EATON — Eaton’s baseball team picked up a pair of league wins last week to remain near the top of the Southwestern Buckeye League standings.
The Eagles swept Oakwood 8-1 and 7-3 before dropping a pair of non-league games. Eaton fell to Dayton Christian on Friday and Kenton Ridge on Saturday.
Owen Baumann did the opposing team no favors on Monday, picking up four hits in five at bats leading Eaton to a 8-1 win over Oakwood. Baumann singled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth.
Oakwood got on the board in the first inning scoring one run.
In the bottom of the first inning, Eaton tied things up at one when Jordan Turner singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Eaton pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning.
In the fourth Tyler Earley singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, Baumann singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, and Turner singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
The Eagles scored four runs in the fifth inning. Logan Chapin, Earley, Baumann, and Turner powered the big inning with RBIs.
Travis Pittman earned the win. He lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out three.
Miller took the loss for Oakwood. He allowed four hits and one run over two innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Eaton Eagles Varsity collected 12 hits on the day. Baumann, Turner, Ryan Venable, and Earley each had multiple hits.
On Wednesday, Eaton grabbed its second victory over the Lumberjacks.
Eaton opened up scoring in the first inning on a double by Travis Pittman.
The Eagles tallied three runs in the third inning. Pittman and Jordan Turner all drove in runs in the frame.
Ryan Venable got the win. He surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out five. Jarod Lee threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Eaton hit a pair of home runs — both by Turner. He homered in the third and fifth innings.
Eaton (6-5, 4-3 SWBL) was scheduled to play at Madison on Tuesday, April 17. They will host Valley View on Wednesday and travel to Valley View on Friday. The Eagles will close out the week with a trip to Versailles on Saturday.