Eagles fall to Billingsley in baseballPublished 7:50pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Ellwood Christian baseball team played its final home of the year Tuesday, falling behind Billingsley 11-3 before a thunderstorm forced the game to be called in the fifth inning.
Jalen Furlow started and pitching all four completed innings for the Eagles, who were tied 2-2 in the second before the Billingsley’ bats awoken. Rayford Mitchell hit a two-run double in the opening inning to tie the game 2-2 and later hit a deep fly ball to centerfield that threatened to fly over the fence, but was eventually caught by the Bears.
Gary Crum also had a RBI on a single in the third inning for Ellwood.
The game was played with a quick pace, in anticipation of the storms that were racing towards the area. Once the rain arrived, the game was called, but was still ruled an official contest.