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Eagle's Landing soars over Morrow

By Anthony Rhoads

The Eagle's Landing Golden Eagles hadn't had much luck in Region 2-AAAAA games this season until Friday night.

Going into Friday's game against Morrow, Eagle's Landing was sitting in the cellar of the region standings with an 0-3 league record.

The Golden Eagles (5-4 overall) beat Morrow 14-3 in six innings to win their first region game of the year.

"That's way it's so huge and why we were so aggressive tonight," Eagle's Landing head coach Troy Baker said. "We gave two of those (region) games away and we didn't want that to happen tonight. Morrow's got a good baseball team and we were concerned about them."

Adam Fine started on the mound for Eagle's Landing. He struck out six in four innings. Marcel Fearon struck out four in two innings.

"I think Adam Fine did an excellent job and Marcel Fearon did an excellent job in relief," Baker said. "It was an outstanding job in the mound."

Luke Murton led the way at the plate, collecting two hits and three runs.

For Morrow, Omar Stephens and Thomas Williams both went 2-for-3.

Monday, Morrow plays at Stockbridge while Eagle's Landing plays host to Houston County.

In other area baseball action Friday Jonesboro beat Northside-Warner Robins 6-5 and Forest Park beat Pebblebrook 7-3.

In the Forest Park game, Isaiah Froneberger hit his fifth home run of the season. Anthony Horton was the winning pitcher and William McKinney was credited with the save.

Forest Park improves to 8-2 overall and 2-2 in Region 4-AAAA.