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2010-03-31 / Sports

Eagles open baseball season with sweep of Tigers

CPS hurler Troy Taylor fires to catcher Eric Taylor Monday afternoon as Deckerville’s Tyler Pattullo is set to take a cut. The two teams opened the prep baseball season in the county. The host Eagles of Deckerville swept the non-league twinbill. (Photo by Dale Ball) CPS hurler Troy Taylor fires to catcher Eric Taylor Monday afternoon as Deckerville’s Tyler Pattullo is set to take a cut. The two teams opened the prep baseball season in the county. The host Eagles of Deckerville swept the non-league twinbill. (Photo by Dale Ball) DECKERVILLE - The Deckerville Eagles, who will play in their final season as a member of the Grater Thumb East, celebrated opening day of their high school baseball season on Monday by taking a pair of non-league games from CPS, 1-0 and 16-3.

The Eagles, who will move into the NCTL next school year, had a combined one-hitter from Nick Taylor and Josh Fitch in the opener. Taylor went the first four and third innings, striking out nine and allowing the Tigers’ lone hit. Fritch closed it out to pick up the win.

Deckerville’s lone run came across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning. Chris Young and Fritch reached base on back-to-back singles and moved up on a passed ball. Young then scored from third on Cody Hoff’s ground out to second.

Sophomore Troy Taylor started on the mound for CPS and took the loss.

In the nightcap, Kyle Knoerr was the winning pitcher for the Eagles.

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