Eagles score in top of the ninth to beat Rams 2-1

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM.

Havelock answered in the bottom half of the inning when Lewis doubled, went to third on Toler’s infield hit and scored on a balk.

The contest settled into a dual between Coombs and Little on the mound. Little surrendered seven singles and struck out 10 in nine innings. He didn’t give up an earned run.

“Josh pitched really well,” Smith said.

The loss for Havelock came on the heels of last week’s nine-inning setback to Jacksonville. Besides the extra inning losses, the Rams (9-14, 4-9) also had a one-run loss and two defeats by two runs in league play.

“It’s unfortunate,” said Smith, who was presented a plaque by the booster club commemorating his 300th coaching victory earlier this year against Washington before Friday’s contest. “Every game we’ve played in the conference has pretty much been close. We haven’t really been handled by anybody, though Conley is the cream of the crop.

“The last two home games have been a little tough to swallow, the extra-inning loss to Jacksonville and then the extra-inning loss tonight. The guys played hard, and that’s really all you can ask them.”

Havelock is scheduled to close out the season with a road contest at West Carteret at 7 p.m. on Monday.

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