10 Runs Not Enough as Eagles Give Up 14

Hands and hats to their hearts, Brentwood players and coaches listen to the National Anthem before the Crossroads game yesterday. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit

Chris Jones presents the flag during the National Anthem. He’s the father of yesterday’s starting pitcher, Bradley Jones. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

After two games, the Brentwood High School baseball team is still looking for its first win of 2014. The Eagles suffered a 14-10 loss to Crossroads yesterday at Brentwood Park.

Brentwood tied the score in the third inning then were outscored 11-7 in the final four. Bradley Jones pitched the first three innings and was replaced by Connor Hancock with the score 3-3. Hancock got the loss.

“Brentwood battled from behind all afternoon, but were unable to break through,” BHS coach Mike Imergoot wrote on the team’s website, http://www.brentwoodeaglesbaseball.com.

Skylar Sappington scored three runs for Brentwood and Tyler Pryor-Hall had three hits.

It was the conference opener for both teams and the season opener for Crossroads.

Brentwood’s defense has been shaky so far, giving up 24 runs in 12 innings. Passed balls were a big problem in both games.

Brentwood plays next at Hancock’s Heine Meine fields in Lemay at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 11. The Tigers are 1-0 in the conference, having beaten Maplewood 9-4.

BHS Scores as of April 10
April 1: 10-0 loss to St. Pius X
April 9: 14-10 loss to Crossroads

Third baseman Blake Kelley tries to read a pop-up in foul territory. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Skylar Sappington launches a hit in the first inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Josh Felsher pitched the first three innings for Crossroads, when Brentwood scored three runs. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Eric Suntrup swings in the first inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Starting pitcher Bradley Jones throws in the second inning. Connor Hancock also pitched for Brentwood. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Shortstop Tyler Pryor-Hall stops a grounder in the second inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Second baseman Skylar Sappington fields a bounce in the second inning as a Crossroads runner heads back to first base. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
After getting a hit in the second inning, Bradley Jones talks to first-base coach Elliott Sterett. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Marc Powells sees a pitch he likes in the second inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Lucas Jones looks to the umpire after sliding across home plate in the second inning. The umpire said he was out. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Blake Kelley gets a hit in the second inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Brentwood coaches (from left) Mike Imergoot, Elliott Sterett and Adam Kobler watch Bradley Jones warm up on the mound as the third inning starts. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Shortstop Tyler Pryor-Hall can’t get his glove around the ball as M.J. Butler slides into second base in the third inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Dylan McGehee after stealing second base in the third inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Dylan McGehee slides safely into third base in the third inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Eric Suntrup slides safely across home plate in the third inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Roland Floyd swings away in the third inning. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

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