Ellwood Christian catcher Rayford Mitchell reacts to a play at home plate in the second inning of Tuesday’s game versus Billingsley. On the play, Mitchell dropped a throw from pitcher Jalen Furlow and a run scored for the Bears. --Daniel Evans
Ellwood Christian catcher Rayford Mitchell reacts to a play at home plate in the second inning of Tuesday’s game versus Billingsley. On the play, Mitchell dropped a throw from pitcher Jalen Furlow and a run scored for the Bears. -- Daniel Evans

Eagles fall to Billingsley in baseball

Published 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.

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