WINDHAM-The Eagles have found a way once again to pull out tight victories. Bonny Eagle fell victim to Windham’s offensive attack late in the game on Tuesday. The Scots lost 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Windham moves to 9-1 in their season with their only loss coming from opening day against Marshwood. Marshwood is still undefeated.
In the first, Bonny Eagle wasted little time in hitting and scoring two. TJ Reagan and Devin Butler both reached on singles. Brian Morin flied out deep which scored Reagan. Tom Hazelton reached on a single to put runners on first and second. Runners advanced on a passed ball. Travis Rogers hit a deep ball to left field that scored Butler.
Windham answered rapidly as well. With one out, Spencer Hodge hit a single and was followed by Jack Herzig who hit a double to drive him in. Joey Francoeur popped up to record the second out. Calvin Field reached on an error and Herzig scampered home. Shawn Francoeur hit a double that drove Field in.
The second inning was routine for both squads. In the third, the Scots put together a string of three base hits to get a run in. Windham wasn’t as productive at the plate, but still capitalized. Jack Herzig led off with a single. Joe Francoeur reached on an error. Calvin Field drove a ball deep to advance the runners and Shawn Francoeur did the same to drive in Jack Herzig after he tagged up.
The Scots struck a scoring streak again in the fifth and ended up driving starting pitcher Shawn Francoeur from the hill. With one out, Devin Butler drew a walk. Francoeur got Brian Morin to ground out. However, the middle of the order refused to go down. Tom Hazelton hit a single to drive Butler in. Travis Rogers reached on an error and Andy Martel drove a hard ball up the middle to drive in Hazelton. Spencer Hodge came in and retired Max Salevsky to end the threat. However, the Scots had taken a 5-3 lead. Windham didn’t answer until the bottom of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh, with one out, Calvin Field drove a hit into the outfield to get on base. Field stole second to put himself in scoring position. Shawn Francoeur hit a long single which Field converted into an RBI for Francoeur to tie the game. Suddenly, the tide had turned for the Windham Eagles who seemed to struggle offensively. Eli Williams came in to pinch run for Francoeur. Nate Boyle came to the plate and drove a ball to the left center gap that the Bonny Eagle outfielder’s seemed to not communicate on. Both fell to the ground and so did the ball. Williams scored the winning run and Boyle ended up on third base at the end of the game.
The Eagles were without head coach Brody Artes due to his ejection in Friday’s game. However the absence was not apparent as the Eagles continued to play their game of ball. On Saturday, the Eagles travel to Scarborough to face undefeated Scarborough in a test of the top three in the SMAA.