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EA splits with Edgewood Thursday; third game today

Escambia Academy split with Edgewood Thursday, and will play a winner-take-all game today in the second round of the AISA Class 2A state playoffs.

The Cougars came from behind to win game won 8-6, but fell 16-7 in the night cap.

The third game of the series begins today at 4 p.m. at Edgewood.

EA 8, Edgewood 6

Landon Sims earned the win on the mound, pitching 4.2 innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven batters. He also allowed two walks.

Jacob Lee went 3-for-4 with two RBIs; Randal Bonds went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases; Landon Sims went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three stolen bases and a sac fly; and Parker Robinson went 2-for-3 with one stolen base.

Edgewood led 5-2 in the fifth inning, but EA tacked on three runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

Edgewood 16, EA 7

Robinson took the loss for the Cougars on the mound. He went 4.1 innings, giving up seven runs on six hits and four walks.

Bonds, Lee and Christian Crook went 1-for-3 each. Crook had two stolen bases.

Sims went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases, and Sam Fields went 1-for-4.