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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Eagles pummel Delta

Sunday, April 9, 2006

ORAN -- The Oran Eagles shredded the Delta Bobcats 14-0 in five innings of a Scott-Mississippi County Conference matchup on Friday.

Scheduled as a Delta home game, the site was switched to Oran because of wet field conditions at Delta.

"It's one of those games that we're just trying to get better," said Oran coach Mitch Wood. "The two players (Chase Seyer and Paul Bucher) we've been without for a couple of weeks are finally back and starting to play better."

The Eagles (6-1, 3-1) sent 13 batters to the plate in a seven-run second inning, which included four Delta errors.

Chris Asmus' two-run double and Caleb Seyer's two-run single were the key hits for the Eagles.

In the third inning, Oran plated four more runs. Two more Delta miscues aided the cause.

Caleb Seyer's towering two-run homer to straightaway centerfield was the highlight of the inning. Seyer's blast easily cleared the 351-foot sign and traveled an estimated 380 feet. The home run wrapped up a 2-for-3 day for Seyer with four RBIs.

Also in the third, reserve Alex Chastain delivered a two-run single on his way to a 2-for-2 performance with five RBIs.

"He did a good job today," said Wood, of Chastain. "We're having trouble right now finding a good spot for him to play."

Oran, with mostly reserves in the game, tacked on three more tallies in the fourth frame, all scoring on Chastain's bases-loaded double to left field.

Chase Seyer also turned in a two-hit day in the Eagles 10-hit offense.

Kody Campbell and Chris Asmus combined on the three-hit shutout.

Starter Campbell picked up the win with three solid innings in which he gave up two hits, struck out five and walked none.

After surrendering two hits to the Bobcats in the first inning that placed runners on second and third with one out, Campbell settled down to pitch no-hit ball the remainder of his stint, facing the minimum eight batters.

Following a strikeout on a wild pitch which allowed the batter to reach first base safely, catcher Joey Williams promptly erased the stealing baserunner with a strike to second base.

Asmus relieved for the final two innings, giving up one hit with three strikeouts and one base on balls.

Delta starter Tyler Martin, the recipient of shaky defensive support -- six errors -- took the loss. In three innings, he was charged with 11 runs on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks.

Eric Criddle mopped up for the Bobcats with one inning of relief. He allowed three runs on two hits.

Oran hosts Bloomfield on Monday at 4 p.m.