Lebanon Reporter

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July 19, 2013

Zionsville U11 stays alive in District 8 Tourney

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Josh Carney capped the scoring, doubling to the left to score Davis.

“I think keeping our confidence up and being patient at the plate were the difference in those two innings,” Eugenio said. “I think we were a little overanxious initially and that seems to be the same thing that has happened every game. If we just stay patient and wait for balls we can hit, we can hit anybody.”

The six runs were more than enough for Davis on the mound.

He only allowed two walks in the final two innings with the lead, and one of those he erased with a highlight-reel catch on a line drive and then doubled the runner off third.

Avon had come into the contest having averaged more than eight runs a game in the district tourney.

“We have a lot of confidence in our defense,” Eugenio said. “A.D. is our No. 1 guy and we feel like he can shut anyone down when he is on his game. Our gloves were also there tonight.”

The Eagles have won three-straight games in the losers’ bracket to advance to the title game.

They have to defeat Brownsburg Friday and then again on Saturday to win the district title.

“We have to have good pitching, good defense in the field and timely hitting,” Eugenio said. “We have to be patient, not swing at balls over our head, and just make good solid contact.”

He said the boys are confident they can repeat what they achieved last season.

“A lot of these guys were here in this situation last year, so they believe they can do it again,” Eugenio said. “We actually played this Brownsburg team in a tournament in Mooresville and split with them, so we know we can beat them and the kids have confidence they can do well against them.”

Gametime today is at 7 p.m. at Lion’s Park in Zionsville.

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