Eagles split season-opening road games

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Win 7-5 at LaRue in 8 innings, fall 6-5 at Cumberland

By Bobby Brockman



Campbellsville began its 2014 high school baseball season by splitting road games vs. LaRue County and Cumberland County on Thursday and Friday.
The Eagles struck for three runs in the second inning before the Hawks answered with a three spot of their own in the fifth in the game at Hodgenville.
Campbellsville tallied four times in the top of the eighth and held LaRue County to a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame.
Sophomore Chase Thomas drew the first-game assignment on the hill and had two of the Eagles’ six hits while junior middle-reliever J.T. Holmes earned the win and senior Zach Durham earned the save by getting three outs in the eighth.
The opening-day line-up consisted of Owen Weeks, Thomas, Durham, Austin Hash, Cody Houk, Caleb Gupton, Clayton Russell, Holmes and Julian Pierce for coach Kirby Smith’s outfit with Tony Barrera also playing for the Eagles.
Campbellsville led 4-1 in Burkesville after a three-run second and added another run in the fourth for a 5-1 cushion.
However, the home squad put up four to tie the game in the fourth and scored what proved to be the winning run in the fifth.
Houk had two hits to lead the Eagles’ six-hit attack.