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Baseball News & Highlights

July 05, 2012

#10: Walk-Off Wins Keep Hope Alive

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Eastern Baseball kept post season hopes alive with a pair of wins in the final at bat in a home doubleheader against Delaware Valley College on April 9.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.- After a tough road loss at Delaware Valley on Maundy Thursday, Eastern Baseball rallied from deficits in both games of a home doubleheader to top the Aggies twice and keep playoff hopes alive. Dave Prager delivered a two-RBI single off the fence to lift the Eagles to an 8-7 win in the opener, and Devon Ziegunfuss knocked in Prager with the winning run in the 8-7 win in game two.

The thrilling late-inning heroics, combined with the urgency of the moment led Eastern fans to write in these games as one of the stories of the year. While Baseball's play-off push ultimately faltered in the final weekend, the Eagles produced a winning record and showed great resiliency as they battled for the final spot. 

Another example of the competitive nature of the squad came in the final weekend with Freedom-leading Misericordia in town. The Cougars jumped to an 18-5 lead, but the Eagles scratched back with 10 straight runs, and the Cougars needed a pair of sterling efforts in the field to thwart the comeback in the ninth.

The Eagles fell just one win short of a program-high 21 and finished with a winning record for just the second time since 2000. 

"Nothing compares to a walk-off win," one fan noted, "and to do it twice in a day made it extra-special." Another fan noted that he believed baseball would be a top story in 2012-13.

Eastern University Athletics enjoyed perhaps its most successful year to date in the '11-'12 academic year. In anticipation of another tremendous year of athletic accomplishment, goeasterneagles.com will recap top stories through the month of July. The top ten stories of 2011-12 were selected from fan-balloting done during the month of June.

Click Here to view the original game stories from April 9th 

Updated: Monday, 29 November 1999

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