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Cougars split with Sparta, earn playoff berth

Escambia Academy split with Sparta Tuesday, and secured a playoff spot in the 2021 AISA Class 2A state playoffs.

The Cougars defeated SA 13-0 in the first game, but lost 11-8 in the nightcap.

Parker Robinson pitched a no hitter in the opening game, striking our five and walking two in 5.0 innings.

Landon Sims went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead EA. Randal Bonds went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Jacob Lee earned the loss in game two. He allowed seven walks and seven runs.

Kanye Hooks went 2-for-3.

EA will visit South Choctaw next Fri., April 23, in the playoffs. The Cougars will play a best-of-three series with the if necessary game on Saturday.