Graves County got a quick three runs in the first inning Saturday of the Dinger Wooden Bat Classic, but saw that soon disappear with eight runs scored by St. Louis University High School in a 13-4 win over the Eagles.
In the top of the third, the Junior Billikins drew two walks and also knocked around for three doubles and a game-tying triple by Timmy Heinlein. Heinlein would eventually score the go-ahead run off a wild pitch, 4-3.
SLU would wrap up the inning with a two RBI double off Cade Hohl. Its offense would add five more runs in the seventh.
For Graves County, it got on the board when Drew Cooper stole home as Taylor Goodwin stole second base. After Cody Dawson walked, Brandon Richards slammed a double 310 feet into the left field fence corner to send Goodwin and Dawson home.
Erin Anderson scored off an error in the fifth that cut SLU's lead to 8-4.
Richards and Cooper were both 2-for-3 at the plate. Jordyn Naranjo took the loss over 21/3 innings for six earned runs. Mitchell O'Neill, Cooper and Caden Green all pitched in relief to account for 12 hits to the Bills.
Graves County 15,
Whitehaven, Tenn. 5
The Eagles produced big innings Friday night in the Dinger Classic against Memphis' Whitehaven ball club.
Graves County scored six runs in the first inning and finished the visitors off with three in the third, four in the fourth and two more runs in the fifth.
Whitehaven managed a run in each of the first three frames, then tacked on two more in the top of the fifth.
Goodwin was straight threes - 3-for-3 with three RBI - and Naranjo was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Naranjo had two doubles, and Goodwin added one himself.
Lane Howell and Goodwin worked together on the mound to combine for six hits to Whitehaven and an earned run each.
NEXT UP -- Graves County (8-7) hosts the first of back-to-back games this week at 5 p.m. on Tuesday against Third District rival Ballard Memorial.