Meadowview outlasts Ellwood

Published 9:21 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ellwood Christian School’s Mike Perrymen slides into third base safely as Meadowview Chirstian’s Cody Griffin puts a tag down without the ball in the first inning of MCS’s 6-4 win over Ellwood Tuesday. -- Chris Wasson

Meadowview Christian School took a pair of baseball games from Ellwood Christian Academy 6-4 and 13-10 Tuesday.

In the first game, both teams struggled to find an answer for the opposing pitching.

The two starters, Ellwood’s Mike Perrymen and Joel Raybon, combined to rack up 25 strikeouts on the mound, keeping both offenses off balance all day.

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“It’s a win,” Meadowview Head Coach Lebo Jones said. “We didn’t hit the ball that well, but it’s a win and, with this group, we’ll take it.”

The Eagles started the scoring in the first inning with C.J. Chestnut walking to lead off the game and scoring on a double by Perrymen, who later scored on a passed ball.

The Trojans were able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning when Greg Piper and Raybon scored on passed balls after drawing walks.

Piper would score the next run in the bottom of the third inning on a passed ball after singling to lead off the inning.

The Trojans struck again twice in the bottom of the fourth to pull out to a 5-3 lead.

Ellwood tried to rally in the top of the sixth, Mike More and Perryman both scored, but the Eagles couldn’t finish the comeback as Meadowview tacked on an insurance run in the bottom half of the sixth.

“I thought we had a chance to win this game,” Ellwood head coach Mark Perryman said. “We gave them a bunch of runs off of errors. This is a young squad that is maturing each game, so we are taking it one game at a time.”