May 6, 2014 > Eagles score big win
Eagles score big win
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
The American Eagles won a close one as they beat The Mission Warriors 4-3 in a game that could have gone either way on May 2, 2014. The Eagles started the game off right in the first inning with a nicely timed series of hits that drove in the first two runs of the game, taking an early lead, 2-0. But the Mission San Jose Warriors stayed in the fight as they started an offensive attack of they own in the fourth inning, closing the gap with a run, followed by two more in the fifth. Score: Eagles 4, Warriors 3. A game filled with exciting plays from both teams as both hit the ball deep into the outfield, setting up an unusual amount of action around home plate and some exciting plays. Jordan Terbeek of the Warriors who filled in at the catcher position, made some heads up plays to keep the game close but the Eagle offense just seemed to get the hits at the right times.
A team effort, Dave Shan, Naeem Knox and Arric Bischofberger posted RBIs for the day and Knox had another stand out day behind the plate with 2 hits for 2 at bats with an RBI as well. This was an important game in the Mission Valley Athletic League competition; with the victory, the Eagles put themselves into a four-way tie for third place with Kennedy Moreau Catholic and Irvington at 5-5. With just two weeks remaining in league play, all games will important in the standings and North Coast Section play.