By: Lee Ramsey

Kevin Escalona gets a hit for the Eagles. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

Kevin Escalona gets a hit for the Eagles. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

The Seymour Eagles baseball team finished their play in the Daily Times Invitational in Maryville earlier in the week with a 9-7 win over their old rival Gibbs.

The Eagles then returned home to win a very exciting game over the Morristown East Hurricanes. It was a key District 2-AAA win for Seymour. The game went 10 innings until the Eagles won 10-9.

In the Gibbs game, Hunter Longmire got the win on the mound for the Eagles.

At the plate, Larry Kennedy was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and he scored three times. Kevin Escalona was 3 for 3 with two RBIs while Devin Davenport had two hits, two stolen bases and two runs to make up a good part of Seymour’s 15 hits.

In their wild district win over Morristown East on Don Doyle Field, the Eagles surprised a lot of old timers including Coach Scott Norman, a 20 year veteran.

“It was one of the most entertaining, well played games I have ever been involved in,” said Norman.

It was a well pitched game for both teams except for an eighth inning hiccup for Seymour.

The game winning run was scored by Devin Davenport off a single by Cade Snapp.

Seymour had to rally twice including a two run comeback in the seventh and a five run rally in the eighth. Kennedy and Gunner Gibson drove in the two tying runs in the seventh making the score 4-4 after seven.

After giving up five more runs in the eighth, the Eagles rallied again with six hits in the bottom of the eighth. Snapp and Kendall Catlett both doubled while Davenport, Kennedy and Gibson had RBI singles. That tied the game until the winning run scored by Seymour in the tenth.

The Eagles will now play a home and home series with Morristown West, April 14th and 15th. Seymour will be at home on April 14th.

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