Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 4, 2012

Marion County beats Macon County in a blowout

MONTEZUMA — The Marion County Eagles  travelled to Macon County on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs at their home field in Montezuma. The Eagles went in with the hope of beating their region 4-A rivals, and they succeeded in a major way.

Dylan McClellan started the game for the Eagles and went six strong innings in the mercy-rule shortened game. McClellan struck out an amazing 12 Macon County batters, while only giving up five hits.

Dustin Eckert was the hero of the day at the plate, going five-for-five with three doubles during his outstanding performance.

McClellan also helped himself a lot at the plate, going three-for-four with two doubles to cap off an amazing game for the senior.

Brandon Dumas, Jake McTaggart, Dillon Lane, C.J. Dudley and Dustin Pickren all added two hits in the game, and Dylan Price added a hit to round out the Marion County Scoring.

When all was said and done, the Eagles headed back to Buena Vista with a big 16-5 region win over their nearby foe.

The Eagles out-hit the Bulldogs 19-5, and each team had two errors in the game.

The Eagles will return home at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6 to take on St. Anne Pacelli out of Columbus. 

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