The Cloverdale High School JV baseball team is still breathing rarified air this week after notching their eight win of the season.
The Eagles managed just one outing last week in the form of an Apr. 4 meeting with visiting Lower Lake.  Dodging intermittent showers the home team got a huge assist from tireless groundskeeper Randy Hibbeln, who worked on the field for four hours to make it playable.  The hard work paid off as the Eagles jumped all over the visitors in a 13-3 romp.  
What began as a see-saw battle through the first three innings quickly turned into a rout in the home half of the fifth, as Cloverdale plated six runs to bust it wide open.
The cushion was more than enough for winning pitcher Michael McDermott, who tossed 4.1 innings of two-hit ball while fanning three to notch the victory.  Chris Harms came on in the fifth to induce the final two outs and preserve a 13-3 win.
Pacing the Cloverdale offensive attack were Patrick Ojeda (2 for 3, 2 RBIs), Angel Vega (1 for 2), Jeff Persons (1 for 1), Jared Hibbeln (2 for 2), Mason Meier (RBI), Harms (1 for 3, 2 RBIs), McDermott (1 for 2, 2 RBIs), Mason Kostoff (1 for 3), Darien Reed (1 for 1), and Cole Stroh (1 for 3, RBI).
This week the Eagles (8-0, 2-0) have scheduled home games against Middletown on Apr. 8 (after press time) and Fort Bragg this Friday, Apr. 11. Cloverdale will host St. Helena next Tuesday, Apr. 15. All games start at 4 p.m.

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