Eagles Go Ahead Late To Knock Off St. Charles West
Braden Carey broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning against St. Charles West on Monday, lifting Sullivan to a 3-2 victory against the Warriors at Bank of Sullivan Ballpark.
Logan McCummiskey held off St. Charles West to get the final three outs. McCummiskey hurled a complete game, striking out seven, walking one and allowing no earned runs.
Sullivan plated two runs in the second inning to establish an early advantage.
St. Charles West would tie the game up with runs in the third and fourth.
Carey finished with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Jacob Miller singled and drove in a run.
Cody McKinney and Garrett Juergens each had doubles. Juergens also scored. JD McReynolds singled, while Ethan Kackley scored as the winning run.
Carey and Miller got the Eagles on the board with two-out hits in the second.
Juergens drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Will Allen’s fielder’s choice. McCummiskey moved Juergens to third on a groundout, then Carey sent a liner up the middle for a 1-0 lead.
Jacob Brooks kept the inning alive with a line drive single to left and Miller drove in Carey by bouncing a base hit up the middle.
Brooks was cut down trying to advance to third, which ended the inning.
Josh Newell and Justin Clark opened the top of the third with hits. Jack Rhodes hit into a fielder’s choice, which left runners on the corners. Rhodes tried to steal second, but was thrown out by Blayten Nolie.
One pitch later, Clark Henderson hit a grounder that went down as an error to score Newell.
Henderson would steal second, but Nolie came through again, this time getting a pickoff.
The Warriors tied the game in the fourth on two more errors.
Rhodes had retired eight straight entering the sixth inning. His defense ensured it would be the ninth when Juergens led off with a double and was thrown out by Ray Rico as he tried to extend it into a triple.
Will Allen gave the Eagles another opportunity by drawing a five-pitch walk. Kackley was sent in to run and with two outs, he stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball.
Carey sent Rhodes’ next pitch into center, scoring Kackley and giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead.
McCummiskey came out for the seventh and allowed a leadof hit to Newell. He came back to get the next three outs without problem.