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.