game.
• 3/15 – Ashley 10 Lumberton 8 - The Eagles traveled to Lumberton High School on Thursday afternoon, and got off the bus looking like it was gonna be a quick win.  After no scoring in the first inning, Ashley exploded for 8 runs in the top of the second, seemingly ready to roll to a victory.  But the Pirates had something else in mind, as they responded in the bottom of the inning with 7 runs of their own.  Eric pitched 3 innings, giving way to Matt Davis in the fourth.  Matt started cruising, not giving up a hit until the bottom of the 7th, when Lumberton plated one more run.   Fortunately for us, that was after we had already added 2 insurance runs, and we ended up winning a wild one, 10-8.  Shane Shepard had another good night at the dish, pacing the offense with a 2 for 4 night with 3 RBIs.  In his first at-bat of the season, Trey Eller roped a double to left-center, earning his first RBI of the season.  Eric Eason and Dakota Perryman added 2 hits apiece.  The Eagles are off until Wednesday, when they travel to Pender High School to take on the Patriots.  Our record is now 5-1.