Farm League American loses heartbreaker to Eufaula

Published 10:48 pm Monday, June 24, 2013

A furious late-inning rally fell one run short Monday night as the Farm League Americans fell to Eufaula 11-10 at the Troy Sportsplex.

Troy trailed 11-6 with four innings in the books, but didn’t quit. The team picked up four runs in the final two innings, but left the tying run standing at third in the final stanza.

“It is definitely a heartbreaker because we battled all the way back, and just couldn’t finish it off,” said American head coach Chris Carroll. “We just dug ourselves too deep of a hole in the beginning. I’m proud of my boys though, because they did all they could do to try to get back in it, and they almost did.”

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Troy picked up a pair of runs each from Parker Adams, Keldon Singleton and Gray Oswald.

Also scoring for Troy were Reed Henderson, Weston Braisted, Benton Dunn and Tyler Martin.

The loss drops the Farm League American team in to the loser’s bracket, and sets them up with a game against Troy National.

The two teams faced off in a scrimmage game a few weeks ago, but this time around, the game has higher stakes.

The winning team will continue in the tournament, while the losing team will be eliminated.

“We are really looking forward to tomorrow,” Carroll said. “We got back in it there at the end, so hopefully we can come back and play a complete game tomorrow. We will be where we should be from the get go.”

The Troy showdown between Farm League American and Farm League National is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch at the Troy Sportsplex on Enzor Road.

Thomas Graning contributed to this report.