Bohemia Manor Outlasts Perryville

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By Ryan Hudspeth
MD/DE Scouting Supervisor

The Bohemia Manor Eagles (3-0) beat Perryville Panthers (0-3) 8-6 in a game of small ball from both sides on a windy Wednesday blowing in hard from left field.

The game was a tale of small ball and which could execute better. With  wind blowing in hard from left field and swirling at times, it was expected to be a low scoring affair. But the pitchers on both sides did not take advantage of Mother Nature. Both teams combined for 12 base on balls, nine of which came from Perryville.

SS Josh Heath led off the game for the Eagles with a double and would advance to third on a throwing error. Gage Walklett would then hit a sacrifice fly to score heath and get the Eagles on the board.

Perryville put the pressure on in the fourth with Jake Eldreth leading off the inning with a double. Zach Strong then followed up with a single flipping the order to the Panthers leadoff hitter, Kody Brown. Brown then hit into a fielder choice, knocking in a run. The Panthers two and three hitters, Silas Stevens and Mike Newsome would each single and drive in one a piece.

The Panthers took the lead 5-4 in the top of the fourth, but that would be it. Heath got hit by pitch for the Eagles followed by a Walklett single. Three hitter Bryan Bell then got a base knock and RBI to tie the game 5-5. The Eagles would then turn to small ball to get the final runs. After a few walks and sacrifice bunt with blown coverage by the Panthers, the Eagles were able to take the lead for good.

Bell came in the game from catching for relief in the sixth and shut the door. Bell used a heavy fastball that he kept low in the zone to produce three 6-3 ground outs. Bell went 6 up 6 down in the final two innings, highlighted by his own web gem made on a screaming comebacker towards his head plus two strikeouts in the seventh inning.

Walklett ended the game going 2-for-2 with three RBI. Heath went 1-for-1 with a double and RBI while reaching base three times in four plate appearances.