On a beautiful Saturday morning and afternoon for baseball, the Oak Hill Golden Eagles split a two-game series with the Bluffton Tigers. Bluffton won the first contest, 8-1, before Oak Hill bounced back with a 13-8 triumph in the second game.
In the opener, the Tigers held the Golden Eagles without a hit until the seventh inning in, when Nate Alston hit a solo home run. Gavin King was excellent on the mound for Bluffton, striking out 11 in a complete game effort.
Danny Nally fell to 1-2 on the season, giving up 10 hits and six earned runs in 3.2 innings of work.
In the second contest, Bluffton took a 5-1 lead after the second inning, but the Golden Eagles responded with a big fifth inning, scoring nine runs in the frame to grab an advantage they would not relinquish.
Oak Hill added two more insurance runs in the sixth inning, and held off a late Bluffton rally to secure their second win.
“[We] finally got our bats going a little,” Oak Hill Head Coach Shane Edwards said. “We had good energy as well.”
Alston hit his second home run in as many games, and finished 3-for-4 at the plate. Garrod Creech finished 3-for-5 with a single, two doubles, and three RBI, while Harrison Walker and Landry Ozmun combined for four hits and three RBI.
Freshman Keegan Deaton picked up his first varsity win, allowing eight hits and striking out two over five solid innings.