E.A. Sports Today

Falcons don’t miss a beat

Donoho returns to field for first time in two weeks, looks sharp against Faith

By East Alabama Sports Today

Donoho returned to the baseball diamond for the first time in nearly two weeks Saturday and the Falcons played like they were never away.

The Falcons got timely hitting and solid pitching and defeated Faith Christian 7-1 for their second area victory.

Jesse McWilliams earned the win, pitching the first five innings and striking out seven.

Justin Foster went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Dalten Martin had a triple and two RBIs. Foster and Jace Alderman both made big catches in the outfield.

“I was a little bit concerned because it had been two weeks since we’d seen living pitching … but they responded well,” Falcons coach Steve Gendron said. “We swung the bats well and our pitchers threw strikes.

“It’s a credit to our guys for putting together a good week and a half of practice before the game. It shows if we’d be aggressive as hitters at the plate, more opportunities would present themselves. And we were aggressive.”

The Falcons (4-5, 2-0) have an important week next week. They play JCA Monday and Thursday with the chance to clinch a Class 1A playoff spot.

In other games, Alexandria batted around in the fifth inning to beat White Plains 12-2 and beat Guntersville 13-3; and Saks fell to West End, 9-7.

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