EATON — After suffering a shocking loss to Valley View (7-4) early last week, Eaton’s baseball team knew it would have to win its remaining league games in order to claim a share of the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title.
Eaton, Oakwood and Monroe all entered last week with two league losses, but the loss to the Spartans, who had not won a league game all season, dropped Eaton out of that three-way tie.
The Eagles, however, bounced back and claimed a 3-2 win over Monroe on Friday behind a solid pitching performance from Bradley Curry.
Curry limited the Hornets to four hits as Eaton moved into a second place tie with Monroe, a game back of league-leader Oakwood. Eaton, now 10-7 overall and 8-3 in the SWBL, was scheduled to play at Oakwood on Monday, May 2.
Eaton trailed 2-1 entering the first, but scored twice in the inning without a hit as Ghye Wilson and Trevor Pittman scored on an error and wild pitch respectively.
Monroe threatened to score in the seventh, but Eaton worked out of the jam for the win.
In addition to playing Oakwood, the Eagles are schedule to play Talawanda on Tuesday, host Tippecanoe on Wednesday and visit Tri-County North on Friday.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH