FARGO, N.D. – The Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles are still alive in the AA Division at the North American Fastpitch Association world championship.
The Eagles, who won two elimination games on Thursday night to improve to 3-2 (won-lost), are scheduled to face the Rice Lake Orangemen from Wisconsin on Friday at 11 a.m., Atlantic. It will be a rematch of Thursday afternoon’s game – a contest the Orangemen prevailed in 4-0.
In Thursday’s two late games, the Eagles rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Watson’s Selects from Kansas City 5-2, and then defeated the Elanco Blackhawks by an identical score in a game that did not finish until after midnight Atlantic Time.
Against the Selects, Matthew Dawson (2-2, walk, run scored) and Mike MacIsaac (2-4, run scored) led the Eagles offensively. David Brewer (1-3) drove in two runs wile Jason Smallman (1-3, run scored) plated a single run.
The Selects scored twice in the top of the third inning to take a 2-0 lead, but the Eagles answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game, and then pushed three runs across home plate in the fifth.
Mitch Hardy pitched a complete game for the Eagles, allowing five his, two earned runs, three walks and striking out 15.
There are no details available from the Eagles’ game against the Blackhawks.