The Paris baseball team is going through their growing pains under new Head Coach Bob Coker. The young guys are developing and making adjustments through a sometimes frustrating process. They went on the road to Scranton Monday night and once again saw a single half inning be their demise. The Rockets drove in 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning, and though Paris battled back with 3 in the 5th, Scranton held on for the 8-4 win. Blake Martines had three hits and a stolen base, while Destin Davis had two hits and three RBIs. Paris stole five bases on the evening, continuing to take advantage of their team speed.
On Tuesday, they traveled to Atkins, and the Red Devils were ready. They scored five in the first, five in the second, and dispatched the Eagles early, 11-0. It was a frustrating game for Paris as they continue their woes at the plate compounded by fielding errors. They would have one more chance at securing a better disposition before heading into Spring Break. They traveled to Jessieville for a conference game Friday.
It was a back and forth affair all evening, with neither team able to put the other away. Paris scored twice in the top of the 7th to tie the game at 8-8, and in the extra frame, Paris tacked on another run and held Jessieville scoreless to secure the extra-inning conference win. It was a much needed improvement to the week for the Eagles who have the week of Spring Break without games, but will be practicing for games at Booneville on the 26th, at West Fork on the 28th, and finally at home against Fountain Lake on the 29th. Paris is 2-4 on the season with a 1-3 conference mark, but are showing signs of development as they secured the conference road victory before the break.